Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Like Magic! {Fabric Repair}

As summer continues to sizzle outdoors, I've been holed up in my studio, transforming a stash of vintage tablecloths into aprons.  As is my habit, I sew several and then take a "photo break" to capture images for my website and Etsy shop.
 
This is one that I was photographing yesterday:
 
 
Pretty from afar but I saw something odd.  Something bad!
 
 
Dern it!  I failed to notice this hole and didn't cut around it. Just as I was about to have a meltdown about a beautiful apron ruined, I remembered buying some BoNash online.
 
 
I'd heard it was a really easy way to mend holes ~ the entire process took just a couple of minutes.  (They have a good YouTube video too; click here.)
 
Look!
 
 
It's like magic, sewing magic!
 
 
This little box just may revolutionize my apron business!  No more cutting around holes and wasting fabric.
 
Hope you have a magical day today!

**Update to your questions**

I ordered this via Amazon.com last August (not sure if it shipped from the UK or not?).  It cost $18.52 with tax.  TOTALLY worth it because there is a lot in the container and it only takes a pinch per small hole.  Not sure exactly what the compound is, but it's powdery, like talc.  On the front of the fabric where my hole once showed, it no longer does!  On the back/underside, there is a small patch (it'll make more sense if you watch their video).  Hope this helps!

15 comments:

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous apron! The repair is amazing. The fabric looks perfect now. Going to check it out.

Thanks for sharing this!

Becky said...

That's crazy magic! Gorgeous apron too!

Betty Lou said...

Your apron is beautiful even if the hole had remained. I have never heard of this product. Thank you for sharing.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Cool! I'll have to find that stuff! Thanks for the tip! ♥

donna said...

That is incredible. I saw this video and was not sure what the powder was so I moved on. I am repairing an antique quilt for someone and I was researching some techniques on what to do. Going on line to try and find some of this stuff. Thank you so much for sharing.
Your apron turned out great. I was with my aunt yesterday and she gave me some of my grandmother's. I need to clean the up and I will blog about them.
Hope you are having a great week.
Hugs
donna

jonni said...

Wow, that really is amazing. I've never heard of BoNash before but now I may have to get some. Thanks!

Laura Lane said...

Oh my! It's miraculous! Is the hole actually gone?


Laura
Harvest Lane Cottage


ImagiMeri said...

Yeah, but how much did it cost you? Can you buy it here in the States, or did you have to get it from the UK? I've been waiting for this to happen, as I tried to use some of my embossing powders to do the same thing, so it's finally here......nice.

Hugs,
Meri

vintage grey said...

So, so beautiful and your work is so inspiring!! What a neat way to mend holes!! Thanks for sharing!! I just love those roses!! Happy week to you! xo Heather

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What an amazing product. Certainly a handy one to keep in the sewing room! The apron is lovely.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Adore your aprons! And curious about this product. Will have to check it out!

SizzleandZoom said...

Great hint and beautiful apron!

CoriLynn said...

Wow! Will this work for those who can't sew?? Like me? ;) Beautiful apron!! Amazing job as always!!!
~xoxo, CoriLynn

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That apron is too pretty!! So glad you found this cool product!!
Blessings,
Susie

Curtains in My Tree said...


Magic for sure , I'm getting some !!!!!!!!!