|Worn Out Areas|
|Torn and Worn Spots|
|Black Fabric with Denim Fabric Reinforcement|
Then, I pinned the reinforced fabric strip to the bottom of the backpack to cover the worn out spots and hand-sewed it in place:
|Fabric Strip Pinned, Ready to be Sewn|
|Embroidered Pocket Added to Side|
The mending took a couple of hours to do. The materials didn't cost anything since I had everything I needed. Best of all, it extended the life of the backpack and saved daughter the $40 she would have had to spend to buy a new backpack.
I mended a few other items, too, for her - several clothing items that had ripped seams and frayed hems.
Anyone else mend garments and other items to extend their use and save some money?