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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2008 08:58:18 AM »

looks amazing!
had a question though - I made a vinyl pencil case the other day and  my sewing machine had reall problems with the vinyl- slipping all the time. It was okay with the reverse side but it hated the slippy side. Think the vinyl I had was a little more shiny but any advice would be appreciated! thanks!
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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2008 09:37:15 AM »

thanks!

what kind of foot were you using for the vinyl? i use a teflon foot for the vast majority of my vinyl, but the super sticky stuff (like the clear plastic vinyl, and glitter vinyl) require a walking foot. it sounds like you need the right foot! i got my teflon foot from www.agreatnotion.co m though you might be able to find one somewhere locally!
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« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2008 07:31:46 PM »

Love it!  I really want to try to do something with vinyl.  It is REALLY nice.
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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2008 05:38:11 AM »


wow, it's an amazing bag!  Shocked
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« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2008 12:04:58 PM »

thanks you guys!

i LOVE vinyl!
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« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2008 12:14:08 PM »

Oh! I love this bag, and the cherry one too! Vinyl always looks so cheap to me on the bolt. I love what you've done with it, and it doesn't look cheap at all!
Something I may have to try sometime!
Do you use a certain kind of thread other than the multi-purpose stuff? And what kind of needle did you use in your sewing machine? One more question...
Do you pin it before you sew? I would think that it would leave holes.
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« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2008 01:53:48 PM »

thanks!

as for questions -
i just use regular thread, either mettler or guterman - i love mettler, because the colours are richer and the thread doesn't pill as much, but a lot of the local fabric stores have stopped carrying it, so sometimes i have to use guterman. it's good quality too, better than most stuff they sell, but not quite as nice as the mettler.
i use leather/vinyl needles, which come in a pack of three sizes. i change needles depending on how many layers i'm sewing - the smallest size is great for the single layer applique, like on this bag, but i need a larger size when i sew it all together.
and i do pin, very rarely, and when i do, i pin where the stitching will be, so that the holes aren't obvious. mostly i use tape, sometimes scotch tape if i need to be able to see through it, but more often painters tape or masking tape, because it pulls off easily as i sew. i try not to sew over the tape, because it dulls my needle and is extremely difficult to pull out of stitches (because with vinyl, you need to use a smaller stitch length). you can pin through the seam allowances, so that it won't show, but it's a hassle, so if i need to hold the edges together i use small binder clips - i bought a little tub of them at the office supply store, and they work great! 

i hope that helps! you should definitely try, vinyl's so fun to work with!
 
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« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2008 05:55:36 PM »

Cute. I can't wait to work with vinyl!
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« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2008 06:22:43 AM »

This is just phenomenal!!!  I am now inspired to use the tons of red vinyl remnants I have aquired from a Joann safari Grin
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« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2008 12:16:24 AM »

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