Now in stock in the Sew Sweetness shop are 22 vibrant colors of glitter vinyl fabric! The glitter vinyl is backed with canvas fabric, and it’s very thin (0.6mm) and easy to sew on your home sewing machine. If you’ve not sewn with leather or vinyl before, I suggest using a denim needle and either a walking foot or a Teflon foot (I use a Teflon foot personally). Whenever sewing with vinyl, I always like to test on a scrap first, just so I can get warmed up.
I always found it dicey when ordering vinyl online – you never quite know what you’re getting, and it’s always disappointing getting vinyl that’s either too thick or that is backed with a fuzzy fleece-like fabric (which isn’t idea if you are using raw-cut pieces for accents!). I spent a good amount of time looking through vinyl samples in order to choose just the right ones for bag-making! The glitter vinyl joins the very popular 40+ colors of cork fabric in my shop, also great to sew with. I am happy to offer flat rate shipping in the U.S. and Canada on all fabric purchases (and I do offer worldwide shipping). A little goes a long way, and I always recommend keeping leather and vinyl rolled up in your studio in order to avoid creasing which is caused by folding it (the vinyl will also be shipped rolled).
Here are a few projects made with glitter vinyl – as you can see, it’s great for adding small accents or making straps with, and you can still use cotton fabric for the main prints.
What would you make with glitter vinyl?