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 fabric..it 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.
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.
**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.**
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.
(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.
Make place mats for your garden table.
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!!