Waterproof fabric - Blooming Groovy Cloud 9 - half metre cut

Waterproof fabric - Blooming Groovy Cloud 9 - half metre cut


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* * * This is a wipe clean fabric sold in 50cm increments * * * This fabric is extra width 145cm (56") and is sold by the 1/2 metre (50cm), so if you purchase one unit you will receive 50cm x 145cm. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length. Please note, the laminated coating stops short of the selvedge by about 1.5cm.

A striking pattern of purple, salmon pink, dark green and mustard butterflies on an off white background, designed by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud 9 Fabrics. For an idea of scale, each butterfly measures about 1.5".

This is a high quality, 100% certified organic cotton from Cloud 9 Fabrics with a matte polyurethane (PU) waterproof coating. The Cloud 9 range of laminated fabrics do not contain phthalates, harmful dyes, or any other toxic substances that are present in PVC coated laminates or traditional oilcloth. Their laminated cottons are also much better for the environment during the production process.

The fabric is soft, light weight, flexible and can be used for items such as raincoats, bibs, aprons, shower caps, splash mats and seat covers. Ideal for bag making too, I use this fabric to make wash bags and shoulder bags. Laminated cotton is not as tough to sew as oilcloth. You can fuse woven cotton interfacing to the cotton backing of this fabric, and with a matte finish, it is easier to sew than other 'stickier' waterproof fabrics.

Tips on sewing laminated cotton:

✄ When cutting laminated cotton, you can trace on the back of the fabric with a pencil, invisible pen or tailor’s chalk.

✄ Pins will leave holes and can bend on laminate! Either pin in the seam allowance or use wonder clips or small bulldog clips.

✄ You can iron the back of laminated cotton on a low setting to remove any creases. Do not iron on the coated side!

✄ Finger press any seams before topstitching and use clips/pegs to keep the seams flat.

✄ A walking foot, roller foot or Teflon foot is recommended when topstitching laminated fabric to prevent the foot from dragging or sticking to the coated side of the fabric. For this matte laminated cotton, my normal presser foot works just fine. If you don’t have a special foot, try applying a small strip of Scotch tape on your machine’s ordinary foot.

✄ A sharp size 14-16 denim needle is recommended.

For more tips on sewing with laminated cotton, see my blog http://www.sewsofia.co.uk/blog for the Merenda Snack Pouch and other Sew Sofia patterns.

For more sewing project ideas go to https://cloud9fabrics.com/now-in-stores-matte-laminates-2020-by-various-artists/

The fabric will be packed folded - if there are any creases simply iron lightly on the back on a low heat.
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    Reviews (1)


    Beautiful coated cotton for making snack bags and sandwich wraps! absolutely perfect! highly recommended! will definitely be buying more.