Friday, September 30, 2016
The instructions say:
"Great for home sewing or crafting. A double-sided, transparent tape that disappears after first washing. Can be sewn through without gumming up your needle. Perfect for holding together seams or hems before stitching."
And I thought it's perfect for zippers and I'm sure I'm not the first person to think this. In the past, I've always thought to myself: why can't someone manufacture and sell double-sided tape for sewing? Apparently it is a thing already and you can find several brands at Amazon like this*.
Previously I used 1/4" fusible web but this requires ironing to adhere and that's waaay too much work.
Remember the zip pouch I made recently? I used wonder tape to stick the zipper to the fabric before sewing. I usually pin or baste the zipper to the fabric. Using wonder tape is so much faster. It is temporary adhesive so that means your placement can shift so you need to be careful. On the other hand, this means you can make adjustments!
I love this product. I wish I had discovered it when I was doing the craft market circuit. Man, I could have sewn a lot faster.
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