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Moth-eaten

November 23, 2011

I recently discovered, to my horror, that several items of wool clothing in my wardrobe had moth holes in them. Some things were beyond saving. There are a couple of damaged merino wool jumpers that will be felted and cut up to make things with.

But there was one Hobbs NW3 wool jacket that I was very reluctant to part with. It only had a couple of holes in the sleeve. So I went to John Lewis and bought two iron-on fabric flowers for a couple of quid each. And now I have a lovely customised jacket with ‘designer’ flower motifs on the sleeve.

Jacket with flower patches on the sleeve

I’m very pleased with the fact that this jacket is now wearable once again.

What about you? Have you got any tips for preventing moth attacks on clothing? Have you ever experimented with iron-on patches or other methods to customise clothing and/or keep clothing wearable after damage?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2011 11:50 am

    Ooh that looks great, Ruth!

  2. November 23, 2011 12:29 pm

    Thanks! It just seemed such a shame to throw it away for the sake of a couple of holes.

  3. Soph permalink
    November 23, 2011 5:19 pm

    That looks really good, if you’re in need of any iron on patches again-ebay has loads, there are some stores in Hong Kong who specialise in iron-on stuff and the quality is really really good but often cheaper than John Lewis even if you take p&p costs into account (after all John Lewis and other department stores probably get their stuff from China/Hong Kong originally) xx

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