Confession: Today, I had to mend or sew four things to get dressed.
Does this not seem silly? I mean, I can sew, I make things all the time, so how is it that my clothes are all not in perfect repair all the time?
The Answer: The mending pile. It grows. It towers over all living beings. It is difficult to tackle and let's face it, it's much easier to get inspired to sew a pretty purse than to fix some holey jeans or mend some ripped socks, and mending clothes and darning socks is often not done these days. How many of you have seen clothes at the thrift store with the most superficial of undone seams or tiny rips that can be easily mended?
So, I've decided it's time for me to get some mending done, so I looked around for some mending inspiration to help me tackle my giant mending pile, as well as get some new ideas about how to mend different kinds of clothes.
This mending tutorial is pretty helpful--is a good visual step by step of the darning process which seems to usually be used for socks and knits, but could have other applications as well.
Such a creative fix for this rip!
This will definitely help some of my ripped jeans to last a bit longer!
So very adorable:)
Good visual of sock darning
I love both of these ideas--I have a much loved sparkly blue hoodie that might get a similar treatment.
I hope this post inspired you to tackle your mending pile! I know I'm inspired to tackle my growing pile now, so hopefully I'll be a little faster getting ready to go out in the near future!