A protective film is laminated to the front side of these fabrics. Easy clean up with a damp cloth. Do not machine wash, tumble dry or iron. Some examples of fabric use are baby bibs, placemats, table cloths, diaper bags and raincoats.
|Tips for sewing Laminated fabric
Use All-purpose thread.
Size 12 or 14, sharp. A smaller needle makes a smaller puncture hole.
Foot: A Teflon coated presser foot will prevent the presser foot
sticking when sewing on the laminated side. This is especially helpful
when top stitching. A roller presser foot may also be used.
a longer stitch length (3mm or more) for seaming and topstitching.
Shorter stitch lengths can have the affect of perforating the fabric.
a pattern with simple lines and seaming. Avoid eased, gathered or
intricate shaping because the fabric does not give.
necessary to straighten the grain on a laminated fabric, it will not
shift due to the coating.
Cut in a single layer with the right
side up. For pieces cut on the fold, fold wrong sides together.
with chalk or smooth-edged tracing wheel.
Holes may remain in
fabric, so place pins in seam allowances and avoid having to rip seams.
If making a garment, be sure of fit and make alterations to pattern
before cutting out.
Do not touch an iron to the right side. Use a
warm iron on the wrong side.
Welt, flat-fell or topstitched
seams will lie flatter than a plain seam, since seams cannot be pressed