You don’t have to be an experienced seamstress to mend your clothes. You don’t even need a sewing machine. The power to patch your favorite pair of jeans, hem a thrift-store skirt or swap out ordinary buttons with extraordinary ones lies in your hands.
Mending your clothes is good for the environment and good for the soul—a simple, soothing pastime that allows us to slow down and save resources.
And with our list of sewing kit essentials and mending tips and techniques, you’ll be sew savvy in no time.