Erin Eggenburg's Mending Blog

Mending Project: Wide Legged Levi's & Kimono Scraps

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Mending Project: Wide Legged Levi's & Kimono Scraps

Most of the mending projects I share are pretty extreme examples of patching using sashiko inspired mending techniques. The examples that I share are jeans that I've found while shopping at thrift/secondhand shops and garage sales, where I am wildly excited to find a pair of jeans with excellent natural tears.

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A Mending Story of Unmentionable Areas (Upper Thigh Denim Repair)

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A Mending Story of Unmentionable Areas (Upper Thigh Denim Repair)

Subtle Mends for Unmentionable Areas I teach workshops on visible mending regularly, and by far, the most requested mend is the dreaded crotch repair.  If you are like me, jeans are my favorite article of clothing to wear. And a well fitting pair of jeans is magic, and also tragic when they are in need of repair. And it seems that the upper thigh/crotch area is the first to go.  Why is this always happening?  Well, first of all, your nether regions themselves are not creating these rips in your denim. Particularly if your jeans are a blend, they are...

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Jean Mending Project: Repairing Large Holes with Sashiko & Denim Patches

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Jean Mending Project: Repairing Large Holes with Sashiko & Denim Patches

These jeans with 2 large tears (one in each leg) and some paint splotches might seem like a lost cause. I beg to differ. These jeans are in great shape despite some unfortunate experiences. But where to begin?

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Simple Denim Repair with Visible Mending

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Simple Denim Repair with Visible Mending

Repairing denim with underpatching. This type of mending will work for both small and large holes. It's a simple and fast way to patch jeans with denim patches and hand stitching. 

All you need for this type of denim repair is some extra denim, thread, and a needle. Simple, quick, and a sturdy repair. 

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Repairing Jeans with Oversize Knee Patches and Sashiko Stitching

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Repairing Jeans with Oversize Knee Patches and Sashiko Stitching

This pair of Carhartt jeans was weak in the knees. I added some oversize patches with sashiko style stitching to repair and give this pair of jeans new life.

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