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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,…

Something New

Hello again,
Few days ago, I was reading my past blog posts from way back in 2009 and 2010. I even read the comments and checked the profile of the commentator. Most of the bloggers are no longer writing. After the Facebook and Instagram, many people think writing a blog is too time-consuming. I was also caught up in the same trend. I mean, isn't it easier and more practical to just click photos and upload it to Facebook and Instagram, instead of writing all the details on the blog. The thing is, Facebook and Instagram is a fast moving, it's difficult to track what you have posted, even with the hashtag. Unlike a blog, where everything is properly documented. It's like a diary. We can always go back and read.Some cute moment, someridiculous photos, and of course it warms my heart to read all those. Anyway enough of feeling nostalgic.
Yesteday, in between finishining my orders, I made this cute hipster cross body bag. It's been on my mind for several days, and it sort of…

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