Fabric glue is a lifesaver in craft projects that would otherwise require a sewing machine. Whether creating pillows, clothing or fabric-covered cards, fabric glue can save a lot of time and hassle. If you are out of fabric glue and having trouble locating it in a store near you, you can make your own easily with ingredients you probably already have in your crafting cabinet.
Things You'll Need
- 12 tbsp. water
- 4 packets gelatin
- 4 tbsp. white vinegar
- 4 tsp. glycerin
- Small saucepan
- Sterile mason jar
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Heat the water to a boil in the saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat, placing the pan on a potholder so that it does not damage your counter or tabletop surface.
Whisk in the gelatin until it dissolves, breaking up all clumps.
Add vinegar and glycerin, stirring for five minutes to ensure thorough incorporation and a smooth texture to your glue. Carefully pour into a sterile mason jar and allow to cool just until warm to the touch. The more it cools, the more it will gel.
Re-warm the jar slightly in a pot of hot water when using the glue at a later date. This helps loosen up the mixture and makes it easy to work with.