If yoga pants or leggings are a staple in your wardrobe, chances are you have found a hole in them at one point or another. But unlike other fabrics, the stretchiness of yoga pants is why we love them and why they can seem more complicated to repair. So, if you've just pulled on your leggings and noticed a hole, or if you are hoping for some way to save your favorite pair, we're here to help. We've done the research and found everything you need to know about whether you can fix that pair of leggings and how to do it.
There are both sewing and non-sewing options to fix holes in your yoga pants. Whether you can fix the hole and what strategy you use will depend on the size and location of the hole. Here are the best options:
- Stitching or sewing
- Fabric interfacing
Keep reading to learn exactly how to use these techniques. We'll also cover how to repair torn inner thighs in your leggings. Even if you think they are beyond repair, your leggings might still be salvageable. These strategies are cost-effective and take very little time. If you have leggings by Lululemon, we've got some info for you to help you get them repaired or replaced.
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Stitching A Hole In Leggings
Stitching or sewing a hole in leggings is a strategy best used when the hole is along the seam. To repair a torn seam, you can stitch by hand or use a sewing machine. Unless you are already skilled at using a sewing machine, we suggest hand stitching. Choose a thread of the same color to match the leggings and turn the leggings inside out before starting your work. This will make the repair less noticeable once it's done.
If the hole is not along a seam, you can still stitch it, but this technique should be used for smaller holes if they are not on the seam. It will not work well for larger holes, as the fabric will get bunchy, and the damage and repair will be easy to spot. Check out this video to demonstrate stitching or sewing holes in leggings.
How To Fix A Hole in Leggings Without Sewing
If you cannot sew the leggings based on the size and location of the hole, you can turn them inside out and use an iron on fabric interfacing to patch the hole. For larger holes, you may want to use sewing tape to bond the fabrics even if the interfacing is labeled as having an adhesive side.
Fabric interfacing is ideal for patching leggings because it is thin and stretchy. It most commonly comes in black or white. This will not be an issue with small holes, but you will want the interfacing to match the leggings with larger holes. Check out this video to see how to use fabric interfacing to repair a small hole. Notice she didn't need the colors to match here.
Can You Fix A Hole In Lululemon Leggings?
You can fix a hole on Lululemon leggings using the techniques we have suggested. Either sewing or patching the area with fabric interfacing should be effective on most holes. However, Lululemon may do the work for you.
You can typically contact Lululemon for a repair or replacement if your leggings have a hole in them. Some Lululemon stores will repair the hole if they can. If they are unable to repair, they may provide a store credit. Reaching out through the website may be more effective than asking directly at the store. If the store refuses to repair or replace your leggings, we suggest following up on the website.
Will Lululemon Replace Leggings With A Hole In Them?
Lululemon makes a quality promise on their products. In other words, they are so confident in the quality of their leggings that they offer to refund or replace them. While they do not outline specifics on the website regarding the severity of damage or length of time from your purchase, there is a live chat option to contact them about the issue. If the leggings did not hold up as expected, they will offer a replacement. This makes purchasing these pricier leggings well worth it.
How Do You Fix A Torn Inner Thigh Legging?
If you wear your favorite pair of leggings often, you will have experienced the dreaded torn inner thigh. When the fabric rubs together, you can end up with holes in the inner thigh on both sides, making your leggings embarrassing and unwearable. Until now!
The items you will need are fabric interfacing, fusible sewing tape or adhesive, an iron, a small pillow, and a tea towel.
By following these steps, you can repair your leggings repeatedly. This technique also works as an alternative to sewing in other areas where you may have holes in your yoga pants. You can easily rescue your favorite leggings or get more use out of your daily yoga pants.
- Put the leggings inside out around the pillow with the holes facing up
- Lay a few strips of sewing adhesive across the holes covering both torn thigh sections
- Lay a piece of fabric interfacing on top of the sewing adhesive strips
- Use the iron around the edges of the fabric interfacing to gently start bonding the two fabrics together.
- Place a tea towel on top so that you can finish ironing and allowing the heat to fully bond the fabrics together without burning them.
- Once fully bonded together, remove your leggings from the pillow and turn right-side out.
One important consideration is that the fabric interfacing and sewing adhesive most often come in black or white. If you have other colored leggings that need repairs, you may not be able to use this technique, depending on the size of the hole.
We found a video that shares step by step how you can fix these inner thigh tears without sewing.
Just because your leggings have gotten a hole in them doesn't mean you need to get rid of them. You can save time and money by picking up a needle and thread or some fabric interfacing. Both of these strategies are quick and easy. They are also more affordable than replacing your leggings altogether. We hope you enjoyed this post and you're ready to give your torn leggings a second chance.
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