All posts tagged: Sewing with Laminated Cotton

Oilcloth vs. Laminated Cotton vs. Chalk Cloth

Have you ever wondered what the differences between oilcloth and laminated cotton are? Or thought, what is chalk cloth? Inquiring minds want to know, so let me break it down for you. Laminated cotton is a high quality cotton sheeting with a thin layer of polyurethane film adhered to the right side of the fabric. It’s soft and has a very nice hand to it, it drapes very nicely and it even does gathers well! This fabric makes great baby bib, raincoats, shower curtains, tablecloths, splat mats, diaper bags and much more. 55″/56″ wide PVC-free BPA-free Lead-free Slight sheen water-resistant and easy to clean Easy to sew with the right tips and tools CPSIA compliant Edges do not fray Made in Korea Not to be used outdoors for expended periods of time. It will fade if left out 24/7   Oilcloth is a fabric with thick layer of PVC on top of a cotton mesh. While it is pretty thin, it is very stiff stuff. It’s very strong and durable, oilcloth tablecloths remain bright and …

Sewing with Oilcloth and Lamianted Cotton Tip: Presser Feet

When I started sewing with slick fabrics back in 2006 I found that my aprons and totes would stick under presser foot when I was sewing on the right side of the fabric. We know that we never ever want to pull our projects through the machine, doing so takes a toll on our dear sewing machines. So, in order to save my sewing machine some wear and tear I started using these special presser feet. The make top stitching oilcloth and laminated cotton a breeze! The right foot can also help you sew a prettier and straighter stitch. Who doesn’t want that? My favorite presser foot is what I call the “Super H” foot (Bernina foot #20) that’s actually called an Open Embroidery foot. The great news is that it commonly included with the purchase of sewing machines, so you probably already have it. I like using this when I am attaching trim or edge stitching; it enables me to see exactly where I’m sewing. The “Super H” foot gets even better when it’s …