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Hide leftovers if you are laying rugs, or ask your dealer if you are buying a home with rugs. If no pieces remain, you can cut part of the carpet in invisible places, such as under cabinets. Minor damage can be repaired by a carpet repair service. If you don’t have any carpet residue, pull the threads around the edges of the carpet from the edges. New threads are sewn to the mat with a rounded surgical needle with strong thread; You can make such a needle yourself by heating a regular sewing needle in a flame and bending it.

Preparing to Restore the Stack

 Using scissors with short curved ends, cut the hair from the damaged area to the warp and remove the remains of cut strands or loops with tweezers. To help remove any remaining fibre, moisten the damaged area of ​​the carpet with a cotton swab soaked in gasoline, which softens the adhesive that holds the threads in the warp. For replacement, remove the fibres or the entire loop yarn from the edge of the carpet.

Sew on the Hair

Remove the remaining fibres from the cleaned area to expose the base. Thread the needle into the needle that matches the warp colour and thickness. While holding the V-thread of the carpet with the pliers, secure the thread in the warp and wind the V-thread. Place a needle in the warp where the thread is anchored and gently pull the thread while pressing the carpet thread against the warp. Without cutting the yarn, sew the second piece of V-shaped carpet yarn to the adjacent warp yarn. Continue working until the entire surface of the base is covered. Sew around the last piece of carpet yarn several times to secure it.

Replacing the Yarn 

Press the hinges around the lint-free area. Using a semi-circular needle, sew a long piece of loose thread from which the carpet loops are made to the base, then sew another stitch to form a loop. Pull grommet to align with existing carpet loops. To do this, you can use a match or another object that standardizes the size of the loops (box). Continue looping without cutting the threads until the entire damaged area is filled. Secure the end of the thread by sewing several repeating stitches in one place.

Placing a Patch 

1. Release the tensioner from the Carpet

 Use a tensioner to reduce the stress on the carpet in the corner of the room closest to the damaged area. Use an awl to lift the mat off the clip hooks. When the corner is clear, remove the carpet from the grips along two walls.

2. Cut out the Damaged area

Mark the corners of the damaged area on the face of the carpet with pins, which are inserted into the carpet and the backing. Cut a thick cardboard template to fit the marked area, then fold the rug to reveal the bottom. Position the template so that the edges are parallel to the warp threads. Use a linoleum knife to cut away the damaged area along the edges of the stencil, trying to cut only along the base.

3. Cut the Patch

 Place the carpet cutout on the face of the unnecessary carpet edge. Match the grain directions to the pattern if the rug has a pattern, then insert pins into the edge of the rug at the corners of the cut. Peel off the cut area, flip the edge of the carpet over and use a template to cut the patch as described in step two.

4. Install the Patch

To prevent fraying, apply a thin layer of glue to the edges of the carpet backing around the hole and the edge of the patch. The adhesive should not stain the pile of the carpet. Match the grain direction and, if necessary, the patch pattern to the carpet pattern. Press the patch into place, starting at one corner towards the diagonally opposite corner. Use the blunt end of a needle to remove all the fibres from the carpet on the right side.

5. Sew on the Patch

Align the edges of the patch with the edges of the hole. Raise the two edges of the seam so that it is comfortable to sew and sew the two edges with heavy thread alternately with long (30mm) and short (20mm) stitches. Periodically inspect the carpet surface and loosen any carpet fibres caught in the seam. After sewing the patch, flatten the rug and thread it through the hooks with the tensioner. Place a load on the patch for several hours so that the fibres straighten and the patch becomes invisible.

Repair of surface tears

 Sealing the Tear: 

While supporting the edges of the tear with your hand, smooth the rug with a smooth object, such as a bottle of lemonade. Pressing firmly on the carpet, move the bottle in the direction of the tear in different directions to evenly distribute the putty under the carpet between the fibres without squeezing it to the surface. If adhesive comes out of the surface, remove it immediately with water and carpet shampoo. Sew loose fibres four to five hours after the glue dries.

Gap Repair


 Using a tensioner and awl, remove the mat from the grips in one corner, then roll up the mat so the tear is visible from the wrong side. Keeping the tear edges at an angle to make it comfortable to sew, sew the two edges with heavy thread alternately with long (30mm) and short (20mm) stitches. Cut a ribbon from the fabric that will cover the gap and apply a thin layer of latex caulk. Let the putty dry for a few minutes and press the tape firmly against the sewn tear on the seam side of the carpet. Unroll the carpet and put it on the hooks with the tensioner.