Small Pleasures – Mending

Recently, I have taken pleasure in hand sewing. In an effort to save money and a pair of my favourite jeans I decided to tackle the task of mending them myself. Armed with the knowledge of what to do through watching a few Youtube videos, I tackled the job.


For the patches I used scrap material I had saved from another pair of jeans that had seen better days. Using an assortment of different blue threads I hand stitched the patches to the jeans. I could have done a way better job with a sewing machine but I don’t have one. I am pleased with the end result, although I know I need to add more stitches to make this repair last.


There is something meditative about slowing down to mend something. Now, let’s hope this lasts a while.