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« on: May 06, 2010 12:13:30 PM »

I've recently started making purses with the metal clutch frames. The ONLY glue I've read about that works for this gluing metal to fabric is the Gutermann Creativ HT2 Textile Glue. This comes in very small tubes and is quite expensive. Not to mention I haven't found any for sale in the US. Does anyone know of an alternative that works just as well? thanks!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010 12:41:29 PM »

Actually, you should sew them or crimp them, not glue them.  This is how it's done:

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010 01:13:55 AM »

Uhu glue works well. http://3dpatternpaper.etsy.com has it. I highly recommend them for purse frames and other metal junk too. The guy who runs it is super awesome.

« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010 07:23:19 AM »

There's one gal on Etsy - out of New Jersey - who sells this particular glue. Apparently, she is the ONLY supplier in the US. She charges a bit more than the folks 'across the pond', if you consider the S&H, transit time and all that - it may be worth it. Her link is here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/whilebabynaps?ref=seller_info. I've heard from resource after resource, that this is THEEE glue to work with when you're constructing metal frame purses. I soooo wish there was something comparable that was a wee bit less expensive...
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010 12:00:44 AM »

I've found that - if you don't mind the fumes (which is one of the big things the Gutermann doesn't have) - the E-6000 works well. I've had a few frame clutches I've made with this for a few months now, and they've held up quite well. The nozzle is a bit bigger, so you have to be careful when applying it to the channel, but I've found that less is more on that anyway. Also, not sure if you've read this tip already, but letting it dry for 3 minutes or so till it's tacky and not wet anymore, and then pushing the fabric in makes a huge difference. I haven't found the need to crimp at all, which I love since I don't like the look of it or of sew-in frames.

Good luck!

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010 07:57:20 AM »

Ive made quite a few and have used  a lot of different glues, my favourite is gueterman creativ HT2 that I bought in Germany. I have also used UHU and other all purpose glues, just check on the back for the surfaces that they work on, usually theres a long list and somewhere it says metal or something Smiley

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