How to Sew with Laminated Fabric And Oilcloth

How to Sew with Laminated Fabric

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If you’ve ever wondered how to sew with this laminated fabric, then this tutorial on How to Sew with Laminated Fabric & Oilcloth is your go-to guide.

The tutorial starts by demystifying what laminated fabric is. Spoiler: It’s your everyday fabric but with a plastic coating that makes it water-resistant and easy to clean. Ideal for bags, children’s items, and anything that needs a good wipe now and then. But here’s the catch—this plastic coating can be a bit of a diva when it comes to sewing. It tends to stick under the presser foot and can even get damaged by the feed dogs of your sewing machine.

Fear not! The tutorial offers a plethora of tips and tricks to make your sewing experience as smooth as the fabric itself. From the essential supplies you’ll need (hello, Teflon Pressing Sheet and Sewer’s Aid) to the types of sewing machine feet that work best, it’s all covered. And if you can’t find laminated fabric in the design you desire, there’s even a section on how to laminate fabric yourself using Iron-on Vinyl.

The tutorial also delves into the do’s and don’ts when sewing with laminated fabric. For instance, never iron directly on the coated fabric and always use a buffer like a Teflon-coated foot or scotch tape between your machine and the fabric. It even offers solutions for when you have to sew with laminated fabric on both sides of your project.

So, whether you’re topstitching, attaching a zipper, or going all out with a complex project, this tutorial is a treasure trove of information. It’s not just about sewing; it’s about sewing smartly with laminated fabric.