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How to Use Stitch Witchery

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Written by Rachel Goodhue   

Stitch Witchery is a great no-sew aid to allow those who can't sew or don't own a sewing machine to create items with fabric.

Stitch Witchery can be used for making curtains, place mats, hemming pants, creating costumes, etc. First, choose your project and purchase your material, including Stitch Witchery. It can be found at fabric and hobby stores.

Place your piece of Stitch Witchery under the fabric where you want to attach the material together. Measure the correct length and then simply tear the Stitch Witchery with your hands. It is not a strong material so you don't need scissors to cut it but you can if you want a more accurate line.

Place the part of the fabric on a flat surface that will not be harmed by a hot iron. Don't do this over carpet unless you have a towel over the carpet first. The iron setting used for Stitch Witchery can melt carpet.

Place a damp cotton cloth over the area of fabric you are attaching, making sure it is directly over the Stitch Witchery. With the iron on the correct setting between wool and cotton, place the iron flat on the damp cloth that is setting on the fabric. Hold for about 20 seconds.

When you lift the iron the material is now attached with the Stitch Witchery. If it does not feel secure you can re-iron the area for a few more seconds. Make sure your top cloth is still damp.

Continue to use these steps until your project is finished.

Tips:  Some irons vary in heat. Check an inconspicuous area or test piece before using it on your project. If it is too hot it could melt certain fabrics. Always make sure your top cloth is damp. It attaches the pieces together better. Be patient. This is much slower than actual machine sewing, but with the right amount of time, your project can look just as nice.

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