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Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive 4oz
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- Aleene's® Fabric Fusion® is formulated to adhere fabric to a variety of surfaces and embellishments.
- Can be used on nearly every type of fabric, pom-poms, glass rhinestones, plastic sequins, beads, light and heavy trims
- Available in a 4oz bottle
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- Does not string
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Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive
Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive offers fabric crafters and fashion artists an easy alternative to a needle and thread! This clear, water-based adhesive is nontoxic and machine washable, creating a permanent bond between fabrics and other embellishments, wash after wash.
From clothing to crafting, trust your fabric projects with Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive.
- An easy alternative to a needle and thread.
- Great for costumes, clothing, fabric décor and more.
- Dries clear.
- Easy cleanup with water when wet.
Instructions for use:
- Always test for best results. Prewash garment (do not use fabric softener).
- Apply a thin line of glue to fabric or embellishment. Press onto garment. If needed, hold in place with tape or pins until glue is set.
- Let dry 2-4 hours. Washable after 48 hours. Turn inside out, wash on gentle cycle; dry in low temp dryer.
- Water cleanup when wet.
Tips & Techniques
- Fabric Fusion is formulated to adhere a variety of surfaces and embellishments.
- When adhering fabric to fabric, brush on a thin layer without saturating the fabric, then lightly press together.
- To adhere trims, apply a thin bead of glue to the trim, then press onto fabric, holding with pins until set.
- Adhere embellishments to fabric by applying a drop to the embellishment and then press onto fabric, holding with pins or masking tape until set.
- Tip – use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
- Use sparingly – too much adhesive will slow the process and oversaturate the fabric, which weakens the adhesion.
Top Customer Reviews
Caveat: I have not washed the item and would not likely dry a fabric shower curtain in a dryer (the manufacturer recommends against it), so I cannot say how this product will hold up to laundering.
The short: This glue is messy, hard to work with, dries crusty and impossible to clean.
The long: I am a reasonably experienced quilter and was intrigued by the pattern for a hexagonal quilt that my daughter-in-law asked me to make as a wedding quilt. The pattern was fairly simple--although time consuming-- and this glue was strongly recommended to attach the hexies to the base fabric. After looking at the product and watching the video, I was expecting something that would be far better than using fusible webbing that can sometimes add stiffness. Because there is a lot of fabric in this quilt and the hexies are ironed into shape rather than cut, I wanted to avoid any stiffness. The glue certainly didn't live up to its promises!
I glued a sample first, just to make sure that it would work out. It seemed OK. I noticed right away that there would be two initial problems. First, it was tough to get the glue all the way to the edges of the fabric without having some squish out. I decided to solve this by using brushes to put the glue on the fabric. The second was that the glue bled through the backing fabric. Not wanting my quilt to get stuck to the table or the floor, I put the entire quilt (top, batting, and backing) on a quilting frame so that the glue wouldn't leak through. It didn't take us long to figure out that the glue was going to be a huge problem! I suppose I should have called it quits right then, but I would have had to get new backing fabric at least because there is no way of getting the glue off the fabric once it's on. In retrospect, I would have done it anyway!
We had almost 400 hexies to place, so I solicited help from other members of my family and we started brushing glue on and trying to place the hexies. The brushed on glue wasn't thick enough to hold the fabric, even though we were being generous, but when we used the bottle, the glue was squishing out all over. Once it dried, it left a permanent, shiny, crusty, glue spot. In the meantime, it was getting all over the hands of anyone who touched it, so if they touched the quilt, more glue spots. We persevered and did our best over two sessions and many hand washes.
Once the glue had dried, there were still many, many of the hexies that had edges that were popping up. I had originally planned to do my own machine quilting as the original pattern called for straight lines. I changed my mind about machine quilting it and decided to take it to a long-arm quilter who could easily go around each hexie, tacking the edges down. I spent another few hours gluing down the worst of the popped up hexies to make it easier for her. To our dismay, the glue was so crusty that it shredded her thread when she tried to follow the edge of the hexies, resulting in her having to use straight lines across the hexies after all.
Today, I have spent a few hours on a third round of gluing to get the worst of the edges down. I have had to be extremely careful, because too much glue and it seeps out, getting everywhere, and too little and it just doesn't hold. As I'm typing this, the quilt sits under a board held down by weights in the hopes that it will help more of the glue stick. I'm thinking that I will have to do yet another round after I finally wash it. This quilt represents hours of time and hundreds of dollars at this point and I am literally in tears over the shabby quality of it due to trying to use this glue. I wish with all of my heart that I had used fusible webbing!