Some of us could sit at a sewing machine all day. But many of us stare and poke at it like it’s an object from outer space not knowing how to make it come to life. For those of you in the latter category, fear not! Scotch® Brand has you covered. And for our seamstresses out there, you won’t want to miss this post because we’ve got great hacks that will make your lives easier, especially if you don’t have your sewing machine on hand (like most of the time). Here are seven no-sew wardrobe hacks using the new Scotch™ Essentials line (which we ADORE!).
Here’s what you need to get started.
– Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape
– Scotch™ Essentials Hold Tight Strap Clips
– Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Tape
– Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips
– Scotch™ Essentials Easy Fix Button
– Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Titanium Non-Stick Scissors
Turn Your Maxi Into A Cocktail Dress
You still love that maxi dress, but it needs a revamp. Why not turn it into a cocktail dress? All you need is Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape and a pair of fabric scissors.
Put on the dress and mark the length you want to cut it. Then add an inch for the hem. Cut the dress, turn it inside out and then add the tape.
Cover the length of the hem with tape. Press the fabric firmly together to seal the tape and then flip it right side out.
Finish the look with chic jewelry and a pair of heels.
Add a Pocket to Your Tee
Stripes will never go out of style. And neither will pockets. Put them together and we get an adorable shirt with a pop of color.
Cut out a pocket and fold over the edges. Add three Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips and adhere the pocket to your shirt.
Pair these with some jungle shorts and you’re ready for summer.
Pro tip: If you want your pocket and hem to stay put forever, you can make the tank and the cocktail dress with Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Tape. The Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips are removable, so they are perfect if you want to make your hem adjustable or wear your tank without the pocket sometimes.
Put a Pan Collar on Your Blouse
The pan collar adds a little bit of whimsy to your sophisticated outfit. Get a patterned blouse and then add a leather collar with Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips.
Place your collar fabric on top of your blouse. Draw your pan collar making sure that it will fit the shirt.
Cut it out and then adhere it to the blouse with Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips.
Make a No-Sew Clutch
Check this out. You can make a leather (or faux leather) clutch that holds all of your must-haves using Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Tape and Scotch™ Essentials Easy Fix Button. Seriously! We are in love with these products.
Here’s a tutorial in GIF form.
Cut out a long rectangle of fabric. Then fold up the bottom third to create the body of the clutch. Fold down the top piece to close the clutch. Add any variation to the shape that you want. Add Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Tape to the sides and then fold the clutch in half and press them together. Fold over the top flap and then add a Scotch™ Essentials Easy Fix Button as an enclosure.
Shorten Your Straps
Hate it when your straps slide off your shoulders?
Try this two-minute hack to keep your straps in place.
Cut your existing straps at the base of your shirt or dress. Add a piece of Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Tape to the inside of the garment and then press your straps firmly in place. Make sure you determine how short they should be before you stick them in place!
Tank Turned Halter Top
With Scotch™ Essentials Hold Tight Strap Clips you can turn your tank top into a halter top. This is such a great hack. It’s like you get two shirts in one.
Simply snap a clip around both straps.
Colorful Cuffs to Spice up Your Jeans
Since cuffed jeans are on trend, we’re taking them to the next level by adding a little pop.
First cuff your jeans. Then cut out a piece of fabric that fits around both sides of the cuff.
Add Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips to the cuff and then press the fabric firmly to your jeans. So easy!
Maddie is rocking these jeans.
What else would you make with these products? We want to hear your thoughts in the comments!
This post is a collaboration with Scotch® Brand.