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I am wanting to attach snowflakes to a scarf. Because of the multiple points of snowflakes, I'm thinking spray adhesive might be the best way. BUT, I've never used it before. Has anybody used it? Will the scarf be washable? :think Do you have any other suggestions that might be better?

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my suggestion is not to use spray adhesive. It may not be washable. some other options would be to use fabric glue like Alene's ok to wash it either that or you could tack the flakes at the points you would pin it out to block it with tiny stitches. that is the most secure way to attach the flake and make sure it is washable.

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Spray adhesive won't work. I'm not even sure about the fabric glue because I've never used it for this. I've always sewn mine in place and never had to worry about them falling off.

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I agree with RoseRed, tiny, invisible stiches are the best

 

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Well, crumb. I was trying to get out the easy way. Thank you for all your input. I would have surely messed it up. I'll resort to tiny stitches. But I don't need to go all the way down the arm of each point to the center?

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you should take a few stitches in the center to hold it in place then put stitches at the tips to hold it at its farthest point. you may want to also tack down picots as well.

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I was thinking about attaching snowflakes to my fleece blanket using iron on interfacing. It was just something that crossed my mind. I hate to sew by hand.

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The fleece will likely melt. Also, iron-on stuff doesn't work well with coarse/fuzzy fabrics. Sewing is best.

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Fleece is make from polyester and will melt if you put a hot iron on it. This is why people have machine embroidery done onto their fleece or sew something on it. I wouldn't use an iron on product such as wonder under on fleece. :manyheart

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I never thought about melting. Oh well guess if I want snowflakes I will have to bite the bullet and sew them by hand.

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It doesn't take long to tack them on by hand. You could also put a bead on them as you tack for something shiny and 3 dimentional.

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Keep in mind that when you wash the finished item, especially by machine, the snowflakes will probably want to scrunch up. If you don't sew them well all the way around, they more than likely need to be blocked.

 

Sounds like a fun idea. Good luck!

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I am making a wedding collar from an Annie's Attic magazine. It calls for attaching roses, leaves and another kind of flower using fabric glue. The question is do you use permanent fabric glue or not? In addition to the glue have to sew the items on and considering the design there isn't lots of area to do that. I chose permanent fabric glue. I don't think when I am no longer here that my family will know how to to reattach the flowers to the collar and besides it is a hand wash item only!:yes

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