Project Zomboid – How to Tailor

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In Project Zomboid, finding clothes isn’t too difficult, but sometimes your favorite outfit gets damaged for various reasons.

In such cases, you might need a little miracle to fix it up, and that’s where a tailor can come to your rescue.

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To start tailoring in Project Zomboid, you must have a Needle, Threads, and one of the following: Ripped Sheets, Denim Strips, or Leather Strips. Next, right-click on your clothing and select “Inspect”. If there are holes, right-click on that part and select “Patch Holes” => “Ripped Sheets/Denim Strips/Leather Strips”. To add padding, right-click on any part of your clothes and select “Add Padding” => “Ripped Sheets/Denim Strips/Leather Strips”.

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How to Tailor in Project Zomboid

In Project Zomboid, tailoring is the skill that allows you to repair and customize clothing. If your clothes get damaged, or you want to make them better suited for survival, this skill is essential.

To excel in tailoring, you’ll need a high tailoring skill level.

A higher skill level not only increases your chances of retrieving padding or patches but also enhances your ability to restore your clothes to their original condition.

Prerequisite Tools and Materials

Below is the list of tools and materials required to tailor your clothes:

  • Needle: a primary tool to tailor. You can find Needles in medicine cabinets and sewing kits in houses or factories.
  • Thread: is a consumable material in tailoring. You can find Threads in some containers, such as sheds, crates, or bookshelves, but the fastest way to get Threads is to rip off pieces of clothing.
  • Pieces of Clothing: you need as many pieces of clothing as possible to tear them and get Ripped Sheets, Denim Strips, and Leather Strips. These materials are consumable in tailoring.

Remember that you’ll also need Scissors to tear off denim or leather clothes to get Denim Strips or Leather Strips.

Let’s Tailor!

The purpose of tailoring clothes is not only to restore their condition to their origin but also to improve their defensiveness. Therefore, you can tailor even when your clothes are not broken.

First, right-click on each part of your clothes shown in your inventory and select “Inspect”. The next pop-up panel displays the details of your clothing, including condition, body parts, and holes.

  • If there are holes in your clothing, right-click on it and select “Patch Holes” => “Ripped Sheets/Denim Strips/Leather Strips”.
  • For the other parts of your clothes that are not damaged or torn, right-click on each part and select “Add Padding” => “Ripped Sheets/Denim Strips/Leather Strips”.

You can use different materials for each body part or apply them all with the same material by choosing “Add Padding to All Using “Ripped Sheets/Denim Strips/ Leather Strips”.

When you add padding to your clothes, it enhances their defense against various threats like scratches, bites, and even bullets.

However, it’s important to note that while the condition increases at the same rate, the level of defense they offer may vary depending on the material.

Specifically, the Leather Strips offer the best value, but they’re hard to obtain. The Ripped Sheets, on the other hand, are very common, but their base defense addition is unimpressive.

Moreover, you can change the material of the existing patches.

To do this, simply right-click on the specific body part and select “Remove Patch” if you want to remove a single patch or “Remove All Patches” to replace them with new materials.

Remember that the higher the tailoring skill, the higher the chance of getting the materials back.

Last but not least, there are a few types of clothing in Project Zomboid that are not repairable, such as shoes, helmets, firefighter gear, and police and military-style vests.

That’s how to tailor 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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