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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MONEY MATTERS WITH SHEILA--NO-SEW HEMMING


Are you one of those “all thumbs” women when it comes to any type of sewing? Do you spend too much money at the dry cleaner whenever a hem falls because you can’t thread a needle, let alone hem a skirt or a pant leg?

You can repair a fallen hem yourself, and you don’t have to hunt for a needle and thread to do it. Just purchase a roll of fusible web tape (available at all fabric stores and most discount and craft stores.) Cut a piece of web the length of the area that needs to be repaired. Slip it between the fabric layers and iron according to the package directions.

2 comments:

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

This is great! I'd love this especially for hemming slacks. Thanks for the tip.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

It works great for slacks, Jane. Just make sure you follow the directions as far as iron temp and fusing time to get a bond that won't come undone.