Wednesday, April 11, 2007

have you seen this book?

It is fantastic!

I checked it out of my local library, and it is bad news for my to-do list.
But, I found out that it is fun and fairly easy to sew with vinyl.


Who knew???


by the way, my husband thinks I've crossed over to the scary side of the crafting world. :)


This bag took me less than an hour to make. I ended up making two right away. (The total cost less than $5 for both...hurray for 40 cent vinyl remnants and 50% off sales and coupons, right Amy???)

The hardest parts were:
getting the top seam even (you really can't pin vinyl)
and
cutting into the tape measure, even though that was my intention when buying it.


And out of the scraps, I made a little zipper pouch.
(more of these to come....there are still lots of vinyl scraps to use up!)
There are 30 projects in the book. So far, I have made 3 of the projects. (one quilt, and these bags above.) And I hope to make 15 additional projects. Yes, the book is really that good.

What are some of your favorite craft books? I'd really love to hear your suggestions!

14 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

I am amazed at how great these are. And they look just like the photo.

becki said...

I love it!! I made that same bag and had such a fun time doing it too! I gave mine away on a bag swap, so I will definitely have to make another!! Your's looks great!

The Calico Cat said...

I got that book - haven't made anything yet, but there are a few on my " 2 do list"

Roxanne said...

Gorgeous bag!!! So cute. I haven't seen that book, but I think I might have to track it down. Nice work on the zipper - you must be a pro by now :) I honestly can't think of any good craft books right now, but I will think on it. By the way, try using binder clips to keep your fabric straight. Not my idea, I've seen it somewhere, but it works really good...especially the little tiny ones.

sulu-design said...

Oh, oh, oh, this post has me so excited!!! I've been looking for a fun project to get me back on my sewing machine, and the look of your purse and pouch has got me energized! I love the look of the vinyl and your stiching on top - thanks for sharing your great work (and that title...gotta check that out, too).

Amy Jo said...

OK - that is stinkin' CUTE!!!! Way cuter than I imagined when we found the deal of the century on the vinyl!! Now I'm wishing I would of shared the "big" cost with you! Good Job, girl!

Betsy said...

Your vinyl bags are so cool...I'm afraid of vinyl on my machine. Oh, try the DS scarf..obviously my favorite! The weather is staying cold, just for those of us who love scarves!

Natasha said...

Oh that bag is great, I have that book too and have made several of the other projects but the whole vinyl thing scared me! If you say it was easy I will have to try!

Clair said...

It is a fun book. And I like the zipper pouch.

beki said...

Oh, how I love this book! So many great projects :)

vanessaann said...

so cute! it turned out great. thanks so much for you advise about the quilt. You really did explain it well, i'm just a visual person i'll have to read it a few times more before i try. thanks again!

vanessaann said...
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sorry for the deleted comment, i accidently posted it twice. opps...

LeeAnn said...

I love this! So great.