Advantages Its easy to use. No sewing involved
Disadvantages Dont use it on swimming costumes.....
****Wonderweb****Wonderweb now seems to be the generic term for iron on hemming tape. The easy way to sew a hem up without actually sewing. Wonderweb is easy to use and produces lovely seamless results.
****Crap Mother****This product was made to make a crap mum like me look like a fabby mum, its not that I don’t love my kids….I do, its just that I am crap at all the stuff I am supposed to be good at.
****Tinkerbelle****What has my crapness got to do with wonderweb I hear you ask…..well it’s the wonderweb that is my salvation a couple of times a year……my kid’s school keep having these “dress up as a Victorian/Edwardian/Favourite character from a book/green thing/Big red nose thing/some other bizarre thing the batty head teacher has thought of” day.
Wonderweb has also come to my rescue on various other “dress as “ days….and it was strong enough to hold in a heavy piece of wire in the wonder webbed hem of my daughters Edwardian dress.****Do’s****
Wonderweb is great for a temporary sewing job without the actual sewing and can be used for a variety of things such as
Fabulous super duper Kids outfits for school (ok Jess you can stop bragging about your supermumness now)
Trouser/skirt hems (my sons school trousers only seem to last a month before a hole appears in the knee so is a waste of time trying to sew them)
Curtain hems….(cheap thin tacky curtains from Ikea…although I think you can obtain super duper strength wonderweb should you wish to try and ruin your £1000 curtains instead of taking them to be taken up professionally)
And pretty much anything else that needs a hem on it except……
Amy had outgrown her swimming costume (actually she had long outgrown it…but the thought of transferring all 15 of her swim badges to the new one forced me to pretend she wasn’t my daughter as she waddled up the side of the pool with her cosy stuck up her bum) and I was on the phone to my brother whilst I patiently unpicked and sewed all her badges onto new costume (who am I kidding…..I actually mean swearing like a trouper….well have you ever tried sewing a rigid badge onto an elastic stretching moving life of its own swimming costume?).
It was at this point that my brother (who is equally as lazy at sewing as me if not more so) suggested I used wonderweb……BIG, HUGE, GINORMUNGOUS mistake…..lets just say if I was embarrassed at her costume when it was too small…I would have been mortified to let her go to a public swimming pool with a gaping hole where the crotch should have been.
This error cost me a new iron and the life enriching job of unpicking the 5 badges I had already sewn onto new costume and sewing them and the other 10 onto another new costume……I shan’t take my little brothers advice again as he knows bog all about being a crap mum.
I found it not worth trying to wonderweb thongs that have been ripped off back together as there just isnt enough material to stick together.
You also cant use it to tie someone to a bed or anything as it breaks too easy ....ahem I mean ......
A…Put it in the ironing basket until he has forgotten he owns it…then take it to the charity shop (that’s if it’s his)B…Put it in the ironing basket until they have outgrown it…then take it to the charity shop (that’s if it’s the kids)
C….Take it straight round to your mum’s / the tailors and have it mended properly (if it’s yours)
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