Sewing

Visible Mending is a process of repairing fabrics that doesn’t attempt to hide the repairs made. Instead, the repair itself brings character and identity to what is being brought back to life. If you wish to recreate any of the repairs shown below, first read our blog post on basic clothing repair! This will give you a good overview of basic repairs. Once finished, return to this post.

Basic Clothing Tear Repair   You find your favorite shirt has a hole in it. What now? During shelter-in-place you may not get the chance to go to a store to buy new clothes, and with financial instability it might not be an option. Luckily, there is a time-tested fix for fabric wear-and-tear: hand sewing! All you need is a needle and thread for most repairs, but...

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How to Make A Fabric Mask   Items needed: 1 Bias tape Jig (contact us to get one!) 1 Pleating jig (contact us to get one!) 1 pattern   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IcNImiYy8oKqauyKGso5hcDRjkgM3YFfxHZq5LGknwM/edit?usp=sharing  Sewing materials (thread, a sewing machine, scissors) An iron 100% cotton (If it is for non medical use, you can use the fabric from an old Tshirt!) For reference: 1 yard of fabric yields about 4 masks   Resources: How to...

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