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Tutorial Reversible Quilted Trivet or Coaster

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I'm still in scrap buster mode. Now, let's make Reversible Trivets or coaster. It's really easy - mind numbing project. This is the kind of project that lifts up your spirit or gets your sewing mojo back.
Alright, here's what you need: - Fabrics scraps of various sizes and colors.  - Batting scraps - I am using flannel in this tutorial. 
First, you need to decide the size. I normally go with the whatever size of the batting scraps. In this project, the batting is roughly 6.5" x 7". 
Now grab 2 small pieces of fabrics and put them RIGHT SIDE TOGETHER in the middle of your batting piece. Sew with 1/4" seam allowance. You can go with 1/2" or 3/8 seam allowance. It doesn't really matter. 

Now flip them open and finger press. I trimmed the pink stripe fabric a little bit. For a small project, the narrower the fabric strip the better. At least for me.

Now take another strip of fabric and put them Right Side Together along with the longer side …

Patchwork Pouch

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Never threw out even the smallest piece of your favorite fabrics! You can turn them into this pretty patchwork pouch

I was organizing my small scraps last Saturday and as a bonus, I decided to make this pouch. Actually I started out with card holder in mind. I even took out Suzuko Koseki book for guidance. 
I decided to do quilt as you go method since some of the scraps are quite tiny. And when the panel is ready, I was thinking, it will be better to make pouch!  So here is the QAYG pouch with 2 different sides. One side is sober color and a bit brighter on the other side. 

I love zipper with binding, I made once and have not attempted again. So, this time I decided to do just that. Zipper with binding! and I love how it turned out.

I added faux leather tassle too. It's uber cute!! Each piece of fabrics in this pouch has a memory of it's own. Some of them are from the leftover binding, some are from the corner cuts of a bag, etc. It is  a special pouch! If you want t…

A lot of fun fabric bundles

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It's so good to be able to write the blog again. I've been writing in my mind all the time. I was so busy after I came back from summer holiday. I had a great time, by the way. I updated a few of the holiday photos in my Instagram account. 
So here's what happened. I made fabric bundles!! Yes, lots of them and I am still making more. This is part of my destashing program. 
Like these  Bali Batik Duos (it's Fat Quarter set of 2) 

Novelty Prints Fat Quarter Duos

Floral Half Yard Duos

Floral Fat Quarter Bundle

Indian Block Print Fat Quarter Bundles

I really enjoyed the process, cutting, putting the colors together, folding and taking good photos. 

Looking at these pretty fabrics, really lift up my spirit. I still have a lot of bundles to make, if you're interested, you're most welcome to join Chezvies Fabrics Club  on Facebook where you can get the first dip on the bundles. 
Make sure you check the shop to see what's available now. 
Thank you for stopping…

Handbag and Wallet set - a gift set for Mom

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When Namrata showed me her (then) new pattern of Rose Handbag, I knew I will make one for my mom. I could not test it at that time because I hurt my pinky and could not do any sewing that needed "birthing".
And a few days ago I finally got down to make one. My mom loves florals, and she loves Blue and Red. So I picked this Japanese linen with Red Rose print. But of course, I have to make a set, with the trifold women's wallet. 

This is my 4th bag from Bagstock Designs and I love how this Rose turned out. For you who started to sew a bag, don't hesitate. Namrata's pattern is always easy to follow with clear photos and instructions.
I used Japanese linen and dark blue denim and my Singer machine worked like a charm going through all the layers. well, except the one with the D-rings for the removable strap. So, I skipped stitching just a few mm from there. 


I have a matching blue egg color polka dots which perfect for the lining and added a red zipper for fu…

The Linen Floral Sling Bag

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The wifi is not working properly since last week. I think due to the stormy weather. I've been quite busy finishing few orders and also managed to finish my tester bag for Namrata's newly released pattern. I told her, I won't be able to test in the beginning, but I managed to finish my Etsy orders in time and got 2 days before the due date.
The pattern is called Jasmine Sling Bag, the pattern is now available both on Etsy and Craftsy.
And here is my take on the pattern:
  I love making a small bag and have been asking Namrata to make the pattern and I love how she improvised it from the original design. The smart zippered flap is my favorite.

I made a reversed version from what the pattern called. I used solid linen for the main body and accented with floral linen just because I want the flap in floral ^^.

This bag surprisingly quite spacious. Besides the zippered flap, it has a slip pocket which I find it very handy. I also used a cute snap button I got from my re…

Ikat and Pinterest

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Don't you love Pinterest? I know I do. I get lots of inspiration from there. I love a casual and loose fitting dress or tunic. I really want to make something with Ikat Fabrics. Ikat always fascinates me, be it hand woven or printed one. It simply beautiful. 

I browsed Pinterest and found these  red ikat dress  and the white ikat dress that I really love.

It will ber perfect for summer, but I will need a longer sleeve since I am wearing hijab ^^. 
Maybe this Blue one will look great for summer. 

or this White and Indigo one?

What do you think?
Check out a couple of NEW FABRICS I put up in the shop! 
If you're on Pinterest, follow my Pinterest boards  . I recently edited my boards as an effort to improve my SEO.  I've been reading a lots of books on SEO and it's time to implement them, right? 
I will write more about it next time. Hopefully, I can share a few SEO tips. 
Until then,
Happy Sewing,


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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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