Let’s be honest; fabric glue is never going to be sexy. But, at the risk of destroying my uber-cool reputation, I have to admit: I’m now officially a fan. 

Allow me to explain: Bostik Sew Simple Glu & Fix is specially designed for clothing alterations, additions, and repairs. No more faffing about with needles and thread. Yay! But does it work? I’m glad you asked… 

I’d held on to this playsuit after Lil Sis grew out of it, because I just loved the kitschy pattern. I had dreams of converting it into a smock top, which, of course, never actually happened. Instead it just sat in a crumpled pile, mocking me for being so domestically challenged. 

Then, as if by fate, a sample tube of BOSTIK SEW SIMPLE arrived to save the day!

Firstly, I cut off the bottom two inches of the original playsuit (before pic, above L), including the poppers and cuffs that had originally formed the leg holes. I used the Sew Simple applicator to smear a line of fabric glue along the bottom (top R pic), then carefully turned up the hem, sticking the two edges together. 

The glue activated quickly, changing to a flexible, rubbery consistency. I kept a gentle pressure on it, and the hem was neatly and firmly sealed within minutes.

I left it for half an hour before ironing. I was a bit worried the heat would melt the rubbery glue, but it held up perfectly. It can be washed as normal too. 

Here’s the finished result, modelled by Lil Sis, which I’m really rather chuffed with!

What do you think??? 

Now we just need some warm weather to arrive, so Lil Sis can show off her lovely new Summery top. Won’t hold my breath then.

NEWSFLASH: I used Sew Simple to glue an unravelling seam in my slippers… and it worked brilliantly! Is there no end to the talents of this fabric glue?!?

• the fabric glue was provided for the purpose of review


  1. Downs Side Up - January 12, 2013

    Oh sweetheart! Might be useful for school trouser hems etc…

  2. sarah Lea - January 12, 2013

    Oh wow… I NEED to get me some of this glue!! Great job and I love that you made it into a top! Cuteness 🙂 x

  3. Jacqui Paterson - January 12, 2013

    That’s exactly what I thought; dress hems and name labels too! xx

  4. Jacqui Paterson - January 12, 2013

    It’s pretty nifty stuff! I’m actually going around the house now, looking for stuff I can glue together, haha!!! xx

  5. Richmond Mummy - January 13, 2013

    That is brilliant! The play suit to top transformation is genius – I need to get me some of that stuff and experiment, it looks fab!

  6. mummyslittlemonkey - January 14, 2013

    I must admit, I was quite surprised at how well it turned out!; I’m NOT a naturally crafty person!!!! xx

  7. Zaz - January 19, 2013

    Genius and uber cute! Must get some and stop my procrastinating. I may be the next Stella mc car they!

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