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Iron-on/hot press Posted on 20 Nov 10:19 , 4 comments

Iron-on/hot press

Back again, another week has past, and what a week it was. We have finished the World Series,⚾️ started to vote here in the US 🇺🇸and finally Halloween 🎃 arrived giving you a chance to unveil all the costumes and crafts of the season. Now with the beginning of a new month we also have the beginning of the busy Holliday season right around the corner. 🤭All the cooking, shopping, and decorating seems to always creep up on me. 🤫So I am going to try to get a game plan thought out ahead of time this year, and maybe even safe a few bucks by hand crafting some gifts and some decorations. 💸

Last week I started my journey with a couple simple glue on appliqués, one using permanent glue and the rest with a test run of a temporary glue. I took the temporary items off 48 hours later in order to see first hand If the glue would leave any damage on either the shirt or the appliques. 🤞In conclusion everything worked out but i could see it possibly taking more of a tole on highly delicate fabrics. Especially if repeated numerous times.

Anyways, this week I was able to learn how fun and easy it is to apply an “iron on” appliqué. Picking one out was the most challenging part of this project. I ended up picking a iron on/ heat press crystal snake head. Rumor has it, you can machine wash this particular style of appliqué without damaging pattern. But you do have to be careful and handle with extra care before you use it.

To start I found a black shirt, thinking black would probably end up a better color for a background with the crystals. Next peeled back the protective film on the snake, keeping only the clear plastic with the snake pattern on it.

Then just flip the sticky side with the crystals against the shirt. (When using a regular iron on appliqué you just have place on desired place with glue side down) you can put a towel or any heat safe fabric over the sequins then iron on, or what I did was simply flip the shirt over and ironed the back. Always keep iron on high and don’t ever keep it in one place. Keep it moving so you don’t burn your garment. Of course try not to burn yourself 🤕

Then just let it the selected items cool. Maybe ten minutes.⌛️don’t forget to turn off your iron when your done.🚨

After my break, I ever so carefully, peeled back the clear plastic film. (Not necessary for regular appliqué.) And walla🤗

That’s how we do it in the pros. This obviously is not meant for me. But I am pleased with the final outcome. Now I have a very affordable holiday gift 🎁 and it only took around 20 minutes. Thanx as always for joining me. Next week I will let you know how the snake shirt did it the washing machine and I will have a new craft to try out. 🙋🏽‍♂️

How to apply glue on appliques Posted on 20 Nov 10:19 , 0 comments

Glue on appliques

So I’m thinking after posting a second blog maybe I’m officially a professional blogger now? Thanks for joining me again. This time let’s roll up our sleeves and get crafty. But before we start, real quick I would like to remind everyone reading that I am just starting out here so I’m sure this will be a bit rudimentary for most of the readers. So any constructive criticism will hopefully be somewhat excepted.

I will start out w the simple glue on method. Besides glue all we will need is; some sequins,I have picked out a few that caught my eye, 👀 a paint brush to help spread the glue evenly over the appliqué, and of course piece of clothing or what ever surface you are trying to decorate. If this is also your first time I feel obligated to mention our other blogs on  applying sequins were preformed and written by pros, so that’s available. They are all more educational and if there is special lingo in the fashion world I don’t use correctly and that’s important to you, it should all be in there. That being said I don’t think this is gunna be that complicated🤔

Now let’s get gluing. I’m using this E6000 glue because it was recommended, plus it sounds tuff. 🤨Gloves are highly recommended due to the harsh chemicals the permanent glue contains.☠️


But many other glues are available depending on what you want to do. If you don’t want a permanent hold there is a glue that can be applied and then removed within 48 hours. ⌛️

I will be trying both so I can test first hand how well they work. Lastly I have a plain, boring, white T-shirt cleaned and ready for some action. 👍

Apply glue and spread with brush evenly and as neat as possible. We don’t want tons of extra glue all over. Read instructions on glue, some glues may differ in application methods. For example the temporary glue I’m using is supposed to slightly dry before stuck on the selected cloth.

It’s best if you use glue that will dry clear so it doesn’t make your project look tacky.


Then simple as it sounds just carefully and firmly press onto clothing. Let the permanent glue dry for at least 24 hours before wearing it. With the temporary glue we should be able to wear it after it dries.  We don’t need to make this complicated. It’s just glueing one thing to another.


Next week I will show how they temporary glue washes off and if it leaves any residue or unwanted marks behind. And I will use iron on appliques and try to get a bit more creative.

 Until next week, probably 🤞Thanks for joining us here at Sequin Appliqués. 




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