Need to hem a pair of pants quickly, but don’t have access to a needle and thread? Duct tape to the rescue! Simply fold the hem of your pants or skirt inward to the desired length, and place duct tape all the way around the edges. No one will be the wiser, and you can easily remove the duct tape later when you're ready to sew the hem. You can also use a piece of duct tape to mend small tears, or to keep a sweater snag from unraveling—push the edges of the tear or snag through to the inside of the garment, and duct tape in place until you can effect permanent repairs.