kraft-tex Combines the Best of Leather & Fabric
Kraft-Tex is quietly taking the bag-making community by storm!
"strong enough to use for projects that get tough wear. The fiber-based texture softens and crinkles with handling and washing" HOW TO PRINT ON KRAFT TEX LINK *Kraft-tex is rigid enough to feed through your printer just like a piece of cardstock. Be sure to iron it totally flat first. To make large size prints, cut a piece of Kraft-tex the same size as a standard piece of copy paper and print on it exactly the same way you would for a piece of paper.
Vintage is pre washed! making it ready for you to use Unwashed Version - straight out of the packaging, it's just like a roll of thin cardboard, and you can use it like that with stamping, embossing, painting, punching etc in all sorts of projects. You can even print on it! But when I think it really comes alive, is when crumpled and washed, then it takes on a leather-like appearance and is ideal for creating bags, wallets, tags, and more. Crease as much as you want! Scrunch Scrunch! Put in boiling water, wash in the washing machine - crease again when wet. Iron while slightly damp Wash the kraft-tex and dry until the material is only slightly damp. Crinkle the material a couple of times to give it a worn look and the look of leather. Smooth back out to finish drying.
This products originates from Italy where designer handbags are made using this product In Italy the company states their bags can be hand washed when necessary!
Tips for sewing with Kraft-tex:
Christine from bags of style - shared with me this tip: If you're making something that needs turning out, try wetting your project with a light spray of water, before turning. It'll help it turn right sides out without tearing.
What you need! Besides our amazing selection of Colors in Kraft Tex (Remember we have unwashed which is slightly cheaper and the exciting new colors in Washed Kraft Tex)