How to Attach Paper to Fabric

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Things You'll Need

  • Cotton fabric

  • Fusible webbing

  • Clothing iron

  • Ironing board

  • Card stock

  • White pillow case

Just because a paper crafter can't sew doesn't mean she can use beautiful fabrics in her projects. Learn to adhere paper to fabric so you can use fabrics that you find appealing to dress up paper crafting projects such as homemade cards and scrapbook pages. You don't have to do any sewing, with a machine or by hand, to fuse paper and fabric together, all you need is an iron and a few other inexpensive supplies from the craft store.


Step 1

Cut a piece of fusible webbing that is the same size and shape of the fabric you want to adhere to paper.

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Step 2

Place the fusible webbing on your ironing board with the paper backed side down.

Step 3

Place the fabric on top of the fusible webbing with the wrong side of the fabric facing down.

Step 4

Lay your iron on top of your fabric for as long as specified on the fusible webbing packaging. The iron heat setting is specified on the packaging as well. Generally your iron will be set to medium or high, with the steam function turned off. Then, you will lay your iron on top of your fabric for 30 to 45 seconds.


Step 5

Turn your fabric, which is now fused to the fusible webbing, over and peel the paper backing off of the fusible webbing.

Step 6

Place your paper on top of your fabric pieces so that the fusible webbing side of your fabric is against the card stock.


Step 7

Place a spare white pillow case over the top of the card stock before ironing the paper in the same manner you did the fabric to adhere the fusible webbing to the fabric, thus fusing the fabric to the paper.


You can use lighter weight papers than card stock, but the weight of the fabric may pull the paper over.


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