Week 29 challenge | Clothing repairs

favourite pair of jeans? Let’s fix that. Your go-to sweater needing some TLC? Let’s do a little work to make your clothing last longer.

Here are a few basic tips to repair your clothes:

How to fix ripped jeans.

No matter your skill level, you can repair a pair of jeans by using a sewing machine, an iron-on patch or hand stitching. Your jeans will have new life in no time. Did you know that there’s a masterclass article on this topic? Yup. Learn how to repair your favourite jeans.

How to prevent and fix pilling.

Pilling can happen to clothing overtime. But no need to put that pilled sweater in a landfill. Simply un-pill and keep on wearing it! All you need to do is pick or brush the pilling off by hand or with a fabric or pill shaver. Learn more about preventing and fixing pilling.

Button repair.

Loose or missing buttons on your shirt? Pick up some thread and a sewing needle and make that top good as new. Learn how to do a simple button repair.

Did you try this challenge? Post a photo of your handiwork on social media with the hashtag #thrifty50 and tag us with @MCCThrift. We'd love to see how you're doing!

Until next Wednesday,
Lori Giesbrecht
MCC Thrift

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