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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2004 09:42:21 AM »

Yeah, I took a picture of the scooter and outlined it on black vinyl, cut it out, and stitched it on Smiley

thank you for all the compliments

also - all the other pictures posted are gorgeous, i've never seen (or read) a more creative bunch of people than those on craftster!  
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2004 05:41:07 PM »

Long time lurker, first time poster.  Smiley

I was really inspired by this thread and had some vinyl laying around, so I made a bag too.  It turned out way better than I expected.  The vinyl really is surprisingly easy to work with!  I didn't have any problems with it sticking, don't know why.  :/  Anyway, the results:

I used a pattern for it (Simplicity 8331) which was WAY more complex than I had originally intended.  It's lined with black corduroy and has a vinyl facing.  I had a lot of trouble with the handles.  (One ended up as a dog toy!)  I tried making them completely out of vinyl, but coudn't turned them right side out.  I finally got them with one side as corduroy.  

Does anyone know how to iron a decent crease into the vinyl?

lootbystinab-  your bags are absolutely stunning!  Totally inspiring!
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« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2004 06:18:17 PM »

Does anyone know how to iron a decent crease into the vinyl?

I find that just top stitching the seam, really pins down the fabirc! Its instant, and adds a nice touch. I would just top stitch all around the top opening of your bag, and it will make it look at lot flatter. Nice job!

I posted my vinyl bag in the square bottom tutorial thread, but here is the one I made!

« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2004 07:26:15 PM »

Wow, cool topstitching!  I wish I could have gone around the top of my bag, but it was too thick in some places for my sewing machine.

« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2004 07:48:01 PM »

curlyfrye, first welcome to craftster!  
love the bag.. u said the pattern was simplicity but was the feather design part of the pattern? bc i think that totally rocks!! especially in hot pink like that.

also i think the cord on the straps may be a blessing in disguise since itll grip more to a shirt when its over ur shoulder..where as the vinyl may be more inclined to slip off..??  

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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2004 09:36:48 PM »

i'm gonna ask a question:

what's a good durable thread to use for stitching the vinyl?


« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2004 10:01:43 PM »

thewalrusisme- Thanks!  The feather design wasn't part of the pattern.  I drew it myself and then cut it out.  Threw it away though, so sorry I can't provide a pattern.  Even though I topstitched, I also super glued the pink to the back of the black vinyl along the outline so all of the edges would be secure.  

The cord on the straps was definitely a happy accident!  It grips better and is way more comfy.

As far as thread, I just used regular cotton/poly.  Fabric Savvy by Sandra Betzina says to use this on thin weights and upholstry thread on thicker ones.  I'm not really sure if the vinyl I used was "thin", but whatever.  It worked.  Wink

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« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2004 08:30:11 AM »

ur bag is too cute! i luv it!  Grin

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« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2004 09:18:51 AM »

curlyfrye- i LOVE that bag!

when using vinyl, do you need to use interfacing, or it is thick enough to hold up on its own?

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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2004 10:19:46 AM »

mango- Thanks!!  

I didn't use interfacing and it was plenty thick.  However, there are two different weights of vinyl out there.  There's heavy weight, like I used on this bag, and then there''s light weight, like you normally see in PVC clothing.  I would say that if you're going to use the light weight, you should use an interfacing.  It's all personal preference though.  Go for the stiffness you like. Smiley  

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