Mend It Better – review and give away

Mend It Better by Kristin Roach of – details of give away at the bottom of the post.

First a disclaimer: I have a project in this book (p. 71 if you’re curious, below right) and Kristin and Storey Publishing even found a way to pay the contributors which is pretty awesome!

And one thing I really like about the book is that it’s not a.. lifestyle craft book, this book is all good, useful stuff. Some craft books are like eating a pretty dessert, not much nutrition, rigth? But this book is more like a main course that will keep you full and satisfied for a long time. And it *is* a pretty nice looking main course too! ;-)

The book’s subject is mending, but it will give you many other sewing skills. Because well, mending *is* (mainly) sewing.

You’ll learn basics things like how to thread a needle, make a knot, remove stitches, do different (embroidery) stitches, of both the hand and machine variety.

There are lots of mending projects which will all teach you something about sewing/mending. Mending with patchwork, mending stretchy, knitted fabrics. Adding pockets, repairing belt loops, replacing elastics – even how to re-pleat a skirt!

I hope my review has “sold” you on this book so you go get it for yourself – seriously, it deserves to become a classic, with reprint after reprint, so go get it!

Storey Publishing have given me a copy to give away, so if you’d like to throw your lot in the hat, this is how:

Leave a comment on this post.
Make sure to leave your email address, so I can get on touch with you if you win.
The give away is open to anyone anywhere.
Deadline for entering: March 24th at 8am (GMT)
It would also be cool to hear about your favourite mending method or a mending project you’ve undertaken, but this is not required.

Thank you for entering – the comments are now closed.



  1. Siobhan Sturdahl
    March 19, 2012 / 8:10 am

    I'd love to win this! It looks amazing!

    siobhan dot sturdahl at gmail dot com

  2. March 19, 2012 / 10:26 am

    As a mom to three teenagers, there's always something that needs mending here! I'd love to win this so I can find new ways of doing that! :) ejg54him@gmail

  3. March 23, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Fingers crossed! Hope I win. :)

    your project looks lovely.



  4. March 23, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    This book looks like a great read.

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