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Sustainable Fashion: Visible Mending

Learn about creating and maintaining a sustainable wardrobe that will save you money, reduce waste and minimize your impact on the environment.

What is Visible Mending?

Visible Mending is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of throwing out a pair of jeans when a hole gets ripped in the knee, you can fix it using visible, often decorative stitches and patches.

Visible Mending Workshop Videos on YouTube

For demonstrations of various mending techniques, watch the YouTube videos from the Visible Mending Workshop presented by the Davenport Library in 2021. All of these mending methods use simple stitches, basic tools and scrap fabric - use what you have on hand!

Books on Visible Mending