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How to fix thread shifting in a Woven Wrap


How to Fix Thread Shifting in a Woven Wrap



     Thread shifting is where an area of the thread "shifts". This can make a weak spot in the wrap or can create a gap. Thread shifting is very common in thinner wraps or wraps that have a loose weave. And it can also be done by holding your wrap too hard while wrapping or tugging on your wrap. Thread shifting is fixable.
The following picture shows thread shifting in a woven wrap.

Thread Shifting in a Woven Wrap



1) Take a sewing needle and use it to gently slide the threads straight back in their correct lines, gently pulling diagonally to edge them back in straight.  You will follow the line pattern of the rest of the wrap and will be able to tell when they are in their correct spot.

Work from one side to center

Opposite side towards center


This is what it should look like when done. You will want to get those threads as close to each other as you can:

Final, after shifting back into place.



2) Follow up with a warm wash. This will tighten the fibers of the thread back up.

3) Tumble dry (if blend allows)if not then please skip this.

4) Iron


A few things to keep in mind with thread shifting.
~ If it is left not fixed, it will become a safety issues over time as the threads are weak in that area and will not hold up weight in that area.
~ Thread shifting can be re-occurring in the same spot. So please check your woven wrap before         wearing.
~ Thread shifting can happen if more then one area of your wrap so please check your whole wrap.

If you have any other suggestion or tips that you would like to share with the world or if you need more one on one help please email our "expert" or what we like to call her around here Jilliane, at Jilliane@marsupial-mamas.com.



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  1. I used your suggestions to fix some severe thread shifting in a very thin (180g/m2) linnen wrap and it worked like a charm. Thanks a million!

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