Yesterday Rachael at Imagine Gnats did a little post about the ol’ Casa Crafty. Her focus this month was on the yardage of laminated Kokka I have for sale in my Etsy shop. It isn’t a secret that I love laminated canvas. Orla Kiely started it and echino/kokka kept it going.
I have had a couple of people tell me they have a hard time sewing it and I think that my ease comes in my walking foot. I friggin’ LOVE my walking foot… you can mak it easier using wax paper or parchment paper between your sewing machine foot and your fabric. stitch through both and when you are done just rip the paper off.
1/2 yard laminated cotton canvas blend or oilcloth.
(the laminated quilters cottons work, but they are not as thinck as the kokka laminates or traditional oilcloth)
2 handles of desired length, I used webbing at 20″ each
about an hour…
Laminate is VERY HARD TO IRON. If you choose to iron instead of fold and finger press, be sure to use a lower heat setting and put a cloth OVER the laminate BETWEEN your hot iron and the laminate surface. I usually fold and pin.
I used webbing for the handles, stitching them down twice. sometimes I do an “x” in a box. I did a double row of stitches around the top and placed the handles 5″ from each side seam. I used pinking shears to trim the seam edges. Laminate doesn’t fray, but, the pinking shears give it a more interesting edge.
that is the SIMPLEST half yard tote… EVER.
If you want to make your own, I have half yards listed on Etsy.
I will get a few ready made up for sale also. Guess what? That coupon code will get you free shipping on ANYTHING in my shop!!!