Tag Archives: mending
Mending, as with everything else, comes with its own learning curve, shortcuts, and secrets that you pick up along the way, and we’re sharing some of our favorites with you here: Continue reading
I usually try to give our clothes a good once-over when I’m putting away the laundry, after any grime or mud previously responsible for holding an ailing seam together has been rinsed away. At that time I apply my personal mending algorithm to any suspect item and decide whether to keep it and mend it, keep it and make it into something new, or deconstruct it and use its elements for other purposes. The guidelines I keep in mind are different depending upon whether I’m holding a forlorn jumble of cloth that belongs to a grown-up or a child. Continue reading
March is Mending month here at Embrace the Penny, so gather all your less-than-new, less-than-perfect garments and accessories and let’s get started!
Normally, this is where I would talk about ‘the right tools for the job’. Here’s the kicker with mending, though – there are no right tools. There are easier and harder ways to fix things, but there is no official rule book here. If it stays fixed, you did it right. If it looks cute, even better! While there are no right tools, here are a few items that you could keep on hand for quick fixes: Continue reading
For parents with young children at home, learning how to mend clothes, bags, and shoes is a skill – really, a collection of skills – worth developing. Over the next four weeks, Jo and I will be sharing strategies and tips so that you can feel less despair when you see your child’s sweater sleeve begin to unravel or detect a thinning spot on the knee of a beloved pair of jeans.