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I was referred to this wonderful Facebook group and website by a friend, and it has re-awoken a long-dormant passion for sewing, recycling/upcycling, mending, and no-waste crafting within me. Erin is brilliant to deal with; prompt, communicative, kind, and oh-so(sew)-helpful with hints, ideas, links, and suggestions. Her book is beautifully presented, easy to read and follow, and is a veritable bible for no-waste menders. I love receiving her parcels in the mail—they're always gorgeously wrapped with upcycled/recyclable/compostable packaging, and accompanied by encouraging notes, written with love, and filled with practical well-made mending aids. Thanks to Erin and her Modern Mending techniques I've been able to resurrect, repair and repurpose a number of items of clothing (including my husband's hitherto-beyond-repair favourite jeans), which is bringing me much joy and sense of accomplishment. Modern Mending rocks!
This product has opened up so many creative patching and decorating possibilities. It's easy to use, robust, and printable, so I can make my own patches using photos from my garden etc. Just love it.
Just love this book- it has a method for every possible mend needed. Every young person should be gifted a book just to save the world and create a sustainable future. .
Informative and great for more visual-guided learners like me who need to see things being done and ask aaaall the questions. Erin breaks down the process easily and readily troubleshoots our mending dilemmas! Fab course allowing me to feel so much more confident in my mending abilities :)
I have used this tape to patch t-shirts and some small holes on a fitted sheet. So handy and very very cute! The sheet has been washed a few times now in a hot wash and the tape is still there and still looking great!
I loved all of this book - so many more ways to mend things than I had previously suspected, and all in a very easy way to understand, especially the felting that I had struggled with before. Thank you for writing it Erin, it will be a treasured reference book for myself, my family and anyone I know who needs to mend something!
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.