Monday, October 28, 2013

Laminated fabric projects

The weekend was a good opportunity to finish off some sewing club projects from Sew This and That, my "local".

A couple of months ago we made these, a block roll and rotary cutter holder. (this post)

The next month's project was a carry all.  The three items were designed to take along all our bits and pieces for classes.
It has a zippered pocket on each side, as shown below.

  

This was not the easiest project to sew.  Again we used the Riley Blake laminated fabric, and quilters vinyl.  After putting in the chunky zip at the top, the side seams were quite difficult to stitch, because of the thickness, and to stitch over the cut off zip to secure it without breaking a needle.  Perseverence won in the end, I am pleased to say.

Again this month, Cheryl (at Sew This and That) chose to make projects using the laminated fabric.

Firstly a drinks cooler bag  
 For this we used InsulShine inside.
 We also made travel placemats.  The idea is to have a knife and fork in them, roll them up and leave them in the car.  When you are out for the day and decide to have a takeaway picnic you have a placemat to put on the picnic table, and knife and fork to use.  That is a very civilised way to eat fish and chips at the beach.
 These were much easier to stitch than the carryall.  They were designed to make using an overlocker, but as mine is in need of some TLC, I went with the optional sewing machine method.

With the piece of InsulShine left over, I decided  to replace my old lunch bag.  I looked at some styles, and went with this one.  It was interesting making up the pattern for it, but in the end it worked out well and I am very pleased with it.









10 comments:

shez said...

wow you sure have been busy marilyn,love these projects,well done.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great projects...how cool is your picnic set and I love your lunch bag xx

Noela said...

Lovely projects Marilyn. Hugs.....

Fiona said...

those are great.... the laminate gives such a nice look.... Love the lunch bag...
Hugz

Helen said...

Great projects lots of interesting items especially the lunch bag well done !!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What wonderful projects...

Anthea said...

Very skillful sewing Marilyn... and yes that thickness would provide an unwelcome challenge! x

Susan said...

And it all coordinates! well done Marilyn. You'll be able to pack & go at a moments notice.

Chrissie said...

Brilliant projects, all so usefull too, you have been really busy

Teresa said...

Love all your projects Marilyn... you've made so many wonderful things. Love the "civilised" placemat and cutlery holder... great idea and your lunch bag turned out perfectly. Well done xx