June 21, 2012

Laminated Cotton

This is great for tablecloths, totes, beach bags, baby changing mat, baby bib, apron, rain coat....
It is water resistant and will drap nicely.
Sew with a teflon foot or a roller foot.
Can use silk pins or use paper clips to keep layers together as you sew pull out the paper clips.

Wipe using a soft cloth with mild soap and water or a gentle surface spray cleaner. Do NOT Machine Wash or Tumble Dry
Laminated fabric may ONLY be ironed on the WRONG side, using a dry iron on a low/cool setting. Be careful not to touch the laminated coating with your iron.
Or a pressing cloth can used as a barrier between the iron and the lamnated surface on a low setting.
• You don’t need to straighten the grain on laminated fabric. It doesn’t shift because of the coating.
• Do NOT use fusible interfacing with laminated fabric. The combination of the moisture and the heat from the iron will wrinkle the front of your material.
• The laminated coating will keep the raw edges from fraying.
• When sewing your fabric pieces together use a longer stitch length (3mm or larger). Shorter stitch lengths create too many holes and can weaken the seams.
• Stitch slowly as you gently guide your fabric through your sewing machine to help keep it from puckering. If the fabric
begins to pucker in front of your presser foot, stop, and use the hand wheel on your machine to walk your needle through the small pucker.
• Once you sew a seam, open up the panels and finger press the seam allowances to one side. Then turn the panels over to the RIGHT side and edge stitch close to the seam catching the seam allowances underneath. This will make the seam lay flat and look neat and finished.
caring for and storing your projects
• To avoid permanent wrinkling, do NOT fold your fabric or projects when storing them.
• To store a bag made from laminated fabric, use tissue paper and stuff the inside of the bag. Place it on a shelf or hang it from its handles on a hanger.
• To store clothing, hang it on a padded hanger. This will help prevent creases and wrinkles. Take care not to allow the ends of your hanger to stress the fabric at the shoulders.
• Your project or clothing can be “de-wrinkled” by laying it out in the desired shape. You can also de-wrinkle your project by running a hair dryer back and forth across the wrinkles. Be sure to use a low setting and do not to touch the laminated coating.

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