I've now made a video, see it here
This is a bit lengthy and has alot of pictures.
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Someone asked me awhile back to post a tutorial on recycled wrappers and I can't remember who, and I'm sorry it took so long. And I still owe someone a Capri Sun tutorial as well.
This is for a Top Ramen Zippered Coin Purse
you will need:
*recycled wrapper of any kind
using your ruler and rotary cutter, cut about 1/4" off of all four sides, leaving you with two pieces of the wrapper, the front and back
on the back of all wrappers will be this thicker wide seam, I cut it off, just fold the wrapper over and cut up against the wrapper without cutting the wrapper........make sense?
now, your two pieces are ready to adhere to vinyl
now about the vinyl......I use 6 gauge clear vinyl from Fabric.com it's $1.95 a yard and I buy 10-20 yards at a time. It ships to you in a big long roll, almost as tall as I am 5'5
cut a piece of vinyl off your roll big enough to cover your wrappers
using your glue stick, cover that entire piece of vinyl in glue
lay your two pieces on top of the glue, pressing it flat and getting out any wrinkles.
do the same again, making a sandwich out of the wrappers and vinyl, with the vinyl being on the outside
you'll notice you can see the glue, that's ok, it will dry clear and look beautifully
cut the excess vinyl off and you'll have two perfectly covered wrappers with vinyl
for the zipper, I found out this past few weeks, some of my friends can't put a zipper in, but i'd bet they could do it like this.......easy peasy........
turn your wrapper upside down and line up against the right side of the zipper, sew all the way down
with that sewn on, flip that wrapper over so you can see the face side and sew it down once again on the front side, like the picture below.
sewed down the front as well as the back
do both sides
with right sides together, we'll start to sew the coin purse together, so from any side and I use a zig zag stitch at first, kinda like a serger stitch, stitching only down one side of the coin purse, I even sew through the zippers, (a plastic zipper, not metal) cause I normally use one that's too big and have to trim it to fit.
once you get that one side zig zagged, open it up like above and open the zipper all the way, this will make turning it rightside out easier with the zipper opened all the way
here it is zig zagged all the way and I then go around it with a regular stitch, just to ensure stability
this is optional, but I like a flat bottom better, snip the corners and sew that down to get your flat bottoms
here's how I break all my seam rippers......I use them to pull out corners that are stubborn
the inside of my flat bottom coin purse
and now we're done.......I hate how the vinyl shines in pictures.
I know this was long.....I hope it wasn't confusing, if you have any questions, please ask!
Every since Allfreesewing.com featured me, I've gotten all sorts of questions and all of them have been from "no-reply" emails.
So, I'll answer them here.
-someone asked if you could use clear contact paper, i'm sure it would work as a vinyl covering, but i'm thinking it will gum up your needle. guess you'd have to try it and see.
-someone asked if you could use bigger bags.......YES.....and I do, any bag you can cover in vinyl would work. I wouldn't recommend paper, cause when you turn it inside out, the paper wrinkles and it looks bad.
-the vinyl does goes on both sides of the wrapper (inside and out)
Anonymous asked: My local fabric store stays out of 6 guage vinyl, would 4 or 8 work? Which would be better? Have never sewn vinyl before, but, am excited to try this!
I think 4 would work better than 8, 4 would be much thinner and the vinyl really don't have to be that thick.
Aunt Spicy asked: Does it smell like Ramen?
NO, smells like fresh vinyl. lol
Here's a great tip from Angela Moore: love it!
i used to use a seam ripper for the corners, and yes broke them. then i got some smallish knitting needles in a box of stuff from a friend and i use them instead...no breaky, breaky. hope this helps.
thanks for the pattern :)
I need to try this tip myself. Thanks Angela...