Laminated Fabric and Handmade Items

Today I want to share just a couple of my handmade items with you.  The first one is one of my most favorite pillows I’ve ever made, created using laminated fabric.  The other 2 items are the most recent camera straps I’ve created.


Isn’t this fabric just adorable?  I’ve had it in my stash for awhile.  I bought it because I loved it and just couldn’t leave it there.  I didn’t know what I would do with it but I knew I had to have it in my stash for when inspiration struck.  This fabric is laminated.  The lamination gives it a waterproof surface like oilcloth but it is soft and easier to work with than oilcloth.  This stuff is designer cottons that have been treated with a lamination. It never cracks like oilcloth can and you can iron it from the wrong side because the wrong side is the cotton – the lamination is only on the right side.


Mid-January I started creating some new things and decided to turn this fabric into a pillow.  I’ve never made the laminated fabric into a pillow but isn’t it great for on a porch?!  I’m thinking if it doesn’t sell soon I may just keep it!


The camera straps are made from a vintage grain sack.  The stripes are a lavender/brown color.  The tags I used to embellish them are new but vintage inspired.  I bought several packs of these cute tags at Sew to Speak a few years ago and have had them in my stash just waiting on the perfect things to use them on. handmade-4



All three of these items are in my etsy shop :)


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  1. Very, Very cute items, Jill. Someone will come along that loves the graphic quality of that pillow. xo Diana
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  2. Pam Ballard says:

    Love the pillow but especially love those tags.. Have a great day Jill!

  3. I’ve never heard of laminated fabric before. I knew only of oilcloth. Now I know the difference! That’s such a cute pillow. You’re right. It would be great on a porch! Love the camera straps too. One day, if I ever have a fancy camera worthy of having straps, I’ll buy one from you.
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  4. That fabric is adorable. It reminds me of my wedding day, huddled under an umbrella with my husband.

    Love the camera straps and the beautiful labels.
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  5. That pillow is just too cute! This would be a great line for you to create for outdoor pillows Jill!!!
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    • Thanks Suzan – and you just made me remember the fact that as a business owner I can wholesale fabrics! That way I could produce several of the same thing and also get the price down too! i’m so looking into the minimums for ordering fabric wholesale!

  6. That laminated fabric is super cool..cute pillow. I don’t think I could use hot glue on that:(

    • Thanks Debbie – and probably hot glue on the laminated fabric wouldn’t be the best – unless of course you only needed to glue the back side to something cause it’s not laminated – it’s the soft cotton fabric ;)

  7. Jill, your pillow turned out cute, and I love the camera strap!! :)
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