I was given the chance to test drive Bostik’s, Sew Simple Advanced Fabric Glue (£5.99) and seeing as I didn’t have any repairs, or hems that needed doing I thought I would do a craft with my eldest daughter Miss N (10).
I have been meaning to make Lavender bags for ages. It also meant that we would need to join hems of the fabric, so really we would be using the glue in the way it was intended anyway. So we set to work!
First of all we cut out the fabric, making sure that each of the sides were exactly the same size. We ironed a hem all the way around the square. Then using sew simple fabric glue, we applied glue around three of the sides, leaving one of them open to add the lavender.
Using the glue, was as simple as the name suggests. You attach the blue nozzle to the tube, by screwing down. In my case this didn’t pierce the top, so I simply took it off and pierced it myself. You then hold it in the same way you would a pencil and allow the nozzle to draw thin lines of glue on the fabric. When I attached the two pieces of fabric together, I was amazed how strong and quick the glue was. We did have a little excess on one of the squares, when were being over zealous, but once dried you couldn’t tell at all.
We then filled the square with Lavender, and applied glue to the hem that was open. This was slightly more tricky, but still very doable. Made me wonder, if I could perhaps sort a falling hem whilst I was wearing the clothing?
The glue is washable and can be ironed, so ideal to use on clothing repairs. It also dries completely invisibly.
So we repeated the process until we had a stack of lavender bags, and tied them up with ribbon.
What do you think? I love them!