How To Mend Or Alter Your Clothing

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  • Any items with Mending in the player’s main hand, offhand, or armor slots that are not at maximum durability are repaired by experience orbs collected from any source. The rate of repair is two durability per point of experience contained in the orb.
    • Experience in the orb is deducted by one point for every two durability points repaired. For example, one durability point repaired doesn’t take any experience away from the orb.
    • Experience left in the orb is added to the player’s total experience gauge as normal.
  • If multiple equipped items have the enchantment and need to be repaired, one is randomly selected for each experience orb collected. No item or location has priority for repair.
    • Mending does not select items that are already fully repaired. For example, if the player has a fully repaired helmet and a damaged chest plate, leggings, and boots, only the latter 3 are considered in the random chance to be repaired.
    • Durability doesn’t affect which item is chosen at random. For example, a sword that is one durability point away from being fully repaired has an equal chance of being chosen as a pickaxe that is almost broken, even if this means less experience would be used to repair the sword.
    • Only one of these items is repaired for each experience orb collected. This means that any experience left on the orb is not used to repair other items and is instead added to the player’s total experience gauge as normal.

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Buttons

Repairing a button on your favorite shirt can seem daunting at first, but it is actually a fairly straightforward process. According to The Spruce, there are two basic styles of buttons that are commonly used on shirts. The trick is picking the right type of button and the right size. Fortunately, you can usually reference other buttons on the shirt when selecting the perfect fit. The first type is called flat buttons. These are, well, flat and have exposed threads. These are the most commonly used buttons on shirts. The other type is called a shank button, which hides the thread. These are typically used in heavier pieces of clothing.

How to Visibly Mend

Visible mending is a trend and technique that can be applied to most anything and is only limited by your imagination. You can use it in place of darning small holes on t-shirts, like I did, or even to repair jeans! I like to use embroidery thread for this as it stands out well against your garment.

I had this little hole and decided I wanted to sti

I had this little hole and decided I wanted to stitch a star over it, so that’s what I did! If your hole is larger, you may want to include a patch to help strengthen your fabric. Just cut a patch slightly larger than your hole and stick on the inside of your garment, then when you stitch, make sure you are catching the patch. This will help stabilize.

The patch method is how you would go about fixing

The patch method is how you would go about fixing jeans, particularly ripped jeans. I didn’t have any jeans that needed to be mended at the time of writing this post, but I have these jeans I’ve been visibly hemming rather than mending that follow a similar principle. The jeans were too long and getting worn out at the bottom, so instead of folding the hem internally and stitching, I decided it would be cool to fold it up on the outside and create fun embroidery to hold it in place.

If you’re fixing jeans with a hole in the knee, you could use a patch cut from another pair of jeans or another fabric of similar weight. Up to you if you want the patch to be internal or external, though internal is more common. Again, it should be a bit bigger than your hole! Use pins to hold it in place as you stitch, either rows, a spiral can look super cool, or a bunch of random nonsense, as I’ve been doing with the hem! Your stitches will reinforce and stabilize the patch, and add a unique detail to your jeans!

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  1. Maree Lane Maree Lane says:

    June 26, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I am all for make do and mend but it is so hard to mend thin dress socks that are made from an industrial machine. They are so finely made and are not so easy to mend. You have to end up sew the edges of the hole together instead of darning them and filling the hole. These dress socks get holes in them so quickly

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