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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…

Handbag and Wallet set - a gift set for Mom

Hello,
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

Hello,
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

Hello,
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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