Save money by altering clothes to make them last longer.
Clothing alterations often involved taking a hem or sleeve length up or down.
When you take a hem down, you usually have to deal with the crease left from the
old hem. If it is hard to get out, try this.
Mix 3 tablespoons of vinegar into a cup of water. Dampen the
hem area with a cloth dipped in the water. If you don't have a pressing cloth,
use a piece of cotton fabric. Place the wet cloth over the crease of the fabric
and press with an iron set as high as possible for the content of the garment.
Repeat this procedure until you can no longer see the crease line.
some more frugal alterations you can make to
- If an item of clothing is
too small, and has button, move the buttons toward the edge of
and you will have more room for your body.
- Holes on many pieces of
clothing can be disguised with decorative patches.
- You don't need to sew up
hems. You can use fuse tape and do it with an iron.
- If you need a quick and easy solution to hold up the hem on a
pair of jeans, use duct