Saturday, April 10, 2010

Useful list of hints and thoughts about successfully mending denim

(The big pile of denim scraps above allows one to pick and choose a favorite shade to patch jeans.)
Mending denim is one of the more satisfying and calming sewing skills. As you work, your mind easily wanders around with thoughts about food (always pleasant) or memories of the day. For me it conjures up the joy of knitting. You gaze with pride at your handiwork.  But after all your effort and time, you do want to be assured that your mending will be enjoyed and also durable. Through mending jeans for my own family I have learned a few useful and tried and true steps and techniques.  These ideas have been gathered together onto a list and I wanted to share it with you, hoping that it will help you avoid some of my silly mistakes ...

Your comments or emails with your own hints, struggles or wishes, about mending denim are warmly welcomed.

5 comments:

casserole said...

I don't have any tips or tricks to add - your collection of hints covers everything!! My favorite things to sew from old denim are baby bibs and baby shoes. The old denim is soooo soft for baby skin!

I linked to your post on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tips-for-mending-denim/2010/04/11/

--Anne

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Nancy said...

ohh, i love the ideas of baby bibs and baby shoes, so soft and sweet.

Sarah Doyle said...

What wonderful information you have. We've posted it on our SewingBusiness blog at http://sewingbusiness.com/2010/04/12/how-to-repair-denim.aspx
Thanks again!!

Sarah Doyle
http://PatternsThatFitYou.com
http://SewingBusiness.com (blog)

Nancy said...

many thanks Sarah!