Fusible bonding tape is a strip of adhesive that melts when ironed to adhere fabric together. This is a simple way to create a permanent bond that isn’t at all messy and doesn’t require drying time. It’s perfect for cotton and other fabrics that can withstand medium to high heat. It helps to use the steam setting on your iron to create the best bond.
Dritz Stitch Witchery comes in various widths and weights and it’s machine washable and can be dry cleaned.
Bonding tape is also commonly used for hems instead of top stitching so no stitches will be visible.
See our video on How to Use Dritz Stitch Witchery for more detailed instructions.
Fabric glue like Dritz Unique Stitch and Dritz Liquid Stitch are fabric glues that also provide a permanent bond. These glues are non-toxic, clear when dry, and machine washable and dryable.
If your fabric doesn’t hold up to heat well or if you don’t have an iron, this fabric glue is the best no-sew option.
Hot glue is also an option, but we don’t recommend it for anything that will be washed or have lots of wear and tear. We’ve used it in plenty of decorative projects and crafts like burlap flower wreaths, felt flowers, a fabric woven wire basket, a burlap table runner, a Christmas tree skirt, and more.
See our all our glues and adhesives for more ways to attach fabric.