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« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2006 06:07:36 PM »

Thanks so much for sharing!  I really like the vinyl bottom -- so practical and yet stylish.  Earlier this week, I had set my bag on a puddle and I was NOT happy!
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GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2006 09:06:53 PM »

Wow, that bag is amazing!!  I am in awe!! Grin
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justchar
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2006 04:20:00 PM »

I must find a pattern for this!
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pinkninky
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2006 02:09:48 PM »

I must find a pattern for this!

good luck finding a pattern - i made this one!
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mamasharones
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2006 07:45:05 PM »

Great job on the bag!  Looks great.

I've been wanting to experiment with vinyl, but I was wondering do you fold it over to hide raw edges like you would fabric? Also what kind of needle do you use?

I really love your bag!
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« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2006 11:48:13 PM »

Great job on the bag!  Looks great.

I've been wanting to experiment with vinyl, but I was wondering do you fold it over to hide raw edges like you would fabric? Also what kind of needle do you use?

I really love your bag!

thanks for your compliments! here are my answers for your questions:
+ you don't HAVE to fold over the raw edges, that's just personal preference there. vinyl doesn't fray, so it really is up to you!
+ some say to use a brand new leather needle, and heavy duty thread. though personally, i use my same old size 14 (i think it's 14?) all purpose needle and my normal threads. and honestly, i only change needles when i manage to bend one. everything i make is just as sturdy as the next, i've never experienced a product problem due to poor sewing that could be traced back to a needle or thread issue. my old faithful normal needle and thread work great for me, so i stick with it  Cheesy
+ get a teflon foot! unless you have a heavy duty/industrial machine, you're going to need a teflon foot to sew on the top of the vinyl. sewing the knit underside is just like sewing any other knit, but if you don't use a teflon foot when sewing the top side, the vinyl is going to accidentally get stretched as you stitch - because the metal foot grabs the vinyl, instead of gliding over it.

good luck!
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abstractlady
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2006 09:03:13 AM »

i'm in love with the shower curtain lining
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« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2006 10:44:31 AM »

Fabulous! That is just gorgeous! Cheesy
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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2006 04:30:08 PM »

Thanks for the advice!!

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« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2006 09:31:57 AM »

Gah! I want one!!!!
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