How to Fix a Sweater Snag

A snag in your favorite sweater doesn't have to mean a trip to the tailor―or the donation pile. In just two quick steps you can fix any knit. Watch this video.

What You Need

  1. Check sewing needle (or crochet hook)
  2. Check clear nail polish

Follow These Steps

  1. Push or pull the snag through the sweater

    Using a sewing needle, push the scraggly bit of the snag through to the inside of the sweater. If the snag’s too big to grab this way, turn the sweater inside out and use a crochet hook to tug the strands to the inside.

    Tip: Don’t cut the snag’s strands; you might create a hole.

  2. Knot the snag

    Keep the snag at bay by tying it in a knot. Dabbing the knot with clear nail polish will stop it from unraveling, but make sure the knit is thick enough to prevent any polish from bleeding through to the sweater’s front.