Fabric Fusion review

Product category: Fabric Glue
Brand: Aleene’s
Fabric Fusion is a permanent fabric adhesive that bonds textile embellishments such as rhinestones, sequins, beads, and pompoms to just about any type of fabric you can think of. This adhesive is often marketed as being a good alternative to a needle and thread. Is that true? Let’s find out.

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Bestseller No. 1
Aleene's 23473 Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive ,Clear,4oz
  • Permanent bond between fabrics and other embellishments
  • Nontoxic, Machine washable and stays flexible after washing
  • Applies and dries clear, Works on a variety of fabrics
  • Easy soap and water cleanup before it dries
  • Won’t string when you apply it
SaleBestseller No. 2
Aleenes Fabric Fusion Adhesive, 8-Ounce
  • Perfect to adhere to a variety of surfaces and embellishments,
  • Fabric adhesive does not string while you apply it to fabric,
  • Available in an 8-oz bottle
  • Find inspiration and techniques at I love to create com
Bestseller No. 3
Aleene's Fabric Fusion Glue, 3-Pack
  • Perfect project-sized bottles
  • Use Sparingly - Too much will slow the process and oversaturate the fabric which weakens the adhesion
  • Package contains three .66fl oz. bottles
SaleBestseller No. 4
Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Adhesive Sheets 5pc
  • Just cut the sheet to the desired size, peel away the liner to expose the adhesive, adhere sheet to fabric piece and then peel away remaining liner and adhere to fabric
  • Permanent and machine-washable
  • Available in 5-pack 4.25"x5" sheets
SaleBestseller No. 5
Aleene's Fabric Fusion Peel and Stick Tape
  • Permanent and washable
  • Not for use with synthetic, stretchy fabrics
  • Available in 1" x 20'
  • Double-sided adhesive tape that permanently adheres to fabrics
  • Stays flexible Machine washable with cold water
Fabric Fusion is an affordable adhesive that makes fastening decorative embellishments to fabric fast and easy. It both applies and dries clear and after it dries it maintains its bond and flexibility so well that the fabric can even be put in the washing machine again and again without losing its decoration. Additionally, when Fabric Fusion is applied to either the fabric or the embellishment, it doesn’t string, making its application cleaner and easier than other fabric glues would be able to accomplish. It is not clear whether or not the adhesive will last if put into a dryer, so it is best to air on the side of caution and let fabrics with the adhesive air dry.

What Fabric Fusion Can and Can't Bond With

As is probably obvious by its name, Fabric Fusion is not good for anything that isn’t fabric. Do not try and tile your kitchen with this adhesive, it will get you nowhere. However, for all things textile, it is excellent and it adheres well to a number of different fabrics, including jerseys, denim, cotton, leather, flannel, lace, and ribbons. This adhesive will be able to add just about any embellishments or trims that you want to these fabrics with no trouble. 

How to Use Fashion Fusion

What Not to Do with Fabric Fusion

Fabric Fusion is a water-soluble adhesive, meaning that after application and full cure, it should not be completely submerged in water for long periods of time. It is washable, yes, but prolonged periods of being fully submerged will weaken its bond considerably and the embellishments can fall off. Additionally, since it is water-based, it should not be stored anywhere it can freeze. Freezing and thawing a water-based adhesive can cause it to lose its adhesive properties. 

Other Important Things to Note about Fabric Fusion

Fabric Fusion does not have a strong odor at all and it is non-toxic as it is a urethane glue, however, just because it is non-toxic does not mean it should be ingested. Do not ingest Fabric Fusion. Additionally, keep it out of reach of pets as it can very well be toxic to animals. If any Fabric Fusion gets on your skin or in your eyes, make sure to wash them immediately as prolonged exposure can cause irritation. Also, just like with any adhesive, be sure to wash your hands after use and especially before eating or drinking anything.
Fashion Fusion is a safe, inexpensive, and high-quality fabric adhesive with the ability to bond well with just about any type of fabric. As long as instructions on how to care for the garments after use are followed, you will have long-lasting embellishments to all garments you decorate with it.
After application, leave embellishments in place with either pins or tape for at least 3-4 hours. After that, check if the adhesive is set. If it is, you can start wearing the garment, just do not wash it for at least 48 hours after application.
If Fabric Fusion is still wet, then you can remove it from the fabric with some soapy water. If it is dry, then take a steam iron and allow the heat to weaken the bond, and remove that way.
Yes, it is an excellent replacement. Because Fabric Fusion is a urethane glue and not a polyurethane glue, its flexibility and durability mean that the glue will move with you and will not easily come off.
Yes, Fabric Fusion is a permanent adhesive and will not dissolve in the washing machine.
No. While Fabric Fusion is non-toxic to humans, it can cause damage to marine life.
Woman using a gluestick
Woman using a gluestick

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