The Perfect Stems help you to easily make stems for flowers for appliqué. De five Perfect Stems are strips of heat resistant plastic, varying from 1/16 till 3/4 inch wide.
Cut the fabric on the bias for curved stems and straight of grain for straight stems. Cut a strip of fabric 5 times as wide as the finished size. Press the strip double, wrong sides together. Insert the Perfect Stem against the fold, and sew along the edge of the stem. Trim the seam allowance, roll the seam allowance to the flat side of the perfect stem. Moisten the seam with sizing, and use a dry hot iron to press the seam dry. Remove the perfect stem and appliqué the stem in place.
These Perfect Stems do not get too hot to handle, as opposed to metal varieties.