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    Hubby funny

    My Dh says to me tonight..." I will make you a deal... if you hem my dress pants , I will let you use the leftovers for your quilting"... ha ha

    Well sorry dear but black dress pant scraps don't make the best quilt scraps... I love that he tried but does anyone else think that mending is not like sewing... just doesn't seem as enjoyable somehow but I will do it because of all the things he does for me and because I am too frugal to pay someone to do something that I can do myself .

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    I hem my hubby's pants and am glad to do it! He is so darned good to me and hardly ever asks me to do anything. He can buy pants on sale at JCP. but they are always a couple of inches too long. I am so blessed to have this man. We have been married over sixty-one years and he just keeps getting better.

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    LOL- I do mending for my husband too. He's the fixer upper for just about everything else and I like that there is one area of technology where he bows to my superior ability :-))
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    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein

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    I HATE hemming and will stall forever and ever. A year or more ago my DH and I went to WM and he bought a Singer so HE could hem his own pants LOL I still had to do them but the thought was there. He does hand sew as in darning. I can not darn to save my soul. He learned to sew by hand in the Army. He puts his own buttons on etc.

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    Mending is not like sewing to me either. I will do it.....eventually....but I put off hemming my own pants too! I would actually have some new clothes if I would just hem them.

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    I like the saying- asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage! That being said, I mend for my family. People ask me if I do alterations and I reply- if I can't think of a way to get out of it. And then I refer them to a lady that supports herself with sewing for others.
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    I used to make custom wedding gowns, formal wear and costumes. People would constantly ask me to mend stuff. Zippers in jeans was the most common asked for item. They would ask what to do, my reply was "throw them out, buy new ones and get the proper size so your belly doesn't bust your zipper". The other one was, people would bring me formal dresses that had already been worn and say they would wait to dry clean it AFTER I altered it. Really, you want me to work on your dirty clothes? Then they would be surprised when I said it must be cleaned before I touch anything. I hem and do alterations, BUT only if I want to. Which lately has been none.
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    My DH can sew but to me, using the machine for mending or sewing is really about the same. Just depends on the project as to what goes under the needle. My DH does so much for me, I don't mind doing a little in return. Once I helped him put a transmission into a "64" Chevy Nova. I said never again. He prefers to buy clothes he knows will fit.

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    No mending. It's just not fun. IMHO. I don't iron my DH's shirts, either. This is truly an equal opportunity household. And just so no one on here gets in a snit, I pay for my car's oil changes and detailing and so on. He does take it to put gas in it, but only because he likes to drive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    I like the saying- asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage!
    That reminds me of when I was 13 and my dad said, "You're the artist in the family, YOU paint the porch."

    I have a pile of mending to do. I'd rather quilt any day! Fortunately I can't remember the last time I had to hem pants, but long dresses rarely come in petite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneighbor View Post
    I used to make custom wedding gowns, formal wear and costumes. People would constantly ask me to mend stuff. Zippers in jeans was the most common asked for item. They would ask what to do, my reply was "throw them out, buy new ones and get the proper size so your belly doesn't bust your zipper". The other one was, people would bring me formal dresses that had already been worn and say they would wait to dry clean it AFTER I altered it. Really, you want me to work on your dirty clothes? Then they would be surprised when I said it must be cleaned before I touch anything. I hem and do alterations, BUT only if I want to. Which lately has been none.
    my new motto: My machine, My time, My decision.
    I like this post! I worked in our local mall doing jean hemming at The Buckle clothing store( i got a 40% discount and my kids were teens). Someone brought in a pair of jeans that needed to be hemmed. They looked like they had been worn in a barnyard. YUCK ! I hemmed them but told the manager that I would not hem dirty jeans again! Another time I started to hem a pair and there was blood in the crotch! I about gagged. I absolutely refused to touch those. Turned out they belonged to an emplyee! People are gross!
    A time to tear, And a time to sew;
    A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;

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    Hemming is not my favourite thing to do but I do it. I hate having mending cluttering up my sewing room so I try to do right away.

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    People are gross!! Why would I touch you dirty armpits or crotch! Had a lady bring me a black dress, armpit area covered with deodorant, makeup around the neckline. She wanted the neckline lowered and the sides taken in under the arm. I told her it had to be cleaned before I would work on it. She asked why, since that area was all going to be removed when I altered it! All I could do was look at her with a stunned look on my face. I put it back in the bag and handed it to her. I was very stern when I told her that I would absolutely not work on dirty clothing for health reasons. She huffed as she left saying she was not dirty, told her to stick her nose in the armpit of her dress and take a long whiff. She took it to the local dry cleaner to have it altered, he told her the same thing. But he offered to clean it for her at a reduced cost before he would alter it.

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    I thought I was the only one who had that situation. I have them marked and sometime I will get to them, after this block or that binding or. . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCindyLou View Post
    Mending is not like sewing to me either. I will do it.....eventually....but I put off hemming my own pants too! I would actually have some new clothes if I would just hem them.

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    Mending is definitely not like sewing in my mind either. That said, hemming doesn't bother me in the least. Guess I've just learned to deal with it over the years being a 'vertically challenged' person. The mending that gets me is when DH asks me to make fabric out of thin air. He'll hand me a pair of pants or shirt that has a hole somewhere and asks me to 'fix' it. Really??? I look at the garment, then look at him and tell him the way to fix that is toss it in the garbage and buy a new one!

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    Mending and hemming are quite different than quilting!
    I can sew on a button, which I do often for my husband. But hemming? No way. I've messed up plenty of my own pants to know not to do that anymore.

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    I did alterations many years on designer clothes. It was exacting, tiring and often boring but it got us through the rough times. Now I make quilts but I mend. I also make a vest or garment requested by my children. It all needs doing.

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    No mending here either. Off they go to the alteration lady at the dry cleaners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie View Post
    I hem my hubby's pants and am glad to do it! He is so darned good to me and hardly ever asks me to do anything. He can buy pants on sale at JCP. but they are always a couple of inches too long. I am so blessed to have this man. We have been married over sixty-one years and he just keeps getting better.
    God bless both of you, if my husband( the father of our 7 children) was still alive we would have been married 60 years the 19th..
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    I HATE hemming and will stall forever and ever. A year or more ago my DH and I went to WM and he bought a Singer so HE could hem his own pants LOL I still had to do them but the thought was there. He does hand sew as in darning. I can not darn to save my soul. He learned to sew by hand in the Army. He puts his own buttons on etc.
    After raising 3 daughters, I got home after work one day and found DH ironing! Asked him when he learned to do that..he replied "Mother taught me"! Talk about being shocked!!!

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    I hem my DH pants too. He did the weekly house work for me so I could go to Chicago for the quilt show yesterrday. He's a keeper and I will hem and mend for him....but nobody else. I do alterations for the bridal shop 3 days a week and that is enough.

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    My husband is 6'5" tall. No worries about needing to hem anything

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    I just about always have to hem jeans/pants. Don't really like it, but I just do it.
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    DH fixes my house, I fix his his pants. Not fun, but not a bother.
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    I hem pants and will mend holes and tears too. I do it out of love plus he supports my quilting habits and my vintage machine obsession.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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