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    Patching up cloths

    I've been wearing an Arcteryx button up shift on most of my rides for the last year or so. I originally got it for mountaineering, but figured it would be good for biking, too. It's comfortable, lightweight, and feels good wet or dry. And I just ripped it during a nasty fall.

    I want to patch it up, but I want to do it well, so the patches won't fray or be weaker than the rest of the shirt. Do you guys have any recommendations?

    I was thinking of using some nylon or Kevlar thread, but I'm not sure. Will it make a difference?

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    I have patched lots of mtb clothes and was never too concerned about what kind of thread. I'm no tailor but I just reinforced the stitching an my shorts with nylon thread which seems pretty strong.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    when i am sewing things related to sports, i use dental floss as is is fairly strong.

    If these are nice shorts, I'd take them to a place that fixes sporting goods (if there is one near you)......otherwise, I'd take it to a tailor and see what they say, they'll at least be able to make a nice clean repair.

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    When I was patching a rip in some shorts the lady at the fabric store told me to match the thread the kind of material I am sowing. So nylon use nylon, cotton use cotton that kind of thing.

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