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Topic: Best glue for patches on denim?  (Read 14299 times)
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« on: July 30, 2010 02:15:23 PM »

I'm wanting to make sure my embroidered patches stay attached to denim through the washing machine and dryer cycles. The iron on crap always lifts at the corners, then after more wear, they fall off.
I want them to go on the back pockets of jeans and I don't want to sew them there as I'd have to sew the pocket back on and TRY and make it match. Or hand stitch inside the pocket. No thank you.  Sad
I have read several different things online, one of which was liquid nails (yes the home improvement stuff!) and figured if that won't hold it, nothing would. So i bought some patches on clearance and gave it a shot, and it turned into a sticky mess when i tugged at the patches a bit to test them when I got them out of the washer. Didn't even try the dryer, no point to it.  Undecided
I hate to keep spending money buying different glues, so i was hoping someone here might have advice! I've read fabri-tac and E6000 and 527.
Any thoughts/reviews from someone that's done this successfully?
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010 07:38:47 PM »

It's not a glue, but try Wonder Under.  It tends to be a bit more heavy duty than the iron on stuff that comes pre-done.  Other than that, you could try Alene's Tacky Glue.  It's intended for use with fabrics, though I don't know about washing it.  In my experience, most other heavy glues will either get sticky, or else make the fabric rock hard.  Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010 09:43:56 PM »

The second I say "Wonder Under" I was like YES! It doesn't have to be that brand, but ask at the fabric store for heavy duty fusible web. It's used for quilting and applique.

« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010 04:29:19 AM »

I was looking up info on Aleene's Ok to Wash it glue tonight and I came across this tutorial: http://kelleighratzlaff.com/life/patching-jeans-my-no-sew-method/

It's a mending tutorial but it is definitely a patch. Smiley Maybe that would help.

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