Fuse-a-web is a great way to fix fabric to fabric in applique and crafting. It is a fine mesh like material that bonds the two fabrics together when heated under a hot iron. It works in much the same way as the hemming web tape which is used for hemming garments, however, the fuse-a-web has the advantage of being 45cm/18″ which is wider than the tape. This makes it more suitable for craft and applique projects.
As with the tape, the fuse-a-web is back with paper which acts as a protection for the webbing, this then gets removed when one side is ironed onto the fabric. The only materials required when using this is scissors and a hot iron.
How To Use:
- Make sure the iron is set to the right temperature for your fabric, test an area that will not be seen before you begin.
- Mark out on the paper side roughly the size and shape of the fabric that is going to be bonded.
- With the reverse of the fabric to be bonded facing up and the fuse-a-web facing down (the paper side should be on the top side and should be visible) with a dry iron gently heat.
- Trim the edges of the fuse-a-web.
- Peel off the paper backing.
- Place the fabric with the fuse-a-web attached facing down onto the desired place that it is to be bonded, cover with a damp cloth and gently iron.
- Do not allow the iron to be in one place for more than 10 seconds.
- Allow to cool.