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My grandma would be impressed

Kids go through clothing like crazy; am I right? My preschooler has a special knack for ripping, tearing, staining and just being all around tough on clothes (it’s why I watch buy/sell/trade sites like a hawk…good clothes for boys at an excellent price are hard to come by).

Which brings me to these pants. They came with an adorable matching jacket; I found them at a consignment sale and was much too proud at scoring the outfit for $5. Low and behold I get them home and the pants have a little tear in them. See below.

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Sigh. Normally I would put them in my “let’s take these to Grandma’s house and she can sew them for us” pile. While I knew she would gladly make the repair (thanks Grams) I also know she would tell me that I could do this on my own. Experiment sewing: commence.

So I hunted through a drawer of sewing supplies (don’t ask me how I have a drawer of sewing supplies…I literally have no clue. I think it was something my husband had before we married) and found some matching/close to matching blue thread and I sewed that baby right up. It doesn’t look perfect, but it has held up all winter; making that $5 outfit SO worth it. And now I feel more comfortable at trying my hand on small repairs on clothing (big money saver).

 

All of this to say that sometimes frugality pushes you out of your limits. Have you tried to be frugal in an area you knew little to nothing about? Do tell!

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2 thoughts on “My grandma would be impressed

  1. Kat, another handy trick to try is to keep some iron-on interfacing and/or iron-on patches around. Turn the garment inside out and iron a small piece over that tear. Good as new!!!

    Pretty sure gma taught me this one, too!!

    On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Tastefully Thrifty wrote:

    > kat0224 posted: “Kids go through clothing like crazy; am I right? My > preschooler has a special knack for ripping, tearing, staining and just > being all around tough on clothes (it’s why I watch buy/sell/trade sites > like a hawk…good clothes for boys at an excellent price ” >

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