Thursday, June 27, 2013

Frugal Finds Friday: Mending Clothes

When money is tight, it is especially important that you make the most of what you have.  This concept can easily be applied to clothes - use it up and wear it out.  Many of the clothing items I have purchased over the years, including Wal-mart and thrift store items, can be worn for many years, if mended properly.  More often than not buttons fall off, and hems drop before the rest of the item is worn out.  So, I spent Thursday sewing buttons onto a pair of capris, and a pair of shorts.  I fixed the hem in one shirt, and sewed a 'tack' stitch back into the sleeve of another.  I whip-stitched a tear in an apron, and a loose spot on the back of my husband's favorite tie.  By taking an hour one afternoon, and doing a little mending, I saved 6 items from probably ending up in the trash because they were no longer wearable.  I also saved myself money since I didn't need to replace these items.  So take a little time one day and mend those items you've been meaning to, after all, it's the frugal thing to do!  :)

Linked to Thrifty Thursday, Works for Me Wednesday, and Natural Living Link-up!