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The irony that I’ve literally written the book on mending is not lost on me. My mending pile is a mile high. Most of the time I
Calling All Crafters! Do you have old, worn out clothing that you can’t wear anymore? Or perhaps you just stained your favorite tablecloth and don’t
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To submit your best example of a creative mending technique, please send:
- a close-up photo jpeg of your finished work (a scrap piece of fabric is fine—it doesn’t need to be a full piece of clothing or finished object)
- along with the submission form (click here to download the word document)
- to inquiry [at] creativemending [dot] com
- by January 20.
- Multiple examples of interesting work are very welcome!
A big part of the wardrobe redress project is to fix up the clothes I love, so I don’t feel obligated to wear the clothing I don’t love because they are in better condition. This week I tackled my mending basket and fixed up three of my favorite items.
It’s always so funny how long things sit in the mending pile before I get to them. Then once I do, I think “Why in
Hi all! I am about to embark on the adventure of a life time! Onward to the Maker’s Faire. I have so many exciting things
“Crap!” And there goes my button. Now only if I had a little pocket kit to carry in my bag so I could quickly attach it before it goes missing. And what about those times you snag your favorite skirt while on vacation? What’s one to do? Well, mending on the go maybe isn’t ideal, but with this little kit you sure can make it a lot easier. Everything right where it needs to be just when you need it. Even some fabric for patches in a pinch and replacement buttons when you can’t find the one you’ve lost.
I was going to tell you all about how I finished my skirt today, but it slipped my mind that today was the day I