Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive
Acid and Lignen-Free Fabric-Tac is a 4 ounce bottle of crystal adhesive. It is fast grab, dries quickly and clear, is flexible and washable. It will not soak into fabrics, nor will it stain them. THIS IS NOT SUITABLE FOR APPLYING IRON ON PATCHES THAT HAVE A COATING ON THE BACK BECAUSE THIS COATING PREVENTS THE GLUE FROM ABSORBING INTO THE FIBRES. However, it is great for bonding all kinds of fabrics including leather, lace, canvas, ribbons, trims, suede and wearable art which also makes it perfect for clothing repairs such as seams and hems. It prevents fraying and stays strong through washings.
It also bonds wood, tile, felt, pearls and gems (except for those with a silver coating on the back) plaster and glass which is great for home decor, crafts and quick repairs. Create dolls, pillows, stuffed animals, wreaths, dried floral arrangements, picture frames, ornaments, gift and jewelery boxes, lampshades, upholstery, drapes, handbag, shoes, bridal headpieces, party favors and other craft projects.
- For a precise application of glue, poke a hole in the tip of the applicator with a paper clip. Snip the tip near the top to cover larger surfaces.
- To prevent the glue from evaporating, keep the top covered. If the red tip is lost, cover opening with plastic wrap and a rubber band and cover with the cap to keep the glue from drying out.
- Do not use nail polisher remover to thin as it will discolor the glue. Thin with acetone drop by drop and stir until the consistency you prefer.
- Cover a surface with newspaper to work. Furniture finishes can be ruined by the acetone fumes.
- Pre-wash all fabrics before applying glue to remove sizing as sizing prevents glue from penetrating fibres. Metallic threaded fabrics may require two washings to fully remove sizing.
- To remove glue from fabrics, dry clean. more than one cleaning may be necessary.
- Do not apply near open flame. Glue is only flammable when wet. Once dried there is no danger of flammability.
- Only use in a properly ventilated area.
- Do not use on nylon, velcro or sheer, delicate fabrics as glue might soak through,
- Work in small 1-3" areas as glue dries very quickly.
- there are a couple of reasons why the glue might separate after washing:
What customers have to say about Fabric-Tac:
- the fabric was not properly pre-washed to remove the sizing
- glue was allowed to dry before adhering
- surface did not allow glue to penetrate fibres
"Wow, I wasn't expecting this stuff to be very effective. I have a
pair of jeans I really like that were patched/reinforced (on the inside) with
iron-on stuff. After several washings, the patches were coming loose, but the
fabri-tac really glued them back down tight. The jeans have been through the
wash a couple of times now and the patches are holding-up well. I also have a
big cushion for an teak outdoor loveseat. The stitching was rotting and the
whole thing was coming apart. It took several days of gluing different
sections, but I was able to put it all back together again. The new seams are a
bit stiff, but they're very strong. I used very little of the product for these
two jobs. I'm impressed."
"Perfect Adhesion. I make
purses, and this product is the best and safest I have found. It grabs and
holds wherever it is needed."
"I have been a "crafter"-"sewer" for over 60
years and this is my favorite item in my sewing basket!!! It dries flexible,
clear and launders well. It tack fabric together instantly but will pull apart,
to readjust, if needed."
"I have been using this to repair my jeans when they start to get
frayed but haven't yet developed a big hole. I glue the repair cloth on from
the rear. It seems to stand up well to the washing machine."
"Fast Drying and surprisingly permanent. This fabric glue is the best I've ever found. I've tried a couple of others and haven't been pleased with the results because they don't stand up to washing and start peeling off far too soon. The fabri-tac does actually seem to be permanent or as permanent as a fabric glue is going to get. I even used it to install zippers on the pockets of several jumper dresses and they are all still holding up after multiple times through the wash. The only thing negative is that it can come out of the bottle in globs and it dries extremely fast so it's very important to be quite speedy and precise when using it so I probably wouldn't recommend it for children’s crafts."