I handed my beloved and tattered corduroy coat to a great friend. She was going to cannibalize it for patches for a new coat. She looked at it and me. She said she wanted to try and save it. There was no guarantee of success.
Go for it I told her. She went for it. A week later I was wearing this trusted friend again and marveling at how my friend had resurrected it. She even added an Oregon State Parks patch to the flannel interior! I got another decade out of this coat!