Archive for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

March 15, 2011

This is an old hint that bears repeating. Like in these days and times we pass our clothes on or shop at garage sales, we save everywhere we can. My three little boys — their jeans just got handed down.

This will always happen: Little Jimmy said, “Oops, my button popped off, Mom”. That button on his waistband, of course. Not to worry. That’s an easy one to fix. In fact, I keep several in my mending box, always have. As you discard worn out jeans, cut a square of cloth (button and all) from a pair of jeans you are discarding.

Where the button popped off his jeans, right where the button sat, cut a slash just big enough for the button to slide through like a button hole. Push the button up through. Sew the fabric you just cut off around the button onto the underside of the waist band. Snug it down tight and firm. Good as new.

So many mending projects you can do at home to extend the life of clothes. If you don’t have a sewing machine, watch for a good used one at a garage sale. Those old time sewing machines just never wear out.

God bless — pass on those hugs.

Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@att.net.

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