Mending Party


You know that nice coat that just needs a button sewn on? That special mug you were going to superglue back together last summer? That shirt you'd wear if you just fixed the ripped seam? Your favorite jeans that need to be patched? That gadget that you've been meaning to take apart and see if you can repair?

Try hosting a mending party! Call up some friends: surely they have things to mend too, and doing it together takes the tedium out of the task. Put out a plate of cookies, a bowl of popcorn and a pot of coffee. And spend an afternoon in good company fixing the stuff you’ve been hiding in the back of a drawer somewhere.

Suggested Supplies

  • Needles
  • Thread, various colors
  • Sewing pins
  • Super glue
  • Duct tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Screwdrivers

This is a lovely way to pass the time on a dreary day. It feels good to mend something instead of discarding it!


If you host your own mending party, we’d love to hear in the comments what you fixed.


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