How To Shorten Dress Straps With Safety Pin

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Is the dress yours or you’re borrowing it? If it’s the latter, ask the dress owner first. The last thing you need is her freaking out the day of the competition when she sees that you’ve changed something!

Now, if the dress is yours, I’d be a little scared of using safety pins unless they’re super heavy-duty, and then they’d probably be lumpy and more difficult to hide.

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How To Shorten Dress Straps With Safety Pin

How To Shorten Dress Straps With Safety Pin

Simply fold them over on themselves underneath the bodice and sew, then use a seam ripper to carefully take the stitches out.

This is a temporary solution that plant works. Safety pins can sometimes damage fabric Or… if you don’t take them out right away, some of the crappier safety pins leave a mark (rust-line) against the fabric. But either way, i would mention it to the friend first.

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If it’s a borrowed dress, then make sure to take out the few stitches you will need before you return.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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