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« on: August 14, 2007 04:40:36 PM »

My sister commissioned me to make her girlfriend a diaper bag. One of her requests was a wipeable lining. I found this iron-on vinyl at JoAnn's, and it worked pretty well. Of course, this added a big chunk of time to the project, and was pretty much a pain. I had a couple of iron-on-the-vinyl incidents, and the stuff gets pretty crinkly and wrinkly, so you have to iron it with paper over it (without touching the vinyl, in theory).

I gave her elastic-topped pockets across one side of the lining, and a zipper pocket and key fob on the other side. There are two pockets on the outside that I tried to match, pattern-wise. The polka dot fabric was the skirt part of a 70's maxi dress. it's got a diamond pattern in the weave, you can see it in the last pic.






(There was a big glare so I adjusted the contrast - the floor doesn't really look like it's on fire!)



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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 05:12:11 PM »

Looks great, I love the vinyl lining, but I hear ya on the pain it was.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 08:02:31 PM »

This is a great bag!!!!! Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 08:59:15 PM »

Ooo, I was talking to the lady at the cutting desk about that vinyl.  I was contemplating using it for the school totes I was making, but I guess it can't go in the washing machine?  I just can't deal with that.  I've seen people make bibs with it too.  Pretty cool stuff!
I love the polka dots!  It's a very cute bag.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007 04:34:25 AM »

Looks great, I love the vinyl lining, but I hear ya on the pain it was.

Thanks! I don't think I'll be using this stuff again!

This is a great bag!!!!! Did you use a pattern?

Thanks! I didn't use a pattern for this. Since it's made from an old dress, after I ripped out all the seams I let the shapes of the fabric pieces determine the size of the bag. It's pretty much an over-sized Jordy with a few bells & whistles.

Ooo, I was talking to the lady at the cutting desk about that vinyl.  I was contemplating using it for the school totes I was making, but I guess it can't go in the washing machine?  I just can't deal with that.  I've seen people make bibs with it too.  Pretty cool stuff!
I love the polka dots!  It's a very cute bag.

*gulp* the washing machine - I hadn't even thought about that!
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