Fix Your Clothes zine cover of some thread, a cat holding up a zipper, buttons, and a tree branch

Fix Your Clothes: The Sustainable Magic of Mending, Patching, and Darning

by Raleigh Briggs

Ever had to say goodbye to a favorite item of clothing because of a busted zipper, fallen hem, or gaping hole? Want to save money and the world by not buying new clothes at the time? Concerned about the labor practices of fast fashion? Learn to repair your clothes from this cheerful illustrated guide. Raleigh Briggs, author and illustrator of the bestselling Make Your Place and Make It Last takes us on a mending journey through stocking your supplies, quick fixes, types of knots and stitches, buttons, mending seams, patching holes, darning holes, hemming, fixing zippers, waterproofing canvas, leather, and nylon, and so much more! Raleigh’s style is simple, playful, friendly, fun, and builds your confidence. You can do it!




    ...a quick and handy reference and how-to guide that you will want to have on hand for simple yet effective solutions to clothing repair.


    "gives solid, simple overviews of everything from stitches and buttons to zippers and


    "A hand–written, illustrated guide to repairing your own clothes that provides a fun alternative to fast fashion!"


    "Even if you never pick up a needle, you need this book for the section on how to fix a broken zipper."


    " fun little handwritten book with cute illustrations gives practical advice and instruction or a quick and dirty solution"


    "It’s great to know that as you help your fave clothes evolve to the next sartorial Pokelevel you’re also shaking hands with sustainability."


    "This simple, zine-style, book covers the basics of mending, from sewing on buttons to hemming, all to empower the reader to mend their clothes."


    “Ideal for thrifters, vintage clothes collectors, and anyone into not tossing their clothes because a button pops off or a zipper is stuck. There is something deeply pleasing and satisfy about mending and making clothes last.”


    “A really solid foundation on sewing”


    "Even as a fairly proficient sewist who does a bit of dressmaking, I learned a few things and this is a really handy guide to have around, whatever your sewing skills (or lack of)."

    Pushpin Zines