Mend Those Jeans With a Sashiko-Inspired Stitch


Remember when I confessed that I hated mending?

It’s true!

In the past, when I glanced at my mending basket, I’d hear those high-pitched horror movie violins and run the other way.

I know it’s weird, for as much I enjoy sewing and refashioning, that I would fear mending so much.

But today, those violins are starting to play a different tune.

Today, I started to LOVE mending.

Today, I’m mending with a Sashiko inspired stitch and I liked it!





Click here for the complete directions on how to mend using a Sashiko inspired stitch.

Happy Mending!!!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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12 Responses to Mend Those Jeans With a Sashiko-Inspired Stitch

  1. Deborah Likens says:

    Oh my goodness! About a year ago an artist friend showed me how she had mended her jeans like this. I even went to the thrift store and bought a pair of jeans to mend. I hate hand work soooo much that I never did it.
    I know why I hate it , because I never perfected it enough to like my work. Even as a young seamstress I avoided it like the plague and then when I had my alteration business I wouldn’t take work if there was a lot of hand work.
    JUST last week I told myself I needed to get over it and practice, but couldn’t remember what this style was called and my artist friend had moved ( though I had planned in tracking her down).
    And lo and behold! You have again come to my rescue! I can’t wait to try it!!

  2. Susan Luke says:

    Always a class act…even in mending!! Love it!

  3. That is adorable. Or if the jeans were mended for your son, that is “cool.”

  4. Kelly O says:

    Beth– your post is exactly what I needed in my life right now. I purchased some sashiko supplies last year to mend a friend’s sweater that I have had FOREVER, but I keep chickening out. Sashiko mending seemed so complicated with so many pattern options. Your very detailed tutorial proves to me I need to tackle this project tonight! Thank-you. I love your blog, and this post has truly inspired me.

  5. I only discovered Sashiko in August 2016 and since then I have been so enthralled with working it. I have so far completed 2 different jackets and am currently working on a small bag… it’s not going to stop! So glad others are also finding this joy. It fits in so well with the reuse/repair bandwagon, yes? If you want to check out what I have done find me on FB Creative Oneders (yes, like the movie ‘that thing you do’)

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