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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Take care of what you've got: household goods
This is one of what I call "my fancy rags"-a former dishtowel, cut in 1/2 for a rag, then folded in half and sewn together. It is now littered with holes.
Folded it in against itself one last time, sewn all around to seal the 2 sides together, then sewn like quilting on the diagonal, in an effort to secure the worst areas. I used it tonight, it works fine. Once this shreds again, I am afraid that it will get tossed. I do use stuff up.
2 fraying bath towels were in the mending pile. Now trimmed and sewn along the edge, they are back in service.
2 corners of a bottom sheet for my bed were unstitched, just a few minutes is all it took to repair them
An easy fix, so this is back in service.
I even fixed a torn edge (a seam) of kidlet's lunch bag. I have been trying to find a replacement bag since this Summer, with no luck. This one has to keep going.