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MENDING

Mending is a practical way to repair textiles, extend their use, or add interest to a personal object. Mending services range from subtle “invisible” repairs that are unnoticeable at a distance to decorative “visible mending” techniques on both woven and knit fabrics.

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COMMON MENDING PROJECTS & PRICE ESTIMATES

  • MACHINE DARNING/STABILIZING - for tears or holes in woven fabrics, such as rips at seams, threadbare fabric, etc.

    • 1-4” tears - $10

    • 4-10” tears - $20

    • Call or email for an estimate on more extensive damage, such as multiple tears, etc.

  • DARNING - for holes in knit fabrics, sweaters, socks, etc.

    • <1” - $7

    • 1-2” - $12

    • 2-4” - $18

    • >4” - $24+ (depending on extent of damage)

  • PATCHES - matching or contrasting patches for damaged fabric; decorative stitching

    • 1-4” patches - $10

    • 4-8” patches - $16

    • >8” patches/multiple patches - $20+

  • BUTTONS - $3 per button

  • ZIPPER REPLACEMENT - $20+ (plus cost of zipper)

  • HAND-SEWN MENDS - for delicate or complex textiles, for awkward constructions that will not fit the sewing machine (quilts, heirlooms, coats, formalwear, etc.)

    • All sewing is $14 per hour

    • Hand-sewn mends range $10-30+ depending on size, materials, etc.

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