Making Vinyl, Plastic, and Rubber Handbags

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The "green" way to make gorgeous handbags using recycled materials

There has been a movement throughout the fashion industry over the past ten years towards new types of materials to replace leather. Companies like Kate Spade have been in the forefront, using vinyl, rubber, and micro fibers for their expensive, fashionable, sought-after products. Kenneth Cole, Prada and Coach have also been experimenting with micro-fibers, rubber, and ...

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Overview


The "green" way to make gorgeous handbags using recycled materials

There has been a movement throughout the fashion industry over the past ten years towards new types of materials to replace leather. Companies like Kate Spade have been in the forefront, using vinyl, rubber, and micro fibers for their expensive, fashionable, sought-after products. Kenneth Cole, Prada and Coach have also been experimenting with micro-fibers, rubber, and combinations of distinctive materials for their latest trendy products as well.

This book explores how these different types of materials can be used to create one-of-a-kind trendy items for the home sewer. The projects cater to all ages and degrees of difficulty, and materials are easy to find at traditional fabric stores, as well as places like Wal-Mart, Target, Staples, and home box stores.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592533152
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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Ellen Goldstein-Lynch is the Chairperson of the Accessories Design Department of at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has been involved in the accessories field for over 25 years, serving as Public Relations Director for the National Fashion Accessories Association for 10 years. She is an authority on handbags and accessories, and has been featured on national television and in print
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Table of Contents


Introduction     07
Getting Started
Supplies and Tools     10
ABCs of Vinyl, Plastic, Rubber, and Coated Fabrics     16
Embellishments, Trims, and Decorative Techniques     17
Laying Out and Cutting Your Patterns and Sewing     19
Projects
Candy Wrapper Bling Belt     23
Diamond Plate Shopping Tote     27
Aloha Vanity Case     31
Holographic Techno-Wallet     35
Retro Sparkle Messenger Bag     39
Kauai Tote     43
Nine-to-Five Messenger Bag     47
The 8:08 Express Hobo Bag     53
Indianapolis Speedway Hobo Bag     59
Jamba Gym Bag     63
Gallery     71
Patterns     91
Contributors     122
Glossary     123
Resources     125
About the Authors     127
Acknowledgments     128
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