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Mending Basics: 4 Simple Techniques to Repair Damaged Clothes

Unraveling cuffs are super annoying, especially on long pants. Luckily, that saggy cuff doesn’t have to mean the endtimes for your favorite pants or skirt! A super simple whip stitch will fix you right up. Just like with the ladder stitch, you’ll want to use a coordinating thread color and begin your repair about 1/4″ before the damaged part and finish up about 1/4″ after.

Ready to whip it? I apologize for the terrible music in the video above, but it does a great job illustrating how to do this simple stitch.

Next>> Repair small tears with an applique.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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