Today we dedicate this post to teach you how to use the hotfix flatbacks from Swarovski Elements so you can customize and decorate any garment with Swarovski crystal/h2>
The peculiarity of these beads is that their back has a layer of hot melt adhesive that is activated by heat. So they stick to the fabric by applying heat simply with a common iron, being very easy and fast to place. This is what we know as ‘strong’ – heat-adhesive glass beads.
We can stick them on materials such as wool, cotton, linen, viscose, lycra, silk, synthetic fibers, denim, among others… They are resistant to washing and there is a great variety of colors, sizes and cuts.
Among the range of flatbacks offered by Swarovski you can consult here>
We have the article 2078 Xirius Rose in a wide variety of colours and in its 4 sizes:SS12, SS16, SS20 and SS34, although as we are official distributors of Swarovski Elements, you can ask us for any model of Swarovski.
How to place these Swarovski elements
-Use an iron SIN output of VAPOR, as steam and water have a detrimental effect on the final result.
-The temperature selected must be between 120 and 170 degrees, or choose the wool, silk or similar moderate temperature symbol.
-Put a THICK PAPER or thin cloth to protect the fabric from indentation.
-Place the plate directly on the glass and apply pressure without moving the iron, for about 10 seconds.
-Allow to cool and use the garment.
We hope that you have found this simple technique useful. Here we show you the explanatory video so that you have a graphic idea of how it is done.