A recent reupholster job of my son’s craft table left me wondering what other projects I could make with laminated cotton. I’ve been playing around with the material for the last few weeks, making a few of Carli’s reusable snack baggies and some wet bags for cloth diapers. There are a lot of great Sew and No-Sew ideas on Pinterest for using laminated cotton.
Here are a few reasons why laminated cotton is so great.
– It wipes clean with a damp cloth, and is washable in the sink, dishwasher, and washing machine.
– It is water resistant. (Makes a great rain coat!)
– It is pliable, unlike it’s previous versions. You can fold it up and store it in your car or RV.
– It is 100% food safe so you can use it as a picnic table cover or place mat.
– It is BPA, lead, and PVC free. It is also CPSIA complaint, unlike oilcloth which has chemicals in it.*
– There are over 100 prints to choose from by large manufactures such as Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Amy Butler, as well as many others.
* The manufacturers listed have been verified CPSIA compliant.
If you are not the sewing type (or are running out of time for Christmas sewing, like me— AH!!), check out these homemade laminated cotton gifts from fellow Etsy store owners. Some you could make yourself, but when you consider the cost of the material (it retails for approximately $18 a yard!) these are awesome deals. Plus, it feels good to support a work at home mom with your purchase! Some of the stores are even offering coupons for our readers!
CompelledtoCraft has dozens of bowl covers and tablecloths to choose from. These would both be great to have on hand in my camper! She also has spill mats and children’s aprons, all available in a large selection of laminated cotton prints. Paula is offering a coupon code SIMPLYNOTABLE to save 15% until December 31, 2014.
ATime4Everything uses laminated cotton for coin wallets and budget wallets (think envelope system). Melissa’s budget wallets come with tabbed dividers to help keep budgeted cash organized. This would be a nice idea to separate cash for Christmas presents! Use coupon code SIMPLYNOTABLE to save 10%. Hurry, this code is only good until September 10, 2014. (Note: Coupon codes may not be used on the purchase of a Carry-It-All Wallet.)
Mary from Knappies offers purse organizers and smart phone wallets in a variety of laminated cottons. I am in love with the black and white print! These would make great Bridesmaid or sister-in-law gifts (wink, wink).
LaminatedCottonShop makes these adult and child sized shower caps and reversible chalk-cloth placemats. What a great idea to keep the kid’s entertained while waiting for dinner! Jacinta gave us coupon code LAMINATE10 to save 10% of your purchase. This code is good until September 30, 2014.
GreenCityLiving offers reusable snack bags, sandwich bags, and extra-large bags in over 50 fabric choices. Kathy sent me a few sample bags, and the quality is great! I will definitely be putting them to use. She is offering a 20% off with coupon code SIMPLYNOTABLE20. Her coupon expires on September 30, 2014.
If you ride your bike to work or school, this gift is for you! This solution is so much cuter than a plastic sack over the seat, don’t you agree? AuntPatsJammies has 15 laminated cotton seat covers to choose from. Pat is offering 10% with coupon code CRUISER10. The code is good until September 15, 2014.
Have you ever seen a dog collar so cute? Me neither! ShopMimiGreen has 10 patterns to choose from, in a variety of sizes. Now through November 1st, Mimi Green is offering coupon code 10OFF50 to save 10% off a $50 order or 15OFF100 to save 15% off a $100 order.