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A little tutorial : how to make less stressful lanyard

While making lanyard for custom order today, I remember those days when I started sewing again. When WiFi  was not yet heard and modem connection was very slow and making those funny crackling noise ^_^ 
Yes, I learned most of my sewing tricks and tips from bloggers who generously share their step by step pics. I am a visual reader {is that the correct term?}. So, I need tutorial with lots of pics in it. 
Anyway, here's a little tip how to make lanyard less stressful ;)
First you need your DOUBLE FOLD bias tape or any binding tape and the hook. I like using bias though.
{bias tape tutorial video in my previous post)

and then, insert the tape into the hook

now, put the end of the tape, right side facing and sew 1/4"  open the seam and press it flat  make sure you put it correctly, or else you'll end up with twisted lanyard {I did once :D }

Now fold the bias tape and start sewing closely to the edge

Now you're almost done you just have to double stitch around 1/2" …

Handmade Wallet again

My friend's daughter is cyclist and she's got few medals up her sleeves already One day the mommy saw my wallet and asked if I have bicycle print I said of course I do {see, this is why I need to buy certain fabrics}
After pulling out a bunch of fabrics to match, I came up with this one

I add a little hand embroidered monogram there


and since my previous wallet was taken by my dear sister  I need to make one for my self

Finally I got to use my linen!  I bought FQ bundles from Etsy few months ago

I'm quite happy with the result
I love to keep my debit and credit cards in the zipper pocket I feel safer that way ^_*



I remember a friend recently complaining about her work  she was not quite happy with her work even though I told her, she's done very well considering she just picked up sewing
Well, for me, HANDMADE should LOOK handmade  all the imperfections will make it more special
Btw, did you notice the binding? I just recently decided to learn to make a proper bias bi…

Last bit of monsoon

or not really...
It's been raining continuously for the past few days  It was hot and humid last week  Well, I guess monsoon lingers a bit longer this time
Tomorrow the school will remain closed due to water logging in the city Since half yearly exam is going on, I guess this is the best option otherwise few students will have to miss the exam
So, what is your favorite during the monsoon? Well, me...I love to sip homemade herbal tea. My current fave is rosemary and thyme.

and reading some good book or browsing Pinterest for ideas or watching funny K drama ^_^
yesterday I was looking for  Shabby Chic ideas and found these

Love that simple floral quilt I I watched  one like that in one of the K drama last week ❤
I love the green tone fabrics in this one and the pillow..oh so pretty!!
So, I pulled out few fabrics too yesterday still thinking what should I make

I love some simple and more traditional quilt I guess you must have noticed that too
it always takes me hours and maybe days…

Let the music play

Few weeks back, the boys' piano teacher said that she loved the pencil pouch I made for the boys.  She didn't believe that I made that my self *ahem*  So I said I will make one for her

I guess fabric is like destiny. I admit that I collected fabric faster than I sew [any body with me?] >_<  but then you never know when ideas strike or when you're going to need certain print, right? Just like this time


I decided to make with the black and white one and gave a red lining to match with the zipper well, black and white and red never goes wrong ^_^
oh and she loved it!  What can be a better reward than someone who received your handmade with pure delight in their eyes? I'm blessed _/\_
As usual, I made few more but of different type
Boxy long pouch, which is perfect as amenity or toiletry bag 


and another one is the triangle pouch. The triangle pouch is good for keeping sewing or quilting tools, isn't it?


I didn't use any interfacing or stabilizer here
Instea…

First Installment

Remember in my last post I showed you fabrics strips that I cut. In fact I cut a little bit more. I cut 6.5" strips and jelly rolls.

I wanted to do a quick strip quilt. And here what I ended up with

slim table runner!! I quilt it in the ditch cos I just got this fancy foot for my new HV ^-* 

the back is olive green. ❤

oh I did the binding using the flat felled foot based on THIS tutorial

I did a little  adjustment since Bernina and HV foot has a different width. 
I still prefer handsewn binding for small quilt though  But sometimes I'm just not in the mood to do hand sewing, esp when there's no interesting K-drama to accompany me. Ha!!
By the way, RPQ has a good tips on binding on her Instagram. I just saw it today and I may give it a try on my next one. 
if you want to purchase the runner it's available on my ETSY shop or if you want the fabric, you can go to my FABRIC SHOP


Until next time
Happy Quilting




What inspired you?

Well, for me, when I'm not in the mood to sew, usually folding fabrics do the tricks, esp.during "that" time of the month when my mood usually at the lowest.
Last week, I've got my fabric stocks delivered for my Etsy shop but I was just not too excited about it. Until I took them out from the package. Ha!
For those who's not familiar with Indian cotton, you should really try this. This one is soft light weight cotton which is suitable for any projects. 
whether you want soft love volume floral prints


or bright flowers

or an autumn warm colors
After a whole day of folding and photographing all those, I cut up few strips.  I have  lots of plans and ideas in my head.

Let's see what I will make out of these strips
Until then
Happy Sewing