Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes by Lily Fulop
Best for: beginners!
Modern Mending: The Craft of Clothes, by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald
Best for: a fabulous guide to different mending techniques for beginners and intermediates.
Darning: Repair Make Mend, by Hikaru Noguchi
Best for: an easy to read guide to different darning techniques and applications.
Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfect Imperfect Things we Love, by Noriko Misumi
Best for: a brief overview and inspiration for a variety of mending techniques including needle felting, patchwork, darning and crochet.
Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch and Repair Your Favourite Denim and More, by Katrina Rodabaugh
Best for: learning how to repair your jeans including using Boro/Sashiko.
MEND! by Kate Sekules
Best for: an comprehensive introduction to the topic of textile repair and mending community.
Mend and Patch: A Handbook to Repairing Clothes and Textiles, by Kerstin Neumuller
Best for: inspiration for intermediate-advanced menders.
Visible Creative Mending by Flora Collingwood-Norris
Best for: learning how to Swiss darn and handle cuff repairs. A beautiful book full of colourful mendspiration!
Visible Mending: Artful Stitchery to Repair and Refresh Your Favourite Things, by Jenny Wilding Cardon
Best for: those wanting to be more creative when mending.
The Mending Directory by Erin Eggenburg
Best for: a wide selection of weaving patterns with how-to instructions and diagrams.
Needle Weaving Techniques by Hazel Blomkamp
Best for: more weaving pattern inspiration.
Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts!, by Nina Montenegro
Best for: learning about the environmental and human impact of fast fashion...why it matters to mend!
Mend It: A Complete Guide to Clothes Repair, by Maureen Goldsworthy
Best for: those wanting to expand their mending skills to a more advanced level. This was published back in 1979 and hasn't been reprinted so it can be difficult to obtain a copy!
Visible Mending: Repair, Renew, Reuse The Clothes You Love by Arounna Khounnoraj
Best for: another helpful guide to a variety of mending techniques as well as useful upcycling and zero waste project ideas.
Embroidery on Knitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson
Best for: knitwear repair inspiration.
How to Embroider Almost Everything A Sourcebook of over 500+ Modern Motifs and Easy Stitch Tutorials, by Wendi Gratz
Best for: small and easy embroidery designs to use in mending.