How to Fix a Snag in a Sweater

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Here, I’m going to show you how to fix an annoying snag in your sweater.

If a thread from your sweater is all out of whack, it’s actually pretty easy to smooth over. Don’t cut that snag, or you’ll create a big, nasty hole.

Instead, I’m going to loop you in on the fastest, easiest way to mend your sweater. All you need to do this is a bobby pin.

Tools and materials:

  • Bobby pin
Snagged sweater

Looping bobby pin

1. Loop bobby pin through

Loop the bobby pin into that snagged loop.


2. Thread it back

Then, thread it back through the sweater.


3. Pull and remove pin

On the other side of the sweater, pull the bobby pin tight, then remove it.

Then, if there’s enough thread, tie it in a little knot to secure it.

Snag-free sweater

That was so easy to go, and now your sweater is snag-free.


If you wear a lot of knits and you really want to go pro, you can get one of these - it’s called a knit-picker.

It does the same thing but on a professional level.

How to fix a snag in a sweater

Well, I hope you found this hack helpful. If so, leave a comment down below!

For another great hack, check out The Secret to Taking Care of Velvet Shoes.

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  • Atrout Atrout on Nov 02, 2023

    Seems like a Bobby pin would make a much bigger hole??

  • Clars Joseph Clars Joseph on Nov 02, 2023

    I have been doing that for ages, I thought if I'm smart enough to do it, so is everyone else, so never bothered to say anything about it.