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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2004, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Stapler = sewing machine?

Has anyone here had to "sew" something quickly at work with a stapler?

I experienced this yesterday when I realized the stitching for my hem on my pants had come undone and I don't carry a sewing kit with me! But...the stapler, and actually some tape, worked like a charm.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2004, 11:07 AM
 
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For me, its safety pins
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I stapled the sole of my shoe back on at work before. Does that count?
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I stapled the sole of my shoe back on at work before. Does that count?
Sure! =o)
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I stapled the sole of my shoe back on at work before. Does that count?
Been there, done that!
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I used to wear skirts when I first started my job (in my skinny days). It was a desk job and slowly my bottom started to expand from all the sitting...lol....well you know what happened, I split my skirt one day!!! Stapler and sctoch tape to the rescue! I flipped the skirt backwards (the zipper was on the side), so the split part would be in the front and I untucked my shirt to cover the stapled part. No one knew.......

until now....
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2004, 08:08 PM
 
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ductape is also good for "quick hemming"
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I was working one day when I realized I had a HUGE tear in the upper thigh of my scrubs. I think a dog had jumped on my leg while I was holding it on the ground or something, but I didn't notice it until way later in the day.

Me being the resourceful person that I am... grabbed the bandage tape I went in the bathroom, took off the pants, and taped them up from the inside. Come the following week I had forgotten to sew them up, so I grabbed some super strong duct tape and taped them up again. Come the THIRD week I still hadn't fixed them but forgot until I was at work, so I used the bandage tape again. Only I didn't hold the hole closed enough so you could see the white tape through. What to do? Grab a green marker and color the tape in so they matched the green pants! Everyone was laughing at me all day...

I finally decided to sew up the hole, except the string doesn't match exactly, so now it stands out more than it did with the tape

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What good ideas! If this happens to me I'll know what to do now!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2004, 02:13 AM
 
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I've stapled hems before - and I've often had to staple a flip-flop that popped a strap when I had no other shoes (a hot-glue gun works even better for this if you have one around).
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