Wear Your Patches with Pride
Patch, hem, and darn new life into your torn and tired clothing. Kristin Roach’s creative techniques, along with original mending ideas from guest crafters, will inspire you to adjust your hemlines, play with creative stitches, add pops of color with vintage buttons, apply boldly patterned patches, and so much more. Simple step-by-step instructions and basic sewing supplies are all you need to make your worn clothing better than ever. You’ll love the fun and frugality of upcycling!
From Kristin: “Don’t hide that patch, make it a bold, beautiful embellishment! Repair holes with bright thread and a creative darning stitch; revive a stained shirt with fun embroidery! In Mend It Better, I put a new spin on mending by adapting traditional techniques for today’s crafty sewers. With detailed photography to show each step, I teach you a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand stitching and machine sewing. The how-to text is accompanied by dozens of inspiring examples of my own work and that of other craft bloggers and artisans. You’ll love the innovative solutions using appliques, patches, brightly colored accents, and intricate lace details. With Mend It Better, every garment and fabric repair is a chance for self-expression and fabulous creations.”