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Fix a Snag in a Rug

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Hello everyone,

This is a fix I made on a "medium grade" rug, made with rows of stitching. Nicer plush rugs may not work for this.

It also helps if the rug is a little multicolored to help hide your repairs.

I'll go over a small and large snag, with photos. I already just about finished the large one when I decided to document it.

Required materials:
Scissors
Flexible fabric glue (I opted for some that dries clear and flexible)
Straight pins (or something similar, for the large pulls that yield long pieces of string/yarn/fiber)
Scotch tape (as needed)
Wax paper
Something heavy like a text book
 
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Step 1: Trim

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First, cut some of the snag away. Just be sure you leave enough to cover the void that it created. Many times the snags fluff and fray and will never be the same shape they were originally.

Step 2: Glue

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Gently pull the snag aside and, using the fabric glue, place a small bead in the bottom of the hole.

Use the tip of the glue pen or your finger to work the snag into the hole.

If possible, work the surrounding fibers into the hole to help cover it and look more full.

Step 3: Set

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Place the wax paper over the glued snag and place a textbook-like object on top of it.

My glue stated 2-4 hours dry time, so I just left it over night.

Now for the large snag...
This is a great fix - thank you so much for sharing how to fix snags!
Johnt007871 (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Thanks! I'm currently thinking up some more to add soon.