Carhartt and Carhartt-type jackets are everything to a farmer.
I also find them incredibly sexy – the more rugged, the better. Like rough hands, they suggest experience and competence, and I value that type of thing.
Don’t ponder that one too much.
They are also expensive to buy, and it’s only right to repair them when you can, but I haven’t been able to perform any heavy-duty repairs before I was given my sewing machine this past November.
Enter a heavy-duty Viking:
New binding at the bottom, and new pockets, among other things.
It’s not couture, but it doesn’t need to be, as these aren’t little girls’ clothes. But these repairs are durable.
So this here has been my Valentine’s Day gift to my husband.
He loved it!
I am so glad I’ve gotten into sewing – of all of my hobbies, this one is both the cheapest and the most useful to the people around me. And here’s something else – creating original patterns, conducting repairs, and generally trying to figure out how to make the pieces of the puzzle fit has been incredibly good for my brain (which needs to exercise more than ever now that I stay home with young kids), and the kind of patience and determination that is required to complete a bigger project is most definitely good for the character.
Oh and the sanctimony? There’s is nothing like it.