Fabric adhesive tape has a number of uses including emergency repairs, hems and basting. Fabric adhesive tape comes in several brands and types, both temporary and permanent.
Aleene's Fabric Fusion tape is a permanent type of tape meant for heavier applications such as hems or repairs. The tape is washable, so it can be used for repairs on kids' clothes or any other fabric that may spend a lot of time in the laundry. Users do not need to iron or go back later to sew over the tape. Any material that the tape is put on should be pre-washed to prevent puckering or twisting if the material shrinks.
Res-Q Tape is a temporary type of fabric tape. It is used to do quick repairs so that users can get home or to a sewing machine without causing more damage to a garment. It can also be used to temporarily hold things to be hemmed or quilted. It is specially formulated not to leave residue behind on the material.
Sewer's Fix-it Tape is a sewing aid. The tape is used for marking projects and holding pleats in place while they are sewn. The tape can be ironed without burning or ruining fabric, which is what makes it a good choice for quilting.