When my oldest son bought himself new markers a few months ago, I decided he needed a pouch to keep them in. And if you're 6 and your mom is making you something for your stuff, of course, you pick the monster truck fabric. Right? Don't be jealous.
Anyway, since my boys are a bit rough on their art supplies, I decided to try out Thermoweb 17-Inch by 2-Yard Heat'n Bond Iron-On Vinyl, Gloss to make this pouch a little more durable.
The Iron-On Vinyl is a clear laminating vinyl coating that protects the fabric, yet is smooth and pliable. The instructions are simple and quick with pressing on top of the vinyl and protective sheet to apply the vinyl to the fabric, and then pressing again on the wrong side of the fabric to ensure a bond.
Fabrics must be laminated prior to sewing. I found this product easier to work with than oilcloth. However, since I was making a pouch, the project would need to be sewn inside out. The outer layer was pulled through a small opening in the lining to turn the pouch right side out. This caused the vinyl to wrinkle. I was upset with the wrinkling, but my son didn't mind at all.
Overall, I like the product's easy application and sew-ability, but the wrinkles are annoying. You can't see them in the pictures, but you can feel them. Perhaps the iron-On vinyl is best suited to projects that don't need turned right side out.
- easy to use
- allows you to laminate any fabric you desire
- machine sewable
- smooth and pliable finish
- wrinkles if need to turn right side out
- label claims it's hand washable, but warns that you may need to re-apply the vinyl after washing. I don't think I'd try washing it.
**This product was purchased by me. This is my opinion and I simply wanted to share a new-to-me product.