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Mend Clothing Without a Sewing Machine

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Mend Clothing Without a Sewing Machine

Mending isn’t just a great way to save money — it’s more eco-friendly than replacing a perfectly wearable garment that has a small flaw.

We talked not too long ago about some simple mending techniques. There was great feedback in the comments, so I thought it would be fun to revisit the topic with some additional information.

Several people mentioned that they didn’t own a sewing machine, so they couldn’t mend their clothing, and I’m so glad you brought that up! While a machine definitely makes things go more quickly, you can absolutely sew without a machine.

You also mentioned wanting a tutorial on how to repair a busted zipper, and I’ve got you covered there, too.

>>Next: Sew a basic stitch by hand.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by trekkyandy

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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4:31AM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

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11:52PM PDT on May 1, 2012

old info but good info.thanx

9:38AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

I haven't got room for a sewing machine - and don't really understand them anyway, so I'll be keeping hold of this article. Thank you - and to Brenda for that sensible piece of advice!

12:52PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

I've always tried to stitch things up but they always look a bit off, so thanks for the real professional stitch-up advice!

3:02PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

I enjoy mending by hand..thanks for the info..

10:15PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011

tks.

5:32AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

I do not have a machine and i do mend often but i hate sewing. my mother was an expert.

3:31AM PDT on May 18, 2011

thanks

8:26AM PDT on May 7, 2011

Thanks been doing it this way for years. Never fails.

7:35AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

Keep some threads ready on a nnedle, then you can mend things quickly!

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