A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,673
Currently Running With Scissors:
384 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: White Vinyl with Swirly Bird Cutout  (Read 7086 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
sugarpouf
Offline Offline

Posts: 89
Joined: 04-Dec-2004

...I feel pretty blissfully...


View Profile WWW
« on: July 27, 2006 01:04:41 PM »

Wow,  I'm a little nervous!  This is the first bag I've posted.  I've actually made about 10 purses now, but this is the first one I've actually remembered to take photos of before gifting or using!

It's made of medium weight white vinyl I purchased on closeout at a local fabric store, and lined with quilting cotton.  I have quite the stash of fat quarters and have had this swirly fabric for about 5 years now, waiting for just the right use. 

It's a square bottom, based on the jordy bag with a slight a-line taper and curved top.
http://webpages.charter.net/kwesley8034/Purses/vinylbird.jpg

The closure is a magnetic snap.  I put a small piece of transparency sheet behind the snap, then sewed the lining and vinyl around the snap.  Otherwise, the super stong magnetic snap will eventually tear the fabric (I learned this from trial and error).  I am hoping the transparency is strong enough to prevent this!
http://webpages.charter.net/kwesley8034/Purses/vinylbirdin.jpg

Here's a closeup of the bird.  I cut  out the vinyl with an exacto knife, then cut out the cotton, and then fused the two with double-sided fusible web, then machine stiched really close to the edge.
http://webpages.charter.net/kwesley8034/Purses/vinylbirdup.jpg

I found that when I had to sew with the vinyl side out, I could just sew over a piece of regular paper to keep it from sticking to the machine, then just tear of the paper (like paper piecing for quilting).

What do you think?
Kandy
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011 04:46:41 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed non-working images to links. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Silly
Offline Offline

Posts: 205
Joined: 29-Mar-2004

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006 01:09:20 PM »

I looove the bird; that's really neat!  You did a very nice job Smiley Did you sketch it beforehand?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

By the way, I never liked your face.
huongandmatthew
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006 01:11:08 PM »

That bag is hot. I'm a big fan of white bags.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sugarpouf
Offline Offline

Posts: 89
Joined: 04-Dec-2004

...I feel pretty blissfully...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006 01:11:37 PM »

Oh, I forgot to mention that I can't draw at all.  I found this bird on the Microsoft clip art page.  I just downloaded it and resized to fit my needs.  There's actually some really cool designs in the black and white clipart section.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

krafty-kritter
Offline Offline

Posts: 258
Joined: 12-Mar-2005

I'm obsessed with crafts :oD


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006 01:13:04 PM »

WOW!  That is SO awesome!  I have never worked with vinyl, but would love to use it someday for one of my bags.  Great job!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Boredom" is not in a crafter's vocabulary.

My ETSY Shop
http://sonya.etsy.com

-- ADD ME to Myspace --
http://www.myspace.com/silver_stardust
eveH
Offline Offline

Posts: 411
Joined: 26-Jun-2006

I'll try it once


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006 01:20:28 PM »

This is handsdown, one the prettiest bags, I have seen in a while...I love white bags and the bird is just so eycatching...love it. I bet you get a lot of compliments on this one. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You don't have to get it right the first time, just the last time.
BeaG
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3589
Joined: 31-Jul-2005

Hi from Belgium!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006 01:52:31 PM »

That's a very pretty bag!
Gr,
BeaG
THIS ROCKS   Logged

NOCHI
"bloom where you're planted" (can't remember the source...sorry)
Offline Offline

Posts: 253
Joined: 29-Jul-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006 02:01:34 PM »

very very nice work  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lady luck
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006 02:40:21 PM »

I really love this... and your craftswomanship is quite superb.   Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

caffeinatedair
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006 02:52:20 PM »

I love this bag - the combonation of the bird and the swirly fabric makes it look so elegant!
Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
Sirloin Steak and Asparagus Stir Fry Recipe
Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry
Easy Homemade Chinese Dumplings
How to Make American Sushi
Frozen Bean Curd Soup With Shrimps
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.