Repaired Things

Tote Bag
April 21, 2012, 3:07 pm
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Langmusi China, 2006. One handle had pulled off my tote bag, and this guy stitched it back on and reinforced the other one.

Very cool sewing machine! Looks like he’s mainly a cobbler.

Tote Bag
January 11, 2012, 9:54 pm
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The seam was unraveling so I reinforced it with a special X stitch!

Reinforced Sweater
February 17, 2011, 12:04 am
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Ilse says she’s worn this brown wool sweater almost everyday for the past six years. The elbows and cuffs were starting to fray, so she had them patched with leather. Beautiful and functional!