An Eddie Bauer down jacket has a rip in the lining which according to the label is polyester. It's a very thin fabric and it looked reminiscent of nylon but the label is quite clear that the lining is polyester.
Right now I am holding the down inside with a couple of pieces of scotch tape but would like to apply a less temporary patch. Ideas:
iron on patch? Maybe an iron even on low would be a bad idea?
some special sealant?
hand-sewn patch? I am good at sewing on patches but feel unsure about putting even a fine needle into this very fine fabric.
We're not there right now, but some day this jacket will need washing. So ideally the patch would hold up in the wash. (The label says it is washable with TLC - tender loving care.)
Edit: If the following is successful I'll post it as an answer. I read that
Misty Fuse is [a] fusible web product that adheres two layers of fabric together. Misty Fuse performs the same function as other fusible web products but is very sheer, light weight and does not add stiffness or bulk to the layers of fabric joined. Misty Fuse does not have a paper backing. Misty Fuse can be used with very sheer fabrics and lower temperatures.
That's what I plan to use. (I found out about a product called "Tenacious Tape" which according to some Amazon question answerers can't be relied upon to stay put during washing.)
Another update. I started to feel uncertain about using an iron at all, even on a low setting, so I called Joann Fabrics (which sells a lot of notions) and they recommended Liquid Stitch - extra strength that allows for dry cleaning. (The regular version allows for washing but not dry cleaning). So that's my new plan. Along with a very lightweight black patch with pinked edges, tucked inside the rip. They said I'll have time after applying the adhesive to position the patch just right before applying pressure for the bonding.