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
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.
Turn Your Maxi Into A Cocktail Dress
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.
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.
Add a Pocket to Your Tee
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.
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.
Put a Pan Collar on Your Blouse
Cut it out and then adhere it to the blouse with Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips.
Make a No-Sew Clutch
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
Want to feel motivated to take the next step for your business? Let Office Depot OfficeMax give you the confidence you need with a suite of business services & solutions to help you put your best foot forward. Make a good first impression with business cards & build the business pitch of your dreams with custom presentations. With Office Depot OfficeMax you'll find the tools to reach new customers with confidence.
Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.