How to Fix a Hole in Your Leggings

How to Fix a Hole in Your Leggings

I got these AMAZING fox leggings from my sister-in-law who is a Lularoe consultant, and wore them for the first time yesterday. They looked so adorable *and-ahem-foxy*, and I even got a compliment on them when I was out running errands. {From a creepy guy at Staples, but hey whatever….!}

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They’re probably my current favorite leggings, so imagine my dismay when I realized I had a HOLE in them! After wearing them for one day! Ok, maybe I’m not selling Lularoe as great leggings…but I really love them! (If you’re considering a pair for yourself, check out this post I wrote about 15 things to know before you buy Lularoe Leggings). They’re super soft, so it doesn’t surprise me that I must have bumped into something and snagged them. I’m just accident prone like that.

There’s the hole, right above Foxy’s eye. DANGIT!!!!!!!

Anyway, I decided to try to fix the little hole in one of the fox heads. I definitely couldn’t sew it, so getting something to stop if from getting bigger was the key. I don’t think there’s anything I could have done to make it look 100% new again, but I’m sure that now the hole will be fixed and I can wear my foxy pants again, hopefully without someone noticing the hole!

How to Fix the Hole in Your Favorite Leggings

Here’s what I used:

  • clear nail polish
  • baby nail file

Find your hole, and put your finger behind it on the other side of the fabric. Dab a very SMALL amount of clear nail polish on the hole. The key is to do very teeny tiny amounts, and several layers. Once you do one small amount, blow on it a bit to dry it, and put another tiny amount on the opposite side of the fabric over the hole. Repeat this process a few times, while trying to hold the hole closed. You really need to try to take your time, because while nothing will make the hole disappear, it will look less noticeable if you do tiny little spots instead of one huge glob of nail polish.

Make sure you do both sides!

The, let the pants sit for a few hours. I let mine sit overnight. I took the baby nail file and very gently filed down any nail polish that had dried sharp. This was helpful for the inside hole, because there was a sharp nail polish peak that would have been right against my leg. Ouch! The nail file helped smooth it out, so I won’t feel it while I’m wearing them.

And here they are–not good as new, because they never will be, but fixed so that the hole won’t get bigger, and won’t be as noticeable when I’m wearing them! If this just won’t cut it (let’s be honest…I still have and love these, but I would LOVE a brand new pair of THIS SAME PRINT!!!)…I find all of my unicorn prints at Mercari, a shopping app for your phone. I buy literally everything from there, and I’ve sold stuff too! If you haven’t heard of it yet, check it out here, and use my code (RSGQAJ) to get $2 off. Trust me, it rocks. And you can get all kinds of highly sought-after Unicorn prints!!

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(I used OPI Start to Finish and a FridaBaby nail file, but any clear polish and baby nail file will work!)



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  1. January 13, 2017 / 1:11 AM

    Exact same thing happened to my favorite LuLaRoe leggings. I noticed it the second time I wore them. The nail polish is an old nylon fix it trick. I will try it on the leggings. Good luck with yours!

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:35 AM

      It makes me so sad!! It’s not going to make them look like new again, and it takes several coats vs the nylons (if I remember from the last time I used it on them, it’s like one coat and done?!), but it at least helps a little tiny bit!!!

  2. January 16, 2017 / 2:10 PM

    Where were they made? I’m finding the ones from Vietnam get holes. My oldest pair from China are still perfect.

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:55 PM

      That’s crazy!! Yes, Vietnam! Wow, good tip to check for ones from China!

    • Elena
      January 22, 2017 / 4:45 AM

      Same here. I had 6 pairs that all got holes in them and they were from Vietnam as well.

      Although I have got new pairs from there and they seem to be better so maybe there way a terrible batch done lol

      • January 23, 2017 / 3:15 PM

        That could be too! I hate variable quality, but I just love their leggings and certain prints so much that it’s worth it 😉

  3. Liz
    January 21, 2017 / 3:58 PM

    How did the repair hold up after washing?

    • January 21, 2017 / 5:50 PM

      So far so good after about 6 washes. It will never be perfect again obviously, but it definitely has helped it keep from getting larger, and retaining the fabric fibers! I’m guessing I may need to eventually re-do it just to make sure the nail polish coating isn’t wearing off too much!