as a girl who loves making and was bought up to mend things, i am so pleased that the make do and mend movement in the UK has caught on again and that people seem to be thinking twice before they chuck stuff out.
as a sewing teacher i am lucky to be able to pass on valuable repair skills such as sewing on buttons, hemming and patching. I do many alterations at home for my family and a fair bit of patching for my husband who has a nak of splitting his jeans across the seat.
A few weeks ago in the field at my local Food CSA i ripped my skirt on a bit of barbed wire which left a small hole. Inspired by the vouge in visible mending and using gold thread to repair i used a piece of gold silk dupion to make a heart shape backed with a fusible web.
I pressed the small golden heart over the hole and stitched over it using freemotion stitching on my sewing machine.
i was really happy with the result and when i showed it to my youngest, she smiled and said to me, 'mum, you have a heart of gold' ; ) aww x