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Light blue t-shirt with long sleeves and a very busy dinosaurs and cars print lying on the ground, showing off an embroidered lightning drawing that covers up a hole

Repair a hole in your t-shirt

In the midst of the very busy print on this shirt, a tiny hole was trying to hide itself. Got caught somewhere, I suppose. The busy design proved useful as inspiration to repair this hole - I just embroidered something on that was already there. In this case: a white lightning arrow. Read on to find out how to repair a hole in your t-shirt.

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Vintage brown seventies blouse with a flowery motive that used to have a tear but has now been repaired with embroidery that mimicks the same design

Repair a tear in your blouse

This vintage seventies blouse had a big tear on its back, and could no longer be worn. Some fusible woven stay tape and embroidery floss saved the day in the end. But how exactly do you use those to repair such a tear in your blouse?

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Black laptop backpack standing on the floor, in front of a white cupboard. Left of the backpack there's a plant. On the backpack there is a bright red strip of pleather that replaced the old black worn pleather that used to be there. On the right, the text Repair your backpack is displayed in white letters with a black background, and with the logo of Meme Georgette in the top right corner

Repair your backpack in 6 steps

This backpack has been around since 2007, leaving some signs of wear here and there: the zipper was broken, the pleather had peeled off, the lining of the handle had come loose, and it had a bit of a hole on the side. Time for operation Repair Your Backpack!

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Grey sweater with dancing cups lying on the florr with a plant next to it. The cups are surrounded by musical notes, and one of those notes is embroidered, covering up a hole.

Repair a hole in your sweater

This cheerful sweater's sleeve got cought on something, resulting in a tiny hole in its fabric. But no worries, with a bit of black embroidery floss this hole was repaired in no time, completely in the original print's style.

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Backpack with new front in boro and sashiko style

Replace a zipper in your backpack

One of the zippers in this backpack had given up, literally giving its content away. And the front had known better times as well. Giving it a facelift took only 2 steps, though: sew in a new zipper, and dress up the front panel.

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Back of a t-shirt with a dinosaur embroidered on top

Repair a tear in your t-shirt

While climbing trees someone's t-shirt got caught by a branch. Result: a tear in the back of this t-shirt. But you can easily repair a tear like this, it doesn't have to mean the end of your shirt. In this case, a very smiley dinosaur and a couple of embroidery stitches saved the day.

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Dandelions embroidered on cardigan

Pimp your cardigan

A hole in the armpit, pockets on the verge of ripping, and small stains haphazardly spread over the front. Would it be possible for me to save this cardigan from the landfill?

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Handtas met geweven design aangebracht op de voorkant

How to repair holes in a handbag

Many years ago the owner of this cute little handbag brought it back as a souvenir from South America. Ever since, this handbag has gone to many places, and seen many adventures. Such an intensive lifestyle did leave its marks: both on the front and the backa hole had appeared, and signs of wear were everywhere, threatening to become a new hole. Would Mémé Georgette be able to save the lot?

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Geborduurd monstertje op mouw van rood t-shirt waar zelfde monstertje al in het groot op stond

Repairing washing machine holes

When these monster pyjamas tried to attack the washing machine, they didn't think the machine itself would bite back. Result: washing machine holes in the sleeve. But to repair washing machine holes, I do have some tricks up my sleeve.

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Children's coat gets upgrade

Children's coat gets upgrade

My youngest son is a real outside kid whose favourite hobby is to dig up worms. It goes without saying that a warm, waterproof coat is an absolute must during the cold winter months. His current coat is the same one as the one from last year, and has seen quite a few adventures. Time for an upgrade!

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Mending gloves

Mending gloves

A while ago my husband found a pair of discarded gloves. They had holes in them: the seams of the thumbs were ripped, and the tips of both the index and middle finger were worn. Their original owner had given up on them, but I wouldn't let a pair of holes stop me. I took out some leftover embroidery floss, and got going with these worn gloves!

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