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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.
Shopping here was like wandering into my auntie's sewing room and saying "Ooh, can I have that? And one of those? Oh I like that." And then she bundles it all up for me beautifully, smiles her most loving smile, gives me a warm hug and sends me on my way with a tin of home-baked biscuits, still warm from the oven. That's pretty much exactly how it felt.
I love my Modern Mending book. I have had a pile of mending that I have done nothing with for a long time but have finally started with inspiration from your book. I absolutely loved how the book arrived wrapped in old sewing patterns and a lovely message! I store my beeswax in the small pattern piece it came in. Thank you so much 😁
Everything I’ve bought or seen in the Modern Mending online shop is really practical and high quality, and since I have the book, I know what to do with them! I really appreciate that Erin has done a lot of work to make sure her products are as environmentally friendly as possible — it saves me the effort and I can just browse all the lovely products. The thoughtful and sustainable packaging is the icing on the cake.
I've only owned the fabric comb for 15 minutes but it's already my favourite possession 😂
A beautiful parcel arrived today! Felting wool displayed in an egg box. The wrapping has been torn thinly for the compost - the shoebox is being used to store random sewing items - the label and string will be kept. The brown paper will make parcels for teddies and dolls houses - so thrilled. All so thoughtful. Please buy something from Erin's shop! It is an experience not to be missed!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Hello Erin, Just to let you know that I received my order. I appreciate the care you take to make beautiful re-purposed packaging. The Mend it yarns are stunning! I was going to darn socks but I've changed my mind and will use them where they can be seen.
Oh my god. These needles are like BUTTER!! 🤤 So smooth. 😍😍
One of the very best 30 quid I've ever spent. I'd recommend it to anyone, not only are the techniques useful but it's written and illustrated well, very informative, has lots of inspiration in it and has already made me fix my favourite pair of 10 year old jeans. I can't wait to learn more and hopefully share with more people for maximum effect - I reckon this book can inspire anyone to get into mending