Project Zomboid –  How to Repair Clothes

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In Project Zomboid, clothes differentiate you from other players and add extra protection against damage. However, what would you do if your favorite clothes were damaged and you didn’t want to dispose of them?

In this guide, we’ll show you how to repair clothes in Project Zomboid.

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In Project Zomboid, you need needles, scissors, thread, and fabrics to repair your clothes. To repair an item, right-click on the piece of clothing and select “Inspect”, then right-click on each damaged body part and choose “Patch Hole” => “Material Type” to repair your clothes.

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How to Repair Clothes in Project Zomboid

Repairing clothes is not as complicated as we used to think. It maintains the clothing’s condition, as well as recovers its original protected value.

First, let’s figure out what you need to fix your clothes in Project Zomboid.

Prepare Materials and Tools

You can’t repair your clothes with your bare hands, so you need to arrange the required tools and materials in advance. They are:

  • Needle: Needles can be found in drawers and medicine cabinets in residential houses.
  • Scissors: Scissors can be found in lockers, schools, shelves, crates, and desks.
  • Thread: Although you can get thread via looting, ripping clothes is the fastest way to obtain thread.
  • Ripped sheets/denim strips/leather strips: You must tear the corresponding pieces of clothing off to get these materials.

Keep in mind that the suture needle (a needle variant) cannot be used to repair clothes.

Check Clothes Condition

Basically, you’ll lose your clothes’ condition after failing, being attacked by zombies, and being shot by other players. Generally, the arms and upper parts are the most damaged parts.

In those cases, you must right-click each piece of clothing and select “Inspect”. The next pop-up window displays all parts of that clothing and their condition.

After that, look for the condition bar at the bottom. If it’s less than a half, then consider fixing your clothing.

Repair Your Clothes

When you have enough items and materials in your inventory; right-click on your clothing once again and select “Inspect”, then right-click on the body part you want to repair and choose “Patch Hole” => “<Material Type>”.

You can also choose “Patch Hole” => “Patch all Holes using Material Type” to repair all clothes using the same fabric type.

It’s simple to repair your clothes. However, follow our tips and tricks below to make the most of it.

Tips And Tricks For Repairing Clothes

Although each material’s defense value is not the same, they provide the same restoration percentage.

Depending on its previous state, you can fully repair your clothing’s condition. However, if the condition bar is too low, then it’s impossible to fully repair it again.

Each type of material offers a different defense against damage. Generally, leather is the best choice of fabric, but yet it’s very rare to find.

On the other hand, ripped sheets are everywhere in Project Zomboid, but its protection isn’t quite impressive.

Each body part can be repaired with different fabrics, so keep denim or leather strips for body parts that are easily hurt or attacked by zombies, like the upper arms, torso, and forearms. Use ripped sheets for the rest, if possible.

Your tailoring skill level also affects the defense value you get from fabrics. At level 10 tailoring skill, you can add up to 5-20% extra defense to your clothes.

Specific clothes, such as firefighter pants, firefighter jackets, shoes, and bulletproof vests, can’t be repaired.

You can change the material you want to add for the corresponding part by selecting that part and choosing “Remove”, then adding the material you wish for. Keep in mind that there’s a chance (depending on your tailoring level) of not receiving the materials back.

That’s how to repair clothes in Project Zomboid.

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Binh Tran

As a game writer, my goal is to craft engaging, informative, and concise articles. Whether it's diving into the latest gaming trends or writing game guides, I'm always excited to share my insights with others.

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