Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching

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Storey Publishing, Mar 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
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Welcome to the new face of mending! Don’t hide patches — make them into bold, beautiful embellishments. Repair holes with colorful thread and a creative darning stitch, or use fun embroidery to bring new life to a stained shirt. With detailed step-by-step photography, Kristin Roach teaches you a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand and machine sewing. Revive your wardrobe with these traditional mending techniques to make worn-out clothing not just wearable, but better than ever. 
 

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What a neat book! Filled with the basics and beyond, Mend it Better is a toolbox for anyone who's hesitated to get rid of something previously loved just because it's stained, has a hole, is a bit ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
CHAPTER 1 Mending Then and Now
13
CHAPTER 2 Mending Tool Kit
23
CHAPTER 3 Stitch Smarts
43
CHAPTER 4 Patchwork
59
CHAPTER 5 Surface Fixes
75
CHAPTER 6 Seam Fixes
85
CHAPTER 7 Straight Hems
97
CHAPTER 11 Zippers
153
CHAPTER 12 Getting Fancy
163
CHAPTER 13 Decorative Accents
179
CHAPTER 14 Care and Prevention
193
Resources
208
Glossary
209
Project Contributors
212
Metric Conversions
216

CHAPTER 8 Around the Waist
109
CHAPTER 9 Darning
119
CHAPTER 10 Fasteners and Closures
137

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Kristin M. Roach, creator of the popular website Craft Leftovers, is the author of Mend It Better. She enjoys teaching art classes, organizing community art programs, and inspiring others to live creatively. Her designs have been featured in a variety of publications, including Interweave Knits, KnitScene, Craft, and the book Button It Up, by Susan Beal.

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