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Repair a Stained T-shirt
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A quick and easy way to repair a stained t-shirt.   This is a great method to cover small, unremovable stains on t-shirts or dresses made of knit (stretchy) material. In this case, a permanent marker stain on a t-shirt … Read More

Mend your clothes & save the world
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This article first appeared in Re:think Magazine. Words & Images by Renee Williams of That Perfect Hour   The celebration of Slow Fashion Season is a perfect time to consider how we look after and appreciate the clothes we already … Read More

How To Cover A Stain With A Pocket
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If you happen to have a stubborn stain in a place where you could indeed have a fancy pocket – why not just add one!!?   A pocket can be added easily using either hand stitching or a sewing machine. … Read More

How To Mend A Stain With Fabric Paint
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  Why not think outside the box when a garment needs repairing?   Mending does not always have to involve a needle and thread. Here is a cute way to fix a stubborn stain (coffee!) using freezer paper and fabric … Read More

What Is Visible Mending? (and why should I know about it?)
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This is a great question and one I get asked a lot. Simply, Visible Mending is mending that is not trying to hide. It’s proud!   Learning intricate Invisible Mending techniques can take a lot of time and skill and are … Read More

Visible Mending on Shoes??
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A friend recently asked me if these shoes could be saved. It’s easy to assume they can’t be, or it’s not worth the time and effort. I think it’s time to rethink this attitude! I say – ‘YES, they can … Read More

How to Mend the Inner Thigh Area of Jeans or Trousers – Part 2
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  Is the crotch or inner thigh area of your jeans or trousers wearing thin? If so, you are not alone – this is the most requested tutorial I am asked for! Here I will show you how to mend … Read More

How to Mend the Inner Thigh Area of Jeans or Trousers – Part 1
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This is my most requested mending tutorial – the inner thigh (or crotch) are is a common place to wear thin. In this Part 1 video below I will show you how to complete the mend using hand stitching. If … Read More

Quick Tip – Sashiko Thread
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Before your sashiko thread turns into a big tangled mess – here is a quick tip to help keep your thread organised and tangle free. It’s all explained in the video below.

Know Your Fabrics
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A crucial element to successfully mending your clothes, is knowing what type of fabric you are working with. However, to take a more holistic view – knowing fabric type is important for a whole range of reasons, including: 1. Determining … Read More

Community Mend Station
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A beautiful organisation called The Reinvented Project hosts markets where everything sold is either upcycled or vintage. What a perfect idea! I was honoured to be asked to host the Mend Station at their most recent market. In the words … Read More

Mending Basics: slip stitch
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Part Two of the Mending Basics Series is here. Slip stitch is perfect for mending a hole where a seam has come apart, particularly where you can’t mend from the reverse side – for example the lining of a jacket. … Read More

Mending Basics: running stitch
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Welcome to my Mending Basics series. THIS is the place to get started with mending! Firstly we will start with running stitch – all the info is in the video below.

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