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Mending the mend…

September 25, 2012

…it’s all a learning curve. So that explains why BigSmall’s recently patched jeans (which I was so proud of!) now need a little more TLC…

My sewing must have just slipped off the edge on one part of the patch and has allowed the edge of the patch to lift up

But never fear, I am undaunted, kind of.

This is the second (and I hope final) attempt. This time I did a longer zigzag, kind of like a button hole stitch. And made sure that I was definitely inside the line of the patch.

That ain’t goin’ nowhere…

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  • Reply Scrapiana September 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

    PS You might be interested in my recent blog post about sandblasted denim jeans: http://scrapiana.com/2012/09/18/scrap-of-the-week-23/ Food for thought.

    • Reply Jen September 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

      I will take a look!

      • Reply Scrapiana September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

        Reply to your Mick Jagger question: reference famous Rolling Stones hit, Satisfaction? – about not being able to get any. Ah well…

        • Reply Jen September 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

          That so went over my head. Of course, now you’ve explained it to me in words of 2 syllables or less I understand!

  • Reply Scrapiana September 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Yes, that should hold. Maybe try widening your zig-zag stitch next time? You could also stitch in big running-stitch zig-zags across the entire patch which makes the whole thing more secure. Plenty of different methods to choose! Happily, repaired patches look cool (at least, I think so).

    • Reply Jen September 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Ooh some fab ideas-know I should have waited until I could come to The Big Mend and picked your brains! I think they look cool too, and it also gives you that slightly smug satisfied feeling that you have ‘saved’ something!

      • Reply Scrapiana September 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

        Yes, mending is deeply satisfying! I should write to Mick Jagger about it… 😉

        • Reply Jen September 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

          That Mick Jagger comment has gone completely over my head-what am I missing out on..?!

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