His jeans were full of holes. Yesterday, I even found him jeans that fit him ( the only two pairs in H+M in his size). After my son tried on the new pants he complained about how stiff they were. I guess new jeans are not part of his sensory memory bank. This morning I darned the holes in his old jeans.
One of our pillowcases got a giant rip while in the wash. I serged up the seam and then noticed that the edge was beginning to fray. I sewed a ribbon to the edge and then folded over the ratty edge and did a zig zag stitch over the fold. I realized as I was working that most standard pillowcase embellishment was probably a solution to a similar issue of wear.