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    Exclamation Friend busted my ridgerunner by sitting on top of the bug netting.

    Hi everyone,

    I'm super bummed. This is the second day using my ridgerunner and a friend accidentally sat on top of the mesh and pulled the netting off a corner.

    I'd love to fix it so that it is as durable as if it had never ripped. I don't really care about the aesthetics.

    Would you mind helping me by giving me suggestions?

    I was thinking of trying to sew it back with using a nylon thread. Can anyone give me sewing suggestions? I've actually never sewed anything before so could you explain it like you would to a five year old.

    I appreciate you all a lot. Thanks for your help.Ridgerunner.jpg
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    ... and you still call him a friend I'm useless with needles so if it were me I'd send it back to WB for repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailSlug View Post
    ... and you still call him a friend I'm useless with needles so if it were me I'd send it back to WB for repairs.
    *sigh* I was afraid someone would say that.

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    you could try hand stitching it but you will always have a pull in that area because you are having to stretch the material to reach to that area again, and it becomes tedious. best send it out to get fixed!
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    any local seamstress or tailor should be able to fix it. it would be no different than fixing a veil from a wedding dress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndgvbf View Post
    any local seamstress or tailor should be able to fix it. it would be no different than fixing a veil from a wedding dress.
    Except a veil isn't connected on all sides with a bit of pressure on the sides ...

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    First thing, I would contact WB and ask them about turn around for repairs. I might try to create a temporary fix provided it would not cause additional harm; however, the 'forever' repair should be done by a professional. I have sewn for over 50 years and have made many garments and lots of outdoor gear. I would only trust WB to make a repair to my RR netting.

    They repaired a friend's zipper and the only problem was it took longer than she had hoped. The repair was excellent.

    Just my $0.02.

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    Look on the bright side- if they're a friend they'll pay for the damages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmen2kayak View Post
    First thing, I would contact WB and ask them about turn around for repairs. I might try to create a temporary fix provided it would not cause additional harm; however, the 'forever' repair should be done by a professional. I have sewn for over 50 years and have made many garments and lots of outdoor gear. I would only trust WB to make a repair to my RR netting.

    They repaired a friend's zipper and the only problem was it took longer than she had hoped. The repair was excellent.

    Just my $0.02.
    Ugh all of this makes sense I'm just so depressed about it. Thank you for your feedback. It's truly helpful even though it's not what I want to hear right now.

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    Question, if I get it sewn by a seamstress as a temporary fix could that make it worse in any way? Would it be easy to take out so that Warbonnet could do it properly? Thanks!

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