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    Default Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    Some just recently posted a link for a baby bib and grocery bag. I can't remember who or find the post butI went to it, loved it and decided to try some for the upcoming Craft Fair in Sept...so I downloaded the patterns.

    A while ago I made a mistake when I purchased some vinyl for some carry storage bags I wanted to make. Purchased way way too much of it. So my question is:

    When making the bibs can I use it for the backs of them? If not can I sandwich them in? Will the vinyl be ok after many or even one washing?

    Same with the grocery tote. Can I use that as a lining alone or sandwiched?

    I should really use this vinyl up someway. Any other suggestions for it? I don't want to make it all in storage totes because I can't make my money back on them for craft fairs.

    Any comments or suggestions are appreciated!

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    Maybe you could make a small test piece and wash it to see what happens.

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    Idk about vinyl with bibs. Is it machine washable? Bibs get washed a lot, with vinyl they probably couldn't go in the dryer and it would be a hassle separating them out from the other laundry to air dry. Moms of kids that age are usually tired and doing laundry after getting kids to bed and it would be easy to forget the bibs couldn't go in with everything else. Idk how these other ideas would sell, but just my two cents here, you could (1) make a fold up diaper changing pad with one side vinyl, or (2) make a play pad about 24 inches square for Play Dough--hehe as a Mom my all time favorite HATED "toy" but kids sure love it. Hopefully you'll get some other ideas here too.

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    I like jj Kaiser's ideas very much. I personally wouldn't use vinyl for bibs because it might get hot and sticky on a babies skin, although I have made some out of that Pul fabric that is somewhat like a soft vinyl type but is wipeable.

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    Looks like vinyl is a no go :-) Glad I checked here!

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    You could use the vinyl to make small zippered bags like for makeup.

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    How about the mats for under the high chair? tent covers for card tables?
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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    I think these could be made out of vinyl, maybe with a cotton outer?

    https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/2018/...-diaper-clutch

    https://sew4home.com/projects/fabric...tmas-july-2019. Would be nice not to have to worry about water drips when you water the tree

    https://sew4home.com/projects/curtai...-lounge-cabana

    https://sew4home.com/projects/furnit...spike-grommets
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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    Hmmm after reading Laura's post I remembered that about 5-6 years ago I made a rag quilt out of flannel with batting about 25-30 inches square specifically for putting under my Xmas tree to catch any water overflow bc I have w2w carpet in my LR. Not vinyl backed but that would work. I actually like pulling it out at xmas each year. I made it a rag quilt bc I had not tried that technique before and wanted to see how I liked it. It's green and red with a star shape created from hst but the design is actually covered up bc I have a (home made) Xmas tree skirt over the tree stand. But it would probably sell best if made in Xmas fabric or colors. Just another idea.

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    Default Re: Using vinyl with baby bibs and fabric grocery bags?

    Don't know if this would work for something to sell or not but I use clear vinyl to cover a cloth tablecloth for my outdoor/porch/deck tables. Protects the real cloth from weather, diners, kids play, and other outdoor elements, easy to wipe down and/or hose off.
    I just buy clear vinyl by the yard from Joann Hobby Lobby, Walmart and lay it down. You could kinda measure out to fit tables based on regular tablecloth sizes. If you want to get "fancy" maybe sew a binding around the edge for easy visiblity on the table.
    You did say any and all ideas.....lol

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