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PROLONGING THE LIFE OF YOUR SHIRT : REINFORCING THE COLLARS WITH EMBROIDERY STITCHES

Inspired by our revamping of Mr Washy's coat, we are also starting to 'revamp' his shirts. Some of his older shirts are breaking at the collars. This is our way of prolonging the lives of those shirts.

The collar of these shirt is already breaking. We blame this on bad washing habits, not using laundry nets that is. Read all about laundry nets here.

It isn't the easiest of tasks, reviving the shirt as not only the fabric is breaking at the collar, it is also an old shirt that had withstood washing and all. The fabric has probably seen much better days. We are using a blanket stitch here.

This is how the collar is looking at the moment. We are trying to stitch it as neatly as possible. It isn't easy with a limp fabric as this but at least it will prolong the life of one of his favorite shirts.

2 comments:

ana @ i made it so said...

thanks for sharing this idea, especially at a time when things are just used and tossed at the first imperfection. refreshing to see this :)

edsmum said...

Glad to see someone else mending rather than throwing. I mend this sort of wear, either on cuff edges or collars by stitching a thin strip of bias binding along over the broken edge. The binding can either be a close match or a contrast - if the latter, it can be made to look like a design decision, especially if the binding is made wider and brought down to cover the inner half of the collar rise. :-)

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