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Fabric welding, no sew, hf/rf welding Answered

Howdy folks,

I've got a question that I hope someone might be able to help me with.  I'm interesting in creating a way to "weld" fabric together.  Basically taking two pieces of fabric, using heat, pressure and "glue" attach them together.  Think of Nike footwear and there sewless uppers.

Anyone out there done anything like this DIY style?  I've got a number of projects that I could create from it.

Thanks in advance,




6 years ago

I'd love to see someone do true RF fabric welding but I suppose that could imply getting dangerous with a microwave oven.

I'm not into playing with a leaky, unshielded 1000 watt raygun.

Nylon and polyester are kinds of "plastics". You can create seams like for those Tyvek envelopes or mold them if the material is thick enough. You can experiment with the iron-on fusible interfacing. It is a layer of material with hot glue on one side. You can create bonded fabrics that way.

@ everybody except CD - "Iron-on fusible interfacing" is known as, variously, bondaweb, wonderweb, hemming tape etc.

There are a variety of "powders" one can purchase (no - sew types) that one uses an iron with in order to sew or weld pieces of cloth together. HERE is an example of one company that provides it.