Custom dyed patches with unlimited color and detail

Sewing challenged? Add a bottle of fabric glue to your order and attach your patch to your garment.

Permanent or temporary fabric glues, for garments or other projects.

Use this checklist to choose your glue. Notice which glues can be dry cleaned, if that is what your project needs. Also notice the time required before garment can be worn or washed.

 
Aleene's Fabric Fusion
Permanent Fabric Glue
Aleene's Platinum Bond
Super Fabric Glue
Patch Attach
Aleene's Tack-It Temporary Fabric Glue
Size .66 oz or 2 oz 2 oz 1 oz 4 oz
Price $3 or $5 $7 $7 $5
# Patches 5 or 20 20 10 30
Temporary/Permanent Permanent Permanent Permanent Temporary
Wash & dry Y Y Y N
Dry clean Y N Y N
Time required to apply 0 min 0 min 15 min 1 hour
Time required before wearing 2-6 hours 2-6 hours None 1 hour
Time required before washing 3 days 3 days None NA
Toxicity: Non-toxic Toxic, use ventilation Non-toxic Non-toxic
Best used for: Woven shirts Fabric to non-fabric

Also caps, bags, knit or fleece shirts

Woven shirts Woven shirts

Not polyester, leather, rayon, silk

Can be used onto metal, wood, plastic, glass

Basic application method Apply glue, press together Apply glue, press together Apply glue, wait 15 min., press together, iron Apply glue, let dry, press together

 

fabric glue Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Glue

Fabric glue for patches - washable and dryable

Apply glue and press together

Wait 2-6 hours before wearing

Wait 3 days before washing

Non-toxic

In 2 sizes - 2 oz. $5 for ~20 patches and .66 oz. $3 for ~5 patches

 washable fabric glue Aleene's Platinum Bond Super Fabric Textile Adhesive

Fabric glue for patches - washable and dryable

Apply glue and press together

Wait 2-6 hours before wearing

Wait 3 days before washing

2 oz.

This product has cancer warnings on the back - the instructions say to apply it a well-ventilated area. We are now offering another fabric glue by the same manufacturer (above).

This is a better glue if you are gluing your patch to non-fabric, such as leather, wood, perhaps nylon. It is the strongest permanent glue we offer and is also recommended for caps which have a curved surface.

2 oz. $7 for ~20 patches

dry cleanable fabric glue Beacon Craft Products Patch Attach

Fabric glue for patches - washable and dryable AND DRY CLEANABLE - requires home iron

Apply glue, wait 15 minutes, press together, iron, and go

Non-toxic

1 oz. $7 for ~10 patches

See detailed instructions below

temporary fabric glue Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over

Temporary fabric glue for patches - move from garment to garment

Apply glue, let dry ~ 1 hour, press together, and go

Patch can be removed and placed on another garment

Reapply after moving several times, to restore tackiness

Non-toxic

4 oz. $5 for ~30 patches

Here are the detailed instructions for Patch Attach

These instructions are intended to supplement the package instructions. Your patch has been made using a 400-degree process, and Patch Attach also uses heat. There will be a slight migration of dye to your pressing cloth from your patch but the patch will still look as vibrant as ever. A sample patch in 2 pieces is enclosed for you to test with, and to compare the non-attached with the attached patch to assure yourself the dye migration from your new patches will be minimal. If you are doubtful about using Patch Attach, then please just sew on the patches!

Patch Attach works best onto cotton fabrics. Patterned polyester fabrics may be damaged as the heat from the iron may cause the dyes in your fabric to reactivate. Also see the package instructions about other fabrics to avoid.

Unscrew the lid and remove the inner seal.
Snip a small amount off the applicator tip
Apply a small but steady amount to the edge stitching on the back of the patch. Do not get too close to the outer edge so that the glue will not ooze out onto the garment when you iron it. Do not apply glue to the interior of the patch.
Let the glue dry at least 20 minutes.
Set your iron to its hottest setting with no steam.
Place the patch in its desired location and cover with a cotton pressing cloth. An old t-shirt works well. Make sure each patch you apply with Patch Attach uses a fresh section of the pressing cloth, since a small amount of the dye on the patch will reactivate and could be redeposited if that section of the pressing cloth is re-ironed.
Press with heavy pressure for 60 seconds. Move the iron around a little.
Turn garment over and press from the other side for 30 more seconds. Be sure the patch is in contact with a fresh section of the pressing cloth in case the dyes migrate.

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