Tag: visible mending

More Visible Mending! This time, socks

When I went to Quiltcon back in February, I brought along with me some visible mending I needed to do. I had a lot of people come up to me and ask me why I was mending socks?? I mean, isn’t it just easier to go buy more? Well, maybe. But the truth is that I knit these socks myself, years ago, and I love them. And since I rarely knit anymore because it causesContinue reading

Visible Mending | Hemming Jeans

I’ve started clothes shopping pretty exclusively at thrift stores, especially for jeans. I often find jeans in great condition for just a couple of bucks. Knowing the ecological cost of producing jeans, buying them secondhand makes me very happy. Not only that, but I’ve found myself much more likely to use them, wear them out, and get them dirty when I only spent a handful of dollars. The “fear” of ruining good jeans goes away!Continue reading

Hand Embroidered Converse Shoes | A Makeover

I’ve seen quite a few embroidered pairs of chucks out there, but most of them feature flowers. Although I enjoy flowers as much as the next girl, I was looking for something a bit different from the norm. My absolute favorite fabric I’ve ever had is a print called Mystery Food by Sara Watts, which features whimsical octopi. I chose this as my starting point. Although you can buy the embroidery pattern for the octopusContinue reading

Visible Mended Jeans | A Finished Project

I’m a big fan of taking care of your belongings and making them last as long as you can, it is something that Jason and I try to live out every day. Jason’s computer is 14 years old, our TV is at least 10 years old, and we have a lot of vintage items found in thrift stores in our house that we use on a daily basis. When possible, buy used, and when notContinue reading