Tips & Techniques
How do I remove Fuse-Under™?
Fuse-Under™ is intended to be permanent and there is no guarantee it will be able to be removed from your garment or ironing board cover. However, if the adhesive is not too deeply embedded into the fibers, you may be able to remove most, if not all, from your garment. Here are some tips that have worked for us:
- To remove the appliqué; heat it up with your iron without pressing. While it is still warm and being careful as the appliqué will be hot, gently remove the appliqué.
- There is a product on the market called Carbona® for Glue and Adhesives. This is a spot remover that can be found in most supermarkets in the laundry aisle. Follow the directions on the bottle, being careful to pre-test first for colorfastness, etc. This product will cause the adhesive to “gum” up and then it can be removed.
- If you have Fuse-Under™ on the bottom of your iron, you can purchase a product called “Hot Iron Cleaner”. This is sold in a tube and you can find it in most notions areas of your local fabric department. This works quite well in getting adhesive residue off your iron. We would suggest that if you use a lot of fusibles, that you purchase an Teflon® sole plate for the bottom of your iron such as Iron-Safe® which can also be purchased in your local fabric department. Adhesives wipe quickly and cleanly off your iron with this protector.