We're big fans of mending around here. There's no need to replace something just because it's a bit worn. In fact, mending something broken does more than keep it out of the landfill. It saves you money, puts those sewing machines to use and can give an old item a bit of new personality!
When I was folding laundry the other day, I discovered that my very favorite vintage dress had snapped its straps. This was one of those garments that I'd wear basically the second it came out of the laundry, and there was no way I was going to let such a small problem mean the death of this thing!
It turns out that it's super simple to mend a broken strap. All you need is an iron, a sewing machine a or needle and thread, and about 30 minutes.