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Everything you need to know about fabric glues

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Fabric glues are a kind of super glue for fabric that can stick fabric and clothes together, also known as sewing glue, Fabric glues can repair clothes without needle and thread, so in some cases, fabric glues instead of sewing; in daily life,  Fabric glues are very widely used for repairing clothing patches, DIY beads on clothes, decorative items, etc.

There are many kinds of glue on the market, but not all glues are suitable for sticking fabric, because of the special nature of the fabric, some glue in the sticky fabric can not stick it firmly, easy to fall off phenomenon, so the best choice of suitable glue when sticking fabric.

If you do not know how to choose the right fabric glue, please read the guide for choosing suitable fabric glue in full. Now I want to share some tips, I hope this part can help you choose the best fabric glue.

When you want to use fabric adhesive to bond fabric, you should first figure out the following situations before choosing glue for fabric.

1. Use fabric adhesive to glue fabric to fabric, or fabric to leather?
2. The color of the fabric, is the repair patch or fabric to order decorations?
3. Is it to be temporarily bonded or permanently bonded?
4. What is the target price?

According to the above 4 cases, I share several fabric glue with the best feedback on the market.

Latest Price
Where to buy
Pros and Cons

Best for Mending Holes and Fabric Tears

Permatex 25247 Fabric Repair Kit

Permatex 25247 Fabric Repair Kit


1. 7 different colors of fabric repair compound, no stain left

2. Repair of burns and torn fabrics

3. Dries quickly, saves time

4. No pungent smell, no harm to skin

5. Non-staining, easy to clean


1.The color matching can be tricky, some customers will find it a bit troublesome to use

2. Non-stick on hard surfaces

3. Expensive

Best Permanent

Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive


1. Doesn’t steep into fabrics and no dyeing

2. Available in different size of dispensers (2 oz, 4 oz, and 8 oz)

3. Easier to use than a glue gun

4. Ideal for lace and leather application

5. Wide range of applications (fashion design, fashion and other fashion fields)


1. Not suitable for dry

2. Slightly expensive

Best Natural

Tear Mender Instant Fabric Adhesive

Tear Mender Instant Fabric  Adhesive


1. Suitable for tears or holes in porous fabrics

2. Natural, non-toxic, acid-free

3. Waterproof

4. Flexible and UV resistant

5. 3 minutes quick dry


1. Dries white if not shaken properly before using

2.Slightly expensive

Best for The Money

Hopson waterproof instant fabric adhesive

Hopson waterproof instant fabric adhesive


1. Cost-effective

2. Keeps the repair completely invisible

3. Easy and quick application

4. Easy to clean from fingers and floor

5. Environmentally friendly


1. Very few customers find its usage to be a bit hard

2. Only wholesale, do not sell a single

If you use fabric glue to glue fabric to fabric, for example, to glue torn canvas bags, jeans, etc., you can choose Hopson waterproof instant fabric adhesive or Tear Mender Instant Fabric Adhesive, but if you want to glue cracked fabric shoes or leather shoes, you'd better choose the special shoe adhesive

If you want to use strong fabric glue to repair brightly colored fabrics, you can choose the Permatex 25247 Fabric Repair Kit and mix the color according to the instructions in the color matching table before use.

If you want to permanently bond, these four types of adhesive can all belong to the permanent washable fabric adhesive, we suggest you choose the most cost-effective Hopson fabric adhesive

In these cases, buy the right fabric glue that meets your requirements, rather than stacking piles of glue or large packages. Whether expensive or inexpensive, make sure that the bond is strong without causing you any loss of quality.


1.Once fully cured, the fabric can wash with hot water and is heat resistant up to 100°c.
2.Hand & Machine both washable.
3.Do not over apply solution. This will stain the fabric. Apply only a thin layer so that it
does not seep through.
4.Always test in a small inconspicuous area for bonding and seepage.

Frequently asked questions about fabric adhesives

What is the best fabric glue?

Our Top 4 Best Permanent Fabric Glues Reviews For 2021
  • Permatex Fabric Repair Kit 25247.
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive.
  • Tear Mender Instant Fabric  Adhesive.
  • Hopson waterproof instant fabric adhesive.

What is fabric glue used for?

Bonding patches for jeans, fixing rhinestone upholstery clothes, repairing clothes, hemming, clothing design, fabric furniture manufacturing, upholstery, DIY crafts, etc.

Can I use fabric glue instead of sewing?

Ans. In some cases, you can use fabric glue for rhinestones instead of sewing, for example, to add decorations to clothes, and in some cases, we recommend you to sew if possible, for example, to repair very badly damaged fabrics, etc.

Can gorilla glue be used on fabric?

Ans. Obviously, Gorilla glue is flexible and permanent and can be used to fix beads on your clothes or other fabric DIY projects

Can you use tacky glue on fabric?
Ans. There are many kinds of tacky glue, such as strong glue, all-purpose glue, shoe glue, etc. These glue can be used for DIY fabric crafts, if you are repairing clothes, we suggest you to choose the special fabric repair glue.

How to glue fabric to fabric?

Repair jeans with strongest fabric glue

1. Apply a thin layer of sew glue to one side of the fabric.

2. Attach to another piece of fabric and press firmly for 30 seconds. The fabrics will be set together in 5-10 minutes and fully cured in 2-10 hours(depending on the type of fabric,Breathable fabrics usually cures quicker)

3. Don'ot wash fabric in 24 hours

How to remove fabric glue from clothes?

1. Soak the clothes in warm soapy water for 10 minutes, rub the clothes to remove the glue after ten minutes.

2. Use a drop of nail polish cleaner on the stuck part and rub gently to remove the glue

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