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cornbreadlesbian · 11 days ago
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Visible Mending Guide
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audreydastous · 7 months ago
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Sock mending update 2022
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arretoskore · 4 months ago
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My first two projects of visible mending, both on my mum's jeans. they're a bit wonky but I love them :)
(thankyou @wastelesscrafts for introducing me to this awsome technique!!)
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doktor-plague · 9 months ago
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I love how visible mending is becoming popular and people are lovingly mending their clothes, but I KNOW that very soon fast fashion will catch unto that and make clothes that look like they were mended even though they’re brand new
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solarpunk-century · 9 months ago
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saving what you have: visible mending
Visible mending is a way to fix clothes with holes in a decorative way. Instead of trying to make the mend invisible as possible, it can be fun and creative to hi light the tears and holes with stitching that adds to the garment. I think this method is super cool to repair clothes you may really want to keep but also make more beautiful.
There are many techniques to mending clothes and here are some popular techniques that will help you save your clothes and also reduce your consumption of fast-fashon!
darning
The embroidery technique used to repair holes in fabric by using running stitches and thread woven in-between those stitches to repair a hole. If you’re interested in employing this stitch, check out this awesome darning tutorial by Evelyn Wood!
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sashiko
This type of traditional Japanese mending practice is used to reinforce the strength of fabric as well as decorate. It is a great solution for mending holes with patches and well to reinforce thinning fabric! For learning the basics of Sashiko there is a wonderful beginners tutorial by Benzie Design.
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patches
Patches are very versatile when used for repairing clothes. You can sew it over a hole in your fabric or you can also so the patch in the inside to have it peek out. There is a great tutorial for custom DIY patches by wastelesscrafts and Creating with misp has a tutorial on mending with a peek-through patch. 
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happy mending!
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umabloomer · 4 months ago
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Mending experiment
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creativeanchorage2 · 13 days ago
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Visible mending by Katrina Sánchez
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ramyeonpng · 2 months ago
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Mended a tear in my jeans with some floral embroidery.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Visiblemending/comments/uwnjnx/mended_a_tear_in_my_jeans_with_some_floral/
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yuzudoodlies · 2 months ago
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for anyone interested in mending, i recommend the speedweve (or other darning loom brand) for patching up holes in clothes!!
it's easy to use and fun, you can make cool patterns with it :D and extending the lifespan of your clothes is good for saving money and the environment too
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it looks like this and you can get different sizes (usually 12 pin, 14 pin or 28 pin) and i found 12 is perfect for darning socks. it's about $10 on amazon, but if you're like me and try to avoid using amazon there are other sites too, like this one (where i got the image from), but they can be a bit more expensive... it's worth looking around to get one for a good price
i've only done socks so far but here are some pics of what i've done (the patch in the first pic's not great but it was one of my first attempts!!):
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you can find tutorials like this on youtube and patterns on blogs like this
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corn-orb · 6 months ago
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my first visible mend on a long sleeve plaid shirt my boyfriend thrifted years ago. he originally sewed this hole back together with embroidery floss a while back, which ripped back open on this thin fabric. it's got a few more holes that need to be mended but im very happy with how its looking so far
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zugziggyozog · 14 days ago
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Ripped my jeans on a rock, on holiday. So, its like a souvenir of the trip.
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historybizarre · 3 months ago
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Far more expert mending is evident on a woman’s pocket made in the early 18th century by a certain Miss Rolland of Burnside in Fife....
Miss Burnside’s pocket is made of homespun white linen, embroidered in wool with pink and blue flowers. On closer examination we can see that the pocket has been well used. A number of splits around the opening have been mended with carefully applied patches on the reverse, attached with tiny, regular stitches. Probably by Miss Burnside herself. She must have continued to use the pocket over a number of years.
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mesterspets · a month ago
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Mending like a piece of art!
This shirt is the same age as me and has seen some things. But it’s still going.
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rose-honey-lemonade · 4 months ago
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Ripped my overalls at work yesterday :( but that just means I had an excuse to do some cute visible mending 🥰
✨🌟🌙🌟✨
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peppermintprism · 8 months ago
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My sister got me embroidery thread for my birthday earlier this week so I tried my hand at visible mending for the first time today. Covered a tiny tear in my pants leg with this little leaf pattern. 🍃 Thanks to @wastelesscrafts for being my inspiration to try this sort of thing. 🪡
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punk-stitches · 17 days ago
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Visible Mending
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Based in the Japanese art of Sashiko embroidery, visible mending is an art form that embraces the wear and tear on garments, turning them into their own art. Mending is a skill that has gotten a bit lost amongst industrialization and fast fashion, but it's an incredibly important life skill that is ! It extends the life of your clothes, saves you money, and is a form of self-expression.
Traditional Sashiko is done using running or single stitches in white or blue thread on indigo-dyed fabric, there are many traditional motifs and forms created through the manipulation of the main stitches. While modern Sashiko and visible mending mix colours, patterns, and stitches. Sashiko artists use specific needles and threads on cotton fabric, but visible mending can be done with any needles and threads on any material.
My mending journey started with wool socks, which are expensive these days, but in my opinion are the very best socks for brutal winters. I had several pairs of socks or knit slippers from my late-aunt, which they were the last pieces she made me and so, I taught myself how to mend! To me, mending embraces the history of the garment, the maker, and you, the wearer. Personally, my favourite type of visible mending uses whatever scraps I have in the same colour as the garment stitched using contrast threads, such as the red and black in the second photo. Although, if you want a more subtler mend, the greens and blues of the first photo strike a nice balance.
Links to learn more:
Wada, Yoshiko Iwamoto, “Boro no Bi : Beauty in Humility—Repaired Cotton Rags of Old Japan” (2004). Textile Society of America 9th Biennial Symposium. 458.
Visible Mending - MEND!
Sayraphim Lothian author of Guerilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance. (Very good if you are like me and prefer a physical guide).
Caldecott, Sophie. “A Beginner’s Guide to Mending Your Clothing” (2021). Sustainably Chic.
EGA. “Introduction to Visible Mending” (2020). Embroiderers’ Guild of America.
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yamino · 4 months ago
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Did my first visible mending project tonight! 🧡💙💚
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