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{TUTORIAL} Adding Zipper Pocket

Hello,
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…

{SHOP UPDATE} Halloween Theme

It's time to stock up the shop for the festive season. I'm currently making Halloween theme which include this cute trick or treat candy bag 
This candy tote bag is fun to make. I got a couple of Fat Quarters with halloween them on my trip to Seoul last year. The Korean cotton is a dream to work on. The fabric is just fab!!
Read my story about my shopping trip in South Korea
From the left over fabric, I made this cute mobile phone sleeve.
isn't that cute? 
The mobile phone pouch is quite popular in my Etsy shop and I've been making lunch bags and phone pouches for my local customers in the past few weeks. 


so many yummy fabrics, so little time to sew 





So,make sure you check the SHOP for newest updates and ready to ship items. 
Until then,
Happy Sewing



Branching out from Etsy

The past few weeks, I've been busy setting up new platform for my shop. I've been selling in Etsy for a couple of years but with the ever changing Etsy policy it is getting tougher for sellers outside USA to get (even) a view unless we pay for Etsy Promoted Ads. 

Etsy promoted ads gives benefits, but I see that you should have a higher budget (which I can't afford) which bring your shop to the first search pages.
Well, there are SEO thingy and keywords, etc which turned out to be a little help (or no help at all) if you don't use promoted ads.


And also the "shop local" policy really have impact on Seller outside US.
Another reason was I've been waiting for Etsy to introduce INR in their default currency but don't see that coming. While I get many inquiries from India, the USD price tag deter them from Etsy. Indian shoppers feel more comfortable shopping in their own currency and using Bank Transfer as mode of payment. 

I really wish Etsy take a hint …

{ New in the Shop} 241 Batik Sling Bag

I have this orange batik for a long time. It's one of those modern batik depicting Jakarta's landmarks and cultures. I always wanted to make bag with it but could not find a perfect pattern for it, until last week!

Well, Noodlehead pattern is always my favorite and this 241 tote was on my wishlist. I am glad I finally made it. 


It's perfect to carry around while you're on the go
2 pockets on the sides is very handy to keep your sunglasses or those brochures you pick up on the road

the slanted exterior zipper pocket is so cute and perfect to keep your bus/train card or small changes or even your hotel card when you travel.


I will definitely take this sling bag on my next trip. 


So, when you're planning your next holiday, don't forget to grab one of this bag. 
Now this bag is available for custom order in my ETSY shop  {psst.. you like a customized bag. I have more fabric options} 
or you can just click this button below to buy:






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