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Mini Make-up Pouch Bag

I made this mini make up pouch cum sling bag for Jasmine. My friend's daughter who recently had her 5th birthday party. Too bad I could not go to her party because hubby had to work late that day and I don't drive (anymore). 

I filled up the pouch with nail polish and lip glosses. I simply love watching her doing her girly stuff. 




Finally I gave her the bag on Sunday and she was thrilled. She wouldn't let anybody to touch her bag:D

Yes, I believe handmade gift is always the best! 

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On second note, I've been using Snapseed for editing my photos and I've been trying to write blog from my iPad but could not write /edit properly. For example, the page won't scroll down after the second photos are uploaded. Sometimes there are so many things I want to write and I am too busy or tired to sit and write on my laptop. What I do nowadays is I click the photos with my camera, transfer them to iPad and upload to my blog as a draft post and edit it when I have time. 

Bt the way, I am using blogger here. What about you? Do you blog from iPad/Mobile? How do you go about it? 
Please let me know in the comment if you have any tips for blogging from mobile/iPad, I'd really love to hear about it. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a nice day!
-Elvira- 


Orphan Block Wall Decor Idea

One of the most precious gifts we have is time. If we only knew how much time we had left in this world, we wouldn’t get distracted and lose focus, wasting our energy and attention on useless, pointless, meaningless things. Wake up before it’s too late! ~ Mufti Menk

Orphan block in the hoop. I kinda like it !
I have a few orphan blocks and this is one of them. For now let it be on the hoop until I get better ideas.



I made this block as I made the previous ones, but this is from my recent scraps. There are tula pink from this Tula Pink Wallet and also Olaf print from this Mini Sling bag. The stripes are from leftover binding strips and the florals are from bifold wallet (here and here)

Scrap is always full of sweet memories. 

Have a nice day!
Elvira

Scrappy Patchwork Pouch


Few weeks ago I made few scrappy log cabin blocks and share it in my Instagram. I was cleaning my sewing room and sorting out my scraps and instead of finish my cleaning, I sat down and started making a few blocks.


I really really love scrappy blocks and log cabin is just the easiest. The no rule log cabin blocks!  Since I completed my log cabin quilt I really want to make another one. 


These blocks are 6.5 x 6.5 inches and I really don't have any particular plan. So a few days ago, I made this pouch. Simple flat pouch.


I added a scrap denim which I have in my blue scrap bucket. I love using lightweight fusible interfacing and batting for quilted pouch. They are a perfect combo if you don't have fusible batting. I used fleece batting here. Really, you can use any batting like foam, flannel or even your old fleece blanket. Re-purpose or up cycle is always a good idea!

I used metal zipper this time. I really love the look of it. You can check my IGTV where I show you how to install metal zipper pull. Once you learn the technique, you will love it! 



I made a time lapse video :) I really want to make a proper tutorial video but it needs a lot of preparations and set up. Hopefully later on I can start sharing a better videos. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one. (don't forget to share and subscribe :D ) 
The pouch size is 6" x 8" which is a really great size. Just big enough to carry your phone and few stuff. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Sewing!

- Elvira - 

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New PdF Pattern - Bifold Wallet Pattern & Pattern Sale


Finally I finished writing the Bifold Wallet pattern. I've been making a lot of this wallet in the past few years and it's one of my fave mood booster sewing project because it's super easy and always turned out good.





 The pattern has evolved a lot since then. I did a lot of trial and error in terms of measurements and materials that are needed to make this wallet. 

The wallet has 6 card slots, 1 zipper pocket and 2 slip pockets. It can hold smart phone and passport too so that it makes a great travel wallet too. 

 I love minimalist wallet that is light, soft yet sturdy. I always used my own wallet to test its durability and effectiveness. 


If you're looking for pattern to make fabric wallet that is stylish, durable and minimalistic this might be the right pattern for you. I included 5 flap designs and of course you can use ready made leather flap. There are links for video tutorial too and if you still have any concerns, you can always email me :)

The pattern is now on 20% off so grab it and start sewing. You can purchase the pattern from my Etsy Shop too. Btw, all patterns are on Sale in my ETSY SHOP only. No Code is needed. 

Thank you for always supporting me!

Happy Sewing

- Elvira - 




Personalized Family Passport Wallet

India
"Denim is a love that never fades - Elio Fiorucci"


Denim Travel Wallet

Well, I guess the quote is right! I always love working with denim and collected quite a few of blue and black denim from my local fabric shop. I've been meaning to make Denim Passport Holder and finally I did it. 


I thought it will be difficult to hand stitch the binding, but surprisingly it was not the case. I used a light denim of course. I have a thicker one which I use to make this Cross Body Bag and this tote bag.


Choosing the combo fabrics took a bit of time since denim will look good with anything! I decided to use the linen London theme fabric and red lining. Red is always a good idea! 

London Denim Passport Wallet

At the same time I was working on a custom order of the same style of passport holder. The one with passport slots and card holder. She wanted to gift the wallet and wanted me to add personalization. Nowadays personalization using leather or faux leather is popular but personally I prefer hand embroidered one. 


I used running stitch since the label is pretty small. I printed the names from my computer including the border lines and later trace it on linen.  It's about 3/4 inch wide and just perfect to add to the passport slot.



Personalized Travel Wallet

The buyer messaged me that she loved it and that made my day!! 

If you'd like a personalized wallet with hand embroidered letters, simply go to my Etsy Shop. I'd be happy to assist you!

By the way, Insha Allah, I will be away for holiday in the first week of July,  however the shop will remain open but I will process the orders after I come back.

Thank your from dropping by! 

Have a nice day!
- Elvira-



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