How To Replace a Zipper in a Jacket or Coat

Update: October 19, 2020 If you read my last post on How Much To Charge To Replace a Zipper, I promised I’d be back to show you how to put in a new zipper. Here’s the jacket with the broken zipper: On this jacket, the zipper teeth didn’t hold together when the jacket was zipped.…

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Mending What the Dog Chewed Up (Part Two)

In the last post, we looked at a technique on How to Mend What the Dog Chewed Up, Part One. In that scenario, I mended a few small spots on two Vera Bradley bags that a customer brought to me to fix. Her dog had chewed them both to pieces. Today, let’s look at one of the bags.…

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Mending What the Dog Chewed Up (Part One)

A customer brought me 2 Vera Bradley bags (purses) that her dog chewed up and asked me if I could repair them. She really didn’t have high expectations; she figured anything I could do was better than what they looked like. But, she didn’t know that I have a favorite mending technique that earns rave…

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Flip the Shirt Collar to Extend Its Use

My husband had a job for many years where he had to wear dress shirts to work. Invariably, the collars (where the stand meets the collar) would be the first thing on the shirts to wear out. Sometimes, the fabric would just get worn out over time and the threads would unravel or the interfacing…

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Mending a bed sheet

Can you save the planet by mending one bed sheet? Probably not, but it will save you alot of money to do it yourself and repurpose it. I have a large hole in one of my bedsheets. Typically, my washing machine eats these on a regular basis if I don’t have a full load. I…

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