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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How Sew with Laminated Fabrics!

Have you ever wanted to sew something using laminated fabric but you were afraid it might be too difficult?  I was....I have tried many, but I have found those designed by Jennifer Paganelli  of Sis Boom to be easy and comfortably soft.

I became friends with Jennifer on Twitter! and she graciously sent me some of her wonderful line called "Honey Child".... I was hooked!

                                                                              
I am going to share some tips that I found helpful.....

  •   Use Size 12 or 14, sharp needles. A smaller needle makes a smaller puncture hole. 
  •   Presser Foot  :A Walking foot or Teflon coated presser foot will prevent the presser foot sticking when sewing on the laminated side. This is especially helpful when topstitching. A roller presser foot may also be used.
  •   Use a longer stitch length (2.5mm or more) for seaming and topstitching. Shorter stitch lengths can have the affect of perforating the fabric.
  •   Holes may remain in fabric, so place pins in seam allowances or I like to use clothes pins

                                                               



Perfect beach, diaper or craft bag....You don't have to worry if it gets wet!


This can be found in my Etsy shop

Now what can I make with this new selection Jennifer sent me????

Be sure to check out her blog....


25 comments:

  1. These are just Gorgeous!! I might have to try the laminate fabric, I've managed to sew oilcloth into a tote - I'm sure the laminate fabric will be a breeze, just haven't found any of Jennifer's fabric, here in Australia. I have her gorgeous book Girls World - I have made a tunic each for my girls, they love them!
    Heidi xoxo

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  2. wow..first of all I love all the bags you make ..havent sen one I didn't like..and how great to have a step by step tutorial on how to sew with laminated fabrics...thanks..

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  3. Thanks Heidi and Brenda....Heidi the Jennifer's laminate is so soft and so easy to work with...perfect for a rain jacket too! I would love to make one for my little granddaughter

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  4. I just love all your bags and thank you for sharing all the hard work that goes into creating each and every one

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  5. Easy to see the quality that goes into your bags. They are just so lovely. Keep up the good work.

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  6. A fanny pack for me to purchase!

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  7. I love the idea of using clothespins to hold the material so it won't shift. LOVE your designs.

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  8. Still waiting patiently for that waterproof fanny pack designed just for MOI!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this! I love all your bags!

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  10. Thanks for sharing again. Love the photo!

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  11. Awesome! Thank you for sharing...one day I hope to learn how to sew something more than socks and buttons...lol

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  12. Beautiful! I haven't had my sewing machine out for at least 6 months. But this inspires me to create some space for it!

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  13. Oh the things I learn from you..I have an old singer sewing machine I have been thinking of get into ..I used to love to sew and then just lost it..I know where to come if I need help..thanks so much "Sue

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  14. Thanks everyone...I am willing to help any time Brenda

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  15. Neat instruction. I use to sew (when I was young) and I can appreciate your talent.

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  16. Thanks Linda...and I love the lady who designed these lovely laminates...they are the easiest to sew

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  17. I have never sewn with laminate fabrics before. You make it sound so easy and your bags are gorgeous!

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  18. Love this post. Your work is beautiful and your tips are useful. Thanks so much!

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  19. Gorgeous!!!!! love this blog.. pinned at Pinners Market http://pinterest.com/woodartsunivers/pinners-market

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  20. Any waterproof fanny packs planned for future creations?

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  21. Still searching for the right pattern MCaterine

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