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Tear Mender

6 oz. bottle Case of 12

Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Don’t waste your money or time

11/4/2018 by Chantellalee

I was eagerly awaiting to get this & try it out. I tried it out on 2 different types of material and it wouldn’t hold together for nothing. All it wanted to do was keep rolling up into little sticky balls and leaving me with another mess.
Had no choice but return it.


Would never purchase again

9/19/2015 by Kimberly

Yes, it is an instant fabric adhesive, BUT...... it is very liquidy, so it does not stay in place well. It runs all over. It also does not dry clear. In addition, it comes through the layers of fabric (even a heavy quilt), so that the liquid is on the good side of your piece. Because it dries quickly, you cannot get it out and forever have a stain on your piece. I tried to salvage a quilt by turning under the ends that were frayed. It leaked on to the good side. I have no idea how, as I am extremely careful. I sadly ended up tossing the quilt. I used it to repair the upholstery on a chair and I have several sticky spots that you can see. The only place I can successfully use this product is on something that will NOT be seen. I wish that I could get a refund.



3/26/2015 by Netrea

Disappointed, did not repair the item I originally purchased it for. At first it held, then it came apart like I hadn't apply the product. But I'm willing to give it another try, will see what happens. Sorry!


Could not use

3/7/2015 by Lee

Unfortunately the product cured somewhere along the line. It came as a lump of latex. Couldn't use. Had to return it.



11/28/2014 by Louis

Packaging can be better like a box instead a padded envelope which came torn and taped up which let the bottles leaked some of their ingredients


should have 2 color options( light & dark)

10/24/2014 by Myriam

I ordered this so that I could repair 2 pairs of dress pants however was disappointed. In the general application directions it stipulates that it dries to a beige color. I was unable to use it to repair the pants as tear mender would come through the fabric (loose weave) and would have actually looked worse than the small tear that was actually there. This should be disclosed. What are the chances that they make one for dark fabrics where the tear mender would actually be invisible on dark fabrics?


do not order this product!!!

7/1/2014 by marjene

I used it to attempt to 'quick hem' my new favorite t-shirt length.
It TOTALLY RUINED the t-shirt because the glue is a yellowish substance & does not turn clear - or even white! - when glue dries.
I tried it on several fabric scraps, same result. Just makes a mess. When it dried, without very much exertion I pulled the fabric apart where it had been glued. I would have given this a ZERO rating, but it appears at least one star is required field.
I have no idea why so many people said this was a great working product!!


Tear Mender?

10/1/2013 by Deborah

While I only tried this on one project, it didn't work at all. It says it can be used on leather, and perhaps it is because it was in a seam, but it didn't hold at hold. Even tried to clamp it together and no luck. I will say that the product was very sticky so maybe it works better on other materials.


Not worth the money

7/1/2013 by Kristin

This product did not perform as described. Superglue would be more effective.

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The Tear Mender Story

Tear Mender - Liquid Fabric Adhesive

Quick Fix for Rips

One bright side of dire environmental predictions is that we’re all a little less wasteful and more apt to fix, rather than replace, damaged goods.

During the 1930s, Val “the Bish” Cismoski came up with a way to quickly repair canvas belts on steam-powered machinery, so farmers wouldn’t have to lose precious harvesting time to replace a torn belt. Fast-forward 75 years, and we’re putting the same formula to use mending ripped clothes, torn seat cushions and frayed shoelaces.

Tear Mender is a natural and non-toxic liquid adhesive that bonds fabric upon contact. You can apply it like glue on a
tear, or spread it on a fabric patch, and it bonds in minutes. Repaired fabrics stay flexible and soft even after washing, says Jerry Cismoski, (on the left) who is the Bish’s son and runs the third-generation company.

So if you’ve got a dropped hem, a broken belt loop, or a run in the carpet, give Tear Mender a try. It also works great on tears in the seat of your car, damaged sports gear, or rips in a tent (it’s waterproof and UV-resistant). Why throw out something that you can easily repair with Tear Mender?
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