I've been playing with this new ‘fabric'. It's called Kraft Tex, is described as a paper fabric, designed to look a bit like leather, is tear proof, water resistant, easy to work with and very versatile. You can use it in crafting of all sorts, including sew with it. Use it flat straight out of the packet or pre-treat it to make it look more like leather. It's great for sewing and using in bags as well as all sorts of mixed media and paper crafts too.
I have a couple of previous articles you can look at here to learn more about it:
C&T Publishing who have created this product have some cool free project ideas so that you can try out various different projects. I know how much many of you prefer to watch a video on how to do something, rather than look at written words and pictures, so today I'm sharing with you how to create the basic Kraft Tex wallet from the free pattern that comes with the rolls.
- Kraft Tex in color of your choice – 16 x 16 inches
- Felt 8 x 8 inches
- Vinyl for ID section 3 x 4 inches
- 7 inch zipper
Where to buy Kraft Tex
You can buy your Kraft Tex paper fabric in 5 different colors at:
How to make a Kraft Tex walletSubscribe to the YouTube channel:
That's all there is to it. No raw edges to be finished, no interfacing, really quite quick and easy to sew and very usable. Hubby liked this a lot and has asked if I can design a man-wallet for him. He's a it fussy though, and carries more in his wallet than I do in my purse so that's going to need quite some designing! If it turns out well, I'll share it with you of course.
In the meantime, get yourself a roll of the Kraft Tex and give this wallet a try. You can also buy a book, Kraft Tex Style which gives you all sorts of fabulous project ideas from the very quick and simple to the most fabulous bags, wallets and more. I’ve got the book and do recommend it if you want to learn more about the sort of projects you can make with Kraft Tex.