Comments on: Living Well: 4 Secrets to a Well-Mended Wardrobe http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:04:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-939899 Jennifer Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:12:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-939899 I love making jeans that are too short by the ankle into cute shorts that I can wear for summer. First I cut it to the length that I want, then I hem the bottem with a colorful thread. Then I make rips near the top and patch It with a piece of pretty scrap fabric. My favorite craft.

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By: jet http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-933516 jet Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:21:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-933516 Thank you very much for the sharing of the beautiful mended hole in the trousers.;-D I have a hole as well, because of my livestyle i allways work on the floor and after just a year there will be a beginning hole.
but because of my not so rich life, i had to mended it. Only when you’re allmost 60th isn’t fun to mended with a shape of heart or bird.
so i like this one and i’m thinking to try this one myself.
thank you this is more an adult pretty fun mended idea.
I like the mending, i does this for many years, but i’m from the 1955 so in europe there was still a leack of all materials. It costed more time to find more materials. But by my mom i learned allready the mending of clothes and living with less.
I’m still great of that live lesson;-D

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By: Groovykarma http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-926103 Groovykarma Fri, 30 May 2014 20:10:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-926103 I have done most of these already. May I make a suggestion? When I repair a knitted item I take the item to the store and find a yarn that is near identical (if I don’t already have it at home). I darn the hole and catch the wandering piece of yarn. I have done some repairs well enough that it was impossible to find the hole without peaking on the inside of a garment. I have also used lace and crochet items to repair a hole to make it look like it was originally that way. I would hesitate to use a heavy duty patch only because it isn’t pretty (in my opinion).

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By: Sally K. http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-922453 Sally K. Sun, 25 May 2014 18:28:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-922453 My daughter has about 3 pairs if corduroy pants with holes at the knee. I think you have a great tutorial here, and I am going to see if she can get some more use out of pants with a good mending. Thanks!

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By: Lana http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-845990 Lana Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:54:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-845990 I find that I have better luck avoiding the tummy area holes if I wash my t-shirts (especially the thin ones) in lingerie bags. A pain? you bet… but they stay hole-free much longer. Also, look at the quality of what you are buying in the first place. Thick, quality t-shirt material will last longer, require less patching/mending, and then when you do fix a little hole, it will be worth it because the rest of the garment will last also.
Finally… the dryer kills clothes. I hate to say it, but it does cost in terms of wear and tear (as well as the environment) – I found this when I lived in Lithuania for a bit and was forced to hang all my clothes to dry (no dryer there!). At first I hated it, then I grew accustomed to it, and then I found that my clothes were lasting far longer! I have never gone back to using the dryer on most sweaters, t-shirts, jeans… at least not the good ones! The house ones, yes, I do put in the dryer. It’s that old “ounce of prevention” thing, I guess.

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By: Lisa http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-772225 Lisa Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:29:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-772225 Iron-on patches stay better if you don’t use fabric softener, including dryer sheets. You might try that and see if it helps.

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By: Julia http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-761220 Julia Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:11:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-761220 I have never had much luck with heat and bond patches staying on after washing what am i doing wrong? also my 5 year old loves her hanna andersson cotton leggings but she has 2 now with holes in the knees they are big enough to warrant a patch,…any suggestions? Stretchy knit is always complicated to me.

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By: Victoria Peat http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-742607 Victoria Peat Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:24:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-742607 Thanks for the great tutorial, I have just used your directions to repair two pairs of jeans for my not quite three year old. I’m so pleased with the results, thanks again

http://littleblackduckblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/pinned-it-tried-it-patching-jeans/

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By: Joanne T. http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-737772 Joanne T. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:11:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-737772 I’d like to know too, but I’m wondering about t-shirts.

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By: Joanne T. http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-737770 Joanne T. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:08:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-737770 I get holes & stains on the tummy of a lot of shirts mostly because when I’m doing dishes, I lean against the sink surround/counter and the edge of the counter isn’t particularly smooth and often has drips on it.

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By: Joanne T. http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-737766 Joanne T. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:03:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-737766 You also don’t want to use an iron-on patch around the inseam, as it does not breathe and gets sweaty (and if it’s lower on the inner seam of jeans it can stick to your leg and also be uncomfortable).

I usually put on a patch of the same color and use the machine to zigzag around the edge of the patch and the edge of the hole, but have found that once it starts fraying in the inseam/inner thigh that the jeans are not long for the world. You might be able to get another six months out of them, but I’ve never gotten longer than that.

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By: laura j http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-718661 laura j Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:31:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-718661 I did something similar and I just used my hand. It is hard to patch with embroidery anywhere near the knee area of pants but easier than using a sewing machine!

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By: laura j http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-718658 laura j Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:29:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-718658 I love the way you patched the jeans with the yellow fabric! I did a patch job on some holey jeans of my own with some fabric from a bright muu muu. Mine was a little time consuming but my pants look cool now. :)

creationsbylauraj.wordpress.com

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By: Aloma Cronberg http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-649116 Aloma Cronberg Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:22:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-649116 When the knees are too bad, I open up the seams of the jeans, cut out that portion or the jean from seam to seam, and replace the knee all of the way across, and resew the seams in the jeans with topstitching if needed. Be sure to add seam allowance x 2 so you can attach this material and it will fit the leg as it should.

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By: RoseMary Baty-Willcox http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-565321 RoseMary Baty-Willcox Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:05:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-565321 How do you sew the stars in the knee without going all the way to the back side of the other layer of the pants? Did you use a small hoop? Or just your hand?
Thank You will any help on this.
RoseMary

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By: kaholly http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-562354 kaholly Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:59:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-562354 Just too, too, too clever!!

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By: Charmaine http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-521619 Charmaine Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-521619 When my gran was alive we used to spend evenings taking frayed collars and cuffs off shirts, turning them inside out and sewing them back on. This was for men’s shirts. For the ladies we would sew lace on to hide the fraying or do a colourful blanket stitch or such

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By: Mesha Reading http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-517711 Mesha Reading Sun, 07 Jul 2013 01:11:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-517711 So what do you think should be done about tough stains? I hate throwing away cute clothing that has been ripped or stained. :(

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By: pernilla http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-511723 pernilla Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:28:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-511723 Great tutorial!
I have just started making patchwork knee patches and selling them in my etsy shop
http://www.villapernilla.etsy.com
I also have a blog http://www.villapernilla.blogspot.se
Can I link this great tutorial on my blog?

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By: Yolanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/living-well-4-secrets-to-patching-clothes/comment-page-1/#comment-496097 Yolanda Sun, 02 Jun 2013 04:15:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=22223#comment-496097 Where can I purchase patches?

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