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Where everything is wonderful,
the kettle is always hot,
and your favourite clothes can get the fabulous pampering they deserve
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Spectacular cotton thread. A strong 100% cotton thread that's fantastically coloured and great to sew with, minimal breakage while sewing and totally plastic free :)
I used the Hot Hemmer recently to shorten pants (the woes of being short!) and it made the job so much easier and quicker. It's definitely saved my sanity as hemming was not a favourite job.
This is awesome! I'm new to thimbles and ive tried a couple but this one grips on the side of finger with silicone section. Fits well!
If you wear - and wear out - denim jeans, you need this in your kit. The variegated thread creates a strong, almost invisible repair on any similarly-coloured fabric, perfect for rips, holes, and worn areas. But considering how useful this thread is, it's astonishingly difficult to get hold of. So it's well worth adding a spool to your order in whichever colour best suits your jeans (I find the medium is most versatile, especially for worn denim). Highly recommended!
Mending with this thread is so much fun. I added a third, unnecessary Sashiko circle to my first mend, just to balance things out.
I’m not sure what I was expecting but I’ll admit to being underwhelmed when I first unwrapped the hot hemmer. I needn’t have worried. It is a fantastic little tool that makes ironing a precise hem much faster and more accurate. It looks small but is a great size to iron with. I don’t know how I got by without it!
Fabulous material to work with. I mended my beautiful old bamboo socks which apart from wear hole underneath are like new. I can now wear them again with that feeling of new socks. It's very satisfying to mend one's own clothing!
This really is a helpful, useful, clever book. I did know a little about basic mending before I discovered it, but it's expanded my horizons quite radically now. My very excellent dry cleaning service in Brisbane has a repairs and alteration service to die for, and I showed them Erin's book to get their take on it. The owner was genuinely impressed and has ordered her own copy. It's given her some fabulous, creative ideas for precious garments of her own, as well as advice for special customers. And this is a consummate professional who adores good clothes! If you care about looking after your belongings, and, most importantly, our beautiful but beleaguered planet, Modern Mending is a wonderful book to have on hand. Or paw. Because my cat loves it too and its fabulous photos and wit and wisdom. Anything that encourages us to sit quietly, do some gentle, soul-healing mending and spend tranquil time with furry (or other) family members has to make any home happier, and that includes our planet!
Huge amount of wool, cleverly packaged, and much cheaper than well known chain stores.
Like many other reviewers I picked this up at the library and now have my own reference copy. Really clear and detailed instructions on how to mend many different types of damage and wear to fabric, with results that look polished and cool. A great resource if, like me, you are concerned about sustainability and wastage, buy and repair a lot of secondhand items, or are just super hard on your clothes. Only had it for a little while before I had to return it but used tips from this this to mend a few things on an epic mending weekend and results were great. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3666579470
The kind of book you want to immediately buy for everyone you know.
Erin's enthusiasm for mending is contagious. The book and the course demystify mending techniques with very clear instructions and a wealth of tips and tricks. But more importantly, she has changed the way I think of mending from being a chore to a creative opportunity and something I actually look forward to.
I love this book. It has very practical, easy to follow techniques, and some great ideas that are sure to inspire more great mends. I also love that she recommends making a cup of tea before each project. That is my kind of book!
This is the best shop. I don't even like shopping (online or otherwise) but I spend more time than I care to admit browsing modernmending.com. The photos are clear and product descriptions are spot on, including realistic advice (see description for the needle books). I bought some needles, wool and mending thread. It was beautifully packaged in what would normally be "waste" materials. Modernmending.com brings me so much joy.
I love the book and am so glad I bought it! I have attempted a few mends of clothes already and although I am still so much a beginner I have been thrilled with the results and so glad I am developing a new skill set. It's true mended clothes become beloved clothes! I am so proud of my mends and excited to learn and practice more. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in such an accessible and approachable way.