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Visible mending techniques to extend the life of your favorite clothing

3 visible mending techniques

I want to help you extend the life of your linen clothing 🌿

I'm all about adventure and always encourage my customers to wear my linen clothing with wild abandon. The linen I use for Charlie Darwin Textiles is a really durable fabric that washes easily and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Still, with many good adventures, accidents happen, and that's when it's nice to have a few mending supplies and a handy guide to mending nearby!

I know that not everyone is a sewing expert but trust me, mending is much easier than you might think. Many people (myself included) find it really therapeutic. And the best part is that with linen, patchwork stitching often enhances the fabric's rich texture, adding to its charm and character.

So don't be afraid to wear your linen clothes to the ground.

When you get a stain or a rip, grab your mending kit and give them a little TLC!

Your clothes, your wallet, and the planet will thank you for it 🖤


Visible Mending Techniques - 3 Methods to Get You Started

⬇️ Video Tutorials ⬇️

Method 1: Running stitch with raw edges (Beginner)

Method 2: Checkerboard running stitch with hemmed edges (Intermediate)

Method 3: Hide stains by adding a pocket (Intermediate)


If you try out any of these visible mending techniques, I'd love to see how it turned out! Tag me at @Charli.e.Darwin on Instagram, or shoot me an email at :)


Did you know...

A FREE mending Kit is included with every Charlie Darwin clothing purchase!

Some cheapy clothing makers plan for their product to break in your hands so you’ll be back at their door needing a replacement. On the other hand, some fancy clothing designers want you to be so careful with their garments that you're too scared to even take them out of your closet. Charlie Darwin is neither of these.

What I truly want is for the garments I make you to be worn hard and worn often, get repaired, and then re-worn for years to come!

All I’m sayin' is this: don't let a rip or stain ruin your favorite piece of clothing. Repair is noble!

I believe in this so wholeheartedly that I include a custom mending kit FREE with every clothing order...

mending kit from charlie darwin textiles

Each mending kit includes

  • matching fabric (a scrap about the size of your hand)

  • thread (100% linen)

  • needle (cotton darner)

  • spare buttons

  • beginners guide to mending (QR code to this article & video series)


Shop our mendable, plant-dyed linen clothing line and get a garment that lives long and biodegrades fast!

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