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Handbag and Wallet set - a gift set for Mom


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 fun. I know I'm going to make more of this bag! I need one for myself!

And when you have a pretty bag, you need a matching pretty wallet, right?

So I made one!! I thought of using denim and the rose print for the exterior but I changed my mind. Instead, I used denim as the interior base and love how this turned out.

I also tried a new technique for the interior zipper! I will post the tutorial soon! Subscribe to my blog so you won't miss the post!

I made the 12 cards variant. I think my sister will snatch this wallet from Mom. LOL. I hope I have a little time to make more wallet for my sisters before my trip next week! I still have few more wallet and bag to make.

Until then,

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The Linen Floral Sling Bag


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 recent trip to Japan.

Since the time was short, I decided to use the ready-made leather strap I got from Indonesia.

I've been using this bag a lot and it fits in my wallet, phone and a little notebook that I always carry.  I think I will be adding this bag to the shop after I come back from the holiday next August.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of projects I have to complete before I go for the holiday. Making list helps me to focus. And here's this week list :

1. Finish and send out the London Passport Holder.

2. Cutting few interfacings for Wallet and Crossbody bag for gifts to take back home.

3. Fabric Pull for The Artisan Corina Quilt Swap - I'm late  :(

4. Shop for gifts and souvenirs - this gotta be fun !!

Those I wanted to complete this week. I hope I can finish it !! Ganbatte!! :D

That's all for today, let's go back to the sewing machine now :)

Until then,

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Ikat and Pinterest


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. 

Ikat Print Fabrics

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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