Fast and Easy Vinyl Envelope Sewing Tutorial

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. 
Clip corners. 
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.

Isn't this vinyl amazing? I made my envelope cases in Croc vinyl, Stardust vinyl, and see-through Iridescent vinyl. The purple shown in the video is 10 gauge vinyl found here. 

The PDF download for the pattern is here. 

Be sure to print at 100% or "no scaling". 

If the embedded video won't play for you here, click to my You Tube channel for a quick watch. 

Music composed by my 10 yr old daughter.

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 be available soon 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.

My vinyls have a soft backing, not canvas but more like a felt-y feel so they are easily sewn. 

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.  I talk about it more here and here.

12 gauge clear vinyl backpack  / pattern in testing 

We will work on this backpack construction at the 

Tickets go on sale this Saturday! 

I'm working on a new website and hope to officially launch it within a week to 10 days. To be included in the grand opening hoopla sign up for my newsletter here. I don't email very often- once or twice a month at best LOL! 

Just arrived yesterday - new glitter see-through vinyls in pink, teal green, purple, black, and clear.  More colors of Stardust vinyl (not see-through) including smokey bronze, hot pink, midnight black, and more! Check it out in the VINYL section of my Etsy shop here.

Did you catch the fast and easy clear vinyl case with pom pom trim last week?   Here's the tutorial.

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