Thursday, December 17, 2009

Diagonal Weave Basket

This is my very first diagonal weave basket. The basket is basically two layers of backlit vinyl tarp at right angles to each other. Each piece of vinyl is fringed at a 45 degree angle to the basket edge base as shown in the diagram. After weaving I secured the ends with clips and glue. I finished off the basket with another piece of vinyl used as trim with more glue.

I put the .svg file here if you are interested in trying this project. The file is also on Craftedge in the SVG files area, boxes and borders section.
I use Cricut Expressions to cut out the vinyl, Sure Cuts a Lot software to set it up. I also use UHU glue stick to anchor the vinyl to the cutting mat.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Housekeeping of blog URL

I changed the blog address to from

When I initially started blogging, I was making repurposed clothing; hence the Sewnagain name. When the clothing items didn't sell on Etsy, I switched to making things out of vinyl. (They still aren't selling very well, but I'm maintaining a presence there, because once in a while, something in my Etsy shop does sell.)

For a while I didn't think I could change the the name of my blogger URL. It makes more sense to have the blogger URL connected in name to VinAlly. Blogger assures me that my followers will still be able to find me.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Recycled Vinyl for baskets

Recycled vinyl advertising tarps comes in a lot of great colors. There's a lot of possibilities in using this material for basket-type projects. Here's a woven sample of nothing in particular. The type of tarp I used was a "backlit" tarp, which is thicker than other vinyls and is printed on both sides.

I think my house could use a magazine rack and key basket, so I might try this.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanks to J.L. for supplying me with cool used vinyl banners.