Quick Stitch to Wear Again: Zipper Repair
Replacing a broken zipper, mending jeans, sewing on buttons—these clothing repair tasks sometimes get a 2-thumbs down rating in the topic of sewing entertainment! Clothing repairs are important, but they don’t have to be difficult.
In this 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, Nancy takes a lighter approach to fixing what’s broken, while breaking most sewing rules.
You’ll find five common mending repairs in the second episode of Quick Stitch to Wear Again, on Sewing With Nancy. Watch online, on Public TV, or on DVD. Or, follow all the details in the book. Here’s what you’ll learn!
The Cutaway-Zipper Remedy is our prescription for replacing a broken zipper in a jacket or coat. Unlike traditional solutions, this zipper cure does not involve opening seams.
Holes to Art Patches
A tear in pants or jeans can easily turn from an unwanted hole to art. This next Quick Stitch to Wear Again technique is one way of fixing a problem with unconventional, yet clever sewing steps.
If you are faced with a lumberjack-sized hole in your jeans, which needs immediate attention, Nancy will show you how to take the easy way out. But don’t think that this quick fix is temporary. No sir-ree, it’s meant to withstand the riggers of any want-to-be logger.
Too Much Cake Fix
Indulging in an extra cookie or a piece of chocolate cake may seem like poor choices. After time those extra treats can turn into a permanent fixture around our middles. Rather than discarding or never wearing your favorite pair of jeans, Nancy shares how to make them wearable again, using her Too Much Cake Fix.
The next time someone asks you to sew on a button, suggest that they watch this Sewing With Nancy segment online! Team Nancy Zieman is a firm believer that everyone should know how to sew this basic fix. The process is a no-brainer, when using Nancy’s no-fuss steps.
Two-thumbs up to Philip Ashby, graphic artist at Wisconsin Public TV, for his spot-on illustrations!
Watch Quick Stitch to Wear Again on Sewing With Nancy online.
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