Method Monday, No. 10, Handbag Lifesaver.....Odicoat to the Rescue!
When I found out about Odicoat....I was very excited
It is a game changer, because it waterproofs fabric.
And when you make handbags....that is pretty cool!!
I actually heard about Odicoat 1.5 years ago, but I was not paying much attention. I saw a friend of mine mention it...but I did not look to see what she was brushing on her fabric.
Odicoat is made in France.
I could not wait to try this stuff!!
Here are the first little bags I made for a dear friend with
Odicoat coated fabric.
I have a couple of tips when using this wonderful stuff!
Make sure to iron your fabric so that it is smooth and easier to coat.
De-lint your fabric of bits of threads, or they will be coated down.
Odicoat is a big gel like glob.
The foam brush makes it easy to grab a hunk of Odicoat.
I put it down on the fabric, then I grab a bit from the hunk and I start brushing it on.
I would wear gloves...it is sticky like glue, and you will want to hold the fabric down, and brush away from that point. The foam brush is helpful to push the gel into the fabric so that it is saturated.
The plastic card is helpful to saturate heavily textured fabric.
I use plastic garbage bags to back the fabric I am coating.
Odicoat will give you a durable coat on fabric that is water resistent.
But if you would like it to be waterproof, you will have to seal the coat with an iron.
You will need to protect your fabric from the iron, they recommend parchment paper.
A cheaper alternative is to use freezer paper, and I would recommend to use it on both sides of the coated fabric to protect the ironing surface, and the iron. Make sure the waxed side it toward the coated fabric.
The iron should be on medium heat. Gently iron the fabric.
Then let it cool before manipulating the fabric.
The fabric can still be laundered if needed.
I ran water on the fabric here.