Thursday, September 30, 2010

My very own Bangkok Street Bag!





Remember about the long purse I'd make for myself using Novita's tutorial? And that I had no bag to carry the wallet and my cellphone with? So, here it is, my very own Bangkok Street Bag!!! How many of you love the bag? Well, I do!!!!
It is a very simple bag that you can load in a lot of stuff!!!
I improvised it a bit with additional 2 pockets with flap on the exterior and inside of the bag and use Velcro for closures. I also add a vintage button (is it vintage?) which I received as a free gift from ButtonPlanet, for the bag closure.
Oh, yes, I also add a tiny detail on the front pocket, a green ribbon for some personal touch :)

Now, talking about the fabrics I used. Hmm, I don't know the name of the fabrics. It's use mainly in Thailand for their famous shirt and bag (about the same).
It is indeed thin and feel kinda rough when touch, just like the potato sack but not too hard (thin fabric but rough, get it?). I lined the bag with the same fabric but different print so that it will be sturdier and fortunately it turn out to be not so heavy bag to carry if without load.


Does anyone know what kind of fabrics are these??? Please let me know.

I just love the bag and already used it yesterday to get some sewing stuff!!
Do you want me to make the bag for you? E-mail me at sketch.andsew@gmail.com

Just updating my little girl, Enay. And me.

P/S: My daughter, Erisa keep on bugging me to make her a sling bag to put in her wallet and cellphone. She wants gurlish type of bag.

Umm...maybe after I've complete the Baby Jue Tote now in the process of making..

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A-Z of Sewing Book hunt






Yesterday we went to Kinokuniya, KLCC bookstore (a place that always make me happy) I did some 'google-ing' in Amazon.com and kinokuniya bookweb about books on sewing techniques and related and I'd came across this book. It has a lot of pictures on technique How-to and it's suitable for me as I'm learning to sew only thru books and Internet and try/error base.

I really don't have time to go to college to learn sewing (I hate the facts that we need to learn the history sewing and fashion and etc, in the first months in college)

It costs me RM117.11 for the book (really expensive to buy international books in Malaysia) but, anyway it's worth it. I haven't finish reading it, tho.

Do you have any books recommendations for me to buy as a beginner sewer?
Oh, yes, I've finished making 2 more Baby Jue Tote's Organizers for my shop. If you're interested in purchasing it, please drop by at my shop for more details.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My long purse...the best first attempt!





I never had a wallet until yesterday! I usually put my money and ID card in the pant pockets whenever I go out. It's the most hassle free mode when you have a baby demands both of your hands and no, I didn't use a stroller because it would be difficult to control Hadif then (my 2 years old boy).


But unfortunately, doing this over and over again had snap my ID card into 2 pieces! Oh no! Now I have to make new ID card. Oh man.

Then, 2 days ago I decided that I need a wallet. Here I use a tutorial from Novita Estiti. It's an easy peasy tutorial to work with, but of course I did some alteration on the measurement, and I would make a half size wallet for kids using the same pattern! Yay! (well, it's because my daughter want one :))

The wallet have 6 slots for cards, 2 full length slots and a zippered pocket for small change.

The materials for the wallet are my favourite fabrics. The dark blue fabric with a pair of kids prints on it is from petite minicco and the light blue fabric with print on ribbons and some shimmer lines is from...err, hey, there's nothing on the fabric to describe the detail. But it definitely a beautiful fabric.

I use Velcro for closure, a blue-green zipper for the coin slot. I didn't use interfacing therefore the wallet is a bit soft. But when I put in cards and etc. it's just nice to hold. I love my new wallet and for the first attempt on making one, I really like the result so much!!

And where will I put this wallet if I don't have a bag? A bag for myself coming up soon :) indeed!

You can make one yourself using the tutorial or maybe, perhaps...you want me to make one for you...?

Thank you Novita for sharing this tutorial. Check out her blog, she has lots of information and stuff to share...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sleeveless blouse


There's a tie-on style for this blouse, I wish I can show it to you in a clearer version...

Finished this blouse yesterday but wasn't able to upload it due to unsatisfied pictures. I left my tripod at Dungun and now I can't take my own pics wearing my wearable handmade. Erk! So sorry for that blurry pics taken by my daughter. After few hours of training using the landscape mode on my Samsung digital camera which requires you to stand still without any movement for a few seconds, these are the only see-able pictures that I am able to upload. But anyway, my daughter is getting better at it now.

This blouse is a simple pattern from one of Japanese books in my collections. I use a cotton fabric with black base and pink flowery prints on it. It was suppose to be a fabric for my bags production but, oh well, my hands was so 'gatal' (itchy) to turn it to a wearable stuff for myself. Being selfish me!
It's an A-shape blouse with same fabric bias ribbon on the neckline. So I can adjust the neckline. For the armholes, I just bias bind it with maroon poly cotton binding strips. Oh, this is the most comfortable blouse I've made for myself so far...I will definitely make more of it...

A pattern from this Japanese book I bought from Kinokuniya RM55+

Happy day to all...