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.
I teach workshops on visible mending regularly, and by far, the most requested mend is the dreaded crotch repair.
If you are like me, jeans are my favorite article of clothing to wear. And a well fitting pair of jeans is magic, and also tragic when they are in need of repair. And it seems that the upper thigh/crotch area is the first to go.