Recently I bought this charming needlepoint patch. It came in a kit with threads, trim, and a pouch as a kit. I loved it, and I wanted a no-sew method to attach the patch because the pouch has a waterproof lining. In researching methods to do this, I learned about Fabric Fusion from Aleene’s (available on Amazon and elsewhere). I used it to attach the patch.
I liked using trim around the patch because this made the edges of the patch more secure.
Here’s how I did it:
- Trim the stitched needlepoint to one thread beyond the stitching. If your trim is wider, you can leave more threads beyond your stitching.
- Cut out a corner of the unstitched edge to have a place for the trim edge.
- Use Fabric Fusion to make a solid line around the edges of the canvas on the back.
- Place the patch in the correct place on your item. It will take 2-4 hours to dry. If you move the patch, it will leave residue on your item.
- Before the Fabric Fusion has dried, put some on the end of the trim, and tuck it under your patch at the cut corner, below.
- After the patch is dry, attach the trim. I used Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue for this and did one side at a time. Put down a line of glue, place the trim on top of it, and hold it down.
- Once a side of trim stays in place, continue this process with the other sides.
- When you get all the way around, cut your trim flush with the beginning of the trim, below. If needed, use Tacky Glue to hold the trim ends together.
I liked Fabric Fusion. It was easy to use and worked well. I do have a complaint. My bottle did not come with a way to close it. I’m going to have to solve that problem in order to use it again.