Mending Matters

Mending Matters

Stitch, Patch, and Repair your Favorite Denim & More

Book - 2018
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Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold--but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.
Publisher: New York :, Abrams,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781419729478
Branch Call Number: 646.6 RO
Characteristics: 222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Take this time to learn how to mend your own clothes. It's a skill that might come in handy during the apocalypse.

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Nov 28, 2019

Not for mending; more for a change in outlook and different lifestyle. If you are looking for actual ways to mend denim then pls don't refer to this one. Dissappointed !

missteahaze Jun 27, 2019

This book isn't really about mending. It's about a concept called Slow Fashion, which is creating new looks out of old items and slowing your fashion consumption. That's great - but I was looking for a book that would have really cool mending techniques. This book only has a few, and all of them are "fashion-y," meaning they look kinda cool on the page, but would probably mark me as a Person To Be Avoided if worn out in pubic. If Slow Fashion is your jam, this book is for you. But if you're looking to "stitch, patch, and repair" your favorite denim, look somewhere else.

scorpio_on_fire Apr 17, 2019

Make your favourite pair of jeans last longer. A robust form of darning which has its roots in Japan. Decorative and funky!

nwhite1 Nov 08, 2018

Great way to reduce our waste - mending does matter!


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