Updated October 19, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 9 Best Fabric Glues

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Fabric adhesives come in handy for anyone looking to make changes to a garment without having to sew, such as when adding a patch or a pocket, fixing a hem, or attaching sequins or other embellishments. Our selection of these glues includes powerful varieties that can reliably replace a needle and thread, as well as those designed to provide only a temporary hold. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Beacon Fabri-Tac Mini

2. Gorilla Hot Sticks

3. Sewline Riolis

Editor's Notes

October 16, 2019:

Fabric glue comes in handy for myriad crafts or when you want to alter a garment without sewing a single stitch. Some formulas are made to provide a permanent solution, while others are designed for when you only need a temporary hold. Joining our selection today are Gorilla Hot Sticks, which are made for use with a high- or low-temperature glue gun. As such, they’re capable of bonding delicate materials like cloth or foam, as well as hard surfaces like metal or glass. They’re sold in a pack of 45, and their glue will dry in less than a minute.

Also coming on board is Dritz Liquid Stitch, which can be used to bond hems, patches, zippers, and more, and you can count on it staying intact when you launder the garments in the washing machine and dryer. What’s more, it’s also well suited for adding embellishments to your craft projects.

Making its departure today is the Bish's Tear Mender, which does not dry clear, making it an impractical solution for mending or bonding many types of fabric. In addition, its relatively short shelf life means a large portion of it will likely go to waste for anyone who uses it only occasionally.

4. Loctite Professional Performance

5. Dritz Liquid Stitch

6. Plaid Delta Sobo

7. Eclectic Products E6000

8. Crafter's Companion BG82

9. Aleene's Original Fusion

Karen Bennett
Last updated on October 19, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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