On Monday I showed you part of a birthday present that I made for my niece for her ninth birthday.
Today I thought I'd show you the pouch that I made to go with it. I had a bit of an experiment and applied some Lamafix to the fabric before I made this pouch. Lamafix is an iron-on water resistant coating that you can add to the outer surface of your fabric.
Unfortunately the instructions that I used to attach it were less than perfect. For starters they told me to put the lamafix on the fabric upside down (yes I had a VERY nasty sticky iron as a result of that wee mistake!!!)
The rest of the instructions worked ok, but the result was less than perfect (grrr!) I was a bit gutted that it felt like I had mucked up my beautiful Nursery Versery fabric. That said, I'm hoping that my niece won't notice and that if she does, she won't hold it against me, after all, the pouch and necklace are pretty cute!
I have since found these and tested out these instructions for affixing lamafix... Much much better!
After my first attempt at using this stuff I was swearing never to use it again, but now that I have tested it a bit further, I've come to the conclusion that it could be pretty cool if applied correctly and used for the right project.
Lesson learnt- don't be impatient- test new products on scraps not your good fabric!!!
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