My dinky little local store actually got in a bunch of really nice feeling laminates..I *had* to try them. Combine that with dd's b-day, and her previously documented love of all things Japanese, and I had a project. And then a friend of hers had a b-day, too, so I doubled it. :p
I used this tutorial on Crafster, by QueenofDiy, who also has a blog here. I used some of it, and then when I got tired of walking back and forth to the computer from the sewing machine, I made the rest up. :p
So, tip...if you are going to work with laminate, invest in a walking foot. Absolutely. One hundred percent. I have heard a teflon foot also works well, but I have only used the walking foot, and I don't think I will every use anything else. If you are DESPERATE, and I have been before, you can do laminate/vinyl sandwiched between tissue paper, and then just tear it away when done. But honestly, just buy the walking foot. You will NEVER regret it. :D
Between the walking foot, and the simple instructions on the tut, this worked up VERY fast the second time around. The first time, I was still working out kinks, figuring things out, and also filling in gaps in information on the tutorial. (If anyone ever uses one of mine, and notices gaps that I don't cover, TELL me so I can rectify it!) The second time, I did it in like half or less of the time. :p
This is a blurry, very average picture of the lining. The polka dots are super cute. The looseness is totally not. I have to work out how to not have these loose linings all the time. I haven't seen it addressed in various tuts, etc, I have seen, but the info must be out there. Anyone know a place I should look? Please tell!