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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday ~ Learning How To Mend My Clothes

I am finally going to get my Tightwad Tuesday up and going again. This time I won't be hosting a carnival or aka meme. I will be posting my frugal tips on Tuesdays like the old days but if you have a tip and want to share please leave a comment and your URL to your post and share it with us all.

With raising a family of four boys and a hubby ( and I) always on the go I am in the need of making what we have, for example clothes, go as far as we can. I thought I would pass on some of the neat tutorial videos I have found recently and maybe it will inspire you as much as it did me. Happy stitching. [o=

***For week spots, anywhere from collars, shoulders where purses wear your sweaters thin, also under arms on sweaters and where socks have been snagged.

There are more sock darning HERE if you want to see more.

I am joining my friend Jasmine in ....


  1. Very helpful. I need to think "mend" and not toss!

  2. I have been doing this for so long. In fact, I don't toss until it is absolutely irreparable and yet, the fabric can still be used :)

    Thank you sweetie for sharing...

    Love you,


    by the way - yesterday no shrimp for me, but I think that putting that combo together was not a good idea - I am feeling very poorly today.


  3. These look like great tutorials! I think I have done some of these things myself, but in my own "haphazard" and "not-so-perfect" way, ha, ha!

    Even with only two of us in the house, we try to make things last as long as possible, and don't get anything "new" until it is definitely beyond repair. :)

  4. I definitely have to do some mending around here. 10yo is SO hard on his clothes. Cannot afford to just replace them all the time!


  5. My 10 yr old & I enjoyed it! Thank you!

  6. I love the adage: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. The thing I have the most trouble with is mending holes. I still have to beg a little help from my mom at times.

    This is a great post, and I will look forward to more Tightwad Tuesdays.

  7. Looking forward to what else you might share here on Tuesdays. Blessings! ~Lisa

  8. Thanks for this post! It will be a very helpful reference with all the tutorials you've found for us. Thank you for taking time to put it all together.

    I'm looking forward to more Tightward Tuesday.


  9. This is a wealth Mary. I'll come here rather than blindly surfing you-tube! Thanks for doing the dirty work for me. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  10. Thanks, Mary. I'm doing the same thing...trying to save some $ by doing my own alterations. I got a cute denim skirt that needed some "help". It's rewarding to be able to sew...and pass this lost art on to my daughters. :)

  11. Mary, thanks for linking up. The last several videos are not coming up for me, but I did view the first one.

  12. I read something about "ends to middles" - used during WW2 when the bedsheets got holes - sewing the horizontal ends together and cutting in the old center and hemming the more used center edges - have not tried this yet myself.


Thank you, each sweet comment brightens my day. Blessings!

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