As a vintage clothing seller I’m forever repairing the vintage clothing I sell. It feels like 1/2 my life is spent with a needle and thread in hand. I don’t want the clothing to be badly done so I’m always trying new things out to see how they work & if I can save some time and have a better repair. The majority of the time I send the clothing out to be professionally repaired but for the very small things that aren’t worth sending out I do them myself. I recently bought and tried Mighty Mend It after seeing those very persuasive commercials on TV. I thought I’d pass along my experience to you guys to try to help you save some money.
I tried it out on scrap fabrics first, as I always do with cleaning products, dye’s and other things that I intend to use on my vintage clothes. I used it on a variety of vintage fabrics, brocade, cottons, rayons, velvets, leather, and even denim. It doesn’t perform exactly as they say. You can’t wash it in hot water, and dry cleaning fluids disolve it. It’s also not immediate. You must wait at least 2 hours before wearing. It does work but it’s only good for a temporary fix. It did not hold up on leather at all. It’s also very expensive. You can find a number of other products at Joanne’s or Michael’s that does the exact same thing at a fraction of the cost. They also will not return your money if you’re not happy. They will only replace it, but why would you want more if you don’t like it? As of now I think nothing will take the place of the trusy needle and thread. So in the end I don’t give it a thumbs up or down… Just a not great rating.