Erin Eggenburg's Mending Blog

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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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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Sashiko changed my life!

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Sashiko changed my life!

When you are planning a sashiko style visible mending project, take some time to consider the garment. A mending project can take an afternoon or months of little by little mending. Either way, when the mending is finished, it is a different garment from the original, and to me, feels like a work of art. 

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Mending in Modern Times

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Mending in Modern Times

Finding creative ways to mend and extend the life of loved clothing.

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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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