Flexible, machine washable glue for fabrics




Features & Benefits

Bostik Fabric Glue is an ultra strong clear adhesive for fabric repairs and crafts. It's perfect for making long lasting, flexible bonds on porous fabrics such as cotton, denim, linen, felt, leather, PVC and much more.

  • A permanent adhesive for clothing, fabric repairs and crafts
  • Ideal for cotton, denim, linen, felt, leather and PVC
  • Withstands machine-washing and ironing
  • Low odour
  • Easily washes off fingers

Bostik Fabric Glue can be used for:

  • Clothing (hems, trouser turn-ups, pockets, and repairing worn sleeves)
  • Labelling (attaching cloth labels & badges to children’s clothes)
  • Laces (when lace ends fray, take a small amount of Bostik Fabric Glue and quickly roll on to the end of your lace)
  • Furnishings (taking up curtain hems, attaching pelmets and decorating soft furnishings)
  • Tears (repair torn fabric using a patch, apply Bostik Fabric Glue to the inside of the garment and to the patch then smooth into place)
  • Buttons (a drop of Bostik Fabric Glue applied to buttons stops them unthreading).

Not suitable for 100% nylon or polyester fabrics, or for any non-porous fabric or material.

Downloads & resources

Bostik DIY Australia Repair - Fabric Glue Technical Data Sheet (300.03 KB)

How to use

Ensure all surfaces that will be in contact with the sealant must be clean, dry, and free of dust, dirt, rust, oil, and other contaminants.

Work on a protected surface and take care during use, not to spill or splash the adhesive onto other fabrics or surfaces.


  • For best result, first practice on a scrap of material or unseen area.
  • Point the tube away from you and unscrew the cap. Push the top of the cap into the top of the tube to pierce the tube then screw on the applicator.
  • Squeezing from the base of the tube, apply a bead of glue to each of the surfaces to be joined and spread it out with the applicator.
  • Press both surfaces together immediately. Allow to dry before rough handling. Drying times may vary. Remains flexible when dry.
  • Remove the applicator and replace the cap. Wash the applicator in warm water ready for next time.
  • Ironing will improve product performance.
  • When dry, the bonds are flexible and permanent. They may be machine-washed, tumble dried and ironed.

NOTE: On some open-weave, light shades and delicate fabrics the glue may come through on the other side due to the adhesive passing through the weave. Application of excessive adhesive or pressure may cause similar effect and darkening of the fabric may be observed. If in doubt carefully test a small area before proceeding.


  • Wet adhesive on fabrics and porous surfaces must be quickly washed with warm soapy water. Repeat if necessary, with fresh warm soapy water, then rinse and dry.
  • Dried adhesive on fabrics can be difficult to remove. Always test the effect of any cleaner or solvent on an inconspicuous area of the fabric first, and check area when dry.
  • Dried adhesive on smooth non-porous surfaces may be rubbed off or cleaned with warm soapy water.

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