Making Do

7 Responses

  1. I might be able to put you in business with a canner. I picked an OLD one up today at the depot for $1 but I am testing in right now to make sure there are no holes.

  2. Leslie says:

    To repair your cami, an idea might be to applique something over the hole. Little flowers or whatever can be found cheaply in the sewing department — or create one from cutting a design piece of your choice from a print fabric. Turn it into art and it won’t seem so much like mending.
    I’m a new reader, enjoying your blog v. much. Thank you for it.

  3. Juhli says:

    I often mend knit tops as a few threads unraveling should not mean the end of the entire garment. Good luck with this one.

  4. Newlyfrugal says:

    Hemming the shirt up one inch would be the smart thing to do if you don’t like to tuck in. I find that shirts are more comfortable untucked.

    Another option: take your shirt to the local tailor shop and ask them how much they charge to reweave the hole. They can try to find thread color that approximates the shirt color. Afterwards, it may not be noticeable and the hole is stopped from spreading. I worked in a tailor shop during high school and we charged $3 to $5 for small holes. Of course, if you shorten the shirt by one inch yourself, you pay nothing.

  5. Lisa says:

    It sounds like giving your shirt a quick hem would be the way to go. I’m a kindred spirit and new reader of your blog. There are so many ways that I make do…I mend,darn, repair, substitute, improvise, do without, make my own, grow stuff, compost…you name it and I do it!

  6. annabelle says:

    I like the idea of covering it with a little patterned patch. I’m such a bad sewer, if I tried to mend it invisibly, it would look terrible, so my tendency would be to cover it with a piece of patterned fabric or a cute patch, so it looks intentional. Like it always had a pattern on it.

    Or you can always try darning it, like a sock?

  7. Thank you for the reminder! I need to go on the hunt for another canner! :-) Thanks for all your great ideas, and the sauerkraut recipe, too. I’m always inspired when I come here!


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