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Steam A Seam

LindaFaye | Posted in General Discussion on

Can anyone tell me what “steam a seam” is?  I saw it mentioned somewhere, but don’t know what it is or what it is used for.

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  1. SewFit | | #1

    "Steam is seam" is a fusible web product used in applique.  I haven't used it but have read about it at http://www.warmcompany.com/saspage.html

    hope this helps.

     

  2. ShannonG4d | | #2

    Steam a Seam is a paper backed fusible webbing.  It comes in narrow widths, as well as in sheets.  The narrow strips are extremely useful for more than just applique!  I use them to press down areas to be hemmed, to hold the fabric neatly in place for topstitching.  Another very cool use is for matching plaids.  Here's how:

    Run a row of stitching just shy of 5/8" on one seam allowance.  Place  a strip of steam a seam inside the seam allowance, with the edge touching your stitching.  Press the steam a seam in place.  Remove the paper backing.

    Fold the fabric on the stitched line and position it over the second side of the fabric.  Match your plaids, and then press in place with the iron. 

    Flip the fabric to the wrong side, and stitch to the side of your original stitching line. 

    I'm sure you can think of other uses for this wonderful product!

    Shannon

    1. MaryinColorado | | #3

      I always keep it stocked.  It comes in a roll like Stitch Witchery, is great for applying bias binding.

      I couldn't live without my Seams Great, also keep that stocked!  It is great to use instead of facings on necklines and for hems.  Also works for elastic casing and less bulky.

      1. LindaFaye | | #4

        Thanks all, I will certainally be looking for this.

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