Mend it Monday #7

An idea devised by The Snail of Happiness

Oh joy, not one but three pairs of the Husband’s work pants to repair…

I’ve told him that it’s probably time to consider a couple of new pairs; many of the existing ones now have multiple patches on the seat, and once they start giving out, there’s only so much you can do to resurrect them. The legs will make useful future patches.

Right, that’s my mending basket empty.

That’s better.

37 thoughts on “Mend it Monday #7

  1. Mending is a joyful activity up to a point!

    • katechiconi says:

      Up to a point… I see these so regularly that it feels almost point-less! I should perhaps consider reinforcing the seat of any new pairs, rather than continually repair the old ones.

  2. Marty K says:

    I’ve had a few favorite articles of clothing which I’ve worn until they were held together by lint and wishful thinking. I understand the desire to keep going as well as the prudence of moving on to greener pastures. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      One of these days, the rip is going to be so large it’ll be indecent. Thank heavens he wears black underwear… If it were favourite jeans or something, I’d gladly keep mending, but it’s anonymous uniform work pants.

  3. Mending jeans was always my least favorite job but I did it often. My husband wore overalls and they were tricky to mend. I understand what you are saying.

  4. There’s always a point when enough is enough…… Or it starts to resemble George Washington’s axe. 😀

  5. Time for shopping I think 🤔

  6. Amanda says:

    My J has 35 inch inside legs and no bum so finding jeans that fit and that don’t keep slipping down are a miracle. Patching is the only way to go for the work ones! They’ve been on the conveybelt of wear, down from best to everyday to workwear so they’ve had a life. 😄

    • katechiconi says:

      The Husband spends several hours flattening the seat of his pants as he drives, then subjecting them to stress bending to make his delivery and stretching to climb back into into the cab. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. I wish they’d make ’em in his size with a bit of Lycra in the weave!

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    The man’s wearing a quilt! Super mending.

  8. tialys says:

    I rather like the blue sparkly patch on the grey pair although I suspect I’m being fanciful and its just the way the light’s catching the fabric.

  9. magpiesue says:

    Wow, an empty mending basket. It’s going to take some time to wrap my brain around that! Kudos!

  10. Ah, my kingdom for a sewing machine strong enough to get through work pants! I’m using an early 60’s model that originally belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I’ve employed a thimble a few times to make repairs on heavy fabrics, but yeesh, hard going. At least I don’t attempt the iron-on patches my mother used to affix (badly) to our worn pants. They adhered through a wash or two, then began to pull away, making them an ever greater social liability with each wearing.

    • katechiconi says:

      Amazing! It’s a pity it’s so far away – 1,100 miles, to be exact! Perhaps when we are retired and doing more travelling we can add it to the agenda.

      • kymlucas says:

        I know what you mean. It’s a bit like you sending me something in California just because it’s the US. But it did look very cool.

      • katechiconi says:

        I’m keeping a list of cool stuff. I may never get to do it, but still… it’s there. This country is full of marvels; I’m not sure I could live long enough to see them all even if I started now and travelled till I was 100.

      • kymlucas says:

        We can only try. Although right now, all our travel plans are on hold. We were headed to France in September, but that will have to wait. And Oshkosh was cancelled. Trying to regroup and figure out something different – probably camping somewhere. It will be nice.

  11. I’ve got a couple more things that need mending now, so I’ll almost certainly have a new post next week. You are doing well with those work pants… I’m not sure that I could mend them well enough for them to be comfortable to sit in/on all day.

    • katechiconi says:

      Unless either of us manages to tear, break or otherwise damage something in the next few days, I probably won’t have a post for Monday. I can’t believe I’ve actually repaired pretty much everything!

  12. Joanne S says:


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