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Sew Essential! Tips, Tricks and Notions #2: the BEST Fusible Web

2013 July 13

If you do a lot of applique you know how important it is to fuse the pieces properly before stitching everything together. I have tried quite a few fusible web products and LOVE the results I get with Steam-A-Seam 2 from the Warm Company.

The main difference between Steam-A-Seam 2 and the other fusible webs I have tried is how precise you can be with your final product. Steam-A-Seam 2 is made with a pressure sensitive adhesive on both sides. This allows you to cut out, place and re-place your applique wherever you’d like on the final project. If you are making a shirt applique, for example, it is possible to try the shirt on with the applique in place before ironing it down to ensure everything is exactly where you want it.  Once everything is perfectly placed, you can iron it on and know you will love how your project turns out!

I generally stitch around my applique – but apparently this fusible web also works to adhere permanently even without stitching. I also really like that it provides a non-fraying edge wherever you have fused it to your background. Steam-A-Seam 2 is available by the metre/yard and also in “hemming” widths of 1/4″ and 1/2″ wide.

Here are a few Thread Riding Hood tutorials that use Steam-A-Seam 2:

Notice a trend? The first two Sew Essential Tips help me to easily make things EXACTLY how I want them to be! Do you like “Slow and Precise” or “Get it done Quick” sewing best? Make sure you enter the giveaway to win some Tula Pink goodness and come back tomorrow for Sew Essential #3!

Disclaimer: I was not paid by the Warm Company for this review, they really do have an amazing product!

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