Better than Duct Tape

Better than Duct Tape

Ever wonder about using adhesive to repair fabric?  I have!!  Karen will tell you that my favorite type of adhesive is HOT GLUE.  I found out that this is not the best choice for fabric.

When selecting the best fabric glue, there are so many choices for many different uses.  What is the best glue for fabric?

Should you use what you already have around the house or purchase an adhesive specifically for use on cloth?  NO!

NOTE: Different fabrics and glues have their own unique properties, so it’s best to do a sample swatch before deciding on an adhesive to use for your project. What might work for one material might not hold on to another, and vice-versa.

**Best Glue for Fabric | Fabric Glue:

As the name suggests, fabric glue is made for use specifically on cloth. There are many varieties available for purchase at craft and sewing supply shops, as well as online.

The majority of fabric glues will dry clear and are washable, depending on the project. Most are also meant to be permanent, so apply carefully.

Dritz’s Liquid Stitch™, which is a great product for mending small holes and tears in fabric. If applied correctly, it should last for at least several washings.

There are also multi-purpose glues that will work with fabric Aleene's All-Purpose Tacky Glue™ is common craft glue and does include fabric on the list of materials it adheres to, but a general all-purpose glue will not.

Fabric glue can be used for attaching various embellishments and adornments to fabric. Like with any kind of adhesive, do a test patch on a sample swatch to make sure the materials you’re using will hold together.

Also, wash any glued garment or item carefully (preferably by hand) to prevent any glue transfer or damage.

Hot glue on fabric might sound a bit scary but a hot glue gun can actually be used to attach embellishments to fabric!

One of the most common questions HEARD is, does hot glue work on fabric? Yes, it's a favorite of crafters everywhere, this adhesive becomes very fluid when it warms up in the applicator gun.

Can you use hot glue on fabric and wash it? Yes, hot glue should last for quite a while on the fabric, and it’s waterproof! Just be careful not to wash the item in hot water or machine dry it (or the glue could heat up and melt)  

However, it’s not recommend to use a hot glue gun for fixing tears in fabric because it is a little too messy and hard when dry. Read all of the manufacturer’s directions before using a hot glue gun because it does get very warm.

WORST  **  All-Purpose Craft Glue:

The white bottle of glue you used in school is a craft room staple. It’s inexpensive, easy to find in stores, and feels comfortable to use (and it reminds me of childhood!). But it’s not the best option for use on fabric for a few reasons.
It’s water-soluble (so it can wash off) and the bond isn’t as strong as most fabric glues. Also, because it’s thick it can seep through the fabric and become visible on the top side of the material. Therefore (unfortunately) it is not a top pick for use on fabric.

*** Other glues that are recommended for fabric include Glue Sticks, Super Glue or Spray Adhesive Glue.  

Happy glueing.

Love you all!


I would like to thank SewingFeed and AllFreeSewing for the info used in this blog.

Remember to check out Monday’s, September 11th’s  Free PDF pattern the Chubby Lunch Tote by Caroline Fairbanks-Critch and come back Monday September 18th’s  for a fun NO SEW PROJECT How to Make a No-Sew Scrap Fabric Bowl

How about a super dessert!


This healthy cheesecake recipe is the easiest healthy dessert for cheesecake lovers. Packed with 12 grams of proteins, no sugar, and gluten-free, this dessert will make your family and friends ask for more.

Prep Time15minutes mins

Cook Time55minutes mins

Cool down8hours hrs

Total Time9hours hrs 10minutes mins

Servings: 16 slices

Net Carbs: 7.4g

Calories: 293.2kcal

Author: Carine Claudepierre






  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8-inch springform pan and cover the bottom and side with parchment paper. Oil the paper as well. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the crust ingredients and stir to combine evenly.
  3. Press the cheesecake crust at the bottom of a greased 8-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, and cool at room temperature while making the healthy cheesecake filling.
  5. Reduce the oven to 325°F (160°C).


  1. Place all the filling ingredients into a blender, and blend on medium speed until smooth. Don't over-blend. It shouldn't take more than a minute to get smooth.
  2. Pour the filling over the cooled crust.
  3. Bake the cheesecake for 45-55 minutes or until its sides are golden brown, set, but the center is still a bit jiggly.
  4. Stop the oven, crack the door half-open, and let it cool for an extra hour in the oven.
  5. Cool for 8 hours or overnight in the fridge before slicing.
  6. Serve with a drizzle of raspberry coulis or raspberry chia seed jam.