If you had doubts at this point, today I tell you about how many types of glue for fabric crafts are available to make a crafts. We'll see some basics that can never be missing among our craft materials and then, we'll see more specific ones that can be found in the market.
Before starting, I tell you that all the opinions that you can read here are your own. Many of them based on my experience.
You'll be able to see some brands that I've used and that I've liked, but if you look for more in your well-known craft shops you'll find another wide range of brands.
They've not given me the products nor have they paid me for their opinions. Consequently, I hope that all the advice or ideas that I can give you'll be useful.
The world of glues is super broad. We'll find a variety with different uses and advantages that we can take advantage of when making crafts. And as you already know, the glues can’t be missing from our materials!
They're a basic to do hundreds of crafts and the purpose of this list is to know exactly which of them to use and buy to do their craft work. You should ALWAYS forget to read the instructions and use of each of them before using them.
Types of glue for fabric crafts
1- Liquid silicone.
2- Silicone or hot glue.
3- Glue in the bar.
4- Glue or common white glue.
5- Universal glue.
6- Spray glue.
7- Instant glue.
We see more in detail each one of them.
1- Liquid silicone
They also call it cold silicone. We can do hundreds of things with it. It has an advantage that it's easier to use than hot glue or silicone. It's ideal for children to use, always with our supervision. It must always be well covered so that it doesn't dry out.
If you ask me: it must ALWAYS be among our materials. We can use it with paper, cloth, cardboard, foamy, fine wood, felt, cork. Keep in mind that it doesn't support too much weight. And it's easy to clean. Brands, there're hundreds!
2- Silicone or hot glue
Another way it's known as hot melt glue. For this, we need the silicone gun. It's easy to use but we can burn ourselves. It's not recommended for the little ones. It's a very effective glue to work and serves for materials such as felt, wood, wool, cloth, foamy, plastics, among others.
It resists the passage of time very well. You'll find many brands, but it's very important to have a good gun to avoid losing glue constantly. Read in your instructions on how to use it.
3- Glue in bar
A classic that everyone knows and that, surely, you've stolen your school materials from your little ones on occasion! It's special for children and is another one of those glues that we always have to have on hand.
We can get normal ones and ones that come from neutral or acid-free ph that are special for scrap-booking and photographs. The common bar glue can be used, but photographs can sometimes be damaged.
It's ideal for paper, cardboard, origami and some types of ribbons. It's easy to use, dries quickly, is not toxic and its use in the paper doesn't cause. it to curl as it doesn't cause humidity. But it doesn't support much weight. The brand of choice!
4- Common glue or white glue
This glue is a classic for school use. Very resistant for paper, fabric or cloth and cardboard, among other materials. And special for the kids since it's non-toxic. It's good to use in decoupage crafts, paper mache, foamy, etc.
It's very easy to clean and handle and soluble in water. But as a disadvantage, it must be borne in mind that it doesn't hold much weight and that it can curl the paper since it generates humidity. Not to forget it in its boxes of materials! It can save us several times! The brand, you like most, anyone will be fine.
5- Universal glue
I love this glue! A transparent multipurpose that we can use for hundreds of things. With it, we can glue plastics, wood, fabric (which we'll not wash), cork, cardboard, paper, and even small metal parts quickly and effectively.
The little ones can use it, but always with supervision. Cleaning it's not so easy when it has stuck in places like fabrics. But in the majority of the surfaces, we've time to remove it before it dries. The brands ... the one that they like the most. I've used UHU a lot.
6- Spray Glue
This is another of the glues that once you discover and use them ... you can never miss. The best thing is that different types and brands come.
Some acid-free for special works and others more multipurpose. An against of this glue: be very careful! The kids can NOT use it alone! It's a flammable glue and when applied we must do it in a ventilated place.
It's very resistant and serves for cardboard, cloth, metal, plastic, wood, paper, etc. It's ideal when we've corners or spaces to which we can’t easily apply glue.
Another tip that I can give you this glue is to cover the work surface before doing it, this will prevent it from getting dirty and leaving everything sticky.
7- Instant Glue
This glue will be very useful on many occasions. It's very strong, sticks instantly and is ideal for wood, ceramics, metal, porcelain, leather, plastic, cardboard, etc. Especially for small parts. It sticks in a lasting way and we can find it liquid and in the gel. It's also water resistant. If we've to clean leftovers from it, usually, we'll need acetone.
It should be used with care because it's toxic, it can stick human skin and then it's difficult to remove the glue. I don't recommend for kids, even with supervision. One of the well-known brands is Super Glue and UHU, but much more equally good and resistant.
Well, so far I told you the basics. Those that I personally believe you should always have on hand to do all kinds of crafts. But there's another wide range of very useful glues too. I tell you about some of them ... if you know more, don't forget to tell me!
Well, here's my list ... they saw how many glues there're! But don't forget the basics! With them, they'll be ready to do crafts.
I hope you've been using this special adhesive and know that what to use on each occasion. Encourage yourself to try them!