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This morning I was sewing a bra because the underwire had started to protrude. It’s a comfy nude colour bra and unfortunately it’s no long on the M&S site so I decided to repair it.

Do you mend your clothes?

Pjran
3 weeks ago
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Lynibis

Leannexxx If the cloth is suitable I cut into squares to use for polishing or just rags for dirty jobs like cleaning the car or garden furniture. At least they get one more use out of them lol.

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Pjran

Lynibis my husband uses old T-shirts in the garage to wipe things.

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Leannexxx

Lynibis lol I used baby wipes for cleaning and I don't own a car or have a garden

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Lynibis

Leannexxx cleaning windows, use as dusters, cleaning inside kitchen cupboards, shining shoes? Cheaper than wipes lol. I get through rags like nobody's business 😸

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Leannexxx

Lynibis I could use them for cleaning windows thanks lol

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Lynibis
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jms19

I can’t say I’ve ever really mended any clothes apart from sewing buttons back on when they have come off.

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Pjran

jms19 that’s still mending and extending the wear of your clothing.

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LL81

I’m not the best with needle and thread, I always wait till I see my mum. However in your situation I’m sure I’d be able to it, thinking about it I have that happen to one of my bikini tops. So thanks for the reminder, let’s see if I actually do it..😂

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SusanShale

I always try to mend my clothes and my grown up daughters always bring me there stuff to mend it takes me a while now as I have arthritis in my hands and fingers but I love sewing x

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Kitty10

I haven't mended anything since I started with arthritis in my fingers..15 years ago..I would always sew a hole in my socks or put a button back on..

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Pjran

Kitty10 oh dear it must be difficult doing everyday tasks that so many take for granted. I miss not walking and given up driving.

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MrsCraig

Yes I mend clothes. Only if it is something simple like sowing up a hole or putting a patch over something. If it is something more serious then I will take it to the tailors. I always fix my sons clothes and mend mine and my husbands too.

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Auntielettie

I would fix more clothing if someone invented iron on buttons, I hate sewing buttons back on

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jdible

My partner tries to mend clothes to make them last longer

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Jackscot

I can saw buttons on, but my partner is very good, so is her dad

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Jerseydrew

I do try. I have learnt to use my sewing machine. I'm liking the fact I can try to fix stuff. Better for us and the environment

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Pjran

Jerseydrew you’re so right. Extending our clothes can impact on wasted fabrics as only wool and cotton can be compostable.

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Jerseydrew

Pjran exactly they don't last forever but extending them helps. Good for our pickets and environment

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suevernon1968

Yeah - I always try to mend. I was bought up having ‘make do and mend’ as a normal practice. Like all these recycling programmes on TV - my family has always done that - maybe not as nicely tho lol.

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kitty88uk

Yeah I always sew 🪡 my clothes mostly leggings always have holes on the thigh area lol 😝 my stitching 🧵 skills not that good but does the job until it rips again haha 😆 and then if it’s beyond sewing anymore it’s in the bin

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Pjran

kitty88uk I assume that’s after wear and tear. I remember returning a jumper to M&S when a sleeve seam was undoing, that was just poor quality.

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kitty88uk

Pjran Yeah that’s what I mean lol

Oh really? Did you get money back? They used to have 21 days return for refund then damn changed bit to 14 days

Used to buy a lot of clothes when on sales after Xmas!

Haven’t bought any new clothes as I just wear the same ones for years lol 😝

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Pjran

kitty88uk I’d had it a couple of months and worn twice. After first wash, when ironing noticed the sleeve stitching coming undone but there was such a narrow seam to try to repair it. Anyway I got a full refund.

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kitty88uk

Pjran you’ve had it for a few months and they still left you get a refund?! Wow 😮 that’s great! How long ago was this/when did it happen?

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Pjran

kitty88uk I think they could see that there wasn’t enough seam allowance. Fortunately they were still in stock.

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kitty88uk

Pjran oh is that so. That’s great 👏🏻 you got your money back!! Was it an expensive jumper? Cause M&S is sells clothes that’s way over the top prices lol 😝 I usually buy in sales if I happen to see clothes I like

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Pjran

kitty88uk it wasn’t cashmere and from memory £35 to £40. It’s still wearable after all these years.

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kitty88uk

Pjran I see, that is one very expensive jumper lol 😆 if you can afford it 😬 yeah most clothes that I have are still in good condition after all this time! Only get rid of them if they shrink lol 😝 donate to charity or have too many holes in them and can’t sew 🪡 anymore

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Consumer

I do. I prefer to get the most out of clothing, especially if the quality of the material is good 😀

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MelissaLee1

Once in a blue moon I thread a needle and sew things but it takes me longer to thread the needle than do the sewing these days..even the ones with the big eyes..

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Pjran

MelissaLee1 I’m the same, i get my husband to thread the needle as he has bifocals 😂

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SueWard

I like to wear leggings but once the seams split,they are difficult to repair in a lasting way because of body movement.I repair other items wherever possible but in the end some things become too old and faded and they have to go.

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Pjran

SueWard I suppose a sewing machine might make a better repair to elasticated material.

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kitty88uk

SueWard Yeah exactly with leggings! I wear them too! I recently was sewing two pairs cause they had holes lol 😝 didn’t bother sewing 🧵 a pair of trousers 👖 kind of like leggings got from M&S sales I’ve sewed it already but has split again!!..

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hspexy

Yes, I always try to do so, so it’s very hard for me to chuck out anything, as I know if it still fits, it still has life in it

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kitty88uk

hspexy yes I agree with you! Why throw clothes away when you can still wear them!! So I haven’t bought any new clothes in years lol 😝

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martinlufc5637

I tend to throw things away but I cannot remember the last time I needed anything repairing

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slightfoot

Not underwear generally but I do mend other items, buttons, bags straps, rips in clothing that are easy on my sewing machine, however I am yet to figure out how to put in a new zip,I have a special footer for zips for my machine but not sure how it works!!!! it's on my list to learn in the winter as I have 3 bags and a coat currently waiting for new zips, 😂😂😂

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Pjran

slightfoot sounds like you’re a good seamstress. Do you make clothes?

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slightfoot

Pjran no that's far too expert for me, just simple mending and I have made some simple square cushions

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EmmaWright762

I do not mend my own clothes however when my daughter was school age I made 6 dickensian costumes for her and her friends to go carol singing complete with lanterns on sticks. Image

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Pjran

EmmaWright762 they look amazing. I used to make my daughters‘ ballet costumes when she was in various productions.

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chele44

Yes I’m always sewing something though it’s usually for grandkids, whether it’s shortening trousers or taking in waists or even re stuffing teddy’s that have been squashed to within an inch of their fur. I’ve even ended up making clothes for teddys or knitting or crocheting blankets for dolls

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Pjran

chele44 you’re a very kind person and I’m sure your family appreciates all you do for them.

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Nie

A little repair is cheaper than buying a brand new item altogether.

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stevea808

I never try to repair clothes myself. The most I will do is sew a button back on.

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Pjran

stevea808 the problem is having the right colour thread to try to blend in with the clothing.

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Lynibis

Not exactly mending, but a while back I opened the seams of an old pillowcase past its best and with the bit that overlaps to cover the pillow end I sewed three pockets, with a decorative button at the side of the openings. The other end I slid under the mattress with the pockets hanging over the side and used them for my kindle, spectacles and phone/remote. Easy to slip them in as I am falling asleep and during the day the duvet covers it so it doesn't show.

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Pjran

Lynibis that’s great idea. I’ve seen little baskets that you push under the mattress to hold items.

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