Mend It Better by Kristin M. Roach
Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching

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Don’t hide that patch, make it a bold, beautiful embellishment! Repair holes with bright thread and a creative darning stitch; revive a stained shirt with fun embroidery! In Mend It Better, popular craft blogger Kristin M. Roach puts a new spin on mending by adapting traditional techniques for today’s crafty sewers. With detailed photography to show each step, she teaches a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand and machine sewing. The how-to text is accompanied by dozens of inspiring examples from Kristin’s own work and that of other craft bloggers and artisans. You'll love the innovative solutions using appliqués, patches, brightly colored accents, and intricate lace details. With Mend It Better, every garment and fabric repair is a chance for self-expression and fabulous creations.

About Kristin M. Roach

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Kristin M. Roach, creator of the popular website Craft Leftovers, is the author of Mend It Better. She enjoys teaching art classes, organizing community art programs, and inspiring others to live creatively. Her designs have been featured in a variety of publications, including Interweave Knits, KnitScene, Craft, and the book Button It Up, by Susan Beal.
Published March 1, 2012 by Storey Publishing, LLC. 224 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The chapter Stitch Smarts, which covers everything from the blind hem stitch to the little-known prick stitch, is particularly outstanding.

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