Tag Archives: Mending

DMC Patch Art Kit – Review

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

   

Has your mending pile gotten out of hand? These DMC Patch Kits offer a clever twist to mending by using felt to create cute and unique patches directly onto the clothing. Each kit includes all the supplies you need to make several patches.

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Mending With Felt

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have a mending pile that’s grown too large? Felt is an excellent fiber to mend your clothes. Since the edges don’t fray when cut, beginning sewers can flex their creativity while patching up holes. Instead of trying to hide the patch, you can have fun using shapes to enhance your clothing. This tutorial will show you several ways to mend using felt.

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Beginner Boro

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Boro embroidery has its roots in Japan. It involves using a running stitch to secure a patch over an existing piece of fabric in need of repair. As clothes were repeatedly patched, they were transformed into completely embroidered garments. Though intricate design examples can seem intimidating, Boro is essentially a simple stitch repeated over and over. This tutorial will teach you how to repair a piece of fabric using this technique.

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Patching Pants

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Clothing naturally rips or tears over time but that doesn’t mean it’s destined for the trash bin. Tears near inside seams can be tricky to repair discreetly. By using fabric with bold colors or patterns, you can repair clothes by giving them a stylish upgrade. This tutorial will show you how to patch your clothing while also making the repairs look like an upcycled design choice.

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