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« on: August 10, 2006 03:50:26 PM »

i've been doing a bunch of vinyl lately, and have been on a bit of a heart kick (okay, so i've been obsessed with hearts for years and years. this is just the first time i've made them of vinyl!)


two projects, with more to post soon! i've been busy!

this is a small bag for a friend's birthday. i changed my plans part way through, so it's a bit wonky, but they LOVED it. i don't think anyone can tell but me anyway!


i LOVE the fabric, i bought up all the store had left. it's not really vinyl, it's plastic coated fabric that's been quilted to batting. it didn't need any interfacing, the batting was sturdy enough. i made the strap with a snap on it, because my friend bikes everywhere and carries a big backpack, this way they can snap the strap onto their bigger bag and it's always at the top, easy to find!

a close up of the heart -

i put in the grommets around the heart, then laced it with ribbon before i sewed it all together. i think if i made it again, i'd use thinner ribbon so that you could see the heart more, but this was all i could find in the stores around me.

the lining-

i also made a hanky out of smaller checks, and put it inside. we're trying to reclaim the tradition of the hanky code, since it's gotten so trendy lately by people who haven't got a clue. and we actually know what the hankies mean! wahoo for flagging safe sex! i called 6 different quilting stores looking for that cotton!

they were EXTREMELY excited, and have apparently gotten compliments on it constantly.


and this messenger bag was for the knit/sew/crochet swap round 3.

i made it for spirals420, and she wanted something that was large enough to hold her knitting, but still cool enough that she could take it to concerts and stuff.

the front-

a human heart pierced with knitting needles.

you can't really see the strap, but it's fairly wide webbing, with a slider so that the length is adjustable.

close up of the heart and the blood -

this took forever to do, but i love the result. the vinul stated to stretch a bit after i sewed it so much, but i think it just adds to it, making it look more like the needles actually pierced the heart.

the inside-

lots of pockets! the one on the left gusset is elasticated to hold a cell phone in, and on the right gusset ther's a little loop with a keyring that she can clip her keys to. the other 4 pockets are varying sizes, but one is specially sized to fit her MP3 player in it (an iriver i think? i'm so out of the loop! mine's a cheapy i got for x-mas)

the back-

a large pocket for holding magazines and papers and stuff. it closes with velcro. i like it, but i'm not sure i'd do it again, beause the extra layers added a lot of bulk to the corners.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 04:02:22 PM »

Aw man, these are kickass!!!  I really like the materials & the realistic heart shapes & the knitting needles & everything!!! Great work, sista!  :-D
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 04:03:41 PM »

You are the vinyl queen. *bows to you*
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 04:30:59 PM »

Those are awesome! You're great with vinyl.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 09:13:55 PM »

WOOW! Shocked

THOSE ARE AMAZING!

I WANT ONE
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 09:40:32 PM »

Realistic hearts, that is excellent!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 08:43:21 AM »

I seriously laughed out loud at the knitting bag. Took one look and I was all "LOL!"

Great job on both. I like them a lot.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 08:54:02 AM »

I've seen the second bag posted in the swap gallery, but I really love the first bag.  I think you can see the heart just fine with the ribbon. Had to look up the hanky thing though. (Couldn't find what b/w checks would mean, but I'm certainly more informed now Tongue )
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 10:32:20 AM »

very cool!! crafty_dame when you get into a theme you run with it don't you! I would never have thought of knitting needles through the heart but you know what if I tried to knit that's what would happen!!  Cheesy
I can knit a straight stitch but don't expect anything fancy at all!  These are great. I finally have a teflon foot to start with the vinyls I've been collecting too. But working too much to actually get the time to plan anything out at the moment. I can certainly see why the recipients would be thrilled to own them!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006 10:35:36 AM »

I'm speechless.
Those have to be the coolest bags I have EVER seen.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006 02:31:19 PM »

These bags are awesome! I especially love the first one - I don't think the ribbon is too thick either, but seeing more of the heart would be a good thing too.

I was just at 99x (store here in the city with british punk clothing etc) this afternoon and saw a similar bag (vinyl with a heart) there for $45! And it was cute but not nearly as well made as yours....
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006 05:37:44 PM »

there are amazing!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2006 04:01:55 AM »

rocknroll, it's exciting that you like mine better, though i'm a little sad you saw it somewhere else! i haven't seen anything like these, and i was so proud of myself!

junquette, go for it! vinyl's so much fun! the knitting needle idea was actually my swap partner's, she wants to get a tattoo of it some day. i just made it come to life!

the wallaby, black and white checks indicate that you're into safer sex. both myself and the friend i made it for spent years doing safer sex workshops and HIV/AIDS education, so it's something that's close to both of our hearts.

thanks for all the compliments everyone!
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2006 09:22:21 AM »

rocknroll, it's exciting that you like mine better, though i'm a little sad you saw it somewhere else! i haven't seen anything like these, and i was so proud of myself!

Oh, I wasn't trying to be all like "I saw that somewhere, you're unoriginal"....I come up with stuff all the time and then get pissed when I see it in Delias or something...My reason for pointing it out was more like, "hey if you want to ever make these to sell I saw one that wasn't half as nice for $45!"  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2006 02:38:18 PM »

rocknroll, it's exciting that you like mine better, though i'm a little sad you saw it somewhere else! i haven't seen anything like these, and i was so proud of myself!

Oh, I wasn't trying to be all like "I saw that somewhere, you're unoriginal"....I come up with stuff all the time and then get pissed when I see it in Delias or something...My reason for pointing it out was more like, "hey if you want to ever make these to sell I saw one that wasn't half as nice for $45!"  Grin

oh, i knew you weren't! i have the same problem you do, so i was just excited this time that i HADN'T seen it anywhere else yet!
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