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Visible Mending for Beginners: How to Mend Knitted Fabrics and Other Materials With an Artistic Touch

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Visible Mending for Beginners: How to Mend Knitted Fabrics and Other Materials With an Artistic Touch

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If you want to learn how to mend your favorite denim and knitwear, without using the same boring 'zig-zag' pattern, then read on…

Have you ripped your favorite jeans and are desperate not to throw them away?

Are you thinking, 'What do I do now?', when you discover a hole in your favorite sweater?

Are you tired of using the same zig-zag pattern for all mending?

Are you tired of using ugly iron patches on your clothes?

The solution to your problems is here.

Taught below are some of the most effective mending techniques that will satisfy your mending needs.

They will teach you how to update clothing that may have a hole or rip, and help you end up with something timely and fashionable!

If you sew at all, you can recycle clothing and end up looking really in tune with fashion for a lot less than buying mass-produced clothing.

All you have to do is learn the techniques inside.

Inside this book you will discover:

• How to mend your favorite denim (and avoid cutting them into shorts) using the 'sashiko' method 

• How to patch jeans while keeping the distressed look

• The secret to incorporating doilies and other frills into your denim

• How to hem jeans while keeping the original hem

• 10 handy 'hacks' to avoid small mistakes and snags while mending

• How to mend rips in clothing with the best technique that hardly shows

• A versatile and robust mending technique that can repair your favorite sweater and socks

• 1 mending technique that blends both mending and embroidery, giving you the best of both worlds

• 2 special tools to use when darning your socks

• 1 simple but crucial tip that will make patching denim easier for you

• The #1 stitching technique you should use when repairing pillowcases

• The secret to finding and mending thrift store clothing

• A mending technique from India, that is considered a 'dying art', and could be lost to the ages within our lifetime (it is also perfect for mending your socks)

Save yourself from throwing out any more of your clothes into the trash.

If you want to save your 'favorite pair of jeans' or mend the sweater that is the comfiest one ever then take action and buy this book

P.S. Most people regret throwing out their favorite piece of clothing, after realizing that it could have been given a new life with mending. Learn before it's too late.

Aug 15, 2019

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Visible Mending for Beginners - Gina Harper

Visible Mending for Beginners

Gina Harper

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By reading this document, the reader agrees that under no circumstances is the author responsible for any losses, direct or indirect, that are incurred as a result of the use of information contained within this document, including, but not limited to, errors, omissions, or inaccuracies.

Table Of Contents


Chapter 1:  Stitches

The Basics

The sewing box

Satin Stitch

The Technique


The Best Fabrics for Satin Stitch

Duplicate Stitch

The Technique

Invisible Stitch

The Technique for Sewing a Pillowcase


Cross Stitch

The Technique


Eyelet Stitch

The Technique

Rice Stitch

The Technique

Chapter 2: How to Darn

Helpful Tips for Darning for Beginners

Buttons and boutonnieres

Quick troubleshooting

Basic Darning

Darn a Hemline

Pattern Darning

The Technique

Mending the Holes in Your Favorite Sweater

Technique 1

The Technique

Technique 2

The Technique

Darning a Sock

The Technique

When the sock has thinned out


The Technique

5 Darning Tools

Darning Egg

How to use it?

Darning Mushroom

Tape measure

Marker pen

Tailor's scissors

Chapter 3: Patching Denim

Repairing Holes

Fixing the Crotch

Adding Fabric to the Crotch

Use a fusible fabric

Sewing a Piece of Fabric to Repair a Larger Hole

Sashiko Technique

The Technique

Adding to Your Jeans

The Technique

Hemming Jeans

Keep the original hem

Create a new hem

How to make DIY Ripped jeans


How to make DIY Frayed jeans

Why should you NOT wash your jeans?

Chapter 4: How to mend and style thrift store finds


Chapter 5- 10 Sewing Tips!

Tip 1: Do not look at the needle

Tip 2: Define your creative project

Tip 3: Work on things you know you will like

Tip 4: Take your time

Tip 5: Draw a line with chalk

Tip 6: Train yourself

Tip 7: Prepare your fabric

Tip 8: Using a magnetic stitching guide

Tip 9: Move your needle

Tip 10: Get started!



Mending is the sewing of a cloth or clothing that is pierced or torn. Do you, too, have torn clothes that you would like to sew? If so, you will find what you are looking for in this book. While it is easy to find videos and visual guides on how to mend, there are not many written manuals about visible mending.

In this book, I will go over different mending methods and explain what you can do and how you can do it in detail. You will find lists of necessary equipment, steps to be followed to mend in different styles, and solutions to hide the mending. You will also learn about stitching distressed jeans, repairing socks, hemming jeans, and many more things.

The following chapters are all about versatile ways to mend different fabrics. It is true that a sewing machine is one of the most important investments in a seamstress's life. But when you are a beginner

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