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Good use for left over laminate?

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Folks, what do you do with your extra pieces of laminate? I bought 2 yards for a size 4 raincoat and forgot that my fabric was wide, so I have a pretty big piece left over, roughly square. Not big enough for an art smock….

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    Profile photo of aprilshowersaprilshowers @aprilshowers

    I just pinned this pattern the other day: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2013/02/simple-round-situpons-sit-upons-from-vinyl-tablecloth.html It calls for vinyl tablecloths but I think would be more than reasonable to make out of laminated cotton.

    We just built a bean teepee the other day and I am going to make a big round one out of oilcloth to cover the grass (er, weeds actually) we built it on.

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    Profile photo of beachmombeachmom @beachmom

    What about a LTTS bento box carrier? Or make boxy bags or wide mouthed zipper pouches to hold makeup/toiletries?

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    Profile photo of mkhsmkhs @mkhs

    If you square it up, round the corners and finish the edges with bias tape, laminate makes a nice table mat for kids’ art projects. The ones I use are 18×20″, though I think 18×24″ would be ideal.

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    I purchased a copy of Mollie Makes the other day and they included a cute coinpurse with the locking metal clasp at the top. The kit used a laminate. It’s also great as a lining for bags. The bento box carrier would be a great use for it!

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    Profile photo of joslynjoslyn @joslyn

    I have never used laminate but could you make a matching bucket rain hat with an extra wide brim, or a messenger bag for carrying in the rain?

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    These are all fantastic idea, thank you so much, folks!

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    What about a LTTS Messenger bag?

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    The LTTS book has lots of things that could be great in laminate. A bucket rain hat perhaps? the Messy Kid bib (as a gift I guess in your case). the front section of the Art Smock…

    You know what would be really awesome, a pair of pants (sketchbook, after school, field trip) ATTACHED to the explorer vest to make a pair of Waders. Then you could go fly fishing!

    (a stick and some string would do for rod and reel I think…)

    Edit: Just re-read how much leftover you have. But now I’m thinking I want to buy enough laminate to make some waders!

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Do it! Some mudproof gear would be sadly very useful in what I hope will one day be our back yard, rather than our back giant mud slick…

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