Most of us are used to discarding clothes that have holes in them or have a broken zipper. However, we’re all being made aware of the environmental impact of buying even more clothes. The good news is that you can look after the environment while wearing clothes that look great. All you need to do is to learn how to make a few quick repairs. If you can sew, you’re ready to make some quick repairs.
It’s quite common for holes to appear in clothes, especially if you wear brooches or pins. However, repairing holes is relatively easy. You simply need to know how to sew and you’re all set. As soon as you know how to sew, you can repair holes. Alternatively, you can add an iron-on patch if you want an even easier solution.
Adding an iron-on patch can be a good solution. However, you’ll need to make sure the patch is the right size. This is so that it doesn’t restrict the fabric’s movement when you’re wearing it. You can buy patches that will match or complement any fabric. Alternatively, you could make your own from other items of clothing that you own. Just make sure the patch is slightly bigger than the hole so it can be sewn on easily.
Damage to Leather
While leather is a tough fabric, it can get damaged over time. Occasionally, leather cleaners can help, but you might also need to make a quick repair with leather glue. If your leather jacket has a small tear or scratch, you could gently wipe some olive oil over it. You can do the same with leather bags and furniture.
Just be sure to test the olive oil (or baby oil) on a small section of the leather. Allow the test area to dry first so you can see what it would look like.
Many store-bought clothes have badly stitched seams. This can result in the seams coming undone fairly easily. The good news is that you can reinforce the seams by adding a few stitches on top of the seams.
If you don’t want to sew, you could use some invisible stitching material that reinforces the seams. This material can be ironed on and it can give those bad seams a lot more support. Please note, material such as this might only work on seams that are only slightly open. If your seams are open wide, you might have to use a needle and thread instead.
If you love clothes and you want them to last, knowing how to repair them can make them last longer. While this might mean that you need to know how to sew, you can potentially save a lot of money. If you don’t know how to sew or make repairs, you could end up paying someone else a lot of money to do the job. Save yourself some money and help to save the environment by repairing your clothes quickly and effectively.