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« on: January 28, 2005 10:58:48 PM »

I finally decided to work with vinyl in a handbag. I was damn intimidated, but alas I have completed my first vinyl purse. The vinyl was actually very easy to work with. I didn't even have to buy a sturdier needle or bust out my machine's walking foot. Okay, so I forgot to buy the needle when I bought the vinyl, but whatever... If you are intimidated by vinyl at all, don't be! I swear it was easy peasy.

I made a pattern narrower at the bottom and wider at the top so I could end up with a bucket bag. The lining is a pink cotton with really subtle white flowers. I did a cell phone pocket with a button closure (actually, I think this is the first time I sewed a button hole for use in a handbag too) and a pen pocket that holds 4 pens.

It looked pretty plain when I was done, so I decided to add some flair. Lol. I put 8 grommets down each side and looped some pink satin ribbon through them. The end result is something that looks tough and soft simultaneously. If it were a woman, she'd be a bad-ass biker chick who cries during sappy commercials. Wink

I would appreciate any comments you have! On to the pics...

http://www.whateverisay.com/bags/pinkribbon01.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005 11:09:28 PM »

Great job. I love the vinyl and pink, its kinda feminine motorcycle chick.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005 11:38:40 PM »

Absolutely excellent! Your bag looks sooooooooo professional.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2005 12:44:45 AM »

I love the pink ribbons, it's a really nice touch!  Great job!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2005 05:48:52 AM »

wow, that is absolutley beautiful. I'd be way proud if that'swhat my first vinyl project turned out like! I haven't had the moxy to do it yet, you have given me heart!
I like the way it looks like a corset from side on.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2005 06:31:03 AM »

Love it, love it!  I agree with your description.  I think it is a perfect composition of materials!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2005 08:59:25 AM »

I like it I like it, although with my vintage machine I would have to break out the roller foot. I can never find black vinyl either.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2005 10:03:47 AM »

Looks awesome!

Love the pink!  Definitely gives that nice feminine touch to the biker chick feel!

I want one!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2005 12:29:49 PM »

Okay, that bag is hot!  I'm in absolute awe, really.  I wish I had time for all the great ideas on this site!
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2005 12:58:44 PM »

You guys are too kind. No, really, you are. I woke up this morning and ran to the site to see if anyone left comments ('cause that's what we all do when we post a completed project here), and now I am beaming. It's very encouraging to get such nice comments. And now to drink a celebratory latte before sewing a Saturday away...
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