There must have been something in the air this weekend.
I FINALLY stopped procrastinating and tackled my ever growing pile of mending.
And it seems like I’m not the only one-Zoe at Eco Thirifty Living has been busy with a whole Mendathon!
Here’s a little peek at my not so perfect patching….
The sleeve of one of my tops (one of my Six Items…) had started to come away at the seam
Big Small has gone through the knee of one his pairs of school trousers. Frankly, I am surprised it has taken him this long.
I wonderwebbed (is that the right name-the stuff that comes on a roll of what looks like paper, but you iron it on, and then peel off the paper and iron again) a patch from an old pair of hubby’s boxer shorts (knew they’d come in handy for something..!) onto the back (inside) of the worn area:
to go backwards and forwards over the worn patch with appropriately coloured thread.
NB. If you are going to do this at home, don’t be lazy like me, and make sure you match up the bobbin thread too, otherwise it will end up looking like this:
Can you see the little green bits of bobbin thread?! Oh well, it won’t show from a distance 😉
Then there were several other pairs of small people’s jeans:
And then finally, I patched up BigSmall’s pyjama top, in which 2 holes mysteriously appeared one day. He has yet to confess to scissor usage on them, despite our best interrogation techniques…
I used one of his old PJ tops that had worn through on the shoulder, and cut out little dinosaurs
This took me less than an hour. And I know they are not the best examples of patching ever, but they all appear to be pretty functional, and should hopefully last until they are grown out of.
Quite why I procrastinated for over a month before doing this, I have no idea. Maybe it was a subconscious hope that the Smalls would have outgrown them, and I would have saved myself a job. Or maybe, my brain has tuned into the fact that actually doing something after such lengthy procrastination feels really rather good, and therefore I am now more likely than ever to procrastinate… ARRRGGHHHHH!!!!