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{TUTORIAL} Quilted Passport Sleeve

Hello,

What do you plan to sew this weekends? I've been making few small projects and learning new things. I want to share with you how to make this quick quilted project. This will perfect gift to make or to sell in your weekends market. 
Ok, let's start

What you need:
Fabric scraps  at least 8" wide - Fat Eighth would be great
Coordinated or contrast lining fabric
 Fleece/Batting
Thread

First, you can download the templates from HERE 

Print the templates at ACTUAL of 100%  

Cutting Instructions:
Cut the interfacing and fabrics according to the instructions written on the templates. 
Seam allowance already included in the templates. 

Now the fun part: 

Place the sleeve pockets on each short side of the  Main Body A (RIGHT SIDE TOGETHER) and sew with 3/8 seam allowance. 



Cut the  batting slightly bigger than the templates. Place the  exterior on the batting Right Side Down. (if using fusible fleece, here's HOW)



Start Quilting using your fave quilting lines. I love this decorative stitches in my HV machine. Once done, trim the excess batting.

 

I love the look of serpentine stitch. Alway!

Fuse the lightweight interfacing on the wrong side of lining fabric and place it together with the exterior piece, right side together. 

 

Sew the short edges with 3/8" seam allowance, turn the right side out, press the seam and top stitch with 1/8" seam allowance.
(you may find the lining is a bit longer, DO NOT TRIM)


 Now fold in one  short side towards the lining (to create sleeve). 


and pin the folded sleeve with the lining piece, like the picture below.


then turn the wrong side out again. 


it should look like the picture below. 


Now pin them all together


There should be separate fold of lining and exterior (see picture below). I hope I make sense here ^^

Now sew one of the longer seam with 3/8" seam allowance. 
Backstitch at the beginning and end.  


Mark the other long edge and stop 1.75" from the end. Flip the lining fold and draw mark line on the wrong side of the batting.  Sew along the mark line on the lining and back stitch as you stop at the end of the line. 


Flip the fold of the lining backward and  sew the exterior close along the line you made earlier. Backstitch at the beginning and the end. 


trim all the stitched corners. 


Turn the passport cover right side out through the small opening. It's a bit difficult but doable ^^. 


Take out your chopstick and start pushing those corners.


Pull the opening out, you can sew the opening by hand or machine. 

Now spray your passport cover with diluted starch water and and give it a good press. 

Voila, your weekends project is done!! 


Shibori Tie Dye Passport Cover


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Until then,

Happy Sewing


Linky party to Show Off  Saturday


New Kits on the Shop

Hello,
It's already Thursday. The past week several week I was busy mostly with non-sewing related works. The boys' annual exam, then the piano concert at the same time preparing for another cricket tour to Delhi. At the same time I was releasing the new pattern. 



Meanwhile, few of you are requesting me to make sewing kits for my patterns {thank you!!} and yes, finally I added them today. In fact you can request me to make custom kits for you. I'd be happy to do so!

Pattern & Kit - Phone/Kindle sleeve

I have been making my own pattern for my own use. Well, not until recently that I decided to digitalised them. It's so much easier to have a pattern ready to print then referring to my book every time I want to make the same thing.


Today, I added two more kits and patterns in the shop. You can purchase directly from this blog. 

Let me know what you think!! 

Until then,

Happy Sewing










Solo Travel Passport Cover

Hello,
I've been working on new  products for the shop for sometimes now.  I'm happy that since it's first released a couple of years back, my Family Passport holder is remain the most popular one in my shops, both Etsy and locally. 

The recent trend of solo travel prompts me to create this small passport cover. 



It's similar to any other passport cover out there, the only special is I added mini zipper pocket at the back. 

Passport Cover with Mini Zip Pocket

I realized during my solo travel early this year that I do NEED this small passport holder. I'm using the Single Passport Holder Card Organizer from my shop and it worked great during my solo traveling. I can keep all my hotel bookings, forwarding boarding passes, tickets, travel insurance paper, frequent flyers card and foreign currencies all in one organizer. 



However, when I reached my destination, I only need to carry my passport while I'm exploring the city. I need something small, but secure that I can tuck in inside my sling bag. The big passport organizer can be kept in the safety box at the hotel.

Red  Passport Cover, Basic Passport Sleeve, Sleek Passport Case, Passport Credit Card Holder, Mini Passport Holder, Gift for him
Minimalist Passport Cover

Currently I'm listing these 2 passport covers. More will be added as soon as I finished my custom orders :D.

Meanwhile, if you want an updates and exciting offers, sign up for my newsletters at the top right corner of this blog. 

Until then, 

Happy Sewing








{NEW PATTERN} Smart Phone Sleeve & Kindle Cover

Hello,
I'm so excited to announce my new pattern! It's now available on special Price in CRAFTSY, ETSY and CHEZVIES 

The phone pouch with detachable strap is one of popular items in my shop. I keep getting repeated orders since it's perfect for everyone.


Check out some of my  generous Facebook and Instagram friends who's willing to test it for me. Thank you! xo 

Now let's see what these talented ladies have come up with!

Hanie of Arewhana  made this cute Phone Pouch and Kindle Cover. Red and blue never goes wrong. It's one of my fave color combo.


Sudesh Jangra of Stitch a Memory came up with this one too. Aren't they perfect as a gift for him? 


I love these classic Batik version by Hernik from Ninu Handmade  . She used leather strap which made her pouch stand out more. Batik and Leather always a perfect combo. 

Don't you love these cute Mickey Mouse pouch by Mini Nirmal of Totes N' Beyond



Divya from M'seams The Creative Stitches came up with pretty stars and beige combo. She said she takes the phone sleeve when she goes for her morning walk. Well, you can make one too!


Who doesn't love the classic black and white ? More so if it has these unique prints! These beauties are from Shruti Pothnis, a dentist behind pretty bags at Miz T  Handmade .



And another unique Indian prints are used by Prabha Mathew of Quiltaholics.


This is a perfect pattern to use all those scraps you've been waiting to use. A great personalized gift to make or  make for your next market stall or your Handmade Shop.

Why wait, grab the pattern now while it's still on Special Price. Valid thru This Weekends! No Code is needed.

Happy Sewing





{Coming Soon} New Pattern ~ Something Simple and Practical


I love to something simple. Simple to sew and practical. I've been making this phone pouch with detachable strap for the last 2 years.  Many customers always come back for more. 

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This pattern will be a great project to use up your scrap or to use your favorite fabrics.

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It's a perfect gift for all ages.
I will be making few for my sons' teachers, now that the session is ending.  



The pattern will have full colorful diagram, which I really enjoy drafting it. I included pattern for Kindle / E-Reader too. 


Personally I prefer separate file for instructions and pattern templates, but since it's small pattern, the instructions and templates will be in one file. 



If you plan to make one, subscribe to my newsletter at the top right corner of this blog to get first preview of the release.


Until then,

Happy Sewing






{PATTERN UPDATES} - Updated Family Passport Wallet & Coupon Code inside

I've been reading comments and listening to advices some of my friends have given me {thank you}.  So, I'm happy to announce here that I finally updated the Family Passport Wallet pattern with better version.

Pattern available in  CHEZVIES



I have included colourful diagram, instead of real picture as many people find it easier to see full diagrams photos. Especially when one wants to print it using home printer. 


Pattern templates are also included. It will be easier for one who are not used to  rotary cutting.

I 've tried the pattern and asked my friend Susan to test it for me. Here are Susan's Family Passport Wallet. 


Isn't it beautiful? I always love Susan's choice of fabrics. I love the floral binding. It's inspiring, Susan! 


and her neat work. You must check her Instagram Post to see her other works. 

Perfect Mitred Binding 

and this is what Maria of M.i.A made from the pattern 


Don't you love the flowers and the lace? 

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this is  simply beautiful

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This is my fave. The twist lock <3. Really smart, Maria


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Thank you once again Susan & Maria 


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Aaaand since it's March  and women's day is around the corner, let's celebrate.

Use this coupon code "WEROCK25" to get 25% off on ALL ORDERS 


Coupon Valid Through 12 March 2017 IST (India Standard Time).


Until then,

Happy Sewing