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Erin Eggenburg's Mending Blog — tutorial

5 Embroidery Stitches to Know

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5 Embroidery Stitches to Know

If you are just learning how to embroider, there are 5 stitches that will get you started embroidering right now! Watch this video tutorial for a quick tutorial!

I love using embroidery as a way to mend over stains and tears in clothing. It can also be a fun way to update or add a little something special to an otherwise drab garment. 

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How to Darn: A tutorial from Lily Fulop

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How to Darn: A tutorial from Lily Fulop

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!). 

 

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Repairing Denim Worn Paper-Thin: Using Visible Mending to Fix Your Jeans

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Repairing Denim Worn Paper-Thin: Using Visible Mending to Fix Your Jeans

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. 

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Visible Mending: Weak in the Knees

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Visible Mending: Weak in the Knees

Those cute pre-ripped jeans are great, until one day you crouch down, and riiiiiiiiiiiiip. And there's your leg. Is it over? Should you throw them out?

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Mending Project: Wide Legged Levi's & Kimono Scraps

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Mending Project: Wide Legged Levi's & Kimono Scraps

Most of the mending projects I share are pretty extreme examples of patching using sashiko inspired mending techniques. The examples that I share are jeans that I've found while shopping at thrift/secondhand shops and garage sales, where I am wildly excited to find a pair of jeans with excellent natural tears.

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