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Using Lamifix in your bag making - turn your cotton fabrics into a waterproof, durable and strong bag making fabric.

Updated: Apr 12


Hello, fellow creators at Me Made Makes! It's Deb here, and I'm thrilled to share a fabulous addition to your bag-making arsenal that's going to give your projects that extra flair and durability. Let's dive into the magic of Lamifix by Vlieseline – the ultimate solution for crafting stunning, splash-proof bags that are as functional as they are fashionable!


Lamifix: Your Splash-Proof Sidekick

At Me Made Makes, we're all about turning your bag-making dreams into reality, and Lamifix is here to help. With its sturdy adhesive, versatile fabric protection, and resilient film, Lamifix from Vlieseline is your go-to when you're seeking a dependable splash-proof solution. Whether you're safeguarding delicate materials or adding a touch of elegance to your bags, Lamifix has got your back!


Unlocking Lamifix's Power

Picture this: you've got a brilliant bag design in mind, but you want that extra layer of protection and style. That's where Lamifix steps in. It's a glossy, wipeable, and fusible film that can transform ordinary fabric into something extraordinary. This magical film adds a splash-proof layer without compromising the fabric's flexibility or appearance. Lamifix is the ultimate fabric protector, perfect for all your fabric-based creations – from tablecloths and placemats to swim bags and makeup pouches. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!


The benefits of using Lamifix


Lamifix isn't just your ordinary film – it's a game-changer. Here's why it's a must-have in your bag-making journey:


Enhanced Fabric Protection:

Lamifix's glossy coating provides an extra shield, making it ideal for items like placemats and coasters. It adds durability and structure, ensuring your project stands strong against spills and dirt, all while maintaining its original look and feel.


Wipe Away Worries:

Say goodbye to scrubbing stubborn stains! Lamifix makes fabrics easier to wipe clean without causing any damage. No matter what mess comes your way, your favorite bag will remain unscathed.


Strength and Resilience:

The lamination process enriches fabric with added strength and durability. This means your bags are built to last, making Lamifix a perfect companion for projects that need extra staying power.


Easy Application:

You don't need to be a pro to use Lamifix – it's incredibly user-friendly. Simply lay it over the desired area, give it a gentle press with an iron, and ta-da!


Bringing Lamifix to Life with Amazing Bag Making Projects:


Wondering how to put Lamifix to work for you? Here are some fantastic projects to get your creative gears turning:


Splash-Proof Cosmetics Bags:

Create water-resistant and easily wipeable cosmetic bags that are both practical and stylish.


Pet Feeding Mats:

Pamper your furry friends with easy-to-clean mats that keep messes at bay.


Chic Table Runners:

Design protective table runners that effortlessly handle spills while adding a touch of elegance to your dining space.


Stain-Resistant Coasters:

Craft fabric coasters that not only look great but can also withstand the occasional coffee spill.


Weather-Proof Bunting:

Take your outdoor decor up a notch with weather-resistant bunting that adds a pop of colour to any setting.


Practical Aprons and Bibs:

Sew aprons and bibs that can handle the messiest of cooking sessions while still looking fabulous.


Lamifix Application and Sewing Tips


Applying Lamifix is a breeze with these steps:


Prep the Surface: Ensure the area is clean and dry before applying Lamifix.


Protect Your Workspace: Cover your work surface with baking paper to prevent any mishaps.


Apply Lamifix: Lay a piece of Lamifix adhesive-side down onto your fabric. Press gently with a dry cloth using a medium-hot iron.


Trim and Re-Press: Trim excess Lamifix, then cover and press again with a slightly hotter iron for a secure bond.


When sewing with Lamifix:


Use a Teflon or Roller Foot: To help the fabric glide smoothly through your sewing machine.


Adjust Stitch Length: Opt for a longer stitch length to avoid perforating the material.


Swap Pins for Clips: Use clips instead of pins to prevent leaving holes in the fabric.


Troubleshooting Tips


Encountering a hiccup? Here's how to tackle common Lamifix issues:


Wrinkles and Bubbles: Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles as you apply Lamifix to your fabric.


Stickiness: Remember, the shiny side of Lamifix should face up when ironing.


Peeling: Apply Lamifix evenly and with enough pressure. Reapply the iron if the film starts to peel.


At Me Made Makes, we're all about helping you create bags that are not only fashionable but also functional. Lamifix is your partner in crafting bags that can handle life's messes while keeping their charm. Get ready to transform your bag-making game with Lamifix – your ticket to stylish and splash-proof masterpieces!


Until next time happy sewing and may your bobbin always be full


Deb

Chief Stitcher at Me Made Makes

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