I was recently in contact with the makers of a new to me product, Lapel Sticks. I offered to do a review of their product if they would provide me with a Lapel Stick and some extra Lapel Sticks so that I could give them away to you! They said yes….so here’s my review.
I was a little skeptical at first….the claim was that they work great with fabric and they don’t gum up the needle. I thought..ya, right. In desperate times, I have used a glue stick before and that was a gummy mess….how could this be different….well it was. Over the last month, I’ve tried it here and there. In the photo above I tried it when making the strap for a bag. After I turned a tube right side out, I would normally hand stitch the opening in place before I top stitched…I didn’t hand sew. I just glued the opening shut and went right to my top stitching. It was quick, easy and if you’re wondering…the needle did not gum up.
Then the other night I was busy prepping this little wool piece I started working on. I was using Steam a Seam 2 for this when three of the leaves and a couple of those yellow circles flipped upside down and the sticky part got all over my iron. UGH! I thought I would have to cut out new pieces….but no. I grabbed the Lapel Stick and glued them in place. They are staying wonderfully and the two that I have stitched down let the needle pass through them just as easily as the Steam a Seam did.
So my review….so far, I really like the product. It’s definitely a THUMBS UP! I am thinking that it would make a good product to send with my son to college this fall. I don’t know how many times I am patching seams that have come apart…this would be a quick fix until he can make it home for me to do a real repair. I am also thinking that I should send with my daughter to Prom….another place we don’t want any fabric misadventures.
If you want to know more about Lapel Stick, here’s a link to their website. If you want to try it before you buy it, feel free to enter the giveaway….I have three Lapel Sticks up for grabs. I will pick three winners on Tuesday so comment away….