Have you been looking at images of clothing mended so beautifully, you almost hope to rip a hole in your jeans? But what are the materials you actually need to get started? You are in the right place! I pulled together a collection of materials that I think are a must to get started with visible mending, and how and why they are used in mending. Most of these materials can be found at your local craft shop. Needles I like to use sashiko needles for mending jeans. They come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. When it comes...
Learning to darn is an important skill that will allow you to extend the life of your clothes, which in turn will reduce textile waste and reduce your need to consume new clothes. It’s a great way to practice sustainability, and the process is really satisfying (not to mention the beautiful end result!).
There comes a time in every well-worn pair of jeans life (especially if there is lycra involved), when the fronts of the thighs begin to wear past the comfy stage, and into the paper-thin-afraid-to-wear-out-of-the-house-for-fear-of-tearing-wide-open stage.
Read on for a step by step mending tutorial. Sashiko style visible mending.