Wet Bags

Wet bags could be one of the best inventions ever, especially for anyone who has kids. They hold wet cloth diapers, wet swim suits, soiled clothes etc and don't let any of the "liquid" seap out to other items in a diaper bag or car etc., but boy can they get pricey! I purchase one when my daughter was born for ~$20 and it was a medium one!

This bag has an outside pocket for items, a snap Fold Over Elastic Handle (***TIP: place your handle at the end where the zipper closes, this will give you something to hang onto when you pull the zipper open and closed, easier than if you sew it on the other end!)

I used the tutorial over at Little Birdie Secrets, but some other good tutorials for wetbags are over here and here

This blog has some great  tips for working with PLU fabric including:
1) Avoid Pins as much as possible when working with PLU when you make a hole in PUL, it's there for good. Because of this, the fewer pins the better. The more holes you make, the less waterproof it is. If your project is a simple one without a lot of complex interlocking seams, you should try to avoid pins. If you do pin do so as close to the edge as possible! You can substitute paperclips, hair clips, fusible seam tape, or a glue stick.
2) For the thinner laminates use  a ball point needle and always test first on a scrap.
3) Laminate can be 'sticky' going through your sewing machine. You can do several things including:
  •  Using a special  Ultraglide foot which has a special coating on the bottom allowing them to move smoothly over PUL                and vinyl.
  • Use a Walking Foot, which has feed dogs incorporated into the foot itself.
  • Sew with the laminate side down against the feed dogs and the fabric side against your presser foot.
  • Use a baker's paper or wax paper over the top of the laminate. Tear it away from the finished seam when done.
  • Use a tiny bit of corn starch and rub over the sticky areas 
4) Use 100% polyester thread rather than a cotton thread this will prevent moisture wicking to the outside.
5) Throw your finished project in the dryer for ~10 minutes to "Melt" the PLU around the seam holes created by sewing and reducing
6)  Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or chemical stain lifters on PLU, DO NOT iron!


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