For many days I was drowning in the Car Organizer (who knew a pattern could drown a person?). But thanks to some lovely test sewers, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I’m excited to finish it now – only 3 months after I thought I would.
In the mean time, I finished a couple of diaper bags with one more almost done. One is below. This customer wanted laminated cotton on the exterior of her bag so it would be wipeable. Sounds good, right? I hadn’t worked with it before so I thought “No problem.”
The problem is that laminated cotton can’t be ironed and I press everything. I went with regular cotton on the handles. Then, if you are familiar with making bags, you understand the contortions that bags often go through in the turning process…contortions that wrinkle. Wrinkles that don’t really show up in the picture.
While the bag turned out well, I really wished I could have de-wrinkled the outside somehow. Fortunately, it was no problem for the customer, but I think I’ll save the rest of my laminated cotton for something that requires less contortionism.
Some great tips for sewing with laminated cotton can be found here. I was able to sew it easily with a walking foot, but the tape method might work even better. Fabric is Micheal Miller’s Feeling Groovy Laminated Cotton and Amy Butler’s Lotus Lime Dots purchased here. I think I want some more of those dots!