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All About Fusible Webbing

FusibleFusible webs are glue or plastic based see through materials that are either encased in paper like the double sticks, or have paper on one side only. They are used to bond applique pattern pieces to the background fabric and secure hems, interfacing and the like in regular sewing.

Fusibles can be purchased by the yard, in one-yard packages or in rolls. Some can be sewn through, others cannot as they will quickly gum-up your needle and render it completely useless.

The basics of using fusible webbing:

  • Trace the applique pattern pieces to one side of the paper backing
  • Cut the traced pattern pieces apart
  • Fuse them to the wrong side of your chosen applique fabric
  • Cut these fused applique pattern pieces out
  • Peel off the paper backing and fuse the prepared pieces to your background fabric following the manufacturer’s directions

Webbing Brand Type Weight Sew -
No Sew
Applique Fabrics

Heat N Bond Lite

Iron-on, paper backed

Lightweight

Sew

All woven fabrics except sheers

Wonder Under

Iron-on, paper backed

Medium Weight

Sew

Medium woven fabrics: cotton, linen, heavy weight, like canvas and denim

Steam-A-Seam

Sticky on 1 side; iron- on, paper backed

Medium to Heavy

Sew, No Sew

Medium to heavy weight fabrics, craft projects

Steam-A-Seam 2

Sticky on both sides; iron-on, paper encased

Medium to Heavy

Sew, No Sew

Medium to heavy weight fabrics, knits, leather, ultra suede; craft projects

Stitch Witchery

Iron-on

Heavy weight

Sew

Lightweight to medium fabrics

Pellon’s
Sol-u-Web

Iron-on Film

Lightweight
(washes out)

Sew

Delicate fabrics: silk, satin, brocade, laces, trims

Fus-O-Bond

Iron-on

Medium weight
(stays soft)

No Sew

Craft Projects

Heat N Bond Ultra

Iron-on Paper backed

Medium to Heavy weight

No Sew

Craft Projects

Wonder Under Craft

Iron-on Paper backed

Medium to Heavy weight

No Sew

Craft Projects