Project Zomboid – How to Tailor

In the game Project Zomboid, it’s not too difficult to find clothes. However, sometimes your favorite outfit can get damaged for various reasons. When that happens, you might need a little miracle to fix it up, and that’s where a tailor can come to your rescue.

If you want to learn how to tailor in Project Zomboid, keep reading for step-by-step instructions and tips.

How to Tailor in Project Zomboid

In Project Zomboid, tailoring is the skill that allows you to repair and customize clothing. Whether your clothes have been 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

Before you can start tailoring, you’ll need the following tools and materials:

  • Needle: This is a primary tool for tailoring. You can find Needles in medicine cabinets and sewing kits in houses or factories.
  • Thread: Threads are consumable materials in tailoring. You can find them in certain containers, such as sheds, crates, or bookshelves. Alternatively, you can rip off pieces of clothing to get Threads.
  • Pieces of Clothing: You’ll need as many pieces of clothing as possible to tear them and get materials like Ripped Sheets, Denim Strips, and Leather Strips. These materials are consumable in tailoring.

It’s worth noting that you’ll also need Scissors to tear off denim or leather clothes and get Denim Strips or Leather Strips.

Let’s Tailor!

The purpose of tailoring clothes is not only to restore their condition but also to improve their defensiveness. Therefore, you can tailor your clothes even if they’re not broken.

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Right-click on each part of your clothing in your inventory and select “Inspect”. This will bring up a pop-up panel showing the details of your clothing, including its condition, body parts, and any holes.
  2. If there are holes in your clothing, right-click on the affected part and select “Patch Holes” followed by the desired material (“Ripped Sheets”, “Denim Strips”, or “Leather Strips”).
  3. For the parts of your clothing that are not damaged or torn, right-click on each part and select “Add Padding” followed by the desired material (“Ripped Sheets”, “Denim Strips”, or “Leather Strips”).
  4. If you want to apply the same material to all body parts, choose “Add Padding to All Using [Material]”.

Adding padding to your clothes 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 used.

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

If you want to change the material of an existing patch, simply right-click on the specific body part and select “Remove Patch” to remove a single patch, or “Remove All Patches” to replace them with new materials.

Keep in mind that the higher your tailoring skill, the higher your chances of getting the materials back.

Lastly, there are a few types of clothing in Project Zomboid that cannot be repaired, such as shoes, helmets, firefighter gear, and police and military-style vests.

That’s how you tailor in Project Zomboid! We hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any suggestions or tips, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.