Living in MU country, I thought it would be good for business if I came up with a bag to interest the local student body. I'm thinking of selling something like this in the local consignment stores. It needs some work, but I thought I would share it with you to get your opinion.
Working with the vinyl was easier than I thought it would be. It was also fun!
You can kind of see where I had to take out some stitching here. When I went to put on my closing zipper, I added it to the worng side so my pocket was upside down! That has not happened to me in a while. I've really been using my seam ripper less, but it got a workout with this project.
Something is going on with my machine lately too. It will be sewing perfectly straight stitches, and then all of a sudden it will get all crazy on me.
Want to see how I did the reverse applique?
-fabric for applique
-vinyl (could slso use pleather or leather)
1. Cut out your printed letters, or whatever you want (shapes?)
3. Use your cutting utensil to cut out the letters on your vinyl.
4. Cut your back fabric down to size and then stretch the fabric and tape it down onto the back of the vinyl to secure. I actually used pins (GASP!). I know your not supposed to use pins on vinyl, but I felt like I could pull the fabric tighter witht the pins.
5. Stitch around the letters to secure the vinyl to the cotton fabric and your are finished!
It's really frustrating to spend so much time, and money, on a project and not have it turn out perfect. I also noticed a tiny tear on my vinyl when I was all finished. I used a sharpie to fill it in, so now it is not as noticeable. (Gasp again!) I know, SHOCKING!
Anyway, not shop material, but I still love it and there are some positive things that I can take away from this project.
*I sewed on vinyl for the first time, which is a closer step to pleather or leather!
*I learned how to reverse applique.
*Don't buy cheap vinyl (or is all vinyl cheap??)
Do you have any vinyl projects? I'd love to check them out. Send me a note and I will visit!
Have a great day!
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