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Aggie Garcia is a Clothing & Bathing Suit Designer who works with women who want
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No Sew Clothing Repairs
By Aggie Garcia -
Owner of Illusions by Aggie
Years ago, almost every woman knew how to sew, darn socks and repair torn clothes. Sewing was also taught in high school home economics classes. These classes are no longer offered in high school.
In the busy world we live in, and with more women working, home sewing has long been forgotten. Women today don’t have the time to sew or never learned when they were young and living at home. So what do you do when the pant hem comes undone or a pant pocket has torn apart? What if the length of the pants or jeans you want to wear tonight is too long and there is no time to take them to an alterations person? How do you fix the tear on your children’s pants or jackets? I have seen pant hems stapled or duct taped.
I am going to share with you a product that no household should be without. Go to
your neighborhood fabric store and pick up a roll of Stitch Witchery. Many larger
chain grocery stores will also carry this product under the name of fusible webbing.
This product is amazing and the only thing you need to apply it is an iron.
This fusible webbing comes on a roll and can be cut to any length you need. For a hem that has come undone, simply cut the amount you need and place between the two layers of fabric. Set your iron on medium heat and press until the webbing melts and creates a bond after cooling. For delicate fabrics, be sure and place a cloth on top of the garment. When hemming jeans you can use high heat. You can even shorten pants with this product. Easy to read directions come with the product and you can even go online for a list of other uses. It is permanent and if it does come loose after several washings, simply reapply. I have a friend that doesn’t even own a sewing machine and she managed to make curtains for her kitchen using stitch witchery. It is not expensive and will save you time and money. If a seam comes undone, you can fold the seam to one side and place a thin piece of the product between the seam and garment and apply with your iron until you can take it to your dry cleaners for repair.
Another product that will be of great help to you are fabric patches.
These square patches come in black, several shades of denim and tan. You can repair tears and to keep it invisible, place on the wrong side of the garment. Several of my male clients have expressed how valuable they are.
Everyone should also carry a couple of safety pins in their handbag or wallet. If the zipper on your pant breaks, you can always use a safety pin to hold it up until you get home. These are simple solutions that will be of great help to you!