A solvent free latex based adhesive ideal for certain fabrics and leather.


White (Dries invisible)


Features & benefits

Bostik Sew Simple is perfect for attaching labels and badges to clothes without the need for sewing or stitching. Ideal for hems and trouser turn-ups, fitting of zips, pockets, and for repair of torn fabric with a patch. Add a drop to shoe lace ends to prevent them from fraying or a drop onto a button to prevent it from unthreading. Ideal for attaching of pelmets and decorating soft furnishings. Prevent jeans and trousers from wearing at the knees by applying Sew Simple to the back of the fabric.

Bonds to most porous fabrics (e.g. linen, cotton, denim etc.) as well as leather and felt. Not suitable for use on 100% nylon, polyester or any other non-porous fabrics. Not suitable for delicate, white and light colour fabrics as these may stain on the other side due to the adhesive penetrating the fabric. We recommend testing on a small area first. Using too much glue may cause bleed-through and staining. Not suitable for applications exposing the glue line to direct sunlight e.g. curtains. Direct sunlight causes the glue to soften and become sticky and may discolour the glue line.

Sew Simple is non-toxic, however it contains natural rubber latex. As natural rubber latex is an allergen and may cause skin sensitisation, it is advisable to wear gloves in order to avoid direct contact with the skin if you are prone to allergies.

Machine washable and can be ironed. 

Downloads & resources

Bostik DIY South Africa Repair - Sew Simple Gel Technical Data Sheet (293.97 KB)

Bostik DIY South Africa Repair - Sew Simple Gel Safety Data Sheet (73.83 KB)

How to use

  • Surfaces should be clean and dry.
  • Apply a fine thread/line of Sew Simple to one surface, then briefly bring the surfaces into contact to enable transfer of glue to the other surface (glue is now on both surfaces).
  • Glue can be smeared with finger to spread evenly.
  • Avoid excess application as this may cause staining.
  • Allow each side to dry separately for 3 to 5 minutes, then assemble the two sections, ensuring glued areas are pressed together firmly for approximately 1 minute.
  • The glued item may be lightly handled after 5 minutes, however allow to dry for 12 hours if intending to machine wash the article. Clean nozzle and replace cap after use.


Are adhesives flammable?

Most solvent based adhesives are flammable. Always work in a ventilated area and do not breathe in vapours. Avoid exposing the product to any ignition sources. Do not smoke when working with adhesives.

Which adhesive is the right one for my application?

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