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Do you throw clothes away that have developed small holes in?

(73 Posts)
Wtfdoicare Tue 11-Apr-17 13:45:59

Quite a few of my base layer tops and other tops have those teeny holes in from machine washing. I think this is more of a problem these days as materials are getting so thin. As it sometimes happens to fairly new items I am reluctant to throw them in the bin! I think I'd wear them under a cardie/jumper, or if I am just at home for the day. What do you do?

Itaintme Tue 11-Apr-17 13:47:50

I mostly still wear them.

FiveShelties Tue 11-Apr-17 13:52:13

I would probably still wear them - until the hole got bigger!

I machine wash everything and don't get holes in my clothes. Are they catching on something in the machine?

Wtfdoicare Tue 11-Apr-17 14:01:55

I don't think so FiveShelties. It seems to be happening more and more often though, annoying.

Maudlinmaud Tue 11-Apr-17 14:06:08

Have you got moths? I had one that lived in my utility room and would get into the laundry basket. Found him and now no more holey clothes.

FiveShelties Tue 11-Apr-17 14:12:49

It must be annoying Wtfdo. Are the holes in the same place, could they be rubbing on jeans etc?

Itaintme Tue 11-Apr-17 14:17:47

I think it's my jeans that make the holes.The holes are always in the same place

RachaelCatWhisperer Tue 11-Apr-17 14:18:04

Could be bra hooks if the holes appear on jersey knit fabrics. Just darn the hole and you're good to go! And do the bras up before putting them in the washer.

brickinitIam Tue 11-Apr-17 14:18:58

I think you may have moths.

TitsCrossed Tue 11-Apr-17 14:23:41

Small holes in clothes threads always cause a split opinion on MN!
Mine are always in the middle/lower front of tops. They are caused by rubbing between worktop and belt buckle. Or the cats sitting on my lap. Bloody annoying.

Wtfdoicare Tue 11-Apr-17 14:24:52

I don't think it is moths. The holes are in similar places, usually where my top meets my jeans, so perhaps the button rubbing? I will try and do my bras up, hadn't thought of that thanks.

jarviscockerslover Tue 11-Apr-17 14:26:22

Are the holes at tummy level? This happens to me ALL the time, I've stopped buying expensive tops as it's such a pain. I've no idea how they get there... Assume they are catching on something but I rarely wear jeans or pants with buttons/zips.. It's a mystery

Wtfdoicare Tue 11-Apr-17 14:29:23

Yes jarvism sounds similar. Always at tummy level, never on the back of the top for example.

brickinitIam Tue 11-Apr-17 14:29:39

I always end up with holes at the back of vesty tops, usually at hip level, and only ever on one side.

I think ti's the constant tucking in that does it.

SheepyFun Tue 11-Apr-17 14:32:25

I wear holey clothes at home. If I'm having a good day, I remember to change them before I go out...

steppemum Tue 11-Apr-17 14:39:22

maud it is the caterpillars/lavae that eat fabric not the actual moth I think.

I sew them up, one tiny stitch. If it is visible eg centre front, then I only wear it under stuff.

noitsnotme Tue 11-Apr-17 14:39:33

I'm getting this a lot! Just put away some washing and three of my vest tops had holes near the bottom of the stomach. I had noticed one before, but I've kept wearing it under other clothing. These aren't the first tops though and not exactly old.

ImportSave Tue 11-Apr-17 14:40:18

I normally just keep wearing them. Have one vest top that's really holey that I still wear (under another top).

Hate throwing clothes away!

KatyS36 Tue 11-Apr-17 14:42:13

Anything nice I take to a local seamstress. She will do a perfect invisible repair for five pounds per hole.

More ordinary stuff I either do myself or ignore.

Strummerville Tue 11-Apr-17 16:15:44

Nope, because I'm weird and have a bit of a phobia about holes in clothes. They freak me right out, especially in jersey.

I had one top that developed the little stomach-level holes I've read about on here. It was my favourite top but I threw it out immediately. Now I'm just really careful about what I wash them with - I do a "soft" load that has no zips, buttons or even harder fabrics like denim - and it hasn't happened since.

SesameSparkle Tue 11-Apr-17 18:20:07

Try washing all of those soft tops inside netted wash bags. My friends swears by it as a means of avoiding bobbling and holes caused by the clothes being battered against the washing machine drum.

OCSockOrphanage Tue 11-Apr-17 20:29:47

Yes, I throw them away. If you won't wear it, who will?

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user1489179512 Sun 07-May-17 20:48:19

I would throw them away. I wouldn't wear stuff with holes in, even if the holes could be hidde.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 07-May-17 22:18:08

Bras should be in a laundry bag if you machine wash them (saves your washing machine from stray underwires)

I put anything delicate in mesh bags to stop them tangling and stretching.

My new machine has the smooth honeycomb drum <<ooooh>> to stop snagging .
I've not had holey clothes but yes, I'd throw them into recycle.

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