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« on: July 31, 2011 09:01:41 AM »

I am looking for some vinyl that is polyurathane and is super soft and pliable to make a bag...I have been searching for weeks now and am not quite sure what weight I am looking for or type if there is something specific I should look for...any ideas...Ill show u a pic of a purse for and idea of what i am thinking.
or here is the etsy store i saw this at
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/46400649.
Thanks so Much
Kathy
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011 05:51:49 AM »

My question is: why does it have to be vinyl? Have you been to an actual fabric store? Even Joann's has vinyl. You could browse around and note down some details (thickness, etc.) then take that info to enhance your online shopping experience if that's what you're going for.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011 05:42:49 AM »

oh I have been to joanns many times but I haven't found this type of vinyl there.  Joanns does not list the weight per yrd of their vinyl ...I have been making fabric purses for a while now and to me a nice faux leather bag or vinyl would be more suitable and look more sleek to me. I just love the look of this bag and maybe fabric could do it but that is not the look im going for so the search continues.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 11:47:23 AM »

If you can find an upholstery company they could have fabric books for you to look through. It looks as though the stuff comes in 2 weights, 1 and 2 pretty much, and I have no idea how soft those would be or if "soft" means it will rip at the slightest pull.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011 04:52:32 PM »

Hey, somebody just posted info about iron-on vinyl; I've never seen it, but maybe you could cover a neat fabric you like with the stuff and then sew. I'm definitely gonna find me some! http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=&q=iron-on+vinyl&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS351US351&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=14849454906890413139&sa=X&ei=xGpETu6xLYPg0QHRx9zfCQ&ved=0CEwQ8gIwAQ
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011 08:27:29 PM »

Hi Kathy,
You could try UniqueShiny on Etsy....I bought some of this http://www.etsy.com/listing/78956109/a-yard-of-soft-lamb-leather-fabric-u1005 and it is nice and soft. I made my "Snazzy Slouch" bag out of it. http://www.chriswdesigns.com/index_htm_files/117.jpg
The title 'says' 'soft lamb leather' BUT it isn't real leather and it it is very pliable and soft and sews relatively easy with a regular sewing machine however I did find that I got better results using an actual 'leather' needle. She has other soft faux leathers too so might be worthwhile yuou checking her shop out!
Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Christine
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