As Crafters from all different reaches of the creative world, most of us have heard of and used Steam-A-Seam. For those of you who haven’t, it’s an iron-on adhesive for applique and all kinds of other things, even hemming!.
Personally, I’ve used it on many of my costume projects, (one is shown at the right) and have found it very useful. It’s really a go-to product line for any applique needs. Though I remember having to be really careful when ironing, since it separated a bit easily, sometimes before I’m finished ironing..which did not turn me away from the product by any means, but I did have to take extra care while working with it.
The Warm Company now has a totally new and improved line of Steam-A-Seam products, some in stock and some coming soon. The problem before, as I said, was keeping the paper liner firmly attached to the fusible web.
New and Improved, these great products became even more convenient. They’ve replaced the paper backing with a much friendlier material. It’s thicker, for easier, more accurate cutting, and you can clearly mark on it with a pencil without smudges, so you can see what you’re doing! Also, if there’s a bit left over, you can put it back on the paper liner to use later on.
I got my hands on some of this last night, since we sell it for a very affordable price here at Erica’s. You can get it in packs or by the yard, and both come with detailed instructions. It’s a hundred times easier to work with, and I am so excited to use more of this in my future projects! Believe me when I say I will have some pretty neat pictures for you next time!
(To find an item on our web page after clicking on the highlighted words, hold down the “Ctrl” key and touch F. Enter the item number in the box, press enter, and you’ll be taken to that item. Some of the images on this post are also links!)
Remember, you can see What’s New at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “New Items” in purple, and click to find out.)