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From: stitcher414
Date: 10-07-2005, 02:49 PM (1 of 4)
I am looking for lightweight vinyl (or something lightweight and water repellant) to make my daughter a hairdresser apron. She is petite and small framed and all the commercial ones are too big. Anyone know of a source?

User: stitcher414
Member since: 02-28-2002
Total posts: 10
From: stitch2much
Date: 10-07-2005, 03:13 PM (2 of 4)
There is a clear vinyl available that can be adhered to a cotton print fabric to make raincoats for kids or carryalls, yours would be another great option for the product. Unfortunately I cannot recall the name of it. Since it is clear you see the fabric through it. I will try to get you more details.
User: stitch2much
Member since: 10-06-2005
Total posts: 22
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-07-2005, 09:20 PM (3 of 4)
You can always get some cheap cotton and get water repellant and do it yourself. Home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowes) have that kind of stuff. Sometimes you can roll it on or spray it. (or go to the nearest Michaels
hobby/craft shop and get some decoupage paste in a jar. It might do the same thing if you don't machine wash the cape, but wipe it down. Or they might have water repellant there too...haven't looked lately)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: SullyandPi
Date: 10-08-2005, 09:17 AM (4 of 4)
plastic table cloths, some have the felt-like backing as well. I found some at old time pottery (long time ago) and use them for my kids' "projects" and even as picnic blanket-type things, I thnk they might work well. You could also try indoor/outdoor fabric, it is teflon coated to resist holding moisture, though it isn't waterproof, it would be easy to spray with a water repellent coating and would be esy to sew with. I have used this type of fabric for art smocks for my little ones. Hope this helps! Have a great day!
User: SullyandPi
Member since: 10-07-2005
Total posts: 4
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