how to make fabric glue

How To Make Fabric Glue [3 Easy Steps]

You have a question; how to make fabric glue, I have the honest and practical answer.  Because I made fabric glue at home. Today I’ll share my experience with you. Don’t miss it! 

Don’t you like sewing? Or

Do you fear the needle can pierce your nice fingers at any time? 

But you have to attach stones, pearls, or even two pieces of fabric to make your designing clothes or favorite crafts. Nothing to worry about!

Here’s an idea! 

By using 3 ingredients and following a simple process, you can make your own fabric glue. This fabric glue is highly effective in decorating kid’s crafting items with sequins, gems, glitters, or rhinestones. However, this fabric glue alternative is excellent for experimenting with new clothes’ designs.  

In this post, I’ll show you a step-by-step process on how you can make homemade fabric glue. I’ll also attach my glue-making video. So without keeping you waiting, let’s get started.

What Is Fabric Glue Made Of?

Synthetic adhesive or glue is mostly known as fabric glue. Some fabric glue ingredients are Polyvinyl acetate (PVA), water, ethanol, acetone, and other particles. Basically, it is a water-based glue formula, where water maintains its thick consistency and other substitutes help for fast drying.

These fabric glues will offer you a permanent bond between the two pieces of fabric. The fabric glues are also eco-friendly, great to show your creativity on fabric art. You can use the glue for no sewing projects.

How To Make My Own Fabric Glue?

Making something new is always fun, entertaining, and enjoyable. Isn’t it? It also enhances your confidence and motivates you to try something unique. 

That also happened to me. First, when I was thinking of making my own fabric glue, I was slightly nervous. But, when I finished, it was excellent. It took only 4-5 minutes and needed 3 ingredients. Let me tell you the entire fabric glue recipe.

The things you need


  • 2 teaspoon  white or school glue
  • 1 teaspoon shampoo (any)
  • 2 pinches of salt

Other things

  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 airtight container

Step 1- Add glue and shampoo

First, pick one clean and dry small bowl and pour two teaspoons of glue. Add one teaspoon of shampoo with the glue and mix them properly with a teaspoon for 2 minutes. After mixing, the mixture will turn into a paste-like thick consistency.

Step 2 – Add salt

Add 2 pinches of salt with the mixture and again stir them for 30-60 seconds. Now, your fabric glue is ready to use or store.

Step 3 – Use or store the glue

Keep as much glue as you want to use in the bowl and pour the extra glue into an airtight container. Then tightly secure the lid so that the air can’t enter the container.

Finally, store the container in the refrigerator for future use. You can use the glue for 7-10 days by storing it. 
These are the simple processes to make DIY fabric glue at home. Here is the glue-making video for visual appearance.

How To Use Fabric Glue To Attach Fabrics?

Now, you have your fabric glue, and it’s time to use them to decorate your fabric crafts with different styles’ stone, pearls, and other decorative things. 

  • First, pick the clothes and stones, those you want to bond. Spread the dresses on a flat table and point out where you need to glue the stones or join two pieces of clothes.
  • Take a fabric painting brush and apply the glue on the stone’s backside with the brush. If you don’t have a brush, you can do it with a cotton bar or toothpick 
  • Then apply glue to the fabric and press the glued stone. Keep them resting for 20-30 minutes to dry. It’ll be best if you keep them for 24 hours to get a permanent bond.


How to attach fabric without sewing?

Using fabric glue or fusible bonding tape is best to attach fabric without sewing. You have to apply the glue on the surface of the both fabrics, gently press them on each other, and rest them for 5-10 minutes.  But sewing is the most reliable and trustworthy method to get strong and durable bonds.  

Can I use regular glue instead of fabric glue?

Yes, you can. If you don’t have specific fabric glue, you can use regular glue instead of fabric glue. Hot glue guns, fabric glue sticks, staplers, Velcro, or any ordinary glue are worthwhile to bond fabrics. You can use any one among them to attach the fabric.

Will Elmer’s glue stick to fabric?

Elmer’s produces different types of glues and glue sticks. You can use Elmer’s fabric glue and glue sticks for attaching fabrics to make any crafts. 

Can wood glue be used on fabric?

Yes, you can use wood glue on the fabric. Because most of the wood glue and fabric glue ingredients are the same, or they are designed for versatile use. So, you can confidently use any wood glue for fabric bondage.  

Can I use Fevicol as fabric glue?

Yes, you can use Fevicol as fabric glue without any doubt. But, you should be careful when using it. First, apply the Fevicol on the fabric and wait 10 minutes to set it. Now, keep one piece of cloth on another, and gently press both of the fabrics for 10 seconds.

Finally, keep them resting for 24 hours to dry and cure. Now the fabrics are ready to use. 

Is Home Fabric Glue Is Eco Friendly?

Actually it depends on the white glue you are using. If it is eco-friendly then your glue mixture will be eco-friendly.

Last Word

So, after reading this post, now you know; how to make fabric glue.

Fabric glue is excellent for making your job faster, easier, and simpler. There is no need to change the thread to match the clothes’ color or fill the needle with yarn again and again. 

Just follow the steps and make your own fabric glue. Let us know your experience with your fabric glue by hitting our comment section. We are eagerly waiting to hear from you.  

Happy crafting! 

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