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Topic: Faux-snakeskin wristlet from thrifted jacket  (Read 1161 times)
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not2old4glitter
« on: May 19, 2007 03:39:02 PM »

Last week I  got this jacket at the thrift store for $3.

It's actually pretty cute as a jacket, but it's too small for me so I bought it just for the fabric. It's a fake-snake vinyl with a metallic silvery sheen. I never see cool fabric like this in the fabric store so I'm always on the lookout for cheap clothing I can cut up.
Anyway I knew I could probably make at least 4 things out of it. This is the first one, a wristlet made from just one sleeve and part of the belt for the strap.

I decorated it with a patch of black vinyl and a star of glitter naugahyde, and some metal studs.


The lining is a steel-grey irridescent nylon and there's a zipper pocket inside


I really love this fabric and I think my next project will be a passport case for my vacation next month. I can make that from the other sleeve.
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MnkyMama
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007 06:47:06 PM »

very cute!!  I really like it!!
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CrazeeMoi
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007 08:39:28 PM »

Love it!!! great recon......I am always buying clothes from the thrift to remake into something.   Fun isnt it?
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susankg53
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007 09:30:27 PM »

good find and great wristlet
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SUBMITEVERYTHOUGHT
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007 07:36:53 AM »

Great job, this is cool.
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marieangeli dy
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007 06:38:08 AM »

edgy! very cute!
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007 06:39:51 AM »

You did a great job on your zippers! I like this.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 04:35:24 PM »

 Roll Eyes   Was the fabric hard/easy to work with?  I love thrift store re-do's!!  The ultimate in re-use/reduce/recycle.
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not2old4glitter
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 01:18:02 AM »

It was pretty easy to work with, it's thin so it doesn't need an industrial machine like upholstery-grade vinyl. And it's got a dry, matte finish so the presser foot doesn't stick like it would on glossy vinyl. I also have a roller foot and a teflon foot, they are really useful for working with vinyls.
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