Tips & Tricks
Last month I created some Haunted Kitchen Tea Towels for Halloween. During that project, I had my first experience with E6000 Fabri-Fuse.
I love how the towels turned out, and since I’m sure I’ll be using this product again, I want to share some things I learned along the way.
So, here’s my list of tips and tricks for using Fabri-Fuse.
Recommended Tools For E6000 Fabri-Fuse Application
Parchment paper – I use this between fabric layers or under my project to keep the adhesive from seeping through.
Small disposable brush – I prefer to use a small, flat brush, instead of the bottle tip, for better control and to gently work the adhesive into the applique.
Tweezers – I use tweezers, a small metal spatula, or a toothpick to place and move my applique and keep my hands free of the glue.
Paper towel – I keep one right next to my project to dab up any excess or misplaced adhesive quickly.
Scraper tool – I use a small scraper tool to gently burnish the applique onto the fabric.
How To Apply E6000 Fabri-Fuse
Don’t coat the entire applique piece at once, especially on large or fussy-cut appliques. Instead, work in small sections starting at the top center.
Work your way down and out, adding adhesive as you go.
Work in thin, even coats. Over saturating your applique can cause it to harden.
Make sure the edges are well secured. Add more E6000 Fabri-Fuse where needed.
If using a scraper tool to burnish, don’t be overly aggressive, as this can cause your applique fabric to fray.
If your applique has some frayed areas, don’t pull. Instead, cut the threads with sharp scissors or gently tuck them under the edge.
When completed, keep the project on the parchment paper and cover it with another sheet. Then, top with a book and allow the project to dry for 8 hours.
If any edges lift after drying, add more Fabri-Fuse, replace the book, and dry for another 8 hours.
Test the Fabri-Fuse on a small area of your applique and the fabric piece. The adhesive can darken some fabrics.
I suggest washing both your base fabric and your applique fabric before cutting and gluing to prevent any shrinkage after the project is complete.
I have several other creepy creations in mind that will use E6000 Fabri-Fuse, so I’ll be sure to update you with any new tips and link new projects here.
In the meantime, I hope you find this helpful and if you have any Fabri-Fuse tips to share let me know on Instagram or Facebook.
Until next time, stay haunted.