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Vinyl Needle Case free sewing tutorial

August 20, 2018

Vinyl Needle Case free sewing tutorial

Sewing with vinyl is fun and easy if you have the right tools for the job. See my Vinyl Chat here for tips for working with vinyl. If you have further questions, you can always contact me, I'm happy to help.

Mia's backpack is made with 12 gauge green vinyl.

Santorini Tote in vinyl.

Keep Case in Hot pink vinyl.

Wendy's keep case in blue 10 gauge vinyl.

For this needle case I wanted something SUPER fast that anyone can whip up with minimal time invested. A perfect fit for stashing in your purse or carry-on bag (hello EPP people) - as it's thick enough to protect and yet easy enough to sew, = it won't make you crazy. Plus see-through means Security will be nice, as you're not "hiding anything" right?! RIGHT.

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Don't even start...

You need a piece of vinyl 13" x 5".

Just so you know- 10 gauge is 0.2mm thick, 12 gauge is 0.3mm thick, and 20 gauge is 0.5mm thick. It seems a negligible difference, but it actually does feel quite different.

Watch the video demo here:

Download the PDF template pattern here.

Instructions / if not watching video.

1. Cut vinyl out using template download (link above).

2. Place snaps with snap press or snap setter tool.

3. Sew sides using a teflon sewing foot, remembering to back stitch start and stop.

Finish by trimming threads.

If you don't want to add snaps, place a piece of vinyl across the body so the flap can tuck under it. I've put indicator marks on the template where it will go (on the outside). My strap measures 5" wide and 3/4" tall.

See this photo:

See the flap tucked under the strap here? This is the option to make if you don't want to do snaps.

So fast, so easy, and so useful for any small items you want to keep protected or organized. Make a bunch to keep on hand as quick little gifts, tuck a gift card inside and there you go!

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