8 Ways To Use Glue Sticks When Sewing

8 ways to use glue sticks when sewing by Addiek.com


Glue Sticks are an amazing sewing tool!

They have become essential to my sewing kit.

Here are 8 great ways to start using them in your sewing.

 1-Lightly glue seams together before sewing. Especially great on thin woven fabrics and jersey knit.

2-Use a glue stick to hold bias tape in place for sewing.

3-Glue down a button or snap in place while you sew it on by hand or machine.

4-Use Glue to hold appliques in place for hand or machine sewing.

5-Glue down patches in place before sewing.

6-Glue trims on such as rick-rack in place before you stitch.

7-Use glue sticks to baste in zippers.

8-No fusible interfacing- No problem use a glue stick to hold regular interfacing in place while you sew.

Happy Sewing!


9 Comments on 8 Ways To Use Glue Sticks When Sewing

  1. Shanika@LifeisPichey
    April 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I am all about the glue stick hack when it comes to sewing!

    • addiek
      April 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Its a handy trick! Using it for bias tape is my favorite.

  2. Teresa
    April 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm (3 years ago)

    This is so good to hear. I haven’t tried it before because I was concerned it would make my needle gummy.

    • addiek
      April 9, 2015 at 7:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Teresa- You do want to watch how much glue you put on. A light coat then let it dry to prevent any gummy build up on the needles.

      • Teresa
        April 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

        Thanks so much! I’m new to sewing and hoping this technique will help my projects look more professional. I can’t wait to try it out!

  3. Jan Murry
    April 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm (3 years ago)

    any type of glue stick that leaves less residue?

    • addiek
      April 10, 2015 at 12:48 am (3 years ago)

      Honestly, I have only used Elmers washable. I really like the natural one they have out now. It is in a green tube instead of their traditional orange. Most things I sew can be washed after they are made, so if there is any residue left the washing gets rid of it.

  4. Louise
    July 8, 2015 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

    This sounds like a great hack! I can’t wait to try it out. I live in Denmark, Europe where the sewing supplies are a bit (read: much) behind. Is it a normal glue stick kids usually use for paper/cardboard or is it a special one from the sewing store?

    • addiek
      July 13, 2015 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

      I just use Elmers. I really like the natural one that they have.


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