Re: Sewing on Patches
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 20 Oct 1996 14:04:24 -0400
On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Lorie McGraw wrote:
> >>Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 01:05:24 EDT
> >From: Rick Gildehaus <fubar13@JUNO.COM>
> Another possibility, *if* the patch can withstand the heat fronm an
> iron on a cotton setting, is heavy guage Fusible webbing (at all craft
> stores). You heat set (with an iron) the webbing onto the back of the
> patch, trim to size, peel off the protective paper, and iron the patch on to
> your fabric. I have never used this for an item that is to undergo heavy
> washing, but your craft store may be able to advise you as to how well this
> will hold up.
I have used this stuff and while it is GREAT for getting things in the
right place, it will not withstand repeated laundry. I use it mostly for
setting oddly shaped appliques to sweatshirts. I then stitch around the
applique and often seal the edges to make it "pretty". Even so, two to
three wash/dry cycles is about it.
The fusible webbing alleged to be wonderful for putting in hems likewise
doesn't work (at least for me, my mom, or a CM I know).
Other folks may have better experiences, though, as I'm always afraid I'm
going to scorch or burn the garment trying to set the applique.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City