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« on: March 29, 2009 07:33:53 PM »

So after being told by a woman I worked with that I needed to stop making things for other people I took her advice and made this purse using McCall's 4400 pattern.

The purse has the same lining as the wallet.

It was my first time working with vinyl, I was glad I had a costuming friend tell me about a walking foot or else I'd never have finished it.

I finished the purse and had plenty of fabric left over and decided to make a wallet using the tutorial I found here http://elily00.wordpress.com/tutorials/wallet/

I had some problems with the vinyl when it got to finishing time... but  I'm not complaining for my first one.

I have a lot of cards so I added another row to it so they all stack vertically instead of horizontally.

Once I finished my own of course I had a friend beg me to make her one. I'm not usually a fan or pink OR zebra print but she loves it so, whatever makes her happy.

Well I hope you like them and  I welcome any C&C's.

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 01:47:55 AM »

I LOVE the color combo on the bag and the blueish wallet. Very nicely done, too. Smiley

Now I need to get to my sewing machine and make some more, too Wink

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009 06:04:08 PM »

Hey - nice work you've done here.

I like the credit cards section layout you did.  That makes sense for folks with lots of cards.

Thanks for sharing this

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009 07:36:32 PM »

Great job on the bag and wallets.  I have never worked with vinyl and have always wondered if it would be hard.  You've made it look easy.

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009 07:57:06 PM »

Nice job!  I lke the color choices.  Can I ask, why vinyl?
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009 07:53:49 AM »

The pattern I used for the purse reccommended vinyl for the corners and I just happened to have a bunch left over, so I figured I might as well use it.

I've discovered with the vinyl is that you can't pin it... if you don't want to leave unwanted holes in it. Sad

The problem I ran into with the vinyl is that it's obviously hugely thicker than the linen I did the zebra print with, so my corners were much thicker than I liked. Sad

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