Does anyone do mending anymore? We should rethink this one. We live in such a disposable society; it's worn out then throw it out. And then buy brand new. But just imagine the look on someone's face when their cherished and well worn item of clothing is brought back to life with a simple square of cotton and some decorative hand stitching. Someone who likes airplanes was very happy to be able to wear their old summer pj's.
When the girls were little and I had lots of time, I always patched the girls jeans. Patches, in my books, signify that someone cared enough to restore and reinvigorate the families favourite clothes. My motto - love it again for a second time.