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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fixed old coat

3/2/2017 by lionel

saved my favorite old coat for another season or two


Really works on patches!

2/19/2017 by Jasmine

Used it to patch the seat area on my adult daughters jeans. I've tried lots of glues and patching methods (used to own a craft supply store) and have never had one hold up for more than a few wearings or a couple of washes, but this one is holding! Be sure to follow the directions to put the glue on using a finger tip or something as it is very runny and can soak through too easily otherwise. You don't need much to hold the fabric. Works great on hems too. I wouldn't use it on something super thin like silk cause it will soak through and cause dark spots. I think it would work well for attaching rhinestones or other appliqué items too. Really happy I got thisMore > < Less


Tear Mender

6/28/2016 by Naomi

I like this. The mend is permanent on the jeans I've used it on.


Works well.

6/20/2016 by Paula

Works very well - I have even used it to re-stick wallpaper!


good deal

5/24/2016 by Cathy

I bought this last year. waiting for the time for me to use it. well my favorite jeans I worn the leg with a whole in it. I put a patch on it and didn't do it right the first time but, the 2nd time I got it on perfectly!! this is a keeper in my books!!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?