Monday, January 23, 2012

Review for Lapel Sticks

I've had a chance to review Lapel Sticks



(from their website)

Ultimate Accessory for Quilters, Sewers, and Crafters

Temporary non-toxic acid-free fabric adhesive that goes on in seconds and dries clear for Quilting, Sewing, Crafting, and Embroidery - replaces baste stitching, pinning, tapes, spray adhesives, and stabilizers.  No more messy sprays or getting stuck with pins and it won't gum up your needles or machines!  LAPEL Stick is water soluble and safe to use on cottons, wool, polyester, blends, felt, linen, and leather.
To see Quilting Tutorials and Videos using Lapel Stick please click here

First Aid For Your Fashion Emergencies

For too long we have put up with collars that won’t stay flat, hems that won’t stay up, pockets that pop and bulge, and other day to day challenges that are now unnecessary thanks toLAPEL Stick. No need to carry around a needle and thread to deal with a fallen hem (especially when traveling) or pinning a neckline together to prevent gapping. Just Twist and Apply firmly.
  • Repairs a fallen pant hem or skirt hem instantly
  • Keeps shirt collars in place and looking sharp - no more wing tips or upturned collars
  • Adjusts pants to multiple heel heights without alterations
  • Secures straps to undergarments - no more slipping
  • Eliminates gapping necklines or button gaps on blouses
  • Ideal for costumes or temporary adjustments to clothing
  • A "Must Have" for every Wedding and Bridal Survival Kit
Ok, so I wasn't sure what I was going to use this on for a review.
Then it hit me, the items I make the most....
Up Cycled/Re purposed/Recycled Wrapper Coin Purses
I've made and sold a ton of these.

Normally, I would use a regular glue stick to sandwich the "wrapper" between two
pieces of vinyl.  For this A&W coin purse, I used the Lapel Stick.
What a difference it was, it glided along the vinyl so much smoother than a glue stick.
Another factor I have to think about if I'm going to use these more often, is if it will dry clear.
It has to dry clear.  IT DOES!  
I also noticed the wrapper covered in vinyl was easier to turn inside out and wasn't so heavy with glue.
I'm thinking I like these Lapel Sticks.

To see a full tutorial on how to make a similar above item, go here.

Now, would you like to try a Lapel Stick?
I am going to give away 2.
Just leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner on Friday the 27th.

22 comments:

  1. I would love to try the lapel stick!!! It would be a great item to put in the giveaway basket at my quilt workshop also!!!!

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  2. I've not reviewed mine yet...because I've not yet used it....better think of a project on which to use it soon! I'm glad it made bag-making easier for you! (Don't put my name in the drawing since I already have Lapel Stick from the manufacturer.)

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  3. I would love to give this glue stick a try out on some things in my house ( like pants that need hemming). Thanks!

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  4. I have never heard of this item, intrigued, so I would love to win and try!

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  5. I'd like to try it on the raw-edged applique art quilts that I make. I use glue stick to temporarily stick the top pieces to the batting, but they always come off unless I pin them. And you know how much fun it is to applique around pins that catch your thread all the time!

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  6. I'd love to try it. Never heard of it, but it sounds very useful!

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  7. I would love to try it. It would go well with my rather reluctant use of needles... they jsut always get in the way

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  8. I'm quite interested in trying one of those Lapel Sticks! Anything that keeps gapping and slipping to a minimum is welcome in this house. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  9. I have been wanting to try this product. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  10. I would love to try these! Thanks for the chance :)

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  11. sounds fab! Just what I need!

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  12. Yep, looks like just what I need.

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  13. I would like to try one. Wonder if my sewing machine needle would mind sewing over glued fabrics?

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  14. I would love to try these glue sticks. They sound great! Thanks!

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  15. Would love to try one of these, I have seen them used on the blogs but never tried.
    Thanks

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  17. I Just Love Your sight, I found it late one evening and I couldn't Stop reading !!! You have some of the most interesting projects around !!! I would Love to Try the Glue Sticks, there are so many ways I could use one. I'd never heard of them before & I'm usually at Joann's Fabric Store all the time. Thought I would've seen it there !!!
    Cathy Sines

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