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Sewing and Repairing shirts

My in-laws had a mishap at their house last week, which resulted in us cleaning out their attic room.  My mother-in-law saves everything and the attic looked like a thrift shop leftovers party.  She was reminiscing about the old days and how everyone made due with what they had.

These discussions lead to the subject of men’s shirts.  When she was young (she is 91) when the collars and cuffs frayed you took them off and reversed them so the good part showed on the outside. If the elbows wore out you made them into short sleeve shirts. When the shirts finally wore out you used them for rags or made rag rugs out of them.…

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