Everything about fabric glue

fabric glue

Imagine slipping into your favorite pair of jeans only to find a nasty rip or opening your umbrella to discover a tear that would definitely drench you in the rain.

What would you do now?

How about sewing your jeans?

Nah, that would take too much time.

Then, what about the umbrella?

You couldn’t sew it in the first place.

At times like these, you neither have the time nor the skill.

And that’s where fabric glue jumps in!!

At the end of this article, you’ll found everything you need to know to fix your fabric through fabric glue

What is fabric glue?

Fabric glue is a liquid adhesive that is specially formulated to repair any flexible material, mainly fabric. Prior to its flexibility, it is ideal for material that is constantly changing places, bending, or having a slight tear.

Types of fabric glue

There are mainly two types of fabric glue

  • Permanent fabric glue
  • Temporary fabric glue

As the name suggests, permanent fabric glue provides a fairly lasting bond between two materials. A great alternative to sewing. And it is also used in fixing fabric to other materials, including wood, plastic, leather, and cardboard. Thus, not limiting it to use on fabric only.

On the other hand, temporary fabric glue makes a temporary bond between two materials lasting up to few days. Generally used for costumes and to fix fabrics temporarily to get clean sewing.

Uses of fabric glue

Fabric glue has diverse uses; some are listed below-

  • Patching – Repairing clothes is easier with fabric glue. You don’t need a needle and thread now. Even if your garment has a slight tear or a rip, now fixing it is easy peasy. The fact that using it is really easy makes it more preferred oversewing.
  • Art and craft – Now, whether you want to fix fabric with leather, wood, plastic, or cardboard, you can do it now because, through fabric glue, you can even stick it to non-fabric material, not limiting its use with fabric only.
  • Sewing cleanly – For getting a clean stitch in your fashion project, make use of temporary fabric glue to place the fabrics correctly in order to get the perfect stitch.

How to apply fabric glue

  1. Firstly, before using it for the main project, consider using it on another fabric to test it out.
  2. Apply the glue to the area you want to stick (Consider using gloves if required).
  3. Leave it to dry.

How to remove fabric glue?

Simply blot the area with nail paint remover on a piece of cloth. Or soaking the garment in cold water overnight would remove the glue from any garment or fabric as well. But even using acetone would be a great option for it.


To conclude, fabric glue is much easier to use, but you need to make sure you are using the right one to get the desired results. Further, it has diverse use, so you won’t regret buying it as it doesn’t limit its use only to the fabric.