in my frugal household. I am glad that I was taught how to sew/mend at an early age, also taking sewing classes in Junior high, as well as high school. I also took classes through the County extension service on tailoring. These are skills that have served me well. Case in point: a very, very sad towel the college boy's girl friend had in the laundry this week. Besides being down right ripe in areas, having frayed edges, there were multiple holes in this towel, and one edge was ripped unevenly.
When presented to the GF (I had asked ahead of time if she wanted me to "work my magic"), she was visably thrilled. I showed her the towel rags, and she immediately said, "Oh good, 2 wash cloths, too." : )
So, it was a good deed, well received. Turns out that when she left a former living situation with her sister, she asked for some towels to take with her. This is what she was given. @@ She thinks that the sister's dog had gotten to it, still-the worse towel in the house? Poor thing has been using it as is since Feb. I told her to speak up, I sew/mend weekly-even back at it a bit now, as I recover from my recent hand surgery.