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{TUTORIAL} Adding Zipper Pocket

The last two days was euphoria for me. It's the first time I got published in an online media and that too on Ecwid Blog! I was contacted by them by email early this month and was so excited about it. You can read my Behind the Scene Story in Ecwid Blog. I hope I can inspire more mothers who decided to left 9 to 5 job and pursue her dreams.

Now let's get down to the fun stuff. I got email from Patti, asking about how to add zipper pocket on the Phone Pouch. Thank you so much Patti!! Adding zipper pouch is very easy. If you already got the pattern  here is what you have to do. (if you haven't,  you can get it at the end of this post)

After you cut all your Exterior, Lining and Interfacing pieces as per pattern instructions, cut 2 extra lining pieces of Main Panel.

1. Fuse the interfacing on to the wrong side of the back exterior piece. Mark 1.5" down on one of the short end and cut.

Do the same with one of the lining piece.

2. Put the lining and exterior pieces…

Love u to pieces

This is my entry for February challenge in Desi Quilters. It was made in a hurry,  as a stress buster. Though I wish I could make a better one. (the mini quilt on the background was made 2 years back) 
First off,  I pieced the heart part from strips which I dug out from my scraps bin, and then quilted a bit with decorative stitches before attached it to the main fabric using reverse applique. Very quick n simple.
And instead of my usual envelope closure, I used zipper closure and loved the finish look.
One thing when you make cushion covers is that you make one inchsmaller from the insert (cushion) size.  That will make the cushion looks fuller. 
And here 's another one I make with zipper closure

I got this fabric from my friend in Indonesia. I still have 2 more to finish similar to this one ^_^. 
Until then...
Happy Sewing

A pink duffel

One of my online friend asked me to make a duffel bag for her DD. I love making bags and pouches but usually only on request or made them as a gift. 
This duffel bag had 2 pockets on both side  and since there was barely enough fabric, I used white thick cotton (I'm not sure what was that, it's jeans kind of material) and added a cute matching pink grosgrain ribbon. 

The zipper part was a bit tricky cos I don't like an exposed zipper in a bag. So I came up with zipper lining which worked out great in this duffel bag.

I used flannel as a batting and it's double layers of batting there. And deep pink polkadots make it more fun. 

 oh and I did FMQ too, it's a good way to practice FMQ ;) 
Until then...
Happy Sewing