DIY Beauty Treatments and Fashion Fixes
Mend Hems or Seams
Time: 15 minutes, plus drying time.
What you need: Mighty Mendit bonding agent ($9.50, amazon.com). Note: Don’t use this product on dry-clean-only clothing, Velcro, denier nylon (luggage fabric), vinyl, or very sheer or delicate textiles.
Step 1. Determine where the fabric should fold up for a hem or where it should overlap for a split seam so that everything lies flat.
Step 2. Working in one- to three-inch sections, apply Mighty Mendit adhesive in a thin, wavy line (or in zigzag dots) on one of the two sides that will be joined. Fold the fabric over for a hem or press it together for a seam. Continue working in small sections until finished.
Step 3. Allow to dry for two hours. The garment can be washed after 24 hours.
A pro charges: $15 to sew up one garment
DIY cost: $0, after the initial $20 for a bottle of bonding agent