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Make Do and Mend: a Hero in my house!


Restoring the blogging pattern with Tuesday being craft related; here’s a story with a happy ending!

The man in the house has many talents. I think the observant among you will already have spotted him in lots of jeopardy.

He likes nothing more that wrangling bees, climbing on roofs and going underwater.


But this means only one thing.

He’s a bit hard on his trousers!

Now he had a favourite pair of shorts. In fact this is a tale of two shorts!


But the ‘arse’ is hanging out of them!

Now we could just throw them away or turn them into rags or shorten them.

Not sure that’s a good idea!


HE set to work.


First he cut some bonding iron-on and a patch of black fabric from another pair of shorts.

He turned in the edges to stop the fabric from fraying.

Then he used the sewing machine to reinforce the edge of the fabric and to tighten up on the patch edges too.


As you can see the shorts are back in action already!


He’s also fixed his bee jacket recently.


I figured another benefit from sharing this post is if anyone requests mending they can do it themselves!


10 comments on “Make Do and Mend: a Hero in my house!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    April 29, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    lovely post Liz


  2. quarteracrelifestyle
    April 29, 2014

    Oh, I love this šŸ™‚ To see a man mending his own clothes, priceless šŸ™‚ I taught all our boys how to mend their own clothes because they would come home with ripped shirts, no buttons, torn pockets….I told them if they thought it was ok to treat their uniforms that way that I struggled financially to buy (5 teenagers at one stage) they could do the mending of them. Soon fixed that problem – but I am yet to see Roger mending and he is hard on his clothes too.


  3. Anne Lene
    April 29, 2014

    Yes you did, picked a good one šŸ™‚ I like it when a man can fix his own stuff…


  4. bmary
    April 29, 2014

    Nice! I just had to *ahem* mend someone’s pants that were in dire straights. I didn’t mind at all, but this is, as it has been said, pretty priceless!


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