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repairing tulle

randommixer | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

My 3-year-old was recently a flower girl in a wedding, and the tulle on her dress ripped during the reception. Any suggestions about how I can repair it? Glue? Sewing? Replacing the tulle would be very time consuming because of the way the dress was made. I know it will never look like new again: I guess mostly I just want to prevent it from getting worse. Thanks.

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  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    I have "repaired" tulle with clear nylon monofilament thread. I don't remember what the project was, that is going to pester my mind now until I do remember! Anyway, I sewed it by hand. The thread is usually available at JoAnns and such stores.

    1. randommixer | | #2

      Thanks, Elisabeth!

  2. mimi | | #3

    randommixer:  you can also repair the tulle with silk thread in a matching color, sewn by hand.  Where exactly is the dress ripped?

    mimi

    1. randommixer | | #4

      Hi Mimi,

      It's ripped in the right center of the top overlay piece. It's not so noticeable because the dress is so full, but it's vulnerable to getting more ripped. I don't want the repair to make it look worse, and I don't want the rip to get worse. 

      1. mimi | | #5

        randommixer:  if you can "butt" the two pieces together and then sew a fine whipstitch, you might be able to pull this off.  I hope so, those kinds of dresses are so precious!

        Good luck!

        mimi

  3. mem | | #6

    what about repairing it in the below methods and then stitching on random daisies or something that will cover the tear.

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