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Erin Eggenburg's Mending Blog — visible mending

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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A Mending Story of Unmentionable Areas (Upper Thigh Denim Repair)

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A Mending Story of Unmentionable Areas (Upper Thigh Denim Repair)

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. 

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Jean Mending Project: Repairing Large Holes with Sashiko & Denim Patches

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Jean Mending Project: Repairing Large Holes with Sashiko & Denim Patches

These jeans with 2 large tears (one in each leg) and some paint splotches might seem like a lost cause. I beg to differ. These jeans are in great shape despite some unfortunate experiences. But where to begin?

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