Thursday, 3 June 2010


Patch is now stocking other haberdashery items aswell as fabric and ribbons.
We have Bondaweb....crucial for applique....
and Lamifix...crucial if you want to make your fabric wipeable...... (both available here)
I have had a little experiment with the lamifix as I felt the literally translated from german to english instructions were very fuzzy.
(and I was right...I made the errors so you don't need too!!)

Lamifix enables you to make your own oilcloth type is not washable and cannot be submerged in water, however it can be wiped clean and is splashproof.
It is 44cm wide and is sold by the half metre.

In order to attach it to your fabric you simply need an iron.
First of all make sure your fabric is smooth.
Set the iron to the wool (2 dot setting) - I did actually use a higher setting once I had fused it, but I popped a cloth over.
Place the lamifix on your fabric with the shiny side facing you...using the iron smooth the lamifix over your fabric.
**You don't neeed to use a cloth but if you are not confident you have the right side facing up (can be ambiguous in the wrong light!!) then test a corner.**
Gently iron across.
Next turn the iron up to cotton setting and use a cloth over the fabric and lamifix while you use more pressure and leave for up to 5 secs in each spot to ensure fused.
Et Voila...oilcloth!!
(I used the glossy lamifix, matt will be available too)
Make whatever your heart desires....
But how about......
Use it on the wrong side of fabric to make sponge bags with a wipe clean lining.
Book Bags
Make place mats for your garden table.
Pencil Cases
Swim Bags

I don't enjoy sewing oilcloth..but fabric fused to lamifix doesn't need a teflon foot on your machine, and the ordinary machine needle went through effortlessly, so I will definately be making more 'oilcloth'.
Placemats for the boys will be my first project.....
It was quite tricky to get a picture to demonstrate!!


  1. sounds fab! have just bought some, but if you could let me know when the matt is in stock as will probably like some of that too!!
    Many thanks, Steph

  2. Great post, off to Tweet about it now :-)

  3. that sounds really good - I have never heard of it before - what a great product xx

  4. Sounds like fun. Oh, I didn't realise you had bondaweb...I feel an order coming on ;-)

  5. This looks fun, I went to have a look on your website and chose something else. My attempts to follow you earlier today were aborted as for some reason I was my daughter..... I wish.

  6. i@m thinking Bibs for my chums with people smaller than mine!


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