How To Fix A Hole In Leggings Without Sewing

Repairing clothes is not the most impressive thing of all sewing jobs ever! But sometimes it becomes a necessity that you need to do so. So it is when you see a hole in your legging, and you decide to repair it without sewing.

Does it sound easy? You could have had that hole due to various reasons, and not everyone is handy in repairing the torn part over the cloth with a needle and the thread. If you are one of those people and seeking the no-sew method to repair those tears, here we got the better option for you.

Keep reading this article, and at the end, you will be delighted with the information as this is all you desire to know right now!

How To Fix A Hole In Leggings Without Sewing

How To Fix A Hole In Leggings Without Sewing

Several methods fix a hole in legging without sewing, but we are here discussing the basic steps to fix that hole. Firstly, you can cut the thin strip of the self-sticking garment tape. Next, make sure it is long to cover the torn part.

Now, press the cloth over the edge of the tear and pull the edge of the tear over the cloth tape strip. After that, peel off the protective covering from another side of the tape, and press the tear to ensure that the tape sticks well.

Besides, cut the thin piece of hemming tape as per the length of the hole and then position it along its side, overlapping the other side of the hole. Set the cloth iron to a low setting but without steam. Now, press the clothes iron to the tape area for 3-5 seconds to align the hole.

For the third step, you need to cut the patch that is larger than the hole. You can place the patch over the hole, either from its back or front side, as per the accessibility. A patch will not be seen if placed at the back, but the hole will be visible. So, try placing the patch in front of the hole to hide it.

You can use fabric glue surrounding the patch edges and press the patch to the place and if you use the heat-adhesive patch, iron the patch over a low setting with slow strokes.

Finally, append the thin line of fabric glue over the hole’s edge and overlap the other edge, pressing it into place. Hold it intact until the glue sets and dries. And with that, you are done with fixing a hole in your legging without sewing. Let’s discuss some more methods in detail to fix your leggings without sewing in the article below.

Noticing a hole in your favorite legging might be hurting, and with the quality of clothing nowadays, little holes seem to sprout up regularly. If you don’t know how to sew or don’t desire to sew, here are the methods you can use to fix a hole in the legging.

Method 1 – Simple Adjustments

If your legging is of a knit fabric, and a pinhead size or small size hole is there, you can repair them fast. Simple holes can be repaired easily. It would help if you turn your legging inside out and, with the help of a big needle, carefully arrange the nearby threads to cover that small hole.

Ever so lightly, stretch the legging’s fabric in all the directions possible, and the hole will repair itself.

Method 2 – Mending with Fusible Web or Iron On Mending Fabric

Iron On Mending Fabric

If the hole is really small and the fabric for legging is really thin, like a t-shirt one, then an immediate solution is needed to keep that thin-lightweight fusible interfacing under the hole. Now, press the fusible interfacing with a hot iron.

The small hole will mend as the cut thread will fuse to the interfacing beneath. You can also use the iron-on mending fabric available in various stores for similar use. This iron-on mending fabric arrives with adhesive on one of its sides. But, you cannot use this method for synthetic fabrics like nylon, rayon, or polyester.

You will also have to slightly stretch the hole while pressing so that the loose threads of the fabric will adhere to the interfacing kept beneath. Again, it would be best to use the pressing cloth between the iron and fabric to prevent any pressing marks.

Method 3 – Mending With Fusible Web and Stitching

If the tear is long without much depth, you can use the fusible interfacing beneath and then use joining stitching to join its edges together. You can use a relatable or mix-matched color thread to stitch this and the zig-zag stitches to butt the seam.

If you have a longer hole, then you can keep the fabric edges right sides together and, later on, sew them together as if it’s a seam. It works great with textured or patterned fabric as the seam won’t be visible.

You will also need to stitch it close to the fabric’s edges and near the tips like you do while sewing a dart. Now, after that, open it up and press it firmly.

Finish the entire fabric edges with the small whip stitches or fray check sealant to prevent the hole from opening again.

Method 4 – Use Mending Glue for Fabrics

Use Mending Glue for Fabrics

Sometimes, you cannot bother to sew the area that has a hole. The mending glue is all that can be used to mend it like a professional. You need to keep the area tightly clamped overnight after applying the glue and not wash it within 24 hours for proper and firm adherence.

Some special fabric glues can be used to seal those small holes on fabric and make them invisible. The glue again forms the waterproof layer as it is applied to the fabric. And, this can be the solution to repair those small holes when you have no other option to use any of the sewing methods.

Method 5 – Mending With Clothing Patches


Mending with clothing patches involves getting the fabric piece from a similar piece of cloth and then using it to repair the hole of your legging. There are several ways by which you can sew the handmade patches over the fabric.

Mending with clothing patches

The best clothing patch is the fabric taken from your leggings, as it would be ideal. You can take it from the extra-wide hem, seam, or any other part of your leggings. If you can, cut the little fabric piece to cover the hole perfectly, and with this invisible technique, no one will observe the hole after patching.

You can also prefer using some readymade patches, and after that, you need to iron them over the hole on your leggings. But, they are not durable and peel off easily after some washes.

Method 6 – Decorative or Ornamental Patching

Decorative or ornamental applique patching is the fabric embellishment technique using other fabric pieces to decorate your clothing. You can use decorative stitches to sew the applique, and when to mend holes, it is ornamental patching.

Reverse applique is also preferable, and it is effective. It involves keeping the applique or patching beneath the hole, and you will get the marvelous texture and beauty by using distinct fabric types. Keeping the net or lace or any weave fabric, you can get the perfect look.

Method 7 – Embellish with fabric flowers

Embellish with fabric flowers

If the hole is in an appropriate place on your leggings, then you can also try using some embellishments over it to cover it up. Of course, you need to replicate the design on other areas of the leggings as well to make it look natural.

The fabric flower patches are easily available that you can use by ironing on them, and voila! You are ready to go out in these leggings of yours.

Method 8 – Wear The Ripped Leggings

If the holes on your leggings are in the appropriate place, then what to fear about! You can wear those ripped leggings casually like you always did, but it would be more fashionable.

Some holes may require some finishing at the fabric edges; otherwise, other holes will keep on getting bigger, and you might not desire the frayed edge look.

You can append a patchwork and flaunt your designer yet fashionable look.

Tips to Fix A Hoel In Leggings Without Sewing

1. You need to be more careful while applying the iron-on mending over the leggings as leggings fabric is spandex in nature. And if the fabric is of nylon or rayon type, you need to be very careful. Otherwise, the fabric will burn.

2. Make sure you take the right-sized patch for the hole in your leggings. If you take a bigger one in size, then it may look weird after completion and will not even provide the perfect finish you desire. Similarly, for the too-short patching, the hole will not get covered properly. Take the appropriately sized patching to cover the hole ideally.

3. While fusing the interfacing, you should place cardboard or some thick material on the other side of the legging. It is to make an interface between the front and rear parts. So, while you are ironing, the other part will not be affected, or the adhesive will not be stuck to that.


Hello, I am Jessica Flores, and you are welcome to my website. I am a professional fashion designer and a seamstress. I always carried a passion for craftwork. My love for craft grew along with time. I have spent years researching and practicing in this field to gather colossal experience.

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