It's my mending pile.
I know that doesn't sound terribly manly but sometimes there are things that develop holes, or get little tears, or lose buttons, etc. and I am just not willing to let go that easy.
So this week, rather than do some cool project like make a sword, or build furniture, or what have you, I decided to work on this pile.
This time the pile included two pairs of pants, two pairs of shorts, a heel that fell off its shoe, a set of sheets that we bought to turn into curtains, a second unfinished Chewbacca pillow, and at the very last minute... the shirt off my back.
Now before I go any further I should mention that two of those items are projects in their own right... and that I didn't finish everything.
The first thing I went for was the heel that fell of the shoe. I figured I might as well start with the item that would have to dry. I basically just smeared some glue on there, stuck the heel back on, applied a lot of pressure, and wiped off the excess.
|I used this construction adhesive that I got from work |
because it was damaged and they were going to throw
it out. It's a really strong adhesive but I wouldn't
recommend it because it takes forever to set up.
The next was a pair of shorts that I made from a pair of pants. You may remember that I didn't do the hem the way it should have been done so I had to go back and fix it.
|Here's the before.|
|Here's the after. Much cleaner and tucked away.|
Next I moved on to a pair of shorts I got from a cousin (why did I do the shorts first when it's winter?!).
|Wrong color thread, but meh, no one should be looking that closely.|
Next up was this super comfy pair of cords.
|They have clearly seen better days.|
|This strip of cloth brings it right together!|
My mom found these really nice grey jeans for me... that flair so much they look like bell bottoms.
|I've drawn a line where I'll be sewing them.|
|I was pretty happy with the seam.|
I tried to work on the curtains...
|I got the sheets all cut and ready to be sewn, but something |
wonky was going on that I couldn't figure out how to fix.
I think this fabric was just plain too thin.
This morning I had an excellent stretch that felt wonderful but apparently was a bit too stressful to my shirt. A loose button fell off. As soon as it did I put a paperclip in the exact spot so I would be able to find it later.
|Yeah, I'm a genius.|
|The closest thread I had was black. Apparently I need to stock up on more color varieties.|
|My complete mending table.|
So I didn't finish my black pants (which have oddly enough been in the pile the longest), the Chewbacca pillow, or the curtains. I might just let it spill over into next week, but I do have something else I want to work on too that I'm kind of excited about and hope it works out.