Our laminated cottons feature some of your favorite quilting cotton prints, but are fused to a clear vinyl, water resistant coating. These fabrics are designed by top designers like Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink and Amy Butler, and are easy to sew without complicated or expensive tools.
These are great choices for rainwear, placemats, bibs, grocery totes, lunch sacs and portable work surfaces. If you’re having trouble sewing with laminated fabrics, here’s a few tips: Sew on the cotton side of the vinylized fabric as much as possible. If you need to sew on the laminated side, place some tissue paper down in between your foot and fabric, then tear the tissue away when done. A tiny bit of scotch tape on your foot will do the same, just leave a space for your needle to pass through.
Commonly abbreviated as BPA, Bisphenol A is a compound used to make plastic and epoxy resins. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised concerns regarding BPA exposure. That concern surrounds food safety, especially with regards to infants and youths. Many people would prefer to avoid BPA when making a finished product that will be used with food. While all vinyl coated cottons are safer around consumable products than petroleum based fabrics, BPA free laminated fabrics can give you complete ease of mind when creating lunch bags, grocery totes and bibs. When you take into account the cute patterns that are offered as BPA free, it’s a win-win situation.