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From: pucktricks
Date: 04-04-2007, 05:44 PM (1 of 12)
It's called Velcro Fusion. It's an iron on Velcro that is a permanent bond, and is supposed to get stronger with washing.
I just put it on a pair of my boy's overalls, the snaps were weak, so I'll let you know how it does. I'm about to wash them, it's amazing how dirty their clothes get. So, I'll let you know how it stands up.

I'll post again later.

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From: MaryW
Date: 04-04-2007, 05:47 PM (2 of 12)
Sounds cool, let us know.
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From: Hogmami
Date: 04-04-2007, 08:45 PM (3 of 12)
I got some of that but haven't used it yet. I got mine at Michaels with the coupon.
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From: esrun3
Date: 04-04-2007, 10:56 PM (4 of 12)
Keep us posted Ticia! Sounds like a great notion!!
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From: Bama
Date: 04-05-2007, 07:07 AM (5 of 12)
I used some on a purse I made a couple of weeks ago. It's holding up great. :up: I don't think I'll ever use the sew on type again.
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From: weezyrider
Date: 04-05-2007, 09:32 AM (6 of 12)
They used to have a self-stick velcro years ago that didn't stick. Be curious if this is any better. The most permanent way to stick velcro is to use a product called FabriTac. It's a glue, and it is permanent! It says for fabric, but I've even used it on plastic. Just make sure that you use it in a well ventilated area or you'll get high!
Found the glue when husband wanted to add an extra velcro closing to the hood on his down jacket. We had tried the self stick dots and they wouldn't stay. This was years ago, and the glued on dots are still there.

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From: Bama
Date: 04-05-2007, 08:19 PM (7 of 12)
This new kind is much better than the old one with the sticky glue. Ironing it makes the bond permanent. I kept pulling the velcro on my purse apart and back together. It's really stuck on there. :up: I'll see how it holds up to a couple of months of holding my purse closed. So far so good.
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From: pucktricks
Date: 04-25-2007, 04:16 PM (8 of 12)
As an update: I've since washed the overalls and the velcro is still on, and I believe functional. He'll probably wear them some time soon. I'm thinking of putting them on some dress up clothes I got back from my sister-in-law to fix the velcro problem it has.

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From: Brenisback
Date: 04-25-2007, 09:44 PM (9 of 12)
That sounds great...I will be getting some of that ...I hated to sew velcro on...thanks for the post.:up:

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From: missmarple
Date: 04-27-2007, 11:40 AM (10 of 12)
I bought both the black and the white at Michaels - one with my 40% off coupon and paid $12.99 for the other. It ironed on very easily and so far works nicely on the wrap around skirt that I found the pattern for here. The skirt was a breeze to make and in fact I'm making a mini
for my granddaughter today that she can wear to the Y when she goes swimming.
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From: bridesmom
Date: 04-28-2007, 04:14 PM (11 of 12)
Do you find it's as stiff as the old sticky velcro? I find all of the velcro stuff so stiff, especially the sticky back.
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From: Shirlene
Date: 05-02-2007, 07:54 AM (12 of 12)
I stumbled upon this stuff in the clearance bin at Wal Mart - LOVE IT!!!! It is perfect for the application I need it for right now and so much easier than sewing it. I don't think it is as stiff as the stuff you sew on. I wonder why it was in the clearance bin though? I hope Velcro isn't discontinuing it!!
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