Mend it Monday #8

An idea devised by The Snail of Happiness

Oh joy, another pair of the Husband’s work pants to repair…

I think we can justifiably call this an Heroic Repair, don’t you?  There are already two patches in place from previous incidents, and he really did a number on them this time.

However, despite biting the bullet and buying not one but three new pairs, these are still among his favourites. They’re soft, comfortable and lightweight. So pleeeeease would I mend them. Again.

Oh, very well…

OK, Heroic Mend complete.

That’s better.

35 thoughts on “Mend it Monday #8

  1. Eventually it’s going to be a patchwork pant 😃

  2. Further existence for beloved cloth…time well spent in my opinion.

  3. It’s a new fashion statement!!❤️❤️

  4. Well done, Kate. I would have tossed them to the scrap bag at that point. He’s one lucky man. I’ve patched many a pair of overalls but that spot is a bit tricky. I was not up to that challenge. You did good.

  5. cedar51 says:

    goodness, how does a guy do that! Yep, time to do something multicoloured 🙂

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    They must be super comfy to warrant all these epic repairs.

    • katechiconi says:

      They’re one of his favourite pairs, so I guess so! At some point, I’ll have no solid fabric left to stitch to, and once that happens, the legs will turn into patches.

  7. claire93 says:

    what a good wife you are! I’ve got a pair of the husbands trousers waiting for a repair, in a similar crotch area, which always seems to be the problem with my husband too . . . I’ll get around to it eventually, but it’s really not high on my “to do” list.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ll let you into a secret. Before Mend It Monday, I’d had two pairs waiting to be mended for over 6 months… But the more mending I do, the easier it seems to get.

  8. Emmely says:

    My first thought when I saw the picture “oh my, it is really time for some new pairs…”. But apparently that doesn’t work if he keeps wearing the old ones. I suggest keeping the old ones a bit longer in the laundry hamper when they are dirty and the teared ones at the bottom of the mending pile so the new pairs can become favourites.

  9. Amazing what we do for love!

  10. Mine has been scratching there too 🙄 and have mended one hole with just thread and there’s still another hole in another pair of jeans. I didn’t even get a ‘thank you’… More eyerolls. xo

  11. tialys says:

    You are good. I have a teeny, tiny hole in the denim of the jeans I made recently. I haven’t even worn them yet, I just put them in the machine to shrink them a bit after I’d been tugging them around in the making process and noticed this tiny hole. All I’ve done so far is ironed on a bit of dark interfacing on the wrong side to stop it getting worse but I just keep looking at it and wondering how to fix it. You put me to shame with your heroics.

    • katechiconi says:

      At least you’ve stabilised it. If you want to go a stage further, you can run thread through the thickness of the fabric in both directions which will hold it closed longer, but sadly I think you’ll be stuck with a slight surface imperfection. You haven’t said where it is and how visible the hole is, but I’m assuming it’s not right out front…

  12. tialys says:

    It’s just to the left (an inch or so) of the back left pocket. Almost as if a one of the rivets was put in the wrong place first of all although the husband (who put the rivets in for me) said that definitely didn’t happen. Also, hole didn’t appear until after the encounter with the washing machine. Shame as I put a lot of work into those jeans.

  13. magpiesue says:

    That is definitely an heroic patch job. I salute you with my threaded needle!

  14. He’s a wise man, not only to have you repair them but to wear what may be noticeably repaired. The world has too few people willing to truly wear out the things in their lives. I was raised to keep what I use until it is beyond repair. I recall fixing my longstanding companion of a purse back in high school. It was made of heavy fabric and fit perfectly against me. It had gone on all my adventures. Its pockets held my secrets. Then it sprung a hole due to the geometry tool I stupidly carried in it (the thing with a pencil in one metal arm and a sharp point in the other — compass?). I patched it with what I thought was a similar fabric and heard no end of mockery about it. So I got out my permanent markers and drew on that patch, I made it the most obvious part of my purse. And because I was claiming it, other kids thought it was cool. That’s a lesson I haven’t forgotten. Hope your husband knows he’s extra cool because he sports pants with handmade patches.

    • katechiconi says:

      My mother would spin in her grave if I just threw out things I could get more use from, whether in their original form or as something to recycle into something else. My father, at 97, still wears a suit he bought when I was 11, over 40 years ago. And one of the things I love about the Husband is his lack of vanity and the fact that he doesn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks!

  15. That is some extreme mending! I’m very impressed.

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