Visible Mending: 7 Beautiful Ways to Give Your Clothes New Life


Mending has been around forever, but with the rise of cheap, fast fashion, it seemed silly to mend when you could just go get something new. However, that frame of mind was filling up our landfills with throwaway textiles faster than we could say, “I want some new clothes!” Luckily, there are some new cowboys in town starting a fashion revolution who want to help you see that mending is not only beautiful but it can also be simple, fun and green by using visible mending techniques, such as Japanese Sashiko (or boro), embroidery, patches and some other simple sewing projects. Even first-time menders and upcycling stitchers will want to show off their mending and post “#visiblemending” on their social media for everyone to see.

Mend With Embroidery

visible mending with embroidery
visible mending with embroidery

Sashiko Mending

visible mending with sashiko
visible mending with sashiko

Patch a Sweater

visible mending a sweater
visible mending a sweater

Make Pants Fit Again

visible mending a too-small pair of pants
visible mending a too-small pair of pants

Bleach Can Work Miracles

visible mending with bleach
visible mending with bleach

Make a Too-Small Skirt a Bigger Size

visible mending a too small skirt
visible mending a too small skirt

Mend a Shirt That’s Busting at the Seams

visible mending a too small shirt
visible mending a too small shirt
visible mending a too small shirt

Click here to see the step-by-step tutorials for all of these visible mending techniques.

Happy Mending!

Beth

For more refashion and sewing tutorials, click here.

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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2 Responses to Visible Mending: 7 Beautiful Ways to Give Your Clothes New Life

  1. Howard Butts Bearco says:

    Great ideas, all my cloths need patches. Keep those emails coming❤️👍🙈😎🎶

    Sent from my iPhone

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