We love fabric because it comes in so many beautiful colors, patterns and textures! But if the thought of needles, thread or a sewing machines makes you nervous, take heart. There are many ways to get crafty with fabric that don’t require sewing at all.
When it comes to fabric, your iron is definitely your best friend, especially when partnered with a little iron-on adhesive! Fusible tapes and webbing come in a range of sizes, and their sole purpose is to hold two pieces of fabric together. Whether you want to add a quick applique to a t-shirt or tote, or tackle home décor items like pillows and curtains, a little iron-on adhesive goes a long way.
Glue is another popular choice for no-sew fabric projects, with dozens of options depending on what you are going to make. Fabric glue is specially formulated to make a strong but flexible bond between two pieces of fabric, perfect for items like purses or pillows.
Or you can use a standard, clear-drying PVA, decoupage medium (hello, Mod Podge!) or spray adhesives to stick fabric to just about anything. What a great way to upcycle tired or ordinary accessories and household items!
Let’s not forget the power of hot glue! There’s no quicker way to stick fabric together, which means you can have a new accessory or decoration in no time at all.
If you like your DIY heavy-duty, you can’t go wrong with a staple gun! Beautiful fabrics can become vibrant wall art with just a few well-placed staples. Even big projects like upholstery are easier than you might think when you have the right tools.
Are you inspired to try your own no-sew fabric makes? Why not try our new Iron-on Adhesive Sheets –they’re the perfect partner for die-cut fabric appliqués. And be sure to use #mymakingstory to share your creations with us across social media!