A couple weeks ago there was a 50% off notions sale, so I decided to test out a couple new products. Liquid Stitch is used to provide stitching without sewing. It's primarily used for appliques, home decor, hems and trims. I tested it on a couple of the sweaters for the armholes for the vest. I also tested it on the collar for sweater #1. All in all I think it is a really good product. I think with some practice a non-sewer could do wonders with this product. It is washable, so the stitching is permanent. One thing I didn't like about this product was that is didn't dry as clear as I would have liked. So when usuing it for porous fabrics, it has to be used sparingly. It's a little pricey at more than $6 per bottle, but worth it if you can catch it on sale. I personally still prefer sewing the garments on my machine, so I will save this product for when I make some clothes for the infants.
Sobo is another fabric glue, but it is not washable. So if you are making a doll garment that you intend to wash, this is not the product to use. I tested this on sleeve hems and collars. I really like this product because it dries a lot clearer than Liquid Stitch. What I didn't like is the product packaging. As soon as I opened the glue, the top fell off and glue was everywhere. It is a fast flowing glue and there is a tendency towards waste. At $6 a bottle that is not good.
For all you sewers out there, my tip to you for sewing small garments is to use Stabilizer. Another product that is found in the notions aisle. It keeps the small garments from falling through the holes in the machine. Also helps to keep the stitching straight. It is pretty pricey these days. I bought mine years ago for half of what it is selling for today, but it lasts a LONG time. You may only have to buy it once in your lifetime.