Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! Alterations and mending are a huge part of sewing. Most people either hate it or love it – but regardless, if you drop the “S” word in public, people are going to ask you to fix their stuff. It’s just a fact of life, my friend.
Not only does knowing a bit about mending and making alterations put a smile on the face of your friends and family, put it also saves you a bit of money by extending the life of your clothing. It can also bring in some extra income.
Let’s start off by darning some ripped jeans and shortening some super long boy scout pants. I’ve tried to make the instructions as short, sweet, and straight to the point as possible. No fluffy extras, just straight to the point.
00:33 Darning Jeans
02:59 Shorten Pant Hem