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I am still very much new to Blender, and I've been struggling with this problem for a couple of hours now. It might have been better if i'd just created another project from scratch at this point, but I want to see it through to the end and learn more in the process. Scouring the internet hasn't helped much.

I've been following a tutorial on modeling and composition and made a tea pot. All was fine and dandy until i started working on its handle. After much fiddling I was dissatisfied with the results and decided to delete the handle altogether. This left me with the following situation:

gaping hole in teapot

Since it is a round and symmetrical object, my first instinct was to duplicate the corresponding 3x4 side of the pot and just replace the old faces. That's where I got stuck - no matter how i try to snap to the remaining vertices / faces, the duplicated part always becomes deformed since there is nowhere i can snap the middle 2 faces to:

the faulty faces

So, is there any kind of way for me to bring this pot back into its original shape, or do I need to start over?

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If the only transformation applied on the separate mesh was a translation (not rotation and not scale) you can easily wield the two pieces with some snapping.

Click on the magnet icon to enable snapping ,set the snapping mode to vertex and snapping target to active :
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The vertex encercled in red is the last selected vertex and the active one and is what the snap tool work with, to mark a vertex as active; deselect that vertex and reselect it so it's the last one selected.

with G to grab simply hover on the vertex (inside the green circle) where the two mesh parts should meet , the active vertex will snap to any vertex you hover your mouse on.
don't forget to remove doubles or enable automatic vertex merging.

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  • $\begingroup$ This was very helpful! I did have to rotate and tinker with the piece i wanted to snap, but in the end this solution was closer to what I needed, so thank you for your help. $\endgroup$ – PHP_newb001 Jun 7 '16 at 18:00
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Try to use a Grid Fill option. First select all edges around the hole with Alt+RMB, then press Space and type Grid Fill. If the result isn't as nice as you expected, change it's settings in a Tool Shelf (T).
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  • $\begingroup$ I can see how this is great in a similar situation, but after having applied it on the pot i tampered with, the grid became rally warped. The other proposed solution was closer to my specific problem, even though both are right. $\endgroup$ – PHP_newb001 Jun 7 '16 at 17:59

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