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Fabric Repair Adhesive Set Fabric Repair Adhesive Set

Fabric Repair Adhesive Set

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  • Material: Natural latex
  • Care: Dries in 3 minutes; machine washable in 15 minutes
  • Includes: 6 oz bottle + 1 oz travel size bottle, fabric swatch for testing, instructions, and handy list of 101 suggested uses
  • Creates durable, long lasting, and permanent bonds or repairs for indoor and outdoor items
  • Original formula for Tear Mender developed in 1930's by Val “the Bish” Cismoski
  • Works by seeping into porous fiber crevices and forms a permanent, flexible and waterproof bond
  • Not recommended for use on silk, sheer fabrics, high-content polyester fabrics, or nylon
  • Eco-friendly, non-toxic and acid-free, non-flammable, weather-resistant
  • The Tear Mender team works with Garden Center Services, outside Chicago, to employ persons with developmental disabilities to cut the fabric swatches included with each kit
  • Dimensions (in packaging): 2" x 2" x 6"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb
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4.5 avg. (106 reviews)

No to Tear Mender
11/25/2019 by Debra
Cut a hole in a white cap for a play. Used the Glue Mender and it discolored to a horrible yucky yellow beige. Plus it is impossible to removed. Yes it mended the tear but it does not dry white. Truly disappointed.
10/04/2019 by Erica
This is the only fabric glue that I have ever found that will hold patches on jeans and last through several washes. I love it!
Works great!
09/08/2019 by Ashley
I love this stuff. It works really well.
Wonderful product for hard to access areas
09/08/2019 by Ouida
I melted a large area on an outdoor hammock pillow attempting to use an iron-on patch. I had ordered this product for just such an eventuality as we are at our summer home and the only sewing machine I have is a hundred year old White pedal sewing machine which we use as a decorative table. I may have not used the product correctly as the patch is very noticeable but it did adhere the patch very well and is on the back of the pillow so the noticeable repair is not noticeable for ordinary use. Great product for otherwise difficult repairs.
Old ways are best!
08/06/2019 by Diane
Love this product! The travel size is convenient too!
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Fabric Repair Adhesive Set

Non-toxic, eco-friendly adhesive repairs a variety of fabrics from cloth to leather, easily and fast—without sewing. Tear Mender is made in the USA and is the product of a multi-generation, family-run company. This 6 oz + 1 oz kit can only be found on The Grommet!

Tear Mender

One bright side of dire environmental predictions is that we’re all a little less wasteful and more apt to fix, rather than replace, damaged goods.

During the 1930s, Val “the Bish” Cismoski came up with a way to quickly repair canvas belts on steam-powered machinery, so farmers wouldn’t have to lose precious harvesting time to replace a torn belt. Fast-forward 75 years, and we’re putting the same formula to use mending ripped clothes, torn seat cushions and frayed shoelaces.

Tear Mender is a natural and non-toxic liquid adhesive that bonds fabric upon contact. You can apply it like glue on a tear, or spread it on a fabric patch, and it bonds in minutes. Repaired fabrics stay flexible and soft even after washing, says Jerry Cismoski, (on the left) who is the Bish’s son and runs the third-generation company.

So if you’ve got a dropped hem, a broken belt loop, or a run in the carpet, give Tear Mender a try. It also works great on tears in the seat of your car, damaged sports gear, or rips in a tent (it’s waterproof and UV-resistant). Why throw out something that you can easily repair with Tear Mender? more Their Story