A strong yet flexible, washable fabric glue for most fabric repairs



20ml tube

Features & benefits

Bostik Fabric Glue is an ultra strong, washable fabric adhesive, perfect for quick yet reliable repairs to most textiles. This clear fabric glue is safe and easy-to-use to create long-lasting, flexible bonds on delicate fabrics such as cotton, linen or felt, as well as sturdy fabrics such as denim, leather, PVC and more.

The durable formula of our waterproof fabric glue means once bonded, your fabric repair remains intact - say goodbye to resewing hems or reattaching buttons with this 'no sew glue'.

Plus, unlike ordinary glues which can deteriorate when exposed to water and heat, Bostik Fabric Glue remains steadfast. It can endure machine-washing, tumble-drying, and ironing without the worry of fabric detachment or fraying.

This textile glue is perfect for creating too. Embellish your chosen fabric with rhinestones, labels, badges, or patches with a simple squeeze!

  • A permanent, waterproof fabric glue
  • Perfect for repairs to fabric, clothing, and for crafting
  • Flexible bond on most fabrics including cotton, denim, linen, felt, leather, and PVC
  • Withstands machine-washing, tumble-drying, and ironing
  • Ultra strong and long-lasting
  • Safe and easy-to-use squeezy tube with applicator
  • Low odour
  • Dries clear
  • Available in a 20ml tube

Technical information

Bostik DIY United Kingdom Repair - Fabric Glue Technical Data Sheet (405.52 KB)

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How to use

For best results, ensure fabrics and materials to be bonded are clean and dry.

  1. Point the fabric glue tube away from you and unscrew the cap.
  2. Push the top of the cap into the top of the tube to pierce the seal, then screw on the applicator.
  3. Apply a bead of glue to each of the surfaces to be bonded and spread it out with the applicator.
  4. Press both surfaces together immediately and allow to dry. The fabric adhesive will remain flexible when dry.
  5. After use, remove the applicator and replace the cap. Wash the applicator in warm water whilst still wet so it's ready for next time.

How to remove fabric glue

  1. To remove wet adhesive, quickly wash using warm soapy water. Repeat washing the item, if necessary, then rinse and dry.
  2. To remove dry adhesive from fabric, use a cleaner or solvent and lightly dab the area. It is important to test an inconspicuous area of the fabric first, to prevent damaging your garment.


How does fabric glue work? 

Bostik Fabric Glue forms a permanent bond by adhering to the fibres of the fabric.

Will fabric glue stop fraying?

Absolutely. Bostik Fabric Glue provides a strong, flexible bond that prevents fraying.

Is fabric glue washable?

Yes, Bostik Fabric Glue is machine-washable so is perfect for clothing repairs and can withstand everyday wear and tear.

How long does it take fabric glue to dry?

We recommend allowing for around 24 hours for Bostik Fabric Glue to completely cure, though it may be dry to the touch in less time.

How do I prepare the surfaces to be glued?

Before applying glue, ensure that all surfaces are of sound nature and clean, dry and free from dust, grease or any other contamination.

There is glue on my fingers and I can't remove it, what should I do?

Rinse your fingers immediately with plenty of warm soapy water and do not pull on the skin that has been glued. If glue remains after using warm soapy water, it will often de-bond within a couple of days due to general wear and tear and the natural oils in the skin. If skin irritation occurs, consult a doctor.

What is the shelf life of the adhesive I have bought and where can I store it?

The shelf life of adhesives varies from product to product, but typically ranges between one and two years from the date of manufacture when unopened and stored correctly in dry conditions - usually between +5°C and +25°C. Once opened, the life of the product will be more limited – this is dictated by variables including the type of adhesive, how it is stored, and how much adhesive is left unused. For more information, refer to the product’s Technical Data Sheet.

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