An expert-approved hack can repair your fall wardrobe in seconds with no sewing required, and it’s even safe to use on delicate fabrics like cashmere.
The brilliant hack comes from Beryl Nash, whose YouTube channel is full of crafty repair projects and savvy solutions for everyday chores.
She is also the brilliant mind behind Bo-Nash Fuse It Powder, which starts at $8.78 on Amazon and can fix pesky holes that appear in your winter clothes.
Nash demonstrated the product in a YouTube video, where she fixed a grey sweater using the powder and an iron, along with scissors and a bit of parchment paper.
“When we’ve got a hole and there is fabric missing, then obviously we’re going to need to replace the fabric,” Nash explained.
She showed an area in the seam of the sweater, where there was excess fabric.
“What I like to do is trim off an area where it’s sewn together,” Nash explained. Using her sewing shears, she snipped a few tiny pieces of cashmere.
“When you’re doing something like this, do be careful that you don’t trim too close to the stitching,” she warned.
Next, Nash took the “thin sliver” she’d sliced off, and cut it up into tiny pieces. She crushed the fabric into a ball, then chopped at it with the scissors.
After grinding the fabric until it feels “a little bit like fluff,” it’s time for the magic to begin.
Nash mixed the cashmere scraps and Fuse It powder together, working them into a lump.
“We can simply roll that into a little ball in our fingers,” she said, showing the tiny grey piece of material.
Then, she held the ball of fabric against the hole in the sweater. It was about the same size.
“We’re going to place that into the hole and press it down nice and firmly,” Nash instructed.
After pushing the fused fabric “plug” into the ball, Nash covered the sweater with a protective sheet.
She used a fiberglass ironing sheet, but parchment paper works just as well.
Nash heated her iron up high, then ironed the sweater underneath the protective sheet for just a few seconds.
The wool setting on the iron is perfect for reaching the right temperature.
After letting the sweater cool, Nash flipped it over and ironed the other side, keeping the protective sheet between the iron and the fabric.
By the time she reached the end of the process, Nash had a fully-repaired sweater – the hole was completely invisible.
The fix is fast, but it’s not flimsy. You don’t need to handle your sweater with kid gloves once the fused patch is in place.
“Once this is done, it is washable, dry-cleanable, and it will go through the dryer also,” she added.