This Heat n' Bond is a great alternative to sewing. I love it! First of all, it's cheap. Secondly, it's easy to use. Third, it's quick. All of these factors are so valuable when in a bind. I do not have a sewing machine and to be honest, do not really have the time (and the funds) to learn how to use a machine and the pull out each time I need something binded. I have used this adhesive tape when my trousers became unhemmed, love it! I was so pleased with it that I used it to make simple square pillows and then curtains for my spare room. I have to admit, both came out pretty snazzy. The only thing I have to say is be sure that you heat the adhesive tape adequately or else whatever you bonded together will come apart eventually. My curtains have been hanging for a year now with no problem. My pillows have gotten worn and probably need to be rebonded. This is definitely something I would keep on hand!