Designing a lunch bag by industrial wool felt is in progress.
In the last post, as a result of testing stain permeation of soy sauce and ketchup in three kinds of stain-resistant clothes, and having referred to the supplier which puts water repellent processing, the permeation of the stain was not avoidable with nylon cloth and cloth with water-repellent process. Only laminated cloth did not permeate the stain.
But there is not many pretty laminated cloth in the market…
Then, I found “IRON-ON VINYL” in the internet!
It’s an American product which you can laminate on your favorite cloth with ironing. It’s sew-able by sewing machine. Though machine washing is not possible, the dirt can be wiped off.
At once, I laminated cloth and tested if soy sauce and ketchup permeate into the cloth.
It’s better to wash gently by hand.
…. And, don’t you notice one thing?
Yes, if the inside of a felt bag is laminated, it doesn’t need a bag-in-bag any more!!!!!! (ohhhhh noooooo! )
…. So, I laminated a sheet of felt.
….. It worked.
However, wool felt is tangled fiber that I could tear off the laminate using force. But indeed, when I make a bag I will sew 2 sheets of felt together that I think it’s impossible to tear off the laminate from the felt.
So what do I do?
For the time being, I have got lovely clothes from 2 designers which I would love to use as the bag-in-bag, I will show them to you.
Next time, I will tell about the third prototype.