It’s unavoidable that our clothing wears out over time. However, rather than tossing them away when this occurs, try your hand at fixing them! Take a look at some of the fixes posted in the Visible Mending online community if you’re unsure how to do it or want some inspiration.
Users are posting photos of the most inventive ways they’ve given their old or torn items a new lease of life, and it’s remarkable what people can do just a needle and thread.
#1 I Have No Clue What I’m Doing, But I Fixed My Sweater, Someone Be Proud Of Me
#2 Make A Panda When Life Gives You A Hole In Your Left Elbow
#3 Whenever this dress gets a stain, I use fabric markers to cover it up.
#4 Stupid Things I Like To Sew On My Boyfriend’s Clothes When He Asks Me To Med Them
#5 My Jeans Rip On The Left Knee Every Time. I Thought They Deserved A Nice Mending Because They Are My Favorite.
#6 Patagonia Jacket that has been upcycled and mended! What are your thoughts on this?
#7 This is my first time mending, so I’m hoping it holds up!
#8 My First Semi-Invisible Swiss Darning Attempts!
#9 For his knee repair, my child requested “Flames in Space.”
#10 I Bleached A Brand New Hoodie By Accident. This is also my first attempt at embroidery!