Mending Mens Suits – 1943

Make do and mend. How to repair mens suits and how to extend the life of mens suits- the vintage way!

How to:
make shields
make wear guards
make knee retreads
make seat retreads

repair a worn collar roll
repair a frayed sleeve edge
repair worn elbows
reline sleeves
repair a worn coat edge
repair a lumpy coat hem
make underarm patches for a coat lining

repair worn trouser cufs
repair frayed pocket edges
replace inside pocket
do inside pocket repairs
repair worn trouser knees
reseat trousers

vest shield patch
vest panel patch

repair worn buttonholes
repair pulled out buttons
restore pin-stripes
reweave patches
repair a three corner tear
repair small holes

lengthen trousers
shorten trousers
let out or take in seat
let out too-short crotch

garment care
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