Friday, June 13, 2014

Say it through your wallet...

a handmade fabric wallet that is ^v^

I have this cute fabric lying in my cupboard for over a year now. I bought it through a friend who lives in the US of A. We have this chat group on Whatsapp where we shares ideas, jokes and our fabric loot. But the shipping from US is killing me, but then there's nothing like a good investment (said a fabric hoaders of course). Ha!

Anyway, I bought few pattern of wallet and reading numerous blog post and finally settle for this simple wallet. I wanted something sturdy but light, compact, fit in my notes and few coins. And which will fit in into my purse. 


Hmm...I'm using my old leather wallet as a benchmark for sizing. I made a little bigger and wider version, since Indian currency notes are quite long.

look at the outer fabric! I love love it!

I used two grommets snap buttons. Psst, it's not that hard to attach these buttons. 


Since I don't like to waste fabric, I make wrist strap from the remaining binding fabric. 

Well, I still have a little more of the fabric, enough for 2 wallets. Just go to my ETSY shop and grab it fast.


Until then,

Happy Sewing





Monday, June 2, 2014

Lots of pleated purse

The last one week I've been making these pretty pleated purses




They are wide open and roomy purses. You can carry a lot of things in it. Including your mini I-Pad or Tablet.


the pleats are in coordinated but contrast colors. It's so much fun to carry around.


it's also a perfect gift for bridesmaids 

I can make them in any fabrics you want
 Simply drop me a line in my ETSY shop or EMAIL me

Until then...

Happy Sewing





Friday, May 23, 2014

Red Riding Hood Tote Bag

This is also a custom order from the Exotic Lady (that's her boutique's name) - the story in my previous post . She wanted a pink tote bag /diaper bag. 

I have this red riding hood fabric from my trip last year which she chose. It has a drawstring closure which is very convenient for diapers bag. 


I match it with a dark grey cotton. I used interfacing and batting for this bag and it's perfect. It's sturdy and soft. 


a wide box bottom give it enough space to carry baby's stuff around. 



polkadots is always my favorite lining. it gives a happy aura ..or is it just me ^_^


and of course my fave hexies has to be there. I spy Red Riding Hood hexies ^_^

Until then

Happy Sewing







Thursday, May 22, 2014

Elephant quilts

There was a little handmade shop in my town run by a very talented lady. She has a bakery and a handmade baby stuff  shop. The shop though small is very beautifully decorated. She made baby dresses, mostly for newborn to about 2-3 years old baby.
I often visited the shop but never met her. And in one evening when I dropped by to pick up some pastries, I went inside her little shop and met her. We talked and I showed her the pictures of what I've been doing. Well, long story short, she liked my handmade stuff and ordered few stuff for her daughter who's expecting a baby. Her daughter likes elephants and I happen to have this pretty elephant fabrics which will be perfect for her. I mixed and matched it with stripes and dots.



She wanted a summer quilt. We discuss all the possibilities and we decided to put a layer of solid cotton as a batting, instead of the usual batting and use mulmul cotton at the back.



this quilt is perfect for spring or summer. I quilted in the ditch around the squares.

I still have more fabrics and if you want the same quilt I'd be glad to make a custom order for you. Simply for to my shop in ETSY

For the fabrics you can get from the following shops:

Indian Mulmul/cotton fabrics : Chezvies Fabrics
Cute printed cottons : Moymoik Fabrics

Until then...Happy Sewing





Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Back to Quilt ~ for a baby boy

It's done! 

A friend of mine was expecting a baby boy and  few months ago she asked me to make a tote bag for her using Indian cotton fabrics. 

I've been busy making passport wallets for the past few months and enjoyed it tremendously. 

And here's what I came up with

peacock blue and dark grey combo

 The bag has a drawstring closure. I was thinking of using zippers but as diaper bags drawstring seems to be more versatile since you can fit in more stuff without worrying about the zippers. 

With the bag I made a matching mini quilt. 

it's 30" x 30" which is perfect for new born.
It's meant for spring/summer weather so I used flannel batting. It turned out very soft.


one more shot


I've been using flannel batting for few quilts that I made and I like it, esp for my kind of weather which is quite humid during the summer.
It's a perfect covering in AC room during the summer months ^v^ .

If you need the fabric, you can visit my shop or contact me in my FACEBOOK .
I'd be glad you hear from you.


Until then...

Happy Sewing