How to use fusible web for applique

Fusible web is a double-sided adhesive that has a paper backing. It is great for appliqué because you can stick one piece of fabric onto another, then sew the raw edges. The paper also temporarily adds stiffness to your appliqué fabric, making it much easier to cut curves, notches and details.In short, you iron it to one fabric, cut out a shape, peel the paper away, then iron it to another fabric.

There are several brands of fusible web–Wonder Under and Steam-a-Seam being the most well-known. It’s fun and easy to use for appliqué! Here’s how:

Or use a light box! Make sure it is a mirror image of what you want your final design to look like.

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