sewing my pants..

@asliah (11149)
Philippines
February 17, 2013 10:28pm CST
have you ever try to sew your pants because it has a small damage or small tear on it?or will you buy another brand new pants?why? i had sew my pants yesterday because it has a teared in leg part of my pants,and because i am such a frugal person i don't want to buy a brand new pants because i can still repair my pants by sewing it.even my clothes if there's a tear in the part of armpit area,i always sew it to save more money.is it bad what i did?and i need to buy new clothes and pants?
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10 responses
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
30 Apr 13
Years ago, when I was riding my bike, I had a fall that my pants got ruined with the color fainted. It was a pair of new pants. Later I tried to wear it, but I still left it in the wardrobe as it did not look good at all because of the rubbing on the ground. Now it is nowhere to be found.
@KrauseHome (32331)
• United States
21 Feb 13
Well, for me, it really depends on where the problem is, and can it really be fixed. I only wear skirts due to Religious beliefs, but know that if something can be fixed, I usually will get it done as it is cheaper. But when the article is ready to be trashed or totally worn there is nothing more you can do.
• United States
21 Feb 13
I would sew my legs as well. and if need be I would buy me another pair as well. If the pants were good enough to wear without me looking like i am wearing trash. I will just live with the pants I sewed up though.
• Poland
18 Feb 13
I almost always sew my clothes when they can still be repaired. Or rather I make someone do this for me cause I'm horrible at needlework. Or any other feminine kind of work. Or any work... I tried to sew clothes myself but it didn't go well. Good thing my friends and my mom have patience to help me. But I wouldn't just throw out my pants just because a small tear.
@eagletrek2 (4717)
• Kingston, New York
18 Feb 13
Hi I f I knew how to sew, I would fix it to save money. my grandpa who was a talyor pass way when I was to young. a ski jacket I bought 2 years ago only use twice. the zipper broke on it.to fix it this was no joke from$50.00 to $80.00us and I did shop around. retails stroe only have a 30 day policy for returns and the factory were the jacket came from had the same policy. so I got a new ski jacket for $62.00 I pray that the zipper last more then a year on this.as of right now im watching some you tube video on how to sew then I work my way up to ski jackets.if yu know how to sew you might be able to make some money on the side. have a good day.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
18 Feb 13
I prefer to fix what I have rather than try to get new ones. it's better for me financially and it feels less wasteful. If the repair is visible, then I just wear the clothes for housework or playing in the park.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
18 Feb 13
Hi asliah, absolutely not bad...I am sure so many of us wish we were frugal enough to be able to sew probably anything...I an sure some of us can and have sewn items instead of going out to purchase another pair.. I know I would if I needed to, it certainly is easier to repair than to replace...LOL
@Raine38 (8909)
• United States
18 Feb 13
If the tear in my pants is repairable then heck yeah, I will repair it. No sense in buying a new one if the old one will still do. Although the last time I tried to sew my pants, my mom had to take off the stitches and re-sew them because I did a very bad job. Now although not still a good seamstress, I can manage decent stitches to repair a small tear here and there and to sew back buttons.
@jhuddith (222)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
I would definitely sew any damage on my pants. I had just bought a portable sewing machine and I'am starting to learn to sew. With that, should there be damages in my dress, pants, etc., I immediately turn on my sewing machine and try to fix it myself. I would only buy a new one if it no longer fits me or perhaps the pants has faded already.
@kourdapya (926)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Bad, no! You did exactly the right thing! We have to be very practical now that money is hard, unless you have a business mogul father. I do the same thing too with my clothes that are still repairable. If I can't repair them myself, I'd go to the professional ones, it's cheaper to have them repaired than buying new ones.