What is Bondaweb?
Bondaweb (known as Wonder Under in the US) is similar to Wonderweb but sold from a much larger roll! Bondaweb is 90cm wide and available in increments of 1 metre, allowing for large areas of application It can be used to bond fabrics and paper together, and onto surfaces such as wood, ceramics, cardboard and felt. It is an extra strong, adhesive web which comes with a greaseproof paper backing and is activated when ironed.
The paper backing is easy to remove so that two layers can be glued at the same time. The amount of heat and the length of time needed to melt the web is determined by the thickness of the material and Bondaweb 'sandwich'. It is better to place a cotton tea-towel over delicate or wool fabric, before ironing. This will help to prevent marking the fabric.
Use the paper backing to trace out designs such as for appliqué, collage and 3 dimensional embroidery, or cut into strips, peel off the backing and use to hem trousers and jeans. Bondaweb is ideal for most sewing short-cuts. Apply ribbons, strengthen buttons holes or use in narrow strips as a tacking stitch when ironing in seams, cuffs and hems. This adhesive fabric is ideal for use where sewing is just not practical.
If you need to remove Bondaweb from a surface, try ironing a piece of cotton or brown paper over the set glue until it is hot. The tacky Bondaweb should transfer, although you may have to repeat the process a number of times.
Take care when experimenting with the Bondaweb. The adhesive gets very hot quickly.