Sashiko Shirt // Lakes by Katie Turner

Not long ago, I acquired this button up shirt that had a few holes in it that seemed to have happened due to over-bleaching. The shirt was fraying very easily so I knew if I wanted to wear it, I needed to repair it first so the holes wouldn't get any larger. For this mend I decided to do a sashiko-inspired patching technique. I used embroidery floss and denim scraps. My roommates told me the patches look kinda like lakes, and I love it!! 

Hidden Stitches: Snap-T Repair by Katie Turner

Lately, on my off days, I've been doing minor repairs for friends on their clothing items. I been sewing for the past 11 years, but with no formal sewing training, I'm winging a lot of it. As I continue to repair and learn more about the mending process, I'll be sharing some repairs on here! 

This one is a Snap-T from a friend of mine. There was this large, jagged tear running around six inches long below the pocket. Debating between just running an invisible stitch or sewing the two edges together onto a backing fabric, I decided to go with the former. I've found that the invisible stitch is probably my favorite hand-stitch to do and naturally doing it with a high pile fleece was, even more, fun. 

All done! After I finished, I was amazed at how hard it was to see where the hole was. It came together quite nicely and a large factor in that was the pile of the fleece being very forgiving.  If anyone has any new camera suggestions, they would be much appreciated! haha... 

All done! After I finished, I was amazed at how hard it was to see where the hole was. It came together quite nicely and a large factor in that was the pile of the fleece being very forgiving. 

If anyone has any new camera suggestions, they would be much appreciated! haha...