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Double Zip Pencil Pouch


Hello,

Last month I made these pencil pouches for gifts. It was Sunday morning and my son said he needs gift for hie friend's birthday in the afternoon. I need to make something that's easy and quick. 
When I said I'll make pencil pouch, he immediately agreed. I've been wanted to make this style of pencil pouch, anyway. 

I used the Doitrei Pattern for the double zipper pouch one. (The pattern is now on sale in my Etsy Shop)



It's super easy. From the Double zip Pouch pattern , I extended the width from the pattern to 10 1/2 Inch  and proceeded as per the pattern instructions. 


This really make a great gift for anyone. With multi compartments, they can easily stay organized and also they can keep their canteen coupons and ID Card (which frequently forgotten ~ sigh)


This is my fave gifting pattern now, since I love collecting scraps I can easily used them. Like this blue stripes was from my previous project. 


By changing the fabric print, you can make gift for men or women, or boys and girls. 

Well, everyone always need pouches. All kind, style and size of pouches. 

If you need to make last minute gifts, it's the time to grab the pattern.
You can purchase from the Webshop (use coupon CVG10) or in my Etsy Shop (it's on sale through Monday!)

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a nice weekends,

~ Elvira ~



Sunday Stash 16 - More Shot Cotton Handloom and Free Shipping Offer

Hello,


Yes, you heard it right! Now I'm offering Free Shipping for Orders over $30 in my Etsy Shop.

The shipping will be a Standard Shipping using Registered Post by India Post. You can read about the Shipping Policy HERE

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I added a few shot cotton aka handloom fabrics in the shop this week. These fabrics have gorgeous woven border on one side! And the colors are really amazing! 


Bubblegum Pink

Recently I decided to try the Etsy Plus. I saw and read a few review and I thought of giving it a try. With 15 Free Listing (which I used up within few hours after signing up) and $5 Etsy Promoted Ad  coupon, I think it's a good bargain.

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Carrot Orange

Alright, now check out these pretty fabrics!! They are simply wonderful. I love Indian handloom for kurta/Indian tunics anyday! It's breathable and most comfortable to wear during humid summer months! 

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Magenta Pink

The borders are just beautiful, aren't they? These shot cotton also a dream to work with. Especially if you're a quilted or bag maker! 

Black and Gold
 The Indian handwoven cotton fabric always has a unique color and texture.  I made a few quilts  (HEREHERE and HERE) and also use it in my Wallets and Bags (HERE and HERE).

If you're looking for something unique, make sure to check out rest of the Shot Cotton collection in my shop. And if you spend $30 or more, your fabrics are shipped for Free!! I know, shipping can be a real turn off especially for International orders, since I do a lot of shopping from Etsy too. So, don't miss the chance!! 

Thank you for reading this! 

Happy Sunday!!

~ Elvira~


Cricket & Women Bifold Wallets

Hello December!

The last few weeks I was quite busy. The boys were having inter school cricket match one after the other. The elder one's under 16 Team won runner up trophy, while the younger one's under 13 Team came up 4th. A good performance for 1st timer on a competitive match! It was a huge learning experience for the younger team . We are very proud of them!

Fielding
Under 13 Team - SBGJ Guwahati


Well done!

I've learnt quite a few cricket terms  in those 2 weeks ! LOL . 

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On creative side, I'd like to thank all of you who came and purchased few items during the Cyber Week Sale! 

I'm still working on few orders right now and added two bifold wallets in the shop. I really had fun making these wallets. 

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Green Bifold Wallet

I'm a huge fan of Riley Blake fabrics and collected quite a few. Most of them I bought from Etsy and some from my trip to Seoul. This green wallet was from the FQ bundle


I really love the cute fox and owl print. FQ bundle works best when we get stuck in mix matching! The polkadot don't come from the bundle though. The wallet is rather spacious with 6 card slots and zipper pocket. It can fit in your phone too!! 

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Sewing Theme Wallet

The second one is this sewing theme wallet. Sewing or quilting theme is another print that I tend to purchase more. I was browsing my fabric stash and saw the fabrics which I got from my trip to Indonesia. 


Taking photo of these two were rather challenging. Somehow I could not get the best shot! Maybe I will try again when I get a good natural lights. December is always a bit cloudy here. 

I have few more wallets cut and ready to sew and also have a couple of quilting projects that I need to finish! 



Meanwhile, the boys are having unit test until next week. Wish us luck!!

What about you? What are you working on this week? 

Thank you for stopping by! 

~ Elvira ~









CYBER WEEK SALES in my ETSY SHOPS

Hello everyone, 

Just a quick updates on the Cyber Sales in my Etsy shops! Just click the link to go to the shops - whether you want to buy Fabrics, Handmade Wallets, Quilts or Patterns


SHOP NOW

HANDMADE WALLETS & BAGS




INDIAN FABRICS - SHOP FOR $50 and get FREE STANDARD SHIPPING



One of a kind Handmade small Quilts - 20% off on all items.
 SHOP NOW

Thank you for always supporting my small business & hope you all have a lovely weekends with your family!!

~ Elvira

Sunday Stash 15 - Indian saree Ribbons and Laces

Hello,

I've been doing a lot of destashing in the last few months and I will still be doing it as time permits for me to take proper photos and add them to the shop. 

In the meantime, I have these ribbons and laces that are now available in the shop. 

Destash - 2 Meters Embroidered Ribbon
jacquard ribbon
Destash - 2 Meters Embroidered Ribbon Yellow Green Floral with Goldren thread
Embroidered Saree Ribbon
4 meters - saree embroidered lace ribbon
Embroidered Saree Lace


Destash - 2 Meters Embroidered Ribbon
Brown Jacquard Ribbon

More will be added from time to time. All those ribbons and laces are perfect for embellishment on dresses, bags, card making, etc.
Make sure to check out the SALE section in the shop to see more destash fabrics and sewing supplies. And yes, I do ship worldwide from Chezvies Webshop.

Thank you for stopping by,

Happy Sunday!

~ Elvira ~

Handpiecing Applecore Patchwork - WIP

Hello,
It all started with this photo in pinterest and I just know I had to make one like that. I know applecore is challenging, but when you can't get it out of your head, you just have to do it, right? 

I bought the apple core template stamp from Tokyo last January, took out one of my jellyroll stock and got down to work. I started this project last September.


I must admit, the stamp really helps a lot. I hate tracing pattern or templates and for this one, it is quite small. But I love working with small pieces of fabrics. 


I searched for tutorials on how to do hand piecing for apple core but could not find one, so I just jumped in and started doing. At the beginning, it was all wonky but as I keep going, I am getting better :)

I always want to try hand piecing and  even though it's challenging, I find it calming. It's nice to be able to sit and steadily sewing without rushing. 


It's going to be another quilted bag and I almost finish with the first panel. I want to finish it at least by New Year or 1st week of January. 

A few tips for you who wants to start this apple core block is "clip the valley and notch the hill" . That will make the stitch line neat. I will take picture and share in the next post update! Let me know if anyone wants tutorial or video tutorial in the comment below. 

Ah, yesterday I showed hubby my progress, and he asked, "how much time  do you need to make that?"  and I said "16 episodes of Korean drama"  LOL.

Thank you for stopping by,

Happy Sewing!

~ Elvira ~

Yuwa Crossbody Bag and Evening Purse

Hello,

Yuwa Micci Collection Bag
Cutting a fave fabric really make me nervous. Because nothing should go wrong. I was thinking for a few days what projects would be best for this Micci Collection from Yuwa Fabrics that I bought from my trip last year. 

Purple Wristlet

I have 4 colors in the same print, I chose this brown background first to make a clutch using the same pattern as the Monochrome Wristlet. I used grape color handloom fabric as accent fabrics. 

To complete the look, I added a short PU leather strap which has pretty pink flowers on it. It  makes a perfect evening bag!


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Kawaii Sling Bag

The second one, I wanted to make a mini sling bag. I made a pouch with similar pattern before, this time I made it slightly bigger. Maybe I will tweak the pattern again and make it a medium size one. What do you think?




But I love how this cute cross body bag turned out. I can fit in my One Plus 3 phone nicely and the interior zipper pocket, can be used to keep cash or cards. 

I added both the evening bag and the small sling bag in my Etsy Shop. I'll be adding more  products using fun prints in the next few week, Insha Allah. I need to sew all those pretty fabrics, right?  

What about you? What is your recent finished project? 

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a nice day!

~ Elvira ~


Patchwork Quilted Cross Body Bag

Hello,


When I went home to Indonesia last July, I bought fabric scraps and lots of them. Hubby and my mom were wondering what I am going to do with the extra baggage. Well, I could not just leave those pretty prints behind, right? 

I've been wanting to make another quilted sling bag after the previous ones, HERE, HERE and HERE

Yesterday, I started to take out my floral scraps and got down to work.  I cut the strip 1" wide and piecing them on my Jack machine. The finished tiny strip blocks are 2 1/8" square. 


I always excited to work with small blocks!! 
The plan was to make 2 big pieces for front and back. Then I changed my mind because I want an exterior pocket. 

Because exterior pocket is always handy, right? I thought of  using magnetic snap as closure but on second thought, it's better using zipper closure. 


On the back is the full patchwork panel! I really love this full panel look! Well, it's always nice to have 2 pretty sides! 



For the side gusset I use the same plain linen as the front panel one. For the sides I just did wavy lines quilting and one the main panels, I did grid quilting. 


When in doubt, grid quilting is always the best choice.


This time, instead of top zipper closure, I did recessed zipper and I am happy that I did! 


I added interior zip pocket too. I thought of adding slip pocket, but after using many sling bags, I found that slip pocket is not really useful (at least for me). I always prefer a simple interior in bags. 


The bag finished at 8"W x 9.5" H x 2" D 
A perfect size for travel cross body bag, right? It can easily fit in the passport covers, wallet, mobile phone and pocket camera.

What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a nice day

~ Elvira~ 

Monochrome Wristlet Clucth

Hello,




The weather is getting cooler and it's perfect weather to try new stuff. I've been working steadily to freshen up my shop with more products. I made a few pretty floral wallets and also new passport covers . More stuff with new prints are coming up soon!

Last week I made this  monochrome wristlet clutch. I got the plaid fabric from my trip to Shillong a few weeks ago. 


While working on this clutch, I googled about plaid, tartan and check fabrics! I was just curious and right enough, plaid and tartan is different in the sense that tartan is the design and plaid is the garment. At least originally that was the meaning.

Interior Zippered Pocket

But in some discussion, people agreed that plaid is the North America  term for tartan.  And tartan was supposed to be colorful. So I am wondering what should I call this black and white one? 


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Anyway, I am very pleased with this wristlet and the size is just perfect for evening bag.  It has interior zipper pocket too,  very useful to keep your important stuff. You can find the Free pattern HERE.

What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a nice day,

~ Elvira~


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Women's Bifold Wallet - Floral Series

Hello,
Just pop in for a little shop updates! If you follow me in Instagram, you probably have seen my latest wallet collections. I've been making bifold wallets almost everyday in between working on Passport holder orders.

I'm currently finished 3 out of 6 wallets that I am planning to make. The floral fabrics are just too pretty to just sitting in my cupboard, right?



Here are the three wallets that I have completed:

The purple floral wallet with gingham binding! Frankly, I am so in love with this one, esp the gingham bias binding. You can check my previous post for making Bias Binding. 

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Purple Flower Bifold Wallet

And I have a matching zipper too!! 

The second one is this peach bifold wallet. The background color is so pretty, I was in two minds whether to use teal blue combination or peach, and decided to do the latter. 

Maybe I will use teal blue or green combination next time!


And here is the Floral Pink Wallet. The powder pink polkadot looks very lovely. I've been saving the fabric for the right project! And this women's wallet is just perfect!

Floral Pink Wallet


These pretty wallets are slightly wider than the previous wallet, so that it can double up as travel wallet or phone wallet. 



I used medium weight woven interfacing and a stiff poly batting which is a great combination. It's study yet soft to hold. These bifold wallets will be a great gift for your loved ones! 

They are now available in my ETSY SHOP and it's Free Worldwide Shipping. 

Thank you for stopping by!

have a nice day,

~ Elvira~