The #1 most loved brand of double stick fusible web, Steam-A-Seam 2 and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 are back and better than ever making appliqué fun again!! Steam-A-Seam 2 and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 are heat activated pressure sensitive fusible webs. This makes the web sticky and repositionable for easy placement of your appliqué giving you the ability to play with your design before permanently ironing.
You'll never make a mistake - the last step is to fuse when everything is perfectly in its place! Before fusing, tack your project to a wall or try on a garment to check appliqué placement; you're able to reposition pieces while you're wearing them.
Lite Steam-A-Seam is the incomparable lightweight fusible web that bonds the same as Steam-A-Seam 2 but with 1/2 the weight - Perfect for laces, ribbon, silk and chiffon!
Steam iron or pre-wash to remove sizing and other treatments from fabrics for best performance. Always set your iron temperature for the type of fabric you will use. Sewing is not required to finish the edges but if desired, Steam-A-Seam 2 will not gum up your needle. The paper liner makes an ideal tear away stabilizer.
Step 1 - Trace or Print your design in REVERSE onto the grid paper. Before sending Steam-A-Seam 2 sheets through your ink-jet printer, cut them to size (8.5" x 11"). Do not use with a laser printer.
Step 2 - Peel off the plain release paper and Stick your traced design onto the wrong side of your fabric.
Step 3 - Cut out your design along your traced lines.
Step 4 - Remove the grid paper to reveal the sticky fusible web, now attached to your fabric design. You may finger press and place onto your background fabric. This is a temporary repositionable bond allowing you to stick your design in place moving it around until you are happy with it.
Step 5 - Iron Once your design is perfect press for at least 20+ seconds on Cotton Setting to activate the fusible web and create a permanent bond. Fusing time will vary depending on iron temperature and the weight of your fabrics. Fabric permitting - use steam. If you feel any resistance when sewing or experience gumming of the needle, re-fuse entire appliqué without fear of removing the adhesive. Steam-A-Seam can take the heat! Sew through properly fused Steam-A-Seam 2 appliqués easily!
Tips for Using Steam-A-Seam 2 with Wool
To use Steam-A-Seam 2 or Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 with wool, or any dense and sensitive material, you need to iron press both the front and back of your design. If available, using a steam iron is recommended. Since the "wool" iron setting is a low temperature, you must iron press for a longer amount of time, until the Steam-A-Seam webbing is properly fused. Please use caution as it is possible to burn wool fibers - do not iron press in one area for too long. Press for 45+ seconds and let it set to cool.