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    Worn and Thinned Apron

    So I have noticed that a section of the under apron is worth thin. It may have been a bit of moth interference.

    What would you recommend as treatment to ensure it doesn't get any worse? I was contemplating stitching around the area. There are 5 near-holes of 3cm²

    Thanks

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    Kilt Problem

    I'm sorry, could you just clarify, is there actually any holes on your kilt?

    And I had a problem with a hole because I kept putting the kilt pin in the same area repeatedly. What I suggest you do is, get a needle and thread, make sure the thread is the closest possible colour to the colour of your kilt. If you do it correctly, it will look fine. I had to do this and I am glad I did, it looks brand new and I fixed it before the problem got any worse.
    Last edited by PatrickHughes123; 19th May 18 at 05:26 PM. Reason: To make my post clearer and also because of possible grammatical errors.

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    Deleted, I misread the original post
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    If it's the under-apron and therefore not visible... would it be sacrilege to reinforce it with something (like a backing of sorts), perhaps the same horsehair canvas in the back of the kilt?
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    If the holes are in the under apron, stitching would be good to keep the fabric from further fraying. As far as the reasons for the holes, the cloth can be treated to prevent moth larva. My question would be in the storage of your kilt when not in use. That environment may be the moth haven and easily modified.

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    Those who wear their kilts without undergarments will leave body scents on the nearest cloth (often the underapron) that will attract moths.
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    Perhaps we can help a little better if we could have a photo to let us better see what is going on.
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    I am leaning towards sewing around it to prevent further fraying

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    One old school way of repairing this is to find a small piece of the same fabric from somewhere like inside an apron facing.

    You sew a patch on the inside - lining up the Tartan pattern - and with a felting needle join the patch to the apron.

    If you are careful this will result in an almost invisible repair.

    Barbed felting needles are perhaps the most secret tool of repair shops.
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