Emergency Hemming With Staples

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I bought a last minute pair of thrift shop jeans when I found I went off for a weekend without them. New $5 - good deal. But they were too long and I didn't have needle and thread with me. My crafty husband suggested I staple the hems up and you know, the silver color of the staple doesn't really show against the jeans much at all. I'll do that again.

By Pam from Los Angeles

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February 6, 20070 found this helpful

I did this all the time my three sons were growing up. If I hemmed the jeans, every time I had to wash them, I had to rip and re-sew. By stapleing them, I just took the staples out, washed them and re-stapled them - with the long solid part of the staple on the inside.

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February 7, 20070 found this helpful

How ingenious! You have a real "gem" of a husband, I'd say. Thanks for sharing this very good tip.

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February 7, 20070 found this helpful

i agree it does work in a pinch. BUT i work with a doctor mind you who has either taped or stapled ALL of her clothing together. i have never seen her wear something that wasnt just holding together with some kind of help from staples or tape.

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April 3, 20120 found this helpful

To make the staples less obvious, coat a strip with permanent marker (black, blue, etc.) insert in stapler and staple away!

M.J.

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April 3, 20120 found this helpful

I read your suggestion on how the staples did not show thru your jeans but I must worn you about something. With summer nearly here and with more sunshine, your silver staples will kick off a reflector beam when touched by the sun light and they will become very noticeable to others Have tried this method and was soon carrying needle and thread. For on the spot fixes, you only need to carry one needle and transparent thread as the color of the fabric is what others will see until you can make fixes at home.

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