How To Mend a Hole in a T-Shirt the Easy Way

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Got a hole in your favorite t-shirt but not a fan of sewing? No problem! This little hack is quick, simple and works like a charm!

I used to wonder WHY I was getting these little holes at the bottom front of my shirts. Even after wearing t-shirts a few times, and with high quality premium shirts, these little buggers would show up.

mend a hole in t-shirt

No worries. I’m going to share with you the answer to this mystery and give you a way to fix these holes without having to get out a needle and thread AND show you how to prevent them from now on.

mending a hole in t-shirt

What causes these tiny holes in t-shirts?

You may have thought it was because of poor fabric quality or moths. Nope.

These tiny holes in your t-shirts are caused by objects that stress the threads in the knit fabric

In most cases, it’s the button of your jeans or your belt buckle. This is my issue. I like wearing a belt, so that’s a problem and when you wear a belt and don’t do the “front tuck” thing you can get several holes in one area.

Even if you don’t wear a belt, that darn metal button on your pants, will cause problems.

Here are some other culprits that may be causing a hole in a t-shirt? Car seat belts, sharp corners on tables and counter tops, and shoulder bags that you wear repeatably.

I was so happy when I figured this out how to mend all these shirts instead of having to throw them away. Yay!

How to mend a hole in a t-shirt


This is such a quick and simple thing to do. You’re going to love it.

Materials & items needed

Instructions for mending a hole in a t-shirt

hole in t-shirt1-  Lay your t-shirt wrong side facing out on the ironing board

2-  Smooth out the fabric

how to mend a hole in t-shirt3- Cut a small square of the interfacing about 1 x 1 inch

4- Cut another square of the webbing slightly smaller

5- Round off the corners of both squares with the scissors

hole in t-shirt6- Center and place the webbing on top of the hole

7- Place the interfacing on top of the webbing. Make sure none of the webbing fabric is sticking out. IT WILL MELT ONTO YOUR IRON!

8- Set the iron to the COTTON AND STEAM setting

iron patch9- Place the hot iron on the patch and press for 10 seconds (DON’T MOVE THE IRON AROUND).

10- Flip the shirt so the right side is facing up.

11- Gently take your fingernails and close the hole by pressing the edges of the hole together.

10- Flip the shirt so the right side is facing up.

hole in t-shirt11- Gently take your fingernails and close the hole by pressing the edges of the hole together.

Tad-ah! That’s all there is to it.

How to prevent  holes in your t-shirts

Here are a few ways to prevent this from happening again.

  • Tuck your t-shirts into your trousers and skirts. This will keep the shirt from rubbing against your belt or buttons
  • Wear a “button cover” It’ll stop your t-shirt from touching your trousers button.

These little gadgets are a life saver. They are made from soft silicone and slip right over your buttons.

  • Choose belts with smooth buckles.

Unfortunately, button covers alone won’t prevent those tiny holes in t-shirts if you are wearing a square of big belt.

Now you know  what causes these little holes in clothes and t-shirts, how to get rid of them, and how to prevent them, hopefully this will save you a little money, and allow you to keep your favorite t-shirts in top shape.

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Baked Cod Fish Sticks Recipe with Creamy Lemon Sauce

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I’m not a crazy fan of fish, but this baked cod fish sticks recipe is delicious, easy to make and I’m in love with the creamy lemon sauce!

Most of the frozen fish stick varieties you buy at the store have been deep fried and are so greasy, and have a lot of questionable ingredients.

This recipe includes simple seasonings and panko bread crumbs for the crispy outer coating.

The sauce is what really makes these fish sticks shine! Have you ever tried capers? I must admit I hadn’t been introduced to these little green balls of flavor until about 5 years ago.

Capers fish sticks sauce

What are capers?

Capers are the unriped green buds of a prickly bush called capparis spinosa that grows wild across the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. Capers are either cured in salt or pickled in brine, which gives them their trademark savory, briny flavor.

The taste of a caper is like the lemony tang and brininess of green olives, (which I love), but with a smack of tartness. It’s a salty, savory flavor that really adds flavor and goodness to so many dishes.

If you haven’t tried them, pick a jar up at the grocery store next time you go and give it a whirl.

Creamy Lemon Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 6 TB mayonnaise
  • 3 TB capers, drained
  • 2 TB chives, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Lemon Sauce Instructions

To prepare sauce, mix ½ cup yogurt, 6 TB mayonnaise, 3 TB capers, 1 TB chives, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper in a bowl.

Fish Sticks Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. plus black pepper
  • 1 1/2 TB lemon juice
  • 16 oz cod
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 TB Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ TB Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • cooking spray (I like to use avacado oil spray)

Fish Sticks Instructions

1- Preheat oven to 450F.

2- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with avacado oil cooking spray or cooking spray of your choice.

3-Slice cod into fish-stick sized (2-inch) shapes. Pat dry.

4- Mix 3 egg whites, 1 TB mustard, ½ lemon’s worth of lemon juice, ½ tsp. paprika, ¼ tsp. salt, ⅛ tsp. pepper and mix in a bowl.

5- In another bowl, mix 1 cup panko, ½ TB Old Bay seasoning, 2 tsp. parsley flakes, ⅛ tsp. paprika.

6- Coat fish sticks with egg white mixture, then coat with panko mixture. Place on baking sheet.

7- Spray fish sticks with cooking spray and bake until browned and cooked through, about 12 minutes.

8- To serve, drizzle fish with lemon sauce and enjoy!

10- Serve with salsa or a garnish of chives.

Baked Cod Fish Sticks Recipe with Creamy Lemon Sauce

fish sticks recipe
This baked cod fish Sticks recipe is one of my favorite ways to cook fish. The yummy lemon sauce really makes this entree shine!
  • Prep Time18 min
  • Cook Time12 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield4 servings

INGREDIENTS

Creamy Lemon Sauce Ingredients

    • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
    • 6 TB mayonnaise
    • 3 TB capers, drained
    • 2 TB chives, minced
    • 1 tsp lemon juice

Fish Sticks Ingredients

    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • ⅛ tsp. plus black pepper
    • 1 1/2 TB lemon juice
    • 16 oz cod
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1 TB Dijon mustard
    • ½ tsp. paprika
    • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
    • ½ TB Old Bay seasoning
    • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
    • cooking spray (I like to use avacado oil spray)

INSTUCTIONS

Sauce Instructions

1

To prepare sauce, mix ½ cup yogurt, 6 TB mayonnaise, 3 TB capers, 1 TB chives, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper in a bowl.

 

Fish Sticks Instructions

2

1- Preheat oven to 450F.

2- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with avacado oil cooking spray or cooking spray of your choice.

3-Slice cod into fish-stick sized (2-inch) shapes. Pat dry.

4- Mix 3 egg whites, 1 TB mustard, ½ lemon’s worth of lemon juice, ½ tsp.

paprika, ¼ tsp. salt, ⅛ tsp. pepper and mix in a bowl.

5- In another bowl, mix 1 cup panko, ½ TB Old Bay seasoning, 2 tsp. parsley flakes, ⅛ tsp. paprika.

6-Coat fish sticks with egg white mixture, then coat with panko mixture. Place on baking sheet.

7- Spray fish sticks with cooking spray and bake until browned and cooked through, about 12 minutes.

8- To serve, drizzle fish with lemon sauce and enjoy!

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