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So handy and cute!

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!

Wonderful!

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!

This is gorgeous

Temaricious thread is a bit like sashiko thread, but slightly finer, and this kind comes in gorgeous colours and with minimal packaging. I bought one colour but now I want them all.

Where has this been all my life?

As a hobby sewer and mender I am ironing seam allowances and hems all the time. Now it is so much faster and accurate with this handy tool.

Fine wool jumper darning

Mend it upcycled yarn is a winner - it has already been recycled and it’s ideal to keep our fine machine knitted woollen jumpers good to wear! Great range of colours!

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 :)

Love it!

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.

Inspirational

This book broadened my horizons on how far I could push my darning. I had to try the honeycomb darn immediately. There is less detail per method than in Erin's Modern Mending book, but there are other types of darns, so they complement each other well.

Thimble

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!

Fun thread

Mending with this thread is so much fun. I added a third, unnecessary Sashiko circle to my first mend, just to balance things out.

It IS fun! I'm so glad you love it, too.

Versatile darning mushroom

I really liked the idea of storing my needles in the mushroom, but have now discovered an additional benefit: Taking the mushroom apart allows me to use the cap when darning pants and avoid stitching the leg closed. It is a good surface and size for sashiko darning on denim.

Hot hemmer is a game changer!

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!

Oh lovely! They look more fun now. :)

I love having my egg carton around the sewing room. It engages my children's imagination about recycling/upcycling and because they are familiar with the egg carton, they were not shy to open it up which led to them wanting to learn felting.
My son fixed up his own hole in his favourite Lego t-shirt.

Good for the wardrobe, good for the soul

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!

Recommended

I originally bought this yarn for another project but it wasn’t a great match, the thing about mending is that there’s always another project around the corner and it didn’t take long for me to use this thread. I’m not the greatest mender but I was very happy with the results.

Oh, that's great news! Thank you for sharing your mend.

Great Value

Huge amount of wool, cleverly packaged, and much cheaper than well known chain stores.

Very Handy

I have used this quite a bit. Very handy.

So glad you're loving it! It's one of my favourite gadgets.

Inspiring!

A beautiful book with lots of original ideas.

Simple and great

This little tool is incredibly effective and simple to use. I love it. It’s a game changer!

Excellent matte embroidery yarn

This was the perfect yarn for a mending project where I wanted to avoid the slight gloss of DMC embroidery floss. It’s lovely to work with and has a satisfying matte finish.

Lovely!!!

The book Modern Mending is a must have to any sewer's collection or even a beginner. We waste so much and we treasure items that need mending and this book is excellent and what we have been waiting for in the modern world. Old is new again and I am glad I bought the book with the mending kit.

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

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