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DIY Down Jacket Repair: How to Fix Spark Holes

DIY Down Jacket Repair: How to Fix Spark Holes

by Home Fire Stove Staff on March 6, 2023
As a wood stove owner, there's nothing quite like the warmth and comfort it brings to your home during the cold winter months. However, as much as we love the heat and comfort that a wood stove provides, there is one downside - the occasional sparks that can fly out and burn holes in our favorite down coats. But don't worry, there are several ways to repair those holes and get your coat back to its original condition.

Fabric tape: One of the easiest and most convenient ways to repair holes in your down coat is with fabric tape. There are many different types of fabric tape available on the market, such as these best-sellers on Amazon, but the key is to find one that is specifically designed for outdoor gear repairs. The fabric tape can be applied directly to the hole, and it creates a strong bond that holds the down in place.

Patches: Another option for repairing holes in your down coat is to use patches. There are many different types of patches available, including those that are specifically designed for down coats. The patches can be applied directly to the hole and sewn in place for a secure hold.

Sewing: If you're handy with a needle and thread, you can also repair holes in your down coat by sewing. You can use a needle and thread to sew the hole closed, making sure to use a strong and durable thread. You can also use a sewing machine for a stronger and more precise repair.

Down coat repair kits: There are also down coat repair kits available that include everything you need to repair your coat. These kits come with patches, fabric tape, and instructions on how to repair your coat.

Professional repair: If you're not comfortable trying to repair your coat yourself, you can also take it to a professional. Many outdoor gear repair shops will repair holes in down coats, and they often have the equipment and experience necessary to make the repair look as good as new.

Ultimately, the best way to repair holes in your down coat depends on your own skill level and the resources available to you. Whether you choose to use fabric tape, patches, sewing, or take it to a professional, the key is to act quickly to repair the hole and prevent any further damage to your coat. With a little bit of effort, you'll be able to enjoy the warmth and comfort of both your down jacket and your wood stove without any worries for many years to come.

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