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Disney Mickey Mouse Family Passport Holder

Hello,
This week I’ve completed my last Etsy orders. Apparently, the Mickey Mouse Disney Passport holder is very popular in my Shop that I have to re-order the fabrics. And I love working with fun fabrics.
In this post, I was talking about batching and it helped me a lot this month. Managing shops and home single-handedly is not an easy task. I mostly spend half of my morning replying to emails and messages, before doing my daily chores. Since I already cut a batch of interfacings for Passport Holders and Mini Crossbody Bag, the sewing part is easy. While I love cutting fabrics, cutting interfacing bored me.

OK, back to the passport holder, I made 2 variations and the buyer chose one which has card slots and interior zipper.

I still have a couple of local orders to finish now, and I won’t be accepting custom orders until I come back from Indonesia next August.

I have a couple for Ready to Ship items in my ETSY shop and Website (scroll down to buy).  And if you'd like to try to mak…
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Simple Guide : How to Set Up a Facebook Shop

Hello,
Today after lunch, I was just lazing around on the sofa and browsing Facebook. I was checking my Facebook page when I realized that my CHEZVIES SHOP tab was not visible on the mobile app? What is this??? I got up and turned on my laptop and it was there! On the top.
Oh, Facebook!! what are you playing this time??
So, Facebook has its own shopping app or whatever you call it, if you connect the 3rd party e-commerce app, it will look good on the website version but NOT on the mobile version. I hope I make sense here.
The picture below is the website version of my facebook page. See the red underlined CHEZVIES SHOP tab. That's where I embedded my Ecwid Store.


and here what the Facebook Page look on the Mobile App. The chezvies shop tab is missing. The SHOP tab (which is the facebook shop) is there prominently.


So, what's the solution? I set up the Facebook Shop with a link to my website!! 
If you only sell on facebook, then direct the checkout process to the facebook mess…

Personalized Family Passport Holder

Hello,
It's Saturday already and I've been pretty busy finishing orders before Ramadan month starts next week. I won't be taking custom order from next week until the 2nd week of August. 
Today I'd share one of my recent orders. She asked for personalized passport holder. I have an embroidery machine but somehow I prefer hand embroidery. Why? #1. it's fun  #2 it's faster ( at least for me). 

I did the embroidery on the flap with a small backstitch. I thought of doing a slip stitch embroidery, but with pearl cotton, this will look better. I copied the main letters from a Japanese book and the rest was my free handwriting. 

The main musical fabric is imported Japanese linen. She wanted to combine it with green and it took me several days to get a matching solid green. 

I searched in my stash and found the perfect green shot cotton fabric. I love shot cotton or handloom cotton. It's very versatile and the color is very unique. Also, it's a breeze to embro…

Meet my new friend - SINGER HD4423

Hello,
It's finally here!! I got it on Tuesday last week!! It's Singer HD 4423. I was thinking of buying the industrial machine but I don't have space right now.

I've been considering this machine for quite some time and even though my other machines are doing OK, but I need a tougher machine to sew bags and wallet. I won't be writing a long technical review here, but if you want to read the review you can go HERE or watch it on YouTube.


So far, I LOVE it!! Especially when sewing the passport holders, it can handle thickness changes with no hick up at all. And with the High Speed, I can sew much faster without dealing with a jammed needle. The SINGER HD4423 also has top loading bobbin, which is convenient

 I'm yet to try on faux leather or another project as yet. I will update you again when I do. It has 23 stitch variations (hence the name). Also, you can adjust the needle position to the right and to the left. 
The free arm is an advantage too. If you see the…

Happy Mother's Day

Hello
Happy Mother's Day!

The photo above is the Mother's day card and key ring my dear sons gave me in the morning. We went to Archie's yesterday and both of them were busy choosing what to give me on Mother's Day. 
I love you, boys! 
 I want to share with you a note that  I copied from my friend Rashida Juzer from her Facebook Post (which I reposted on my page). 
Unknown Author but resonates how I feel - Every year ( well, maybe not every year) my children ask me the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I'd give them my real answer: "What do I want for Mother's Day? I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your kids around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about life, whatever. Tell me about your job, your worries, your kids, your fur babies. I want you to continue sharing your life with …

Monday Updates

Hello again,
Last week I completed another improv on the family passport holder. This time I converted interior slip pocket into a zippered pocket.

Hopefully, I can write a tutorial for that soon. I forgot to take photos this time. It's very easy and I love how this turned out. I hope she will like it!!

I think I am going to offer this option in the shop along with other options, like an exterior zippered pocket 

 Sewing wallet binding is my favorite. It's like a lava cake after a Pizza dinner LOL. I have a tutorial coming up tomorrow! 
In the meantime, I'll be working on another improvisation this week. Don't you just love when with a single pattern you can make so many varieties?
You can get the passport holder pattern HERE.
It's Monday and here sneak peek to cheer you up this Monday ^^ All these beauty will be available tonight! Limited stock available! 
GO TO SHOP to see what other fabrics are available now 



{Tutorial} Another Wallet Mitered Binding

Hello,

Many friends asked me how I do my wallet binding. I love wallet with binding because it's stronger and it's one of a kind! You won't find the same wallet in the world. I guarantee that ^^
Ok, so here's how: (you can use cross cut or bias binding. The binding width is 1.5" ).
1. Start sewing the binding with 3/8" seam allowance. See the picture below, I folded the binding diagonally. 


Stop approx 3/8" from the corner, and turn the wallet diagonally and sew to the corner.



2. Now flip the binding strip to outward to the right 


3.  And flip it back again like shown in the picture below.  Make sure the fold at the top is lined up straight with the edge. 

4. Now sew the binding from the top with 3/8" seam allowance. Continue in the same manner until the end. 

At the end of the binding, overlap the binding strip like in the picture below

When you finish and fold the binding to the other side, you will have a neat mitered corner 

Nothing like a perfect ending,…

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