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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12/8/2015 by Janet

great product, recommend.



12/6/2015 by Michael

This stuff is great! Thank You.


Great product

9/15/2015 by Jon

I do a fair bit of clothes repurposing and have been trying many products. This is the first that does what it says the way that I want. Very short cure time, dips not get hard and washes well. Just what I was looking for.More > < Less



9/15/2015 by Jane

I have actually only used this once. I have a skirt that I love, but the front pocket had torn, and the fabric behind it where I could potentially restitch it had frayed terribly. I was about to throw it away when I saw this product. I was able to mend the pocket, and prevent further fraying, and you cannot even tell it has been repaired!! I am thrilled with this product and actually am looking forward to finding other uses!More > < Less


New life to old favorites

9/15/2015 by Robertajo

This is a lifesaver when you get one of those pesky worn spots in the weave of a favorite item. I fixed a tiny hole that had worn through in the front of my favorite shirt. Just remember that the product dries a slightly tannish color, so use as little as possible. My shirt is a beautiful turquoise and the mend is barely visible. No more puckering when trying to fix things like this! My advice is to use a like fabric when you mend something, so there's no "heavy" feel to it.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?