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Mending with Embroidered Applique

 
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Here is a fun technique for mending fabric items.  Pin pieces of patterned fabric over the hole and attach with embroidery floss.  You can use any stitch you like; I enjoy little seed stitches because they give an interesting texture while alllowing the fabric to show through.  You can use abstract designs or motifs cut from scrap fabric.  Here I'm repairing a rip in a little nylon bag, as well as covering up an ugly logo, using cotton quilting fabrics:

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Fabric pieces pinned in place
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This is pretty cool. Ive been learning things like sashiko, boro, and rag clothes as inspiration. Mending clothing needs to come back in a big way
There's a couple of Goodwill Outlets near me where they sell the clothes by the pound and I've found some great fabric to cut up.
 
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