Happy New Year everyone!!
This year I got a fun toy for Christmas--a new Silhouette Cameo! I love this thing. I have been having fun figuring out what I can vinyl. You can do so many things with a silhouette, but for now I have focused my attention on vinyl.
I made this cute zippered bag to give as a gift to my friend's daughter. I saved my Twister game mat once our children grew out of wanting to play. I saw online once where someone made a raincoat out of one and that was my first plan. However, an umbrella will keep the rain off with a lot less effort and work on my part! ha ha
I cut my mat 25 inches x 21 inches, trying to position it where I could maximize the Twister logo at its best. Bottom corners are boxed at 2.5 inches.
I used both red and blue cotton webbing to add as much color as possible. (2 yards for each strap)
This gave me a great opportunity to work with vinyl; I used Oracle 651. Working with phrases gave me some practice designing too. I still have so much to learn, but I seriously want to vinyl everything possible.
See those little hands? I traced them from some free clip art online!
I used a 28 inch green sport zipper and red flannel for the inner lining, which I had in my stash.
I wasn't sure how to sew the plastic. To provide stability, I used a narrow zig zag stitch at 3.0 (a straight stitch looked like a perforation line to me), adding stitch witchery as I sewed. I didn't fuse it of course. After that, I used fabric glue over the seam, and once dried, I used some strong, clear packing tape! I'm hoping that I did all things possible to strengthen the seams, but I told my friend not to put anything super heavy in it....just in case. I think it makes a great bag to carry a pillow to camp!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley