4 DIY Clothing Hacks Using Spray Adhesive


There’s nothing worse than having a good idea for a new project, but finding yourself without the right supplies on hand. This is true whether you’re an overall home improvement DIY-er, or you prefer things more specialized like clothing hacks. Keeping a DIY toolbox stocked full of the supplies you need allows you to be ready for whenever inspiration (or frustration) hits. One of these key, must-have supplies is spray adhesive. Feeling skeptical? Here’s a look at just a few of our favorite clothing DIY hacks possible with spray adhesive:

  1. Glitter up your wardrobe. If you want to glam up your outfit on the cheap, then there’s no better way than with a bit of spray adhesive. Simply splay the article of clothing across a flat surface, such as an ironing board, in a well-ventilated space, spray the adhesive evenly on the fabric, and add on all of your glitter.
  2. Stop a sudden fray. About to step out the door when you see an unwanted fray? Fast drying spray adhesive helps prevent against further unraveling and keeps your threads in place. This is an especially useful hack for scenarios like fixing a run in your tights where the sheer fabric isn’t very forgiving. Simply lay them out (again, it’s important to find something flat like a tabletop), spray on adhesive, and allow drying.
  3. Customize your shoes. If you love the look of boutique heels and slip-ons but hate their price tags, then a little customization with spray adhesive might be the thing for you. With very little effort (and just a bit of glue), blasé shoes can become your creative canvas. Simply start by grabbing your shoes, spray adhesive, and any glitter, buttons, bangles, or other small decorations. Block out any areas you don’t want decorated with masking tape before spraying the adhesive and attaching your decorative items.
  4. No sew jean patch. Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans they aren’t quite ready to throw away. If you have a pair of jeans with holes but hate sewing, then you can do a quick and effective DIY fix with a strong adhesive. Begin by taking your to-be-fixed jeans inside out and clean the area around the hole and/or tears so that the spray adhesives will keep a strong hold. Next, insert a DVD or CD case into the leg to keep the area as flat as possible. Then grab the scissors and cut a rough patch out of another pair of throwaway jeans or other fabric. The patch should have at least a 1/4-inch overlap around the entire edge of where the patch will go. Spray the adhesive on the jeans and firmly press the patch against the hole. Take care to ensure both the patch and jeans stay wrinkle free.

Ready to stock your DIY toolbox and prepare yourself for these clothing hacks? Grab a bottle of Elmer’s All Purpose Spray Adhesive. This specially formulated glue works great on paper, fabric, leather, and more. Enjoy your spray adhesive!