Cigarette Burn - Jacket HELP!!

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Posted 10th Feb
Strange question, but where else better to ask than the place that I get loads of advice!!

Someone walked by me and their cigarette caught my neck and burnt me, only just realised a few days later it's also caught my brand new jacket.

Any ideas how to make this less noticeable or cover it up? I thought about colouring the white material in with a khaki colour to make it blend in a bit more but the other half seems to think this won't work.

Bought the jacket two weeks ago for £110, furious is an understatement!!

It's on the inside of the hood so depending on how the hood lies you can either see it or not, so doesn't need to be a perfect fix but something less noticeable.

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The only thing I can think of is getting some of the same colour material and patching it (the full 2 squares)
How about a fabric patch....insert whoever/whatever you interested in.


patchers.co.uk/col…all
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 10th Feb
Arto10/02/2020 22:29

The only thing I can think of is getting some of the same colour material …The only thing I can think of is getting some of the same colour material and patching it (the full 2 squares)


I've emailed North Face and asked if they could send something over to me, unsure on the chances of that happening?!
cecilmcroberts10/02/2020 22:34

How about a fabric patch....insert whoever/whatever you interested in. …How about a fabric patch....insert whoever/whatever you interested in. https://patchers.co.uk/collections/all


Yeah I've thought about that, bit of a weird place to put it though! And unsure on what to get as never done that before!
jonnytnufc10/02/2020 22:38

Yeah I've thought about that, bit of a weird place to put it though! And …Yeah I've thought about that, bit of a weird place to put it though! And unsure on what to get as never done that before!



Yeah is abit of a weird place, may make it not sit right also. As much as I hate to suggest butchering your jacket anymore, maybe take a patch out of your arm inner then replace that with other material. At least not be seen.
Very annoying. Is it possible to sew each hole up using just thread. If not possible I would see if it's possible to get something inserted behind the holes. Did it come with a stuff sac, and if so what colour is that?
Edited by: "OllieSt" 10th Feb
cecilmcroberts10/02/2020 22:41

Yeah is abit of a weird place, may make it not sit right also. As much as …Yeah is abit of a weird place, may make it not sit right also. As much as I hate to suggest butchering your jacket anymore, maybe take a patch out of your arm inner then replace that with other material. At least not be seen.


Would you cut the size out so it fits as a square over the top of the current patch?
OllieSt10/02/2020 22:42

Very annoying. Is it possible to sew each hole up using just thread. If …Very annoying. Is it possible to sew each hole up using just thread. If not possible I would see if it's possible to get something inserted behind the holes. Did it come with a stuff sac, and if so what colour is that?


It's a really lightweight jacket and very thin so didn't come with anything unfortunately. Going to put me off wearing it again if I can't think of anything.
OllieSt10/02/2020 22:47

Here you go - Olive greenVideo


Thanks for the suggestion, already seen this site and there's no colour that matches close enough! 😫😫😫
nothing that you can do there. that cloth is very difficult to sew even if you did know how to make clothes alteration.

i have a jacket made of similar cloth and when i shortened the sleeve it made a right mess of it as the cloth could not be sewn properly using a normal sewing machine. best thing is to get something to stick over the burn so you don't see the stark contrast in colour but it will be obvious that a repair has been made.
mutley110/02/2020 23:01

nothing that you can do there. that cloth is very difficult to sew even …nothing that you can do there. that cloth is very difficult to sew even if you did know how to make clothes alteration. i have a jacket made of similar cloth and when i shortened the sleeve it made a right mess of it as the cloth could not be sewn properly using a normal sewing machine. best thing is to get something to stick over the burn so you don't see the stark contrast in colour but it will be obvious that a repair has been made.


What would you suggest to stick over? Would it be worth just colouring in the white fabric khaki so that it is less noticeable?
jonnytnufc10/02/2020 23:03

What would you suggest to stick over? Would it be worth just colouring in …What would you suggest to stick over? Would it be worth just colouring in the white fabric khaki so that it is less noticeable?



the white bit is the under layer so colouring that in would not look good as you will still see the burn mark. you need to hide the burn mark completely and the best way would be to get an iron on patch cloth of a similar colour and texture if possible. it may be best to pop into a local clothes alteration shop and ask them if they know where you can get a suitable iron on patch or whether they could do a repair for you.

they may be able to do a professional repair for you. i wouldn't bother with a cheap jacket but with an expensive one, it may be worth paying for the repair.
Take it to an alterations place and ask the to do an invisible repair (it's like glue that's heat activated with a iron)
That's crazy. I feel for you mate. How could someone get that close to someone else with s cigarette in hand!

Hope you get it sorted
Gollywood10/02/2020 23:56

That's crazy. I feel for you mate. How could someone get that close to …That's crazy. I feel for you mate. How could someone get that close to someone else with s cigarette in hand!Hope you get it sorted


Especially enough to burn your neck! Thanks!
dezbo888810/02/2020 23:24

Take it to an alterations place and ask the to do an invisible repair …Take it to an alterations place and ask the to do an invisible repair (it's like glue that's heat activated with a iron)


Just any alterations shop, or is there a specialist I'd be looking for?
jonnytnufc10/02/2020 23:03

What would you suggest to stick over? Would it be worth just colouring in …What would you suggest to stick over? Would it be worth just colouring in the white fabric khaki so that it is less noticeable?


This is what you need, Tenacious Tape is used to seal holes and tears in tents and waterproof outdoor clothing.

amazon.co.uk/Mcn…ZBT

You can use this sage green colour to patch up your jacket or you could colour the hole in with an appropriate matching Sharpie and use the clear tape. The great thing about Tenacious Tape is that it is waterproof, easily removable, and can machine washable when on your jacket. You'll see that this stuff is very highly recommended on hiking forums.

Edit - Looks like the sage green colour is out of stock at Amazon.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 11th Feb
How about purchasing something off Ebay with a north face logo, sew the logo over the area. Not ideal I know, but might just work
jonnytnufc11/02/2020 00:03

Just any alterations shop, or is there a specialist I'd be looking for?


Trial and error . It's hard to find someone with these skills now. Just gotta ask about . You could buy the powder yourself and give it a go .
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