Fabric Repair Adhesive Set

By Tear Mender

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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!

  • 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

100 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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It works!

6/24/2018 by Nancy

I used this on a torn outside patio umbrella and it is truly amazing how well it’s held up thru the wind and weather. I also used some to putto put a backing on a homemade rug with excellent results.More > < Less


First Test

5/20/2018 by The Gadgeteer

I purchased Tear Mender because our RV cover had suffered damage from our four-wheeler and plow this past winter. My husband and I were able to patch several small tears and one giant one. It takes a bit of getting used to as the formula is a bit thinner than I would’ve thought, but once we figured that out, it was smooth sailing.More > < Less


Tear Mender

10/14/2017 by Nancy

I’m on my 2d bottle! I’ve mended jeans, coats, dolls, rugs, etc. Love this stuff! Won’t be without it!



8/29/2017 by Eileen Frances

I have tried many products to mend my son's jeans and nothing has worked until this. And Tear Mender doesn't just work on clothing - I could hardly believe the many uses for it! Tear Mender comes in 2 sizes for one price - an ample sized one for all the things that need fixing at home and a travel sized one for fixing on the go. Recommend 100%!More > < Less


It gets the job done

3/23/2017 by Meghan

This stuff works and is strong, but it isn't invisible and drys kind of whitish. But for work clothes and kids play clothes this is the BEST. If you have someone in your family that can own a pair of jeans for 5 seconds before there is a rip in the knee, this is going to be your new best friend.More > < Less

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Tear Mender - Liquid Fabric Adhesive

About Tear Mender

Quick Fix for Rips

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?