I'm sharing a simple DIY craft idea today and guess what, I've got one extra kit to giveaway here on my blog for one lucky follower, but more about that later.
Velcro - Did you know that in 1948, Swiss inventor George de Mestral happened upon his most enduring discovery while hiking. He and his dog returned from a hike covered in burrs from the plants along the trail. De Mestral examined the burrs under a microscope, studying their structure. He began working to develop a synthetic fastening system that mimicked the hooks and loops of the burrs. In 1955, de Mestral unveiled his innovative new material: Velcro. The name is a combination of the French words "velours" and 'crochet", translated to English as "velvet" and "hooks".
Introducing new Velcro Sticky Back for Fabrics.
Okay the name's not so catchy but the product is guaranteed to stick!
Velcro Sticky Back for Fabrics is the latest offering from Velcro - simply peel and stick for a permanent bond - no sewing, ironing or gluing required and once applied, it can last up to 110 cold/warm washes.
Suitable for cottons, polyester, poly blends and nylon.
It's a quick fix for:
- repairing a hem, a gaping top (safety pin be gone!) or other wardrobe malfunctions.
- making cute kids costumes
- craft projects e.g.: embellishing a tote bag or making a banner
- fashion projects e.g.: customising a white tee; adding lace to denim shorts, embellishing a cuff or collar (easily removed before washing)
- closures for phone, tablet, laptop cases, purses etc
- sticking numbers on the backs of footy/netball jumpers or badges onto scout uniforms
- pet accessories
I made this gorgeous no sew banner using Velcro Sticky Back for Fabrics designed by Dunne with Style.
It was 'sew' easy, although I did not need my trusty sewing machine at all.
I have one kit (not the same colours as this one above) to giveaway to one lucky reader. All you have to do is follow me here on my website and leave a comment below, tell me what your previous experience with Velcro has been? Do you think this Sticky back for Fabric will be a lot easier? I will announce the lucky reader here on my blog post on Friday 27th November 2015. Open world wide.
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