Mending Last Year's Halloween Costume
With Halloween right around the corner, oftentimes last-minute costume planning can leave you with a costume that is not quite trick-or-treating ready. Perhaps that costume you pulled out from storage had a hole in the arm or you want to add an embellishment. Instead of throwing out that old costume, save yourself a trip to the costume store with Tear Mender. This blog post will show you how we saved an old princess costume from ending up in a dumpster. Make do and mend it!What You’ll Need
- Tear Mender
- Your finger
REPAIRING A RIPPED STRAP
Trim any loose threads.
Use your index finger to apply a thin layer of Tear Mender to the strap and fabric where the original stitching was.
- Press and hold the strap in place firmly, allowing it to dry for 3 minutes
REPAIRING TORN LACE SLEEVES
Turn the sleeve inside out.
Use your finger to apply a thin layer of Tear Mender to the felt.
- Press and hold the lace to the felt, aligning it as evenly as possible. The glue will bleed through the lace a little. This is ok as the felt will cover the glue when turned right-side out.
- Allow 3 minutes to dry, then turn sleeve back right-side out.
Tear Mender will form a permanent bond within 3 minutes, and it will be machine-washable within 15 minutes! And no need to worry—Tear Mender is a natural, non-toxic adhesive that will peel right off your table when you are finished applying it. It only adheres to porous materials like cloth.
Pro Tip: When repairing a bigger hole, you can always add a patch of scrap fabric to the inside to help reinforce the bond.