When I was a kid, my mom used to darn socks. I HATED wearing socks with the little patch of mending because it always felt funny againstÂ my foot. While I would never mend a sock, I do try to repair clothing that is it still wearable.Â I am not exactly cheerful about the process, becauseÂ I consider it kind of “grunt work” sewing, but I do like keepingÂ usable graments out of the landfill. (Exception: My DH’s old work clothes; theÂ landfill is too good for some ofÂ those! 😉 )
Here’s a shot of a quick repair I did to one of my brother’s shirts. He loves this shirt, and the collar was beginning to show some signs of wear. I love it when I am challenged with figuring out aÂ quick and easy process for me, that still looks professional and like it may be part of the garment design.