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Tricks My Mama Taught Me: Duct Tape

Not much of a seamstress, my mom's sewing skills end at threading a needle or reattaching a button.

So when we were lil and our hems needed a quick fix, she came up with a sticky solution — duct tape.

After unwinding the roll and quickly snipping the scissors, my mom shortened our school uniforms. To learn about this trick,


This is definitely a temporary solution as my siblings and I still laugh about how the adhesive used to stick to the back of our legs on hot days! But for a busy mom who hasn't had time to get clothes to a professional, this trick is tailor made.

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