Many people have contacted me through my blog and asked me how to fix a hole or tear on the Aulora Pants with Kodenshi from BE International.
In this article, I will share with you my experience.
If the tearing on the pants is a small hole, then the repair process is actually quite simple and all you need is a bottle of clear nail polish.
If you have a big rip on your pants, this solution may not work and you will have to use another way to mend the tear.
In the following segment, I will share the 4 simple steps to fix the small hole on the Aulora Pants.
1) Locate the tear
First, you need to locate the tear area.
Locate where are the tears on the pants.
Put the pants on your hand like a glove or shirt sleeves and spread the material to locate the hole.
2) Locate potential run
When you have located the hole, you need to look closely to identify the potential run areas.
This solution will not seal the hole, rather you want to prevent potential run or prevent the rip from getting bigger.
The runs on the hole usually will expand horizontally. It will also expand vertically too.
This is due to the knitting process of the pants.
The Aulora Pants is a type of compression garment made using a circular knitting machine.
3) Spread the pants material with your finger
Spread the pants material with your finger to expose the hole and all the potential run areas.
Next, brush a dollop of clear nail polish on all the potential runs.
If it is a big hole, apply a thin coat of nail polish on the edge of the hole.
Repeat this process to all potential runs and on any loose thread.
Apply thin coat of nail polish for big hole.
Note: Do not cut any loose thread to prevent further potential runs.
4) Leave to dry
Finally, leave the nail polish to dry.
There you have it, 4 simple steps to repair a small tear on the Aulora Pants.
When the hole on your Aulora Pants is too big, using clear nail polish is not the right solution.
For big hole on the pants, you would have to take out your sewing kit and do some manual stitching.
Because the Aulora Pants is a compression garment with stretchy material, you would need a special type of sewing thread to mend it.
To mend stretchy sports garment, you would need to use wooly nylon thread.
What’s a wooly nylon thread?
According to ageberry.com website:
“Wooly nylon thread is a specially designed stretch thread that is made from 100% nylon to use for sewing mostly very stretchy fabrics like spandex and other 4-way stretch knit fabrics.
Wooly nylon thread is known not only for its high elasticity but also for its softness, durability, vibrant shine, and strength.
The thread is also very flexible and has a good recovery.
It’s great for swimwear, athletic wear, activewear, lingerie, and garments that need a little extra stretch.”
You can buy a wooly nylon thread online by clicking here.
If you are wondering how to mend a hole on your Aulora Pants using wooly nylon thread, click on the picture below to watch the instruction on YouTube.
Below are pictures of torn Aulora Pants after the hole has been stitched close.
The above torn Aulora Pants are from my own customers.
As part of my customer service, I actually got a professional tailor to help stitch up the hole on the pants.
The end results of the repair job was pretty good.
What are the common reasons that caused tearing on the Aulora Pants with Kodenshi from Japan by BE International?
From my experience, people tend to tear their Aulora Pants at the stitching joints because they pulled on the material too hard.
Remember, the pants has been designed to be thin for a reason.
It was designed to be comfortable so that you will wear it for long duration daily.
Therefore, don’t treat the pants like a pair of jeans.
Be extra gentle and careful when you are wearing it.
If possible, wear the Aulora Pants underneath your skirt or another pair of pants to protect it.
Some of the most serious tears on the pants I’ve seen were caused by plastic clothes hanger.
My suggestion is, DO NOT use a clothes hanger to dry the pants.
If possible, just leave it on a chair and dry the pants under a fan.
I’ve seen a few cases where the pants were dried on a plastic clothes hanger.
Because there are small sharp edges on the hanger, by simply pulling on the pants, the pants material will snag on the sharp edges and cause multiple tears.
That will really ruin your pants.
Another cause of tearing was due to chipped finger nails of the wearer.
When our finger nails are sharp due to chipping, it can snag on the pants material and cause a small hole to appear.
Because the Aulora Pants is made from stretchy material, when the small home is stretched, slowly it will become a bigger hole.
If the small hole is not sealed with clear nail polish, the thread around the hole will start to run.
Therefore, be careful when wearing the Aulora Pants and take good care of it.
I hope my sharing in this article has been helpful for you.
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Can we stitch the Aulora Pants to close the hole?
Hi Liz, yes of course you can.
Will Aulora pants still have its effectiveness if it becomes too loose. As i will be getting one size bigger due to the bigger hip.
Hi Em. The Aulora Pants is still effective even if it becomes loose due to wear and tear because the Kodenshi material works on skin contact.