Big stitch mending

Big Stitch Quilting

If I have to mend a shirt I might as well have fun with it.

I love a certain brand of shirts, however they always seem to be losing their hem. And there seems nothing more boring then hemming something that I have paid for.

So this week I decided to turn it into a positive experience and have some fun with it!

Inspired by my recent sashiko experiences, using my favourite navy thread, I big stitched the hem of my white shirt. And I just love it!

To keep the spacing even and straight, I used Tiger Tape. It is like quilters tape but it also has the line spacing on it.

Then after that was finished the hem, I decided the sleeves would look nice with a stitch as well - and here it is. I am so happy with how it turned out. 


Materials - with links to options on

Close up of sleeve
Dotty and Grace

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published