How to Fix Cigarette Burns in Wool Coat

If you have ever accidentally let an ash fall from a cigarette onto your clothes, you know how unsightly the resulting burn or burn hole can be. This is actually a fairly common occurrence, and thankfully there are a number of ways to repair holes like this in most fabrics. While cigarette holes in wool can be a little more challenging to repair, you can do it with a little patience and the proper tools.

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Repairing cigarette burns in wool coats is challenging, but doable.

Step 1

Vacuum up any loose charred material around the burn hole. This will clear the area so you have a clean surface with which to work.

Step 2

Rub away any charred ends around the hole gently with fine sandpaper. This should leave you with just a clean hole to repair in the coat.

Step 3

Shave off some extra fiber from an interior hem or seam in the coat with a sharp razor.

Step 4

Arrange the shaved fibers into an appropriately sized and shaped plug for the hole in need of repair. Apply a small amount of fiber glue to the plug to bind it together.

Step 5

Position the plug in the hole of the coat, and apply a small amount of fabric glue to the inside of the coat around the hole to bond the plug to the hole.

Step 6

Use tweezers to arrange the fibers in the plug so that they blend with the surrounding fabric of the coat.