(4) 4. It is forbidden to fix torn clothing and shoes and similarly forbidden to ask a Gentile to fix them. Parentheses (Rema): However by using a modified (abnormal) act it is allowed to fix a little for the needs of the Festival (Reb Yeruchom).
(5) 5. Regarding one who needs a garment on the Festival. If he is a nonprofessional and is not quick in that work, he can make (the garment) as usual. If he is a professional who is quick, there is to make with an amateur act that is make wide stitches, or one low, one high like the teeth of a dog. Note (Rema): All people should be strict on themselves to sew with this modification. And it doesn't help to a professional to sew by changing how he grasps the needle in his hand, rather a recognizable modification (Terumas HaDeshen Siman 87).