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« on: December 30, 2010 12:07:22 PM »

I'm looking for some type of waterproof fabric to line little zipper bags that I'm making.  Does anyone know of an easy-to-work-with waterproof fabric for this type of application?  Any suggestions would be most appreciated. 
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010 01:36:11 PM »

I think that rip-stop nylon fabric is water proof.  I also think that oil-cloth is too.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011 04:43:37 PM »

Some of the free spirit designers e.g. Anna Maria Horner have prints on laminates, which are waterproof.

« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011 06:43:09 PM »

I make waterproof diaper/nappies for my little girl and use PUL fabrics - they are either cotton or polyester fabrics with a layer of laminate on the back.  It is only slightly thicker than normal fabrics and very easy to use.  I've made wetbags and little makeup bags with it and it looks like a normal liner.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011 05:56:35 PM »

I've chopped up (the more plastic-y) shower curtains to sew with before.  I didn't make a bag, but a bike seat cover, and the shower curtain held up to that use.  The vinyl coated tablecloths may work too, but the ones I've tried didn't hold up to the rain storms as well as the shower curtain.

« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011 12:05:48 PM »

I would say PUL or oilcloth but those can be a little expensive. I really enjoy working with oilcloth though, I have a diaper-bag made out of it and it is awesome! If I were just lining the inside of something I might just use a less expensive vinyl, and I like the poster above who suggested a shower curtain liner!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011 08:56:02 PM »

Ripstop fabric isn't waterproof in itself, but silicone impregnated ripstop nylon is.  There's non ripstop silicone impregnated nylon too.  I'm not sure where you can buy it though.
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