Today after my husband disappeared into his man cave to practice playing his guitar, I went into the living room and watched an old episode of House. It wasn't long before I remembered why I stopped watching it a while back. Although it was a good show, it was just so predictable.
So, I kissed my better half good-bye and decided it was time to run an errand. I went to JoAnn Fabrics. My goodness, there was so much to choose from, but what I really wanted was red fabric.
I also needed some kind of trim. I really liked the lace, but with so many choices, it was hard to decide.
Confession, I couldn't sew even if you offered to pay me, so I needed all the help I could get.
By the way, this is the fabric and trim that I ended up choosing. I paid for my purchases hoping that I made the right choice. We'll see...
Okay, Heat n Bond is an iron on adhesive that is supposed to be perfect for non sewers like me. The tape was wider than I needed so I ended up cutting the strip in half. Then I laid it on the back of the fabric and ironed it for a couple of seconds until it stayed in place.
Next, I pulled the backing off of the strip and proceeded to stick the adhesive side down on the fabric.
I only worked on one small section at a time ironing each small portion of fabric until it was completely bonded then I moved on to the next section.
The problem I had with Heat n Bond is that although this product is supposed to be a no sew iron on adhesive only some of the tape stayed in place and some of it didn't, even after it was ironed on. I don't know what went wrong because I followed the directions to a T.
I started getting frustrated so I pulled my glue gun out of my handy, dandy craft kit and started using that instead. I finally got the results I wanted because it worked so much better than the Heat n Bond.
With that said, you may be wondering what I plan to do with this little project that I'm working on. Well, let's just say that it will all be revealed in my next post. Sorry, no hints, but I'm hoping you'll stay tuned for my big reveal. I hope you all have an awesome weekend... :)