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How can I resew loose Velcro?

 

If a seam on your Velcro (i.e. on the flap of your jacket) comes loose, it is relatively easy to sew it back on. You’ll need to be able to use a sewing machine.

 

Tools  & Other Items Needed

Scissors, thread, seam ripper, sewing machine, new Velcro

 

Author

VAUDE Repair Team

Date

12.06.2016

Difficulty

Medium

Time Needed

20  minutes

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Variations

If the Velcro comes loose on the outer flap of your jacket, you can easily sew it back on using matching thread.

If the loop side of the Velcro comes loose, it’s a little harder to fix. We’ll show you in detail how to accomplish this.

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Step One

Using the seam ripper, completely take out the seam of the jacket flap for about 10 cm where the Velcro is loose.

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Note

The more of the seam you take out, the better the new sewing on the Velcro will be.

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Step Two

Thread the sewing machine with matching thread and place the sewing machine foot as near to the edge of the Velcro as possible. Sew until you get to the corner.

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Step Three

Stop at the first corner and lift the sewing machine foot, leaving the needle in the Velcro. Turn the jacket, put down the foot and continue to stitch.

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Note

When you get back to where you started, lock down the thread by making a few stitches back and forth.

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Step Four

To finish the repair, resew the opened flap.  

Finished! You did it.