Mend It Better

Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching

By Kristin Michelle Roach
(Storey Publishing, Hardcover, 9781603425643, 224pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Don't hide that patch, make it a bold, beautiful embellishment Repair holes with bright thread and a creative darning stitch; revive a stained shirt with fun embroidery In "Mend It Better," popular craft blogger Kristin M. Roach puts a new spin on mending by adapting traditional techniques for today's crafty sewers. With detailed photography to show each step, she teaches a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand and machine sewing. The how-to text is accompanied by dozens of inspiring examples from Kristin's own work and that of other craft bloggers and artisans. You'll love the innovative solutions using appliques, patches, brightly colored accents, and intricate lace details. With "Mend It Better," every garment and fabric repair is a chance for self-expression and fabulous creations.
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