it’s friday and that means it is time for another fail! fail friday is a series of posts showcasing and celebrating sewing and crafting failures. why? because life is messy and so is crafting and the more honest we can be about that, the happier we can stitch…and learn and laugh and embrace our imperfections. feel like joining in? post in the newly created flickr pool and share your fail story!
failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something ~ morihli veshiba
this week, I am thrilled to have mary frances from this is marzipan stopping in. mary frances happens to be one of my oldest blog-world friends and we had the wonderful opportunity to actually meet in real-life recently. and, she is just as thoughtful, honest, funny, and all-around wonderful in 3-d as she is on the world wide web. (she is also one of those people that is beautiful and glow-y while pregnant…her family is waiting for their third right now.) she brings all of those traits to her sewing, which makes her a blow-you-out-of-the-water kind of maker and brilliantly skilled photographer and writer. so, I feel especially lucky to have her ‘fail’ here today along with some brilliant tips and tricks on sewing with vinyl. welcome mary frances!
How to Get Leather or Vinyl to Glide Smoothly Across Your Machine at ehow.com.
Oilcloth Tips at SewMamaSew.
For the very ambitious, MJ Trends (a source for buying vinyls and PVCs) has a detailed guide on apparel sewing with these fabrics.
Clear Vinyl Tote Bag at Craftinomicon.
Sewn-In Vinyl Pocket Notebook at futuregirl.
Clear Zipper Pouches at Make It and Love It.