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How to fix a pull in your woven wrap

How to fix a pull in a woven wrap

     If you are just joining us. Welcome!!! Welcome to the best blog you will ever read, (hehe). We are currently doing a blog series called "How to care and fix that woven wrap of yours".  The first post was an introduction and gave you the run down on how to care for your woven wrap. From washing to ironing.

     Our second post in this series was focused on "How to fix Thread Shifting" in a woven wrap. In that post I walked you thru both in photos and text how to treat and fix thread shifting. 

     Today we are going to focus on how to fix a pull in a woven wrap. A pull in a woven wrap is very common and to be honest so common it would be rare for someone not to have ever had one or get one during their babywearing journey. Pulls can very easily happen, anything from a broken nail to just taking it out of the package and it catching on just the right thing. Fixing a pull is a very tedious task and we are setting upon this journey together. So grab a few push pins (this will depend on how large of a pull you have) a good light, and well a glass of wine (the size of this glass is also depended on how big the pull is). Sit back, try to relax and enjoy the closeness you are about to experience with your woven wrap. You will now be able to see all the beauty that lies beneath, the intricate weave and the way the design just blends together.


1) Gather all your supplies:
     ~Push Pins
     If you don't have push pins, you can just use a sewing needle, an earring (yes, I have done 
     this at babywearing meeting that people have brought up to me to fix).
     ~Make sure you're in a well lighted area 
     ~wine, time and patience
     ~clear tape

This is our pull that we are working with



2) Put a small piece of tape right above or below your working area. I wish I had learned this trick sooner. This will help you find it better when you look away. There has been so many times where I just needed to look up whether it's just to re-focus or the kids needed my attention.

Place tape beside/above working area




3) Pull gently in the direction the pull is going. Please do this very gently! Start close to the pull and work your way out. Follow the direction of the pull that the thread is going in the weave of the wrap.

Start close to pull

Work your way away from the pull, gently pulling



2) Grab your sewing needles or push pins. If you are using a sewing needle you will just work with the one needle and fix the pull as you go. I'm going to show you the way of the sewing needle and just having one. At this point you will put your sewing needle around the area and do your best to find the thread that the pull belongs too.









3) Follow that thread line and continue to pull that loop thru. You will notice your loop getting smaller and smaller. Continue following that thread line and pulling it thru.


Loop getting smaller


4) Continue on with following that thread line until your loop is no longer there.


Smaller loop, also you will see my trail of loops behind.
Almost DONE!!!



5) Finished work.  Give it a nice warm bath to tighten up those fibers (per the manufacturer's washing instructions)


This is that work area.




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The following picture shows 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.




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




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