How to Mend a Silk Scarf

By Guy Gardner

Nothing is as smooth or pleasing to the touch as a silk scarf. Silk is a luxury fabric, and unfortunately, it can be easily damaged if not cared for properly. Even if you do take very good care of the scarf, accidents can happen -- it may get snagged and tear. Although you cannot prevent every accident from occurring, it is possible to mend your silk scarf if it gets torn.

It is possible to mend a torn silk scarf.

Step 1

Cut off any loose ends on torn section of the scarf with a pair of scissors. Be careful to only cut the loose threads and not cause damage the body of the scarf.

Step 2

Fasten the two parts of the tear together. Using two pins, pierce both ends of tear together so that the two parts overlap by a few millimeters.

Step 3

Sew the two parts together using a needle and thread that is the same color as the scarf. Use a long, flat and even sewing stitch to join the two sides together. Sew the seam together once more to give it extra strength. Remove the pins.