While I was gone for a couple of weeks, my dog decided to tear up my new sheets in the spare bedroom because she was upset that I left her for so long. I came home to these jumbled sheets and an apologetic friend with a sheepish smile.
No problem. Honestly, at first I thought about throwing these sheets away. I put this pile of mangled sheets on the top of the kitchen counter because it is too big for the trash can. Then, I felt guilty throwing this much new and perfectly good fabric away. I researched some uses online for old bedsheets and they all involve coming up with new creative projects. After two days of staring at this pile of broken sheets, I have decided to embrace it and mend these sheets.
I have a very basic sewing machine that I bought a couple of years back (and loved it! - I'll do a review on it later if anyone is interested). And I used the zig-zag function on this fabric tear. I also lined the bottom of it with a strip of regular quilt cotton fabric (which in retrospect is a great idea because sometimes the tear is slightly bigger than the width of the zig-zag).
Here's the finishing look. It looks like a much less tear after I am done repairing it!
Have you mended anything? Share your experience in the comments!