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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11/28/2014 by Louis

Packaging can be better like a box instead a padded envelope which came torn and taped up which let the bottles leaked some of their ingredients


should have 2 color options( light & dark)

10/24/2014 by Myriam

I ordered this so that I could repair 2 pairs of dress pants however was disappointed. In the general application directions it stipulates that it dries to a beige color. I was unable to use it to repair the pants as tear mender would come through the fabric (loose weave) and would have actually looked worse than the small tear that was actually there. This should be disclosed. What are the chances that they make one for dark fabrics where the tear mender would actually be invisible on dark fabrics?More > < Less


do not order this product!!!

7/1/2014 by marjene

I used it to attempt to 'quick hem' my new favorite t-shirt length. It TOTALLY RUINED the t-shirt because the glue is a yellowish substancestance & does not turn clear - or even white! - when glue dries.
I tried it on several fabric scraps, same result. Just makes a mess. When it dried, without very much exertion I pulled the fabric apart where it had been glued. I would have given this a ZERO rating, but it appears at least one star is required field.
I have no idea why so many people said this was a great working product!!
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Tear Mender?

10/1/2013 by Deborah

While I only tried this on one project, it didn't work at all. It says it can be used on leather, and perhaps it is because it was in a seam, but it didn't hold at hold. Even tried to clamp it together and no luck. I will say that the product was very sticky so maybe it works better on other materials.More > < Less


Not worth the money

7/1/2013 by Kristin

This product did not perform as described. Superglue would be more effective.

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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?