First, I should describe it. It's glue stick for fabric. Non toxic, non staining and water soluble. Sounds good to me!
I used Lapel Stick a few different ways.
1. To repair a fallen hem on my pants. I was all ready to leave for work and my daughter, ever the observant child, noted that my pants hem was down. I was seriously late already, so I thought of the Lapel Stick on my sewing table.
Before (if toes freak you out, avert your eyes and scroll down!):
Lapel stick kept my hem up all day until I could get home and put my pants in
2. To secure the first bit of fabric on a foundation paper piecing block. Sorry no photo of this process, but I can tell you that it worked beautifully. It's not a goopy product the way other glue sticks can be, so it held the fabric nicely but not so much that I couldn't pull the paper off cleanly afterwards. Thumbs up.
3. To avoid having to use pins when attaching some casing to the neck of the smocks I made recently.
This one didn't work out so well - the length of casing was about 35" and by the time I'd gotten to the end, the Lapel Stick I had applied at the beginning was dry and didn't stick. Thumbs down, but that was a lot to ask of the product, I think.
I planned to give it a try with appliqué, but that project keeps getting pushed down the list and I really wanted to get this review done, so I'll do a follow-up on that. I anticipate that it's going to work well, though, based on what I've seen so far.
In conclusion, I really like the product and I think it's a great addition to a sewing room for projects, or a desk drawer for hem emergencies. A bonus is that 30 cents from each sale is donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!
Another bonus? A giveaway! Lapel Stick sent me two samples to give away to readers! To enter the draw, comment on this post sometime before Tuesday, March 15th at 9 o'clock pm Pacific time, and I'll use Random.org to choose the two winners soon thereafter.
- one entry per person;
- international entries welcome but please know that I will totally cheap out on the postage and choose the least costly (and likely slowest) option offered by Canada Post;
- make sure I can contact you - if your Blogger profile (and email) isn't public and you haven't provided me an email address, I'll just go ahead and pick someone else's name right away.
EDITED: Comments closed. Winner announced here.