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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2003 01:37:17 PM »

cute cute CUTE!


does the vinyl fray a lot? are they lined?
I really love them!
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2003 04:50:20 AM »

another trick to sew with vinal is to use liquid dish soap applied to the vinal surface and then you can use whatever foot you prefer. The soap cleans off easy and doesn't damage the vinal. Look through the instructions on your machine about what needle to use on vinal. mine took the same kind of needle you would use on cordoroy or denim, so more of a medium weight needle. Also use an appolstry thread, so your stitching is visible and durable.  
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2003 12:12:50 PM »

thats an interesting tip about liquid soap but you'd have to be very careful not to get any inside your machine, as it could do nasty things to the insides when it dried...
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2003 01:47:15 PM »

ah vinyl  - my favourite medium. I discovered it a couple years ago and I haven't looked back. I definitely agree with the use of the teflon foot. It has been an absolute life saver and I would strongly recommend using a vinyl leather needle if you have to go through several layers of the stuff. be careful though, my sewing machine hasn't been too healthy these days Sad

here are a few pictures of some of the fun stuff you can do with vinyl

http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lootbystinab/detail?.dir=/Bags+and+Shirts&.dnm=redcircle_etc.jpg
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2003 11:53:40 PM »

stinab, love your bags! the red and white one is so funky! is the piping vinyl too?

oh welcome to the boards btw  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2003 10:45:52 PM »

Thank you all so much for the great tips for working with vinyl! I will definitely have to try some of them as I find time to make more things:)  Also - stinab's creations are absolutely wonderful!  Thanx
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2003 07:10:38 AM »

thanks!

yup, the piping is vinyl as well. it;s pretty easy to do. Just take some cording and sew a 1" wide strip of vinyl in half with the cording in the middle. A teflon zipper foot really helps. Once you've made the piping, you can baste it onto one piece of the bag.

Lately I've been also incorporating silkscreened images into my design and putting them behind clear vinyl to protect the image like this.

http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lootbystinab/detail?.dir=/Bags+and+Shirts&.dnm=Sound+For+Studs+Orange.jpg


and this

http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lootbystinab/detail?.dir=/Bags+and+Shirts&.dnm=Red+Chopsticks+Bag.jpg

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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2003 07:13:06 PM »

Thank you for this idea, mo11ydo11! This was my first attempt at working in vinyl and I love it.  My purse addiction just got cheaper.  I did this one from a photo of my dog.  (Yes, I feed her.  She was just off the track and hadnt gained her weight yet.) 

I used an image editor on the computer to get only an outline of her, the pink shadow and then smoothed it out with the computer for ease of sewing purposes.  The bottom is the resulting coin/camera purse.  You could probably do this with a printed photo, a pair of scissors and a copy machine for sizing purposes.  To transfer the image, I just traced to the back on the white vinyl.   Total cost was $4 with vinyl left over for more purses.   Good thing since my friends are asking me to make some for them... Grin
Stinab, love the circle cut-outs!  Simple but fun.  What about using multiple colors for the background color maybe?
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2003 04:01:51 AM »

NynaeveAS, that purse is so striking! love the use of black and white. and your baby is such a cutie too  Grin

stinab, i adore your creations. is screenprinting onto vinyl difficult? i can imagine smudginess...
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2003 05:59:03 AM »

 that dog purse is the cutest thing. very nice!

about screen printing - the images are actually screen printed onto cotton fabric and then sewn into the bags behind a clear piece of vinyl to protect it from getting dirty.

I have aked the art store where I buy my supplies about what I would need to do to print on vinyl and he wasn't sure but thought that I would need special inks (probably oxiding or UV inks) and different solvent/clean up chemicals. I think it would be more trouble that it's worth at this point.
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