This mending directory includes an envelope of reusable iron-on transfers!
Repair your well-loved clothes beautifully:
Over 50 modern stitch patterns in a variety of styles, from geometric grid-based designs to looser nature-inspired patternsMake stylish repairs with sashiko mending designs that are visible and trendySave money and practice sustainable fashion instead of buying new again and againIron-on templates for applying to fabric patches are included and reusableFor any skill level, with mending patterns organized from beginner to expertStep-by-step diagrams to show you how to recreate each look, as well as stunning photography of every completed project
Transform your favorite pieces from worn-out to wow!
Do you want to make your favorite clothes meaningful and give them new life? Are you intrigued by alternating stars and zigzag stripes? If so, join super-mender Erin Eggenburg as she shows you how to work over 50 fabulous stitch patterns for visible mending.
An inspiring guide to eco-conscious, sustainable fashion, The Mending Directory offers 50 modern stitch patterns and sashiko visible mending designs to inspire you to repair your clothes in stylish and trendy ways without having to consume more clothing.
This 144-page collection of hand-stitched and darned patterns is organized by skill level from beginner to expert, and each includes step-by-step instructions and a gorgeous photograph of the finished pattern. With designs ranging from geometric grids—including diamonds, zigzags, and chevrons—to those in a looser, nature-inspired style such as dandelion clocks, rainbows, and windmills, this is the perfect source of inspiration and instruction for every mending project.
Perfect for both beginners and those with sewing experience, this guide will help you save money, build your sewing and stitching skills, and make stunning fashion statements! The 50 patterns feature a variety of styles for all kinds of wearables. From squares, triangles, and diagonals to flowers, raindrops, stars, hearts, and more, The Mending Directory has something for everyone and every item in need of TLC! Also included are reusable iron-on transfer templates for applying to fabric patches.
Kick fast fashion to the curb and discover beautiful ways to repair and renew your favorite clothes, with The Mending Directory!
From the Publisher
Planning the Mend
When considering surface darning, there are a few simple variations that can change the look of the design to make it bolder or more subtle, such as:
Color choice Pattern of the weave Layering stitches Choosing thread Creating contrast with different yarn weights
Your Guide to Clothing Repair
The Mending Directory offers 50 modern stitch patterns and sashiko visible mending designs to transform your favorite pieces from worn-out to wow!
Perfect for both beginners and those with sewing experience, this guide will help you avoid wasteful fast fasion, build your sewing and stitching skills, and make stunning fashion statements.
Over 50 modern stitch patterns that are organized by skill level, from beginner to expert Includes reusable iron-on transfer templates for fabric patches Mending patterns for a variety of styles for all kinds of wearables Repair your clothes in stylish and trendy ways without having to consume more clothing
Every stitch comes with:
Step-by-step instructionsCorresponding sequenced diagramsA full-page color photograph of the finished mend
From the Basics to the Mends
Get started with a review of the tools and materials you’ll need for hand stitching, as well as a helpful guide to the running stitch.
Step-by-step diagrams will walk you through using iron-on transfers as well has how to patch over the top and the underside of a hole.
Mending Woven Fabrics
Easy-to-follow instructions make it easy to mend woven fabrics with stitches like Squares and Triangles, Paired Diagonals, and Repeating Rainbows (pictured).
Mending Knitted Fabrics
Learn how to mend knitted fabrics with patterns like Graded Squares, Double Weave, Crosses and Stripes (pictured), and Alternating Dashes.
Repair your favorite clothes with beautiful mending techniques! Each sashiko pattern is organized by skill level and feature a variety of styles for all kinds of wearables. From geometric grid-based patterns to charming nature-inspired designs, The Mending Directory has something for everyone and every item in need of TLC!
Publisher : Landauer; First Edition (November 29, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 144 pages
ISBN-10 : 1947163825
ISBN-13 : 978-1947163829
Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
Dimensions : 4.59 x 0.62 x 11.11 inches