When my new vinyl came in I was determined to make some fast projects to test it out. There is something SO satisfying about starting and finishing a project within 45 minutes or less. It makes me feel accomplished and ready for whatever the day brings.
These cute envelope cases could be made in any size. I show a lined version at the end of the video tutorial below. Lining a case is really easy to do, don't let it scare you.
Simply sew the fabrics RST (right sides together) around the perimeter leaving an opening of 4-5" at the bottom.
Turn RSO (right side out).
Press opening inwards and sew closed.
Always press vinyl from the fabric backing or the lining side - NEVER use a hot iron directly on the vinyl itself.
Don't be confused by the ### (waistcase). This envelope body is the same as the Waist Case tutorial but without the belt. You can find the waist case project here.
I love how the sunlight plays up the colors in the vinyl - so gorgeous and happy!
Here I made a Santorini Tote in Croc silver vinyl. I made a video which will is available to those who've purchased the pattern. I didn't use any interfacing on the vinyl at all, it just doesn't need it. I used Pellon SF101 on the lining main body pieces only. I also opted to leave off the exterior zipper pockets.
If you're new to sewing vinyl I highly recommend a TEFLON sewing foot (also called non-stick foot). It is ABSOLUTELY worth it's weight in gold. A total game changer for sewing stickier fabrics, including leather.