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How to sew with laminated fabrics

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

How to sew with laminated fabrics

I am often asked for tips on sewing with our laminated cotton. So here is an article I wrote for One Thimble magazine a few months ago (May 2016 issue):    Have you ever come across laminated cotton and wondered what you could do with it, or if it would be hard to sew? Sewing with this type of material can be daunting for some, but fear not, with the following tips and tricks, sewing with laminated fabrics is easy, even if you are new to sewing. And there are lots fun projects that you can use laminated cotton for....

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How to sew an insulated lunch bag

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

How to sew an insulated lunch bag

Today I am sharing a simple tutorial on how to sew an insulated lunch bag.  I designed this bag as I wanted something that would be easily adjustable to the contents. I often find that the kids lunch bags are either too big or too small depending on what I decide to pack for them that day. So this bag is adjustable in size, in a very simple way: just roll over the top until everything is nice and snug, then wrap the elastic band around it to keep everything in place. The elastic is stitched to the base of...

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How to add bias binding to a laminated cotton tablecloth

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

How to add bias binding to a laminated cotton tablecloth

I love having a nice tablecloth on the table, but with small children in the house, I want something I can just wipe down after each meal, as I don't love washing and ironing that much. ;)  Unfortunately, a lot of the laminated tablecloths around have pretty tacky prints, it almost gives them a bad rep, unfairly so! I must admit the Mexican oilcloth tablecloths are pretty cool, but they are shiny and can be sticky, while I wanted something mat and drapey. I was so excited when Soft Cactus announced they were going to laminate some of their fabrics. This...

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16th of March - Creation by Nicola from Create.nic

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

16th of March - Creation by Nicola from Create.nic

A little introduction to Nicola: Nic is the sewing enthusiast behind create.nic. She taught herself to sew when she was pregnant with her daughter over 5 years ago, and along the way became totally hooked! She started her blog around the time she moved to Darwin (in Northern Australia) for a number of reasons: blogging seemed to be the thing the cool kids were doing and it was a good opportunity to record her creations and photos of her kids whilst they were away. Now, with certainty it keeps her disciplined to record the kids on camera as they get...

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How to sew an apron for kids in 30 minutes

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

How to sew an apron for kids in 30 minutes

Here is another example of what you can sew with laminated cotton. I made this apron yesterday and was surprised how quick and easy this was.   This apron is based on this tutorial, however, I adjusted the measurements somewhat as the tutorial is written in inches. I used a piece of laminated cotton of 50cm x 60cm, and 2m of twill tape. This means that if you buy 50cm of laminated cotton, you will be able to make 2 aprons out of it! (As our laminated cotton is 140cm wide) Not only is this apron really quick to make,...

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