Hey there folks! I should really start a series called how to alter clothing without knowing how to sew, because I am back today with ANOTHER tutorial on my favorite sewing cheat product, steam a seam. This stuff is amazing, and will make you feel like a genuine rockstar even if you don’t know how to sew. I love it!!
The first thing you need to do is cut a couple of whatever shape you want out of yoru steam a seam sheets. I went with hearts, but this would be cute as traditional elbow patch shapes, stars, hexagons or anything else you can imagine! I used my Slice machine to do my cutting, only because I wanted my hearts to be exactly the same and I knew this way would be fool proof.
After they were all cut out I ironed my fabric (only the part I needed) and then stuck the steam a seam on it. I cut the fabric out around the precut heart and was left with two pretty fabric hearts with steam a seam stuck to one side.
After I was all ready to go I plugged my iron in to get hot and put my shirt on. I used a piece of chalk to mark my elbows and then carefully pulled my shirt off and tried not to rub off my chalk marks. I then peeled the backing off my steam a seamed heart and stuck it on my chalk mark. I used my hot iron to and a little steam to adhere them in place. It only takes about 1 minute for each patch so this is a pretty quick and easy project.
Once both hearts were ironed on I was all done! It really is a simple project that adds a little something extra to a boring shirt. Have you used steam a seam yet? I showed you a couple of uses for it here and here. I would love to hear if you have another way you use it!