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Thread: What is that stuff called?

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    Junior Member msariano's Avatar
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    What is that stuff called?

    Hello,
    I'm going to make myself a tote for groceries and want to cover the fabric with that "stuff" that makes it slick and/or waterproof. But I don't know what it's called. I don't want to go to the fabric store and ask for that "stuff" one puts on fabric.! Thanks for your collective knowledge.

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    Scotchguard?

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    Could it be vinyl? You can purchase a vinyl that you iron onto whatever fabric you use or you could purchase laminated fabric - then you just simply wipe off any dirt, etc. Finally there is PUL which is the slick stuff that is used for diapers or bags - its a plastic-y material also.

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    I used PUL for my lunch and snack bags I made....I found it in the area of the baby stuff in Joannes..There are some reaal cute prints for baby diaper covers...

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    Thanks. Now I can go and ask for it by name and not look like a dummy.

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    I'm grateful for the answers to your question too. After making over 12 grocery totes for Christmas gifts, I'm ready to make some for me. San Francisco started it, but now my big county requires we bring our own bags. I've been wanting to experiment with that waterproof vinyl. I've never heard of PUL; what do the letters stand for?
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    Oh my..... learned something new yet again! http://www.celticclothswholesale.com.../PULFabric.htm

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    Great information. Thanks. I made a grocery bag out of a large bird seed bag. You can also make them out of dog food or horse feed bags too. They are already "coated" with a moisture proof lining, so to speak, and are fairly sturdy plus they have nice designs on the outside. I just cut them to size, box the bottoms and add webbing handles. My neighbor uses hers all the time. Have to make a couple for myself now.

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    Such a creative group! Good way to reuse and recycle.

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