On the mend again

No, I'm not sick. I'm referring to the one thing in everyone who wears vintage has somewhere in their home. A mending pile.

TinyAngryCrafts, vintage mending

I put all the things I need to fix up in an extra Buffalo Exchange bag. Thankfully its a nice size, and super portable, so I can zone out watching Netlflix as I work on things.

TinyAngryCrafts, vintage mending

There are a couple of my me-mades in there, as I love wearing them a lot, haha.

TinyAngryCrafts, vintage mending

The bagged items are stockings, I have a couple that need reinforcement, and thankfully I purchased a darning egg ages ago. I have a lot of embroidery thread, and will darn up a couple things, such as that small jacket.

I really like mending up my clothing items, it's proof I really enjoy and will take care of the clothing I spent a lot of time on.

Sometime down the line, I'll post up a mending tutorial, is there any particular thing you'd like to see?

Do you mend your clothing? If so, how big is your mending pile?

Tutorial: Vintage Style Shoulder Pads

TinyAngryCrafts, 1940s style shoulder pad tutorial

Often times in a 40's pattern, you'll see you need shoulder pads. It will usually tell you to purchase one, create one, or create one from a handy little tutorial in the instruction sheet.
100% of the time, you need stuffing.

Now, I don't have any stuffing like what is described; in sheets. So I played around with scraps I had,  and got something to work just as well.

You will need: