Inexpensive and Easy No Sew Hem Repair Tutorial
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I consider myself a fashionista. You will find me searching for (in-store or online) deals almost every weekend. I often find the best deals at resale stores (and resale online). The problem with resale? Well, I often find items that are slightly defective. I’ve definitely purchased things with loose hems, for example. I do know how to sew, but my 1970s (literally) sewing machine is way back in our storage shed.
I’m a busy mom; I don’t have time to break out the sewing machine very often. I’ve been searching for an inexpensive and easy no sew hem repair. Enter Scotch™Essentials — they are my no-sew solution to help with all of my resale repairs and other clothing malfunctions.
Easy No Sew Hem Repair
Take, for example, this blue blouse. I’ve had it for awhile, and I absolutely love to wear it for work. When the hem fell out, I stuck the shirt way in the back of my closet, waiting for the time when I finally took out my sewing machine. Once I learned about the Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Strips, I realized I could finally fix one of my favorite blouses in seconds, without the hassle of my sewing machine.
I can’t get over how easy it was to use the bonding strips. The directions suggested pre-ironing to create a nice seam, but my blouse still had an obvious crease. All I had to do was carefully remove the strip from the paper backing. Stick it on my blouse, remove the other side of paper, and then press down. That’s it! This is such a simple no sew hem repair solution and it instantly bonds fabric without sewing or ironing. The strips even hold securely through cold water wash and low-temperature dry cycles!
Scotch™ sells so many great no-sew products, including their Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape. This product is perfect if you want to bring up the length of a pair of pants, a skirt or a dress. It is convenient and economical.
Adjust Hems In Seconds
Think about your favorite pair of jeans. Do they work with heels and flats? Likely, they are too long to wear with flats. Instead of having two pairs to work with all of your shoes, why not use Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape? You can take your pants up a couple inches to work with your flats. Do you want to save money on your kids’ clothing? Try buying their pants or dresses in a size larger than they wear. You can use the adjustable hem tape so their clothes can grow with them!
I like the idea of using the hem tape to take a midi or maxi dress and making it into a knee-length dress. Using the Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape lets me have two dresses in one! The adjustable hem tape is simple to use. There is no sewing or ironing required, and it pulls right off after you’re done using it, so there’s no commitment.
Remove Lint and Fuzz
The other product I use on a regular basis to keep my clothes looking their best is the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller. This keeps my clothes free of lint and I only need one swipe to get all the fuzz because this is the only lint roller made with Scotch adhesive.
The Scotch line is so great for fixing all of my resale clothing issues and also allows me to have versatility in my clothing. If you haven’t tried out these products yet, I’m telling you these made my busy mommy life so much easier! I’m especially obsessed with permanent bonding strips for providing no sew hem repair that was so quick, simple and convenient.
If you want to try out the Scotch™ Essentials products, you can save 5% using the Target Cartwheel (thru 7/30/16) and here is a coupon to save $1.00 (expires 9/2/16). Looking for more ideas on how to use these products? Check out Target The Essentials for more great suggestions.
That blue top is so cute on you…so happy you were able to mend it so effortlessly! I love these tapes for that and so much more! [client]
Thank you Kristi!