Making Patches

I have never been able to master the technique of waste canvas, especially on t-shirts.  So I started making patches and attaching them to the shirt with fabric bonder.  I wasn't thrilled with the results.  The patches were heavy and stiff and the edges needed to be finished if I didn't want the patch to fray.

Then I discovered Aleene's "OK To Wash It" fabric glue.  Now I can stitch any shape and not have to worry about fraying!  I want to share my method with you, so let's get started.

Supplies: Wax paper, Aleene's "OK To Wash It" fabric glue, stencil brush, a few drops of water, and patches.

Mix thoroughly a small amount of water with a dab of glue

Place the patches on wax paper, then dab the glue mixture on with the stencil brush.  Front or back does not matter.  It will dry clear.  Just saturate the patch as well as you can and pay close attention to the edges.

Dab up excess glue mixture with a paper towel then allow patches to dry for 24 hours.  

There you have it!  

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Jeanne Dansby,
Feb 15, 2010, 3:12 PM