I do not like to sew and I am not very good at it. I have seen TV
commercials for Mighty Mendit and it looked pretty good. Is it
nearly as good as Billy Mays claims?
Are there other products that are better? I mainly want to hem
pants. Thank you in advance for all replies.
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"
I just finished shopping on one of my favorite websites,
dharmatrading.com. They have
fabric glues and one comparable to the tv adverts. I haven't tried any
of them, but their
descriptions of reliability are clear, and I trust their information. I
wouldn't try any on a
valuable garment without testing, and then aparingly. You might have
glue stiffens the fabric.
Here is a tutorial for sewing a hem......very easy, doesn't need to look
pretty on the
inside....just need to be careful to catch part of a thread and not go
all the way through
I don't see the alt.home.repair aspect here - but they have that tape
that you iron in, it's pretty simple to use. you tear off a strip,
fold pants over it at your hem line - and iron it. It has an adhesive
in it and the heat makes both sides stick to the hem fold. saw it on
"What not to wear" for people who can't sew...
I also detest the fat, bearded guy that's always yelling at us.
Most of his stuff is BS but if you like the looks of it, wait a while
and you can buy it in the dollar store.
Fabric adhesives are old hat. Depending on your needs, a lot of
household adhesives will do, e.g. I've used Gorilla glue to repair a
fabric hunting boot and a couple of hats.
I'm sorry you didn't get any replies from people who had actually used
What I was hoping to see was someone who had tried attaching belt
loops with this stuff. Gluing up a pant cuff seems to me that it
should be fairly easy but belt loops have a very small area for either
stitches or glue.
Hopefully you'll get more response over the weekend.
You could not glue fabric that securely unless both parts were
saturated, perhaps with some
type of epoxy. That would look like crap. It is the nature of fabric
to have lots of loose fibers
and glue just touching the surface would not provide a strong bond....
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