Mending Clothes Short Series: Mending a Ripped Seam

This does require basic use of a sewing machine; I’m aware that these aren’t common and they’re getting harder to find used. If you believe it’s worth the investment, your local fabric store will probably have a company to refer you to that deals in used and new sewing machines – expect to drop around $300 for used and anywhere above that for new. (My mother used to work in sewing machine repair and sales – she only dealt in the fancy brands. My teenage rebellion was in successfully NOT learning how to sew…well, not learning to cut a straight line making me dangerous to patterns and fabric everywhere.) Or you can just go to Target and buy a Brother 25 stitch for $80.