Many are asking which type or brand of glue is suitable for leather crafting use. Here are some recommendations you can consider, based on where: - you need only small amount - quality and affordability - can be obtained easily within Malaysia
(1) Contact Grip, Dolphin branded. - this yellowish glue is liquidy and easy to work with. A thin layer shall dry quick and is good enough to bond the surfaces together. - 20ml price selling RM2.80 at Times Bookstores Pavilion KL (some places selling between RM3.30 to RM3.80). - can be easily found at major bookstores, stationary shops, craft stores, hardware shops.
(2) UHU All Purpose Adhesive. - UHU is a trusted brand in the market for more than 100 years. Less liquidy than Contact Grip but best thing is it works on almost any surfaces. More useful means less wastage. - 7ml is the smallest tube we seen so far. - can be easily found at major bookstores, stationary shops, hardware shops, craft stores, hypermarkets & etc. - beware of fake UHU products in the market, buy from trusted suppliers.
(3) Daiso ボンド - プラスチック用 - it labeled "for plastic use" (プラスチック用) but also served the purpose here. In fact some sources from internet showed it doesn't work well on plastic but let's not worry about it. - 25ml at RM5.90 selling at Daiso stores.
(4) 皮革用［強力］ボンドエース, Seiwa Japan branded. - used to be our favourite choice because it's odorless and safe for use in air-conditioned room. - this concentrate form of white glue dries transparent. Water soluble so may not as strong as what it claimed to be. - it takes a bit waiting time to dry. Yet you'll find the remaining in the container turn drying and hardening fast and before you could finish it - price vary from RM20+ to RM40+ only available at leather craft or hobby craft stores.
(5) KS Bond GA. - heat resistant strong bonds, works on almost all surfaces. It is liquidy and clear colour. Easy to work with but it takes a bit time to dry, so patient needed. - price around RM42 for 180ml, may only available at leather craft or hobby craft stores.
Generally check the label whether it can bond leather. If yes, give it a try. No one thing served all purposes at all time. Happy crafting!