LastMinuteLucie and the search for time

Sorry, I couldn’t resist that play on words ūüôā

I have designated January as the month for upcycling and repairing as I have a large pile of clothing requiring one or the other and I thought it was about time I got underway!

My newest jeans (bought in July) have started to wear at the top of the inside¬†leg – trousers always wear here which is annoying, but at least it’s fixable.

I used Wenko Stoff-Fix to iron a piece of old blue bandana on the inside of the leg where the holes were beginning. I then tried my best, with ordinary thread to darn the right side of the jeans leg. You can see by the photo that I am not particularly skilled. I just wanted to make it stronger.

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After that I thought why not add a bit of pazzazz to the area, embroidering lighter blue flowers¬†– ok I’m likely to be the only one who knows it’s there, but as Elbert Hubbard said, “Art is not a thing, it is a way.”

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Comments on: "Darn it! January Challenge 1" (3)

  1. […] other January challenge posts : darn it! January challenge 1 […]

  2. […] on the theme of the month, the repair and upcycling basket, next on the agenda¬†was a handbag I bought in a second hand shop in the […]

  3. […] applied the motif using the same powder as I had used to repair my trousers and then I¬†stitched by hand with a running stitch, to make sure it stays […]

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