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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

When my favorite pair of jeans became too threadbare around the thighs, I wondered if it was it. I love these jeans, so it was worth the "experimend" to try and save them. 

Read on for a mending lesson that can add years of life to your denim!

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DIY Project: Salvaging Ravaged Clothing with Visible Stitching

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DIY Project: Salvaging Ravaged Clothing with Visible Stitching

Using visible mending and some simple scraps of fabric, I added new life to this previously determined disaster of a jean jacket headed for the landfill.

Read on for a look into this hand embroidered repair. 

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How to Upcycle a Thrifted Shirt with Embroidery

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How to Upcycle a Thrifted Shirt with Embroidery

Upcycle a thrift shop find for under $10 Have you noticed embroidery is having a moment? And are you dying over all of the gorgeous embroidery clothing that costs a fortune?  I hate spending gobs of cash on clothes, but I also hate spending time cruising online sales for clothes that don't fit half of the time. What's a girl to do?  This brings me to today's post. I found this green shirt at a local thrift shop for $2, and decided to add a flower to each sleeve. Kind of a boho meets basic style.  To stabilize or not...

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