How to Fix a Rip in a Winter Jacket

Updated April 17, 2017

Winter jackets are made to withstand harsh winter weather. Unfortunately, due to uncontrollable circumstances, they often they get torn and ripped. Thankfully there are a few small steps that can be taken to get your jacket back to a wearable condition without breaking the bank.

Place a piece of paper or cardboard underneath the tear, making sure that there is nothing between the tear and the paper piece.

Line up the tear as closely as possible, making it virtually invisible. This will ensure that the jacket retains the same quality that it had prior to the tear.

Place a dime size of fabric glue along the tear. Lightly smooth the glue out with a paper towel, removing any excess glue. Allow for the glue to dry as directed by the packaging of your chosen fabric glue.


Large or complicated tears are best to be taken to a professional seamstress. Work in a well ventilated area when using strong fabric glues. Use glue sparingly, a little will go a long way and ensure a cleaner look.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric glue
  • Paper towel
  • Piece of paper or cardboard
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About the Author

Lucy Clarke has been a freelance writer since 2007, generating creative content for the publications of each college she has attended. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual art from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Fine Art in illustration and fashion design from the Ontario College of Art and Design and a creative writing diploma from George Brown College.