Tag: mending

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Cuff Alterations: Sewing Logistics

A client recently requested that I shorten the sleeves on a faux leather jacket. In all, I needed to remove about 3″ from the length. Making these sorts of alterations on a lined garment presents some challenges. Since the original … Read More

The finished cover.

DIY: Sleeveboard Cover

As much as i love using vintage sewing supplies, sometimes they need a little love. My sleeveboard’s fabric cover was wearing through at the edges, so I decided to make a new one. Using the old cover as a pattern, … Read More

Under - patched holes will see these overalls work another day.

WIP: Mending work overalls

A mending job to keep a well loved pair of carpenter’s overalls in use a little longer. These were originally well made workmen’s overalls but have seen a lot of action. I under-patched the larger tears by hand stitching around … Read More