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  1. #1
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    Default Repairing blanket question

    I have an Amigo turnout sheet with the two chest buckles that needs a little repair. The top strap (heavy nylon material) is half-pulled off the blanket. No damage to the actual blanket, it seems the threads just ripped that held the two pieces together.

    Usually I would send something like this out to be repaired but I'd really like to use it again ASAP so I was wondering: Is this something I can repair on my own, by hand or with my sewing machine? It's totally not an industrial-strength sewing machine, but it's not too bad. I am pretty handy sewing by hand but I'm just not sure if that would cut it.

    Any thoughts? I'll confess the main reason I want to use it again is simply to cover my mid-weight because sheets are so much easier to replace if necessary So, if sending it out really is the best option I'll do that.



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    If your machine can stitch through all layers, you're probably OK. Just double/triple stitch it.



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    Get a heavy duty quilting needle, button or craft thread and a thimble.

    If its possible to go through the holes from the original stitching, that will make it easier. Otherwise, be ready for a bit of a challenge getting through the strapping.

    I have done this on a couple of occasions. Stitch the perimeter and an X across the strapping to hold in in place.



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    I do all my own blanket repairs on my high-quality-but-not-industrial sewing machine. I use a size 16 or 18 needle when I have to sew straps.
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    If you don't have an industrial (or better industrial,walking foot) machine, you may want to hand sew since the thread needed to make a good repair may not work with your machine. I have made quick repairs with a home machine but they don't last long.



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    an easy strong material to hand sew with is dental floss...
    the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...pscc2a5330.jpg



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    I use a fishing line I got at Wal Mart---you have to melt it to cut it---nothing else will work. I sew with a heavy duty needle and pliers to push needle through strap fabric and it works great



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    Upholstery thread and an upholstery needle. I have an old semi-industrial machine and I wouldn't try this on it. Just sew it by hand. As noted above, you can make life easier by using the thread holes that are already there.



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