Crazy awesome shirt repair


This creative repair is really a rescue. The shirt below was involved in a drinking incident. Here’s how it went down…

One guy believed his buddy was too “buttoned-up” for the party. That sweet, caring soul wanted to help his buddy out, and attempted to unbutton one of his buttons, forgetting how buttons worked, and thus ripping the button-hole clear through.  Of course, this is all pretty hilarious, BUT this was his favorite shirt, and he would not accept its demise! (Honestly, this is the best customer story I’ve ever heard!) Let’s look at the party results again:


To be honest, this customer had come to me a year earlier and I told him there was no way I could rescue it. However a year later, he tried again. After he had come in the first time, I had been having fun experimenting with what I dub “thread-painting,” and though I had my doubts on how great this repair would turn out (and I gave every disclaimer I could think of), he wanted me to do it anyways. I’m so glad I did, because it worked so well!

Favorite shirt saved!

Drinking buddy: 0



Oh yeah, and the button ripped out of the fabric, so here’s the quick repair on that:


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