Quitting my job has allowed me to live a slower life, to be more conscious of my purchasing decisions and the waste I create – especially textile waste, given how notoriously unsustainable that industry is. There's also the fact that I have a lot less money coming in, so in 2015 I've decided it's time to look at that mending pile.
To mend the jacket, I'm using thread, as it's the closest colour-match I've got. First I threaded through each of the knitted loops on the outside, and then I sewed back in the other direction with back-stitch. I didn't stitch all the way through to the other side of the sleeve as I didn't want the stitches to be visible there. I then did the same on the inside of the sleeve (note for next time: start on the inside as your technique is always better on the second go).
Instagram (tagged with #midmonthmending) and Facebook. I'd love it if you followed along, and even more if you joined in and shared some of your mending each month. I've also started a 'Make Do and Mend' board on Pinterest to share things I find along the way. Hopefully we can all learn some new techniques this year, reduce that mending pile and throw away a few less clothes.