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
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