Written by Lília
We all have t-shirts with tears, socks with holes in the heel, jeans torn from the friction between our thighs. You get the idea. Most of the time, the garments we’ve loved to death are all still very wearable, if not for those pesky details. So, what can we do to make our clothes last longer?
Inspired by my blog post about the lack of sustainability in the fast fashion world, I decided to share some tools to mend your clothes – if that’s how you lean. My experience has been that if you can mend the clothes you love, you will actually do it. Going to a tailor has become expensive, so why not try your own hand at mending? You might even discover a passion for it, as I did when I started making my own clothes.
Before I learned how to sew, I would simply throw away perfectly good jeans because they would be threadbare between the legs. Now that I know how to fix them, thinking about mending is an extension of sewing. The wonder of mending is that you don’t really need to know how to sew clothes. It helps, but it’s not a necessity. You do need to learn some techniques, but they will go a long way in preserving most of your wardrobe.
Some examples of what we’ve been mending at ABC: