For this week’s Step Down Sunday I’ve resisted the urge to be fashionable and the temptation of new, instead opting to make do and mend.
Unfortunately the blue ribbon edge is sewn on with a clear
plastic thread similar to fishing line.
As the blanket has aged, the thread has been prone to snapping. The corners came unfastened a few years ago
and I repaired them, but lately large sections have come undone.
I can’t say electric yellow is really my colour and as it’s
clear the whole edging is going to unravel, I’ve been tempted to buy a
replacement. It’s only because the new fleece blankets seem so thin and cheap
that I’ve resisted.
But now that we’ve made our low-carbon commitment I really
can’t justify replacing such a good blanket. I’ve been meaning to fix it for months
now, but I only seem to remember in the middle of the night when my feet get
caught in the holes!
So very late on New Year’s Day I broke out the sewing
machine and reattached the edging. I didn’t have enough thread to sew all the
way around the large blanket, but hopefully this will hold a few more years.
Are you a proponent of Make Do & Mend?
What have you fixed lately?
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