Introduction: Sew Not a Problem!

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Have you ever needed to have a quick stitch so your cuff will stay put? Or so the zipper will stay shut? Or sew on a button?

Well this morning I put on this dress, and the moment I turned it forward and put my arms through, the zipper would reopen (it having no clasp at the top and all).

After the second try I got fed up because I had places to be. I grabbed a needle and looked around for thread. Shit!

After a fruitless attempt at pulling a thread off an old shirt the only thing in sight was an unopened tampon.
Me, being the jerry-rig (or MacGyver) queen, I immediately saw my solution where others would see, well... a tampon.

The moral of this story is that if you are in need for a bit of thread, use a tampon.
I've attached pictures to illustrate how *not* crazy I am.

All you'll need is:
- a needle
- a tampon
- something to sew

I used a Tampax Pearl, with the braided string.

Step 1: Step 1.

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Unravel the braided bunch of strings.

Step 2: Step 2.

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Pick a single one and pull, while pushing the rest downward to isolate the one.

Step 3: Step 3.

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Thread your needle and cut to size.
Then do whatever it is you need to do.

And Voilà!

Comments

SomArtMama (author)2009-02-02

very good to know, my problem would have been finding a needle.

Oh definitely, but I personally can pretty much always count on there being one in my wallet.

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