* iron on

Posted on February 16th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Another stained shirt (I’m clumsy, ok?) rescued, this time with an iron-on cut out from the Lush fabric line. The backing stuff claims it’ll stay on in the laundry without sewing the edge, but we’ll see.

ETA: Sorry, I just assumed everybody knew about the iron on stuff. I used HeatnBond Ultrahold, which you can either get in precut packages or off the bolt at fabric stores. I ironed it on to the fabric I wanted to use, peeled off the paper backing, cut out the design, and ironed it on to the shirt. Hope this helps!

5 Responses to “iron on”

  1. Pumpkinbear Says:

    That is very cool! I have to admit, I always sew around the edges of my appliques even with fusible webbing, but in my defense, I do understand that such behavior is defined as “overkill.”

  2. sarah Says:

    I have done several non-sewn appliques now with the steam-a-seam, and they do stay on — unless hot water somehow gets on them. Heat will make them peel right off. Also, they do fray quite a bit around the edges — those antlers would worry me. You might want to just hand-wash and line-dry that shirt. which is super-cite, by the way!

  3. Dana Says:

    How do you iron on?

  4. Jessica! Says:

    What is this magic backing stuff?

  5. lucky Says:

    LOVE the shirt – great graphic – i’ve seen the fabric in it’s entirety – this looks better :)

    please do tell how it holds up when u wash – i haven’t had much luck – but never tried the ultrahold…

    great blog!


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