Get me a thimble

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BairleaFarm, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really i prefer a sewing machine and just thought it was a catchy title. Does anyone here mend clothes? Im not talking sewing on a button but actually fixing holes? Let me tell you a story about my jeans. I buy wranglers and have for years. Why? 1. I love the one year warranty and 2. the last me forever. My oldest pair (about 10 years old) are starting to show signs of there age. I had a hole in teh left leg that i let get out of control. Ive been paying attention because I dont want to rip it out any bigger than it all ready is. This morning I was being my normal careful self as I slide into the pants. Mind you i said careful i didnt say i was paying attention. Be darn if i didnt rip a hole in the right leg. right leg hole was an easy repair because it fresh. Left leg is a mess because i didnt fix it 2 years ago when i ripped it.

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    Yeap they look good. heck i could sale these for $85 a pair in the mall. Moral of this story? - fixem when they rip [​IMG]

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  2. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A small town in this area, called Hackleburg, was completely demolished by the tornadoes that came thru Alabama on April 27th. The only majoy employer in this town was Wrangler. The town had decided that if Wrangler didn't rebuild, then the town would just die, and people would rebuild elsewhere. Wrangler has decided to rebuild in Hackleburg, and has moved some employees to other plants so they can keep working. And Wrangler is continuing to pay most of the wages of most of the employees until the new plant is built. Everyone needs to buy at least one pair of Wranglers, just to say "Thank You". This was also on ABC Nightly News a few months ago.
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didnt know that. Thanks for posting
     
  4. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did a MAJOR repair job on my other half's jeans. Lemme tell ya, that "3 step zigzag" option on my machine just got put through its paces! I had to replace the entire fronts of both legs from the pocket to below the knee, and repair a half dozen other holes! One of his co-workers has a pair of jeans that I would love to get a hold of....They are ENTIRELY comprised of patches, mostly the size of a deck of cards. There wasn't a freyed edge or a stray stitch on them. All the patches had the edges neatly turned under and stitched cleanly. It looks like he's had them for decades and will keep them until he dies. You can't tell what was the original jeans. They're just cool!

    Thanks for the story about Wrangler. It's nice to hear about large companies that support and invest in our country!

    Thank You for sharing your mending skill.
     
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad you backed up and said your name was Daivd, Bairlea Farm.

    I wasn't going to say anything, but those legs would look a little rough
    on a woman.
     
  6. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well now, I was just thinking it was a she and like me had started her fur coat for the winter. Actually I was a little jealous of her fur coat, mine don't get that fuzzy no matter how long I hide the razor. [​IMG]
     
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I have been know to patch jeans for DH and DS. It always depends on how old the jeans are, but some holes just beg to be repaired. I have a pair of overalls that I have patched and let out. I can't paint without them.
     
  8. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol on the hairy legs


    im just not happy with the left leg repair and im not to for sure im good enough with a sewing machine to do much better. I have no problem going left to right because i can roll the leg but top to bottom is hard.
     
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Hahaha, I think it is time for a new pair of jeans!

    When I get a hole in mine, I usually just go and buy new ones. I usually wear my pairs out every two years or so, and I really don't mind spending $15 to replace each of them! LOL The only bad part is they all seem to wear out at the same time!
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You know, I was watching a show called Storage Wars, where they bid on stuff that people leave behind in storage lockers. Anyhow, this guy got a locker with several pairs of Levis in it, and he took the Jeans to a store that sells vintage clothing and such, and they were surprisingly worth ALOT of money! And these jeans looked like CRAP! I was truly amazed!

    My husband, a larger man, just recently had to go bigger. Anyhow, he is a size 44 now. I couldn't find Levis, but I did find Wrangler jeans at Walmart for only $15.99! I wouldn't believe it, and they had his size! The Levi's he likes cost at least $39.99 when you can find them on sale. So I was tickled pink. The Wrangler brand is a very nice jean.

    Hey, beat up jeans (politically correct word is DISTRESSED) haha Are very in style. Good job on the tailoring!

    Sharon
     

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