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Hand Mending Made Easy
Hand Mending Made Easy

Hand Mending Made Easy

Save Time and Money Repairing Your Own Clothes


80 Pages, 7 1/2 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: January 2008

ISBN 9780935278743

Rights: WOR

Palmer/Pletsch Publishing (Jan 2008)

Price: $14.95


Eliminate trips to the tailor and repair discarded favorites

Twelve easy, well-illustrated lessons demonstrate how to mend clothes in the comfort of one’s home. Chapters include basics from threading a needle and sewing on buttons to repairing seams and fixing seams and buttonholes, ironing techniques and repairing broken zippers, all done without a sewing machine. The easy to read, step-by-step language allows anyone to sew ripped hems, replace missing buttons, fix sweater snags and so much more, replacing unwearable garments back into their wardrobe. Proving that mending is an easy, money and time saving skill that anyone—men, women, children—can do, this reference is an essential resource for any household.

Author Biography

Nan L. Ides comes from family of sewers and teaches hand mending for several community groups in the Philadelphia area. She lives in Philadelphia. Visit her online at