Today I am Slow Sunday mending. These jeans have been sitting around waiting for me to get to this for so long I'm not prepared to admit a time frame but this is their moment. I have made a start, and aim to get them finished today, so that I can start wearing them again. There was a time when I would have worn them with the tiny hole and just let it grow, but since I tried my first mending, last year, I am less inclined to do this.
Last year's mend drew comments along the 'pretty but not very practical' lines, but let me show you how they look after a year of pretty solid wear:
The tear has maybe doubled in size, none of the stitches have given. I used Coats Dual Purpose thread for this mend and am sticking with that for the new one: can't fault its performance.
This time I thought I'd try something just a bit different, so am using cross stitch.
The patch of new denim is on the inside; the pins show you roughly where its edges are.