New To Me Material

Well, I’ve done it. Last week I told myself that I wasn’t going to be stitching up a lot of holiday gifts this season and by the end of last night, I found myself with enough material(s) on order to make 7 or 8 gifts. YIKES! Actually, I’m very excited – not only am I envisioning some fun, personalized items, but it gives me the opportunity to stitch on a new-to-me material: Neoprene (typically it’s used for scuba wear, but it’s probably most commonly found used in laptop cases and canbottle koozies)

This, of course, leads me to my next question: Has anyone tried working with neoprene? I’ve done a bit of research on the subject, but there’s not a ton of resources out there and would love some feedback if anyone has some! While I wait for these materials to arrive, I’m planning some fun holiday-themed ‘name pillows’….. now what have I gotten myself into?

5 thoughts on “New To Me Material

  1. elizabeth c.

    i bought close-out laptop sleeves, cut them up and made “cozies” for my kids thermos food jars (nope, they didn’t stay warm enough alone). I didn’t have any trouble sewing with it. I would also like to know where you bought yours, I couldn’t find many sources.

  2. Stacy

    I found two sources: one was a seller on ebay who had a variety of colors by the yard (around $14) and another was OnlineFabricStore.net – they must be selling by the bolt or higher quantities because it was around $54. I wound up buying Koozie blanks at Sewphisticated Stitcher – she had lots of variety and some good sales.

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