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Lazy Girl Designs – Fusible Applique on Vinyl Tutorial


Lazy Girl Designs Presents……

A Slicker Tutorial – Fusible Applique on Vinyl

Here I’ve started with our Slicker Tote made in pumpkiny orange. And I’ve decided on a simple jack-o-lantern applique in black on top of the finished vinyl fabric.

Make Tote

First, make a Slicker Tote using Slicker Glossy Iron-On Vinyl (SLG102) and Slicker Tote pattern from Lazy Girl Designs. Save the paper backing from Slicker Glossy Vinyl, you’ll use it later in the project.


Create and Prepare Applique

Trace your design, in reverse, on the paper side of our Fusi-Bond Lite . Fuse to the wrong side of the applique fabric using warm iron, no steam.



  Let cool, then trim.



Peel paper from applique.


Look how beautifully the paper pulls away. You can see the smooth shiny surface of the adhesive, telling you the Fusi-Bond Lite is in tact for the whole applique from edge to edge.


Locate Applique on Tote

Place your applique on the Slicker Tote where you want it. There is enough tack to the Fusi-Bond Lite to help hold your applique in place.

Fuse Applique

Cover with the paper backing from the Slicker Glossy Iron-On Vinyl. Use warm iron, no steam to fuse.


Peel away the paper and viola! You have an applique fused to a laminate – breaking all the rules and creating a mix of textures and visual interest. Pressing to fuse the applique did not damage the vinyl at all. The Slicker vinyl can be pressed again and again as long as you use the paper backing. Tip – after your project, roll paper backing and tuck it away for safe keeping. You might want to use it again on another project.


A Special thanks to Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs for this awesome tutorial!


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