Your yoga clothing, specifically, your pants do more than just make you look good; the best workout materials can also help you sweat more efficiently by keeping you cool and comfortable. But it is only great until it lasts. Along the way, you will encounter tearing and reaping, or sometimes, you’ll see a hole in your yoga pants. How to fix it? Let’s learn about that here in this article.
How to Repair the Hole in Your Yoga Pants?
Let’s get straight to the point: small holes in your yoga pants may seem to be easily repaired, but it is not. When it comes to yoga pants made of thin, cheap fabric, throwing them away is sometimes the best option. Now, if your yoga pants are made of spandex material, you can still fix it, but we warn you, it can be a pain to fix.
A simple darning job that would work wonders on a non-stretch material just doesn’t cut it when it comes to stretchy fabrics. But don’t lose hope, there’s some good news for you.
Although repairing a hole in stretch fabric necessitates a different approach than usual, it is not an impossible task. You should be able to get things looking good and shiny in no time if there is still more material left than the hole.
This simple sew-on patch method is the best and easiest way to repair a hole in spandex. To successfully fix your yoga pants’ hole, you need to make sure that you have the following: Sewing Machine, Stretch Sewing Needle, Polyester Thread (of the same color as your garment), Pins, Scissors, and Spare Spandex.
You should take note to save an old, unneeded spandex garment for repair if you have one lying around. Or else, you’ll need to buy a small sample of the same sort and color of spandex as the garment.
If you already gathered the needed materials, you need to follow the steps below.
Three Steps to Fix The Hole in Your Yoga Pants
- First, cut a patch out of the extra spandex material about 14 inches larger in diameter than the hole. Place the patch on top of the hole and secure it with pins.
- After the first step, sew the patch in place with a zig-zag stitch. Knit around the patch’s perimeter several times to keep it from fraying if the hole is large. If the hole is small, you can run over it from different directions several times.
- Lastly, cut away any excess spandex to finish.
How to Fix Ripped Yoga Pants?
Finding a hole in your yoga pants is already a frustrating one; how much more ripping it? Ripped yoga pants, like holes, are tough to repair due to the elastic material they are made of.
And also, just like holes, ripped yoga pants can be fixed, too. You can repair your yoga pants by hand with a sewing needle, fabric glue, or a patch kit, or you can take them to a professional tailor for the necessary repairs.
Of course, you need to have the needed materials. And you’ll only need the following a sewing needle, a thread that matches (ideally) the color of your pants, and scissors to complete this task.
As soon as you gathered the needed materials, you can now start fixing your yoga pants following these steps:
- To begin, thread the needle and trim the excess thread with your scissors.
- Then turn your pants inside out and sew over the seam from one side to the other. With this, you are feeding your needle through the loop before it closes.
- After that, you have to continue this process all the way along the seam. It would be best if you made every effort to keep the sewing as loose as possible, as this will ensure that your yoga pants maintain their natural flexibility.
- Lastly, knot the thread and check the compression pants to see if the hole is completely sewn up when you’re done.
How to Care for Your Yoga Pants?
No matter how flexible and stretchy your yoga pants are, unfortunately, they aren’t invincible. The best way to keep your yoga pants in good shape and maintain their elasticity is to wash them appropriately.
Yoga pants can develop unpleasant odors over time as you use them. As a result, you’ll want to wash them regularly to keep them smelling good and free of stains.
To do so, follow these simple steps so you’ll be able to take care of your yoga pants:
Don’t wash them too much.
Although there is no exact number on how many times you should wash your yoga pants, many believe that the less a garment is washed, the longer it will last. The smell test is a reliable indicator: if you’ve just returned from hot yoga, it’s safe to assume your yoga pants are in dire need of a wash.
If you’ve been doing simple asanas at home, however, you might want to hold off. Yoga pants can be worn three to four times before needing to be washed as long as you’re not sweating profusely or working out.
Take the proper precautions when washing.
Leggings are typically made of spandex, nylon, and cotton fabric blends prone to snagging and elasticity loss, especially during the wash cycle. Always wash on a delicate cycle with cool water and a low spin to avoid shrinkage. A mesh washing bag can also keep them from becoming entangled in the machine’s drum.
You can opt to use active-wear detergent. Or, to avoid damaging the fine fibers used in compression pants, you can also use a mild detergent.
Before tossing your leggings into the washer, you can also turn them inside out. This simple step will ensure that your colors stay vibrant and your blacks stay dark for longer.
Avoid fabric softeners.
Fabric softeners are yoga pants’ nemesis. This is particularly true if your yoga pants are made of a moisture-wicking fabric such as spandex or polyester. It can also lead to the growth of bacteria.
Never put your yoga pants in the dryer.
The dryer’s high heat can distort individual strands of fiber in your leggings, weakening the fabric and causing permanent tears and holes. As a result, it’s best to let them air dry.
The Bottom Line
Your yoga pants can’t last forever. At some point, it will get a hole or tear up; that’s why you should always be ready for it. It won’t hurt you to learn how to patch things up or repair your yoga pants in the future. So, we hope that we have helped you in some ways.
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