This week I'm going to share some tips & tricks, project ideas and new tutorials for using one of my very favorite fabrics:
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What can you make with it? The possibilities are endless, but here are a few simple ideas and links to specific tutorials beneath the photos:
~ Tablecloths, coasters, placemats & chair coverings
~ Cupholders, lunch bags, bibs, smocks & aprons
|Click Here for: Snap-on Cupholder, Mommy & Me Apron Set,|
Easy Clean Bib, Insulated Lunch Sac
~ Bags, purses & totes
|Click Here for: Off To Market Bag, Messenger Bag, Around Town Bag|
And later this week I'll be sharing two BRAND NEW laminated cotton tutorials:
- Unlike plain cotton which is usually 44 inches wide, many (but not all) laminated cotton is 54-56 inches wide. So can be a lot more fabric to use!
- It's a wipe clean fabric and usually can be washed, but it should be kept away from dryers & hot irons.
- Keep fabric rolled when stored, folding it will leave creases that can be tough to get out. It can usually be ironed on the wrong side with a press cloth on the low or medium setting.
- Don't use pins - they'll leave permanent holes, so use bobby pins or clips to join fabrics or pin outside the seam area (in the "ditch")
- The laminated side can stick under the presser foot & feed dogs when facing out, so add a drop of sewing machine oil under it or use tissue paper or lip balm to cover the right side fabric and then rip/wipe off when done.
My lovely sponsor, Laminates, is a fabulous shop for finding loads of laminated cotton prints. They also have great specialty patterns, laminate-friendly notions - even chalkboard fabric!