girlthursday! I love those pochettes! Could you spell it phonetically for me so that I can pronounce it properly?? I think the tassles are a lovely touch! Plus, I love how you added the square bottom. I'm definitely going to try that.
donhae! I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with vinyl. I'm actually teetering on obsessed . . . I dream of payday when I can scurry over and buy it in purple, teal, lime and pink. . .
That said, I have had only three contradictory experiences with vinyl:
The first one I bought was cool and actually the very first I had worked with. But, I couldn't sew on the "right" side of the vinyl without totally damaging it. The second one I bought was kick ass perfect! I could sew on either side with equal, impressive success. The third piece I bought was lame and stuck to my foot and was slightly damaged when I stitched on the right side. I don't know anything about why one was good and the other was not . . . I'm going to do some research . . .
I pay about $9 for a yard of vinyl. It's a large bolt, so I get a nice big piece for those 9 bucks. I'm not sure if its a good deal or not, but I figure it is because I live in a border city and our downtown is considered dirt cheap and I buy it at a downtown shop.
I also don't know about the vinyl brand. I'll check next time I'm in the shop, but as far as I know its just generic vinyl. It comes in so many colors and is quite popular with the local lowriders who want purple vinyl seats. On that note, the shop I buy from *probably* doesn't have an online shop -- its all locally owned and small -- but, again, I'll double check and get back to you.
I suggest that you google "buy vinyl fabric" or something like that for possible online shopping experiences. . . Then let us know what you find!