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Friday, October 14, 2011

Vinyl Fabric Project

I was in the fabric store the other day and saw this little vinyl open weave fabric made into a cute pouch.  Since I've been looking for something to put all the GPS "stuff" in this looked like a good option.  Its flexible, you can wipe it off to clean it, easy to sew on, not expensive AND it came with a free instruction sheet as to how to make the pouch in different sizes. 

I'll try and get a better set of instructions made if anyone is interested in making some of these little cuties.
To make three of them in varying sizes I purchased
1/2 yd. of the vinyl mesh fabric
One package of binding
One package of small loop and hook dots

Since I didn't plan on posting this project I didn't take any pictures when I started, again if there is interest out there I'll make some more and get pictures to attach to the tutorial.

I made a large pouch from the measurements given on the instructions sheet, it was a little large to hold the GPS stuff so I tried the medium measurements and they were a little small.  Finally I just made up my own measurements for what I thought I would need for the finished product and tadaaaaaaa it worked.  I would however next time cut the flap longer to overlap the pouch.

These could be embellished with lots of cute trims but since this was for our "manly" GPS I figured I would just use a plain black button to cover the stitching from the hook and loop.  I think the total cost per pouch was less than $2.


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I have never seen such fabric before. Do you think it is sturdy enough to make bags for carrying grocery's with? Those bags would be great Christmas gifts, I can think of so many ideas, and ways to use them. I think they are handy and my wheels are turning with ideas. Thanks for sharing:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those are really cute...Where my GPS....Laying all over the glove box!


Debbie said...

This would be great because we move our GPS (I call her Gypsy) from one car to the next. I've never seen fabric like that.

Please do post the tutorial if you don't mind. I really like the look of this project!

I also liked what the Dawn said about grocery bags. Another great idea.

Paula said...

What a good idea. I can think of so many uses for these pouches. Thanks for the inspiration!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a great idea, Char! That fabric is so useful! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is cute! Love what they did with it.