Sew-On, Stick-On, or Iron-On: Which Hook and Loop Should I Use?

When it comes to hook and loop fasteners, there are a wide range of styles from which to choose. It can be overwhelming for someone who isn’t used to all the product terms. Here is a quick summary of the most popular hook and loop styles and when to use them.

By Dvortygirl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons Selvage is the small finished edge of the fastener or other fabric.[/caption]Sew-On Hook and Loop

Sew-on simply refers to hook and loop fasteners for fabric without adhesive. Generally, sew-on hook and eye and VELCRO® Brand tape for fabric also have selvage. Selvage is the small finished edge of the fastener where there is no hook or loop. The selvage provides a neat area for the needle to pass through when sewing. Obviously, this material and fasteners for fabric are best used for sewing onto clothing, bags and other materials like canvas. It is also used to manufacture hook and loop straps. These straps


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