Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Saved, my favourite jeans..

Hello all, you all doing ok today?
Well what a shock today was..Snow and lots of it..it was very short lived it but the girls were so excited and me and daddy too..Jack dog was outside conducting business at the time and looked like he had dandruff when he came in.
We did our school work and got finished early..had a drama with the Math sheets..Fern was adding them up instead of taking away..she had done quite a few when she realized her mistake..bless she was upset but quickly rectified it.
Now last week my favourite pair of jeans frayed at the top the leg on the inside..i was devastated..but my gorgeous and o so smart husband watched a Youtube tutorial on how to patch jeans with the sewing machine and bingo i have a nice patch and my favourite jeans can be worn for a bit longer.

What it looks like ..but you wont actually see it as its on the inside of my thigh..

The patch inside the leg

What it looks like from behind..

Whilst we had the machine out we also mended a pillow case that had started to come undone and a pair of Iris's pyjama bottoms had ripped..
It gives us both a sense of satisfaction..that 1 its something we mended and 2 it cost us nothing to mend..i like it as a few years back i would have tossed the jeans and bought new ones without thinking twice about it..now however i look forward to mending things so i can get extra use from them and also not have to replace them.
What about you ladies do you get a sense of satisfaction from mending things.
take care
sara

6 comments:

  1. I always do my best to mend things and extend their life. I've mended several pairs of jeans in just the same way as you've shown- I hate buying new jeans, so if I can get more wear of old favourites by adding a patch that's what I do! Hubby mended our 19 year old shed when we moved it to the new allotment.It cost around £20 for materials, but that was far cheaper than buying a new one which would have been £220!!

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    1. Hi..O well done to you and hubby on that great saving by mending..we are doing our shed roof this year and hope to get it done for £50 or under..
      sara

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  2. Oh ... you put me to shame!! I had a similarly placed hole and I threw my jeans in the recycling bin. I should have done this.

    I'm sitting in the corner with a dunce's hat on for the next 30 minutes in penance ;-)

    This weather is weird isn't it, we had hailstones coming down so hard yesterday they hurt when they hit you.

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    1. Ha i would have binned them too if it wasn't for hubby and his amazing patience..make it 10 minutes i can't beat to think of you in a corner..
      My hubby is bald and reckoned they were marbles hitting his head not hail..i say its because he has no padding to cushion the blows..
      sara

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  3. I've done that with my favourite pair and it is lasting well but I have now put a hole in the waist area. Should I give up?

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    1. O good so glad i am not only one..can't you fix the waist bit..i think maybe one day i will end up with a pair of Barbara Jeans from the Good Life..the one where she has 2 pairs of trousers sewn together..
      sara

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