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Repairing Jeans with Oversize Knee Patches and Sashiko Stitching

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Repairing Jeans with Oversize Knee Patches and Sashiko Stitching

This pair of Carhartt jeans was weak in the knees. I added some oversize patches with sashiko style stitching to repair and give this pair of jeans new life.

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Sashiko Style Circles

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Sashiko Style Circles

I'm always kind of amazed at how substantial a ripped and mended pair of jeans feel when you put them on and run your hands over the texture, and they only get better with time. More rips and more mending and patching, and the softest, strongest jeans that fit your body just right. 

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Patching a Pocket Puncture

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Patching a Pocket Puncture

Repair rips in your favorite jeans, giving them new life, and a cool visible mending embellishment! Using sashiko style mending, Erin Eggenburg repairs jeans otherwise meant for the landfill.

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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

I've been working on a handful of sashiko projects, and was feeling comfortable enough in my skill to branch out into a variation that has my contemporary style combined with more traditional sashiko style mending.

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Embroider Your Own Patches

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Embroider Your Own Patches

Hand embroidered patches are beautiful, filled with hundreds of stitches. Now you can make your own handmade patch. Each patch kit comes with printed instructions and all of the materials you'll need to embroider a patch!

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