I love all of the new formulas of Mod Podge and being able to run them through the wringer. The fabric Mod Podge formula was no exception. I was eager to dive into my bottle and really see what the benefits of this product are.
The manufacturer’s website had this to say about the product:
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home.
I would say that judging by appearance only the fabric Mod Podge seems to be slightly thicker in consistency than the matte formula. Otherwise, the appearance, odor, etc seemed to all be consistent with what I was used to.
I have seen several projects that include fabric Mod Podge online. Many of them claimed that material would cut more cleanly after the Mod Podge was applied. I decided to test that theory. Below are a couple of fabric swatches.
Let’s look at the patterned fabric first. I think in the picture below you can really see that the fabric takes on a different sheen after the fabric Mod Podge is applied. Be aware of this when using it on your projects. After application, the fabric is also stiffer and has a “slick” feeling. The left side has Mod Podge and the right does not.
From the picture above you can see that it appears that the fabric Mod Podge does help with the fraying of the fabric once cut. You can see the writing better on my plain white swatch below. I actually cut the fabric and then tore a portion as well. You can see below that with the Mod Podge the edges look much better than without any treatment.
I have always had issues with cutting fabric with my Sizzix. So I ran some material through just to see if the fabric Mod Podge would make a difference. The flower on the left in the picture below has no Mod Podge applied while the right version does. If I ever want to cut fabric with my Sizzix, I will be applying this product first!
I was so excited in fact that I made a little flower pin before putting my Sizzix away. Finally fabric cutting success!
So how does the fabric Mod Podge work when adhering fabric to various surfaces? I tested a few of those out as well. First I put a burlap number onto some painted wood to make a wedding reception table number. The adhesion and properties were just as great as what I would expect from a Mod Podge product.
Next up I did fabric to fabric and fabric to washi tape. I made these doily Easter eggs in a variety of fabrics and some washi tape as well. Again the performance and adhesion were wonderful. Seriously no complaints on the performance of this product as a fabric adhesive.
All in all this is a great addition to the Mod Podge line of products. For me personally, the clean cutting and non-fraying of fabric edges is enough for me to keep a bottle on hand at all times. I can think of tons of applications where I want to cut fabric and not have to worry about the edges fraying. The fact that this product is also an excellent adhesive for fabric to a variety of surfaces is just icing on the cake.
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