I am all about laminate right now. Here are some tips for sewing with laminate that I have learned.
**a walking foot makes ALL the difference. A teflon foot or scotch tape on a regular foot work alright, but a walking foot makes it sew like normal fabric.
** A sharp needle and sewing slowly works better than a stronger needle. I broke 2 denim needles, but sewed slow with an 80 sharp and didn't break one...plus smaller holes in the laminate.
**If you use very thin pins you can pin through the laminate and not have visible holes. I used the clover pins with blue and yellow glass heads. They are super thin.
**No need to iron. Just finger press or run the edge of the ruler down the fold and it will hold long enough to do the step you need.
**blow out your machine often. As you sew the laminate flakes a little and gets in your machine. Just make sure to clean it good when you are done.
*****If you have handles, straps, ties (anything small that you have to turn RSO) sprinkle a small amount of baby powder onto the laminate and sew, then when you turn it, the laminate won't stick to itself. Wipe down when complete.****Best trick ever!!!!
Here is a fabulous idea to use laminate----
Swim bag tutorial
Using the drawstring tutorial we posted earlier make a swim bag using laminate instead of cotton.
Quick, stylish and water proof!!!!
( I will post pictures when mine gets done)
Here are some more ideas to use laminate with
**Snappy bags or small coin purse pattern - used laminate to make them into reuseable snack bags
**bag pattern - use laminate to make any bag into a lunch tote or diaper bag.
**clothing patterns - use laminate to make any coat into a rain jacket.
This is a diaper bag using laminate.