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Published on September 16th, 2011 | by Joanna

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Sustainability 101: Learn How To Fix Your Own Clothes

Are you one of those people who tend to throw clothes out because you simply don’t have the basic sewing skills to make a small fix?

Losing a button here and there and having a few small rips on your clothes is a small natural disaster that happens to everyone.  The trick is to know how to make the fix before it’s no longer fixable!  For major fixes like alterations, it should be brought to a tailor.  But if you have a few family members in your household, those bills can easily add up.  Once you have some basic knowledge and if you’re willing to learn a bit more, it can save you money and avoid wasting new materials for unnecessary new clothes.

Personally, I tend to do all my sewing when it comes to easy clothing like pajamas, socks and even fixing a few buttons.  They may be small fixes but boy do I save from consistently buying new pajamas!  For bigger projects listed below, here are some step-by-step instructions to guide you through keeping your wardrobe at it’s best state.

  1. How to Sew on a Button

  2. How to Mend a Ripped Seam

  3. How to Repair a Broken Zipper

  4. Replace a Missing Zipper Pull

  5. How to Replace a Drawstring

  6. How to Patch a Hole in Jeans

  7. How to Mend a Torn Lining

  8. How to Hem Jeans

  9. How to Hem Pants

If you’re looking to be a bit more expertise in sewing, consider taking an on-line sewing course with Diana Rupp.  She teaches you basics from pinning to learning how to use commercial sewing patterns.  Take a look at her video to see the wide range of projects she teaches that you can easily learn in your own home.

http://youtu.be/3igjzmqZKPQ

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