Have you seen the new fabric called Kraft-Tex? I stumbled upon this book at the library.
I was intrigued by this fabric and decided to order some from Amazon. (It is not carried at our local Joann Stores.) I purchased the natural and black.
The fabric is a paper-based material and can be used as a substitute for leather. You know that label on your jeans (think Wranglers)? That’s likely Kraft-tex! I like that it is eco-friendly and durable and want to explore ways to use it! It feels very papery at first. You can wash, dry, and iron it. I am washing some now to see how it softens.
Because I love practical and because my son forgot his MacBook charger when he came home from Chicago, I thought a charger carrier for travel would be a nice gift idea. I guesstimated the sizes of the pockets. If they don’t fit, I will whip up another one. This took about ten minutes to make! I was thinking he could store his phone charger, ear buds, charging cords and computer charger in here.
To make the ties, I simply cut thin strips and stitched them to the case before I stitched the pockets. I also scored the fabric where I wanted to fold it.
I used a gel pen to write “Chargers” on the case. I think it would be a wonderful base for hand or even machine embroidery. It is ideal for machine stitching and I hope to play around with some artistic accents.
Some ideas I have to work with Kraft-tex: a charger organizer for the car (I have a compartment full of cords!), wallet, purse bottoms. What ideas do you have?