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Denim Mending for Beginners: Patch and Repair your Favorite Denim with Classic Japanese Stitching

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Denim Mending for Beginners: Patch and Repair your Favorite Denim with Classic Japanese Stitching

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Jun 7, 2019


If you want to save your denim from the trash pile, and give it a cool and trendy twist, then keep reading...

Are you looking to mend your denim, but don't where to start?

Have your favorite jeans worn down, and you're afraid that you will have to let them go?

Are you looking to give your old denim or thrift store find a fresh breath of life?

I will share my secrets to mending denim effectively and easily, by using beginner friendly stitching techniques.

In this book you will discover:

• The biggest mistake you are making when choosing a fabric to patch your denim

• How to mend denim easily by hand, even if it is your first time, by using 3 classic Japanese stitching techniques

A 9-step patching technique, to help you make the perfect patch and design for your denim

• How to re-enforce the inner thigh of your jeans, with a simple but effective 8-step method

• 1 secret tool that will make stitching denim easy, even if it's your first time

• 10 jean repair 'hacks' that will breathe new life into your worn jeans

1 jean repair 'pro-tip' that professional jean tailors will never reveal to you (Chapter 5)

Mending is an opportunity to let your creativity flourish. 

You can even experiment with jeans that you find at thrift stores, to create some unique and interesting garments!

Here are the answers to some questions you might have about this book:

Q: Are the techniques taught in this book effective in mending denim?

A: Yes. The techniques I teach are proven time and again to produce versatile and trendy stitches, especially on denim. You can give your denim a new lease of life with the secrets inside this book.

Q: Does the author have experience stitching and patching denim?

A: As a mother of two teenagers, I have had the experience of not only repairing denim for them, but to also add their 'young' tastes into my own denim with Japanese stitching that I teach in this book. 

I have implemented them several times and I'm sure you will benefit from them.

Q: I have never done stitching on denim before. Will this book make it be easy for me to get started?

A: Mending is quick and easy. With the guidelines mentioned in this book, you could be finished repairing your denim within a couple of hours. Even someone with no experience can implement these techniques.

Hurry before it is too late and you have to toss your favorite denim into the trash pile!

Take action and buy this book now!

Jun 7, 2019

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Denim Mending for Beginners

Patch and Repair Your Favorite Denim with Classic Japanese Stitching

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The content contained within this book may not be reproduced, duplicated or transmitted without direct written permission from the author or the publisher.

Under no circumstances will any blame or legal responsibility be held against the publisher, or author, for any damages, reparation, or monetary loss due to the information contained within this book. Either directly or indirectly.

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Table of Contents

Jikoshoukai: The Introduction

Chapter 1 - Tsuru: The Tools

Tools of the Trade

Chapter 2 - Sashiko: The Little Stabs

Materials Required

The Right Fabric


Getting to Work

Chapter 3 - Kantha: The Patched Cloth

Materials Required

Fabric for Kantha


Getting to Work

Chapter 4 - Boro: The Repaired

Materials Required



Getting to Work

Chapter 5 - Patchi: The Patch

Choosing the Fabric





Fabric Mistakes

Chapter 6 - Yoeki: The Solution

Should you put the patch inside or outside the hole?

Should you make the patch bigger than the hole?

Should you make extra stitches around the repair area?

How to reinforce the inner thigh of your jeans?

10 Jean Repair Hacks

Ketsuron: The Conclusion

Jikoshoukai: The Introduction

People have been sewing for a very long time.

20,000 years ago, during the Ice Age, someone decided that punching a hole through needles and running threads through them seemed like a good way to sew.

They were right.

Archeologists have uncovered needles made of bone and concluded that early humans used them to sew furs and skins. But bone needles required, well, bones. There had to be a better material to utilize.

Fast forward to the year circa 100 B.C. Parts of Northern Europe began to use iron needles. These were sturdier than any previous forms of needles used (bronze was used to make needles around 3,000 B.C., and these had been in use until iron replaced them).

Today, you have sewing needles made from materials such as carbon steel (for that extra durability) and 18K gold (for corrosion resistance and for those who do not mind splurging a little on tools).

It is not just the tools of sewing that have evolved over the years. Even the reason behind the art of sewing has shifted perspective. At one point in time, it was a craft used for necessity. People could not afford to risk sacrificing animals they used as food to mend a torn shirt. These days, sewing has turned into a hobby. It has become a way for people to enjoy an art that requires a considerable amount of skill. It has even become a way to improve your mood and help you relax.

Even technology has helped

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