Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wundaweb - The alternative to sewing!

Ever wanted to take up a pair of trousers and made an absolute hash of the sewing or paid the earth to use a seamstress? If yes, Wundaweb is your saviour!

It's £1.99 from the store I bought it from as you can see but you can get it on ebay and most haberdashery shops.
I'll do a little tutorial on it for you, it can be quite annoying to use the first time but you get used to it and everyone has a little technique.

Step 1.
(turn your iron on and dampen a cloth or teatowel ready for later) Decide how much you would like to take the garment up and pin it, then put it onto the ironing board and take the pins out.
Step 2.
Iron the new hem in place to give it a crease so you know where to put the Wundaweb
Step 3.
Place the Wundaweb underneath the hem near the top (so you don't get a big floppy bit)
Step 4.
Cover the Wundaweb with the hem and place the damp cloth/towel over it and press the iron on it for around 5-10 seconds. DO NOT use an ironing motion, you just need to press, do this until you have covered the area with the Wundaweb in.
Step 5.
Leave to cool for at least 10 minutes before you check if it's stuck

Notes:
I used 2 pieces of WW for each leg because they were very wide palazzo trousers and it made it very difficult to use one solid piece, I actually found it easier doing this, you just need to watch for the corners; make sure they don't come undone or flop back down.
I will not be held responsible if you damage your clothes using WW, I've never damaged mine but no method is fool proof.

Has anyone had any experience of Wundaweb, what do you think?

If you have never used it, do you think you might now you've seen this?

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