photo credit: makezine.com
When Jared was little, he went through the knees of jeans in the blink of an eye. A dear friend and quilting/sewing mentor taught me how to mend blue jeans as shown above (click link for a great tutorial). It probably saved me many hundreds of dollars before he outgrew that stage. I haven't thought about this particular skill in over twenty years.
But last night Bobby brought me a pair of cargo shorts that had been ripped when he jumped over a fence, and he asked me if I could repair them. Tonight after work, I got out the machine and set to work.
I should have taken a photo of the repair that I actually did, but I forgot in the moment, and now the boys are in bed, and it is a school night after all, so I guess I'll let them sleep. Suffice it to say, it all came back to me...just like riding a bicycle. :)