More Sewing Tips – Silk and Laminate

I was reading the Fall 2010 issue of the Quilts and More magazine with my lunch today, and I found a couple more sewing tips I wanted to point out to you, in follow-up to my post from last Friday.

I have been experimenting with different types of fabrics and unexpected materials in my recent handbag and clutch experiments. I tried silk for the lining on this small clutch – and I loved it! This issue has an article with tips on how to work with silk, just the kind of information I like to have on hand for reference.

I am definitely going to save that page for my next project.

I also noticed this section on tips for sewing with laminated cotton.

I haven’t sewed with laminate cotton, but I’ve used fusible vinyl, which was similar… and fun to try!

Have you tried working with any new fabrics or unusual materials lately? Found any good tips to help you?