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« on: June 10, 2010 11:06:44 PM »

I saw a couple of questions related to this, but I need some specific pointers. I made this guy in square stitch, and I want to attach a backing to make it into a keychain. Should I glue it? Do I need a specific glue (I have hot glue)? Or should I stitch it, and if so what would be the best way to do that?



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010 06:24:39 AM »

You could glue or stitch it. Leather would be a good, durable backing, and doesn't fray. If you aren't into using leather, felt would work but wouldn't be as durable. If you go the glue route, I would recommend using E6000. Glass beads are non-porous, so hot glue wouldn't adhere to them very well. E6000 is meant for non-porous (glass, metal) and porous (wood, paper, leather, fabric) materials.

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010 12:59:43 PM »

Okay, thanks! I'll look for the E6000, then.
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