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Two of a Kind Trifold Wallet



 Finally I finished these 2  trifold wallets. I started cutting the fabrics around December then I was distracted to do something else. It happened all the time! 
This is the first time I used the twist lock. I had it for a long time (Thanks Namrata!! <3 ) and finally tried it and I loved how these 2 turned out. 


The fabrics I used for the exterior is European Linen from the Linen Club shop here in my town. They are quite expensive and never offer discount LOL. But it's worth it, right? 



Card Slots, Slip Pockets, Zipper Pockets
The fun part is deciding what color use for the interior. Something to tone down the brightness. On one wallet, use this fun triangle print, which I think I got from Happy Quilt in Seoul and soft green stripes. On the other one, I used cheerful yellow flower print cotton and green polkadots. 

This trifold wallet has 12 card slots (the pattern has 16 card slots variety too), 2 slip pockets and 2 zipper pockets. The exterior zipper is invisible style but it's very easy to sew it! In fact, that's my fave part. 

On Etsy 
Both of them now available in my Etsy Shop and Webshop (for Indian buyers). If you want to make the wallet, you can always get the pattern in my Pattern Shop or just click the one below. 



Thank you for stopping bye.

Keep Sewing!

- Elvira - 


Kimono Wristlet Wallet


I've having a lot of fun experimenting with leatherette. I made wristlet wallets in all fabrics few months ago, you can see them here and here. And this time, I added a vinyl a.k.a faux leather. Here I am using Kimono fabric from Japan trip last year! The print is so pretty. 


Kimono Wristlet
I'm quite comfortable to sew vinyl now, though I am still looking for teflon or roller foot for my Jack Machine. In the meantime, I rub a little of Vaseline  on the leather and voila, it glides smoothly. I read somewhere I can use machine oil, but I don't like the smell.


I added 2 rivets here because it's too thick and I don't have rivets with longer post. And I love it. It looks unique! 
This pink wristlet can hold up to 6 cards, has 2 compartments and 1 zipper pocket!  Meanwhile, if you want to snatch this, it's available in my Etsy Shop (it's free worldwide shipping).

I'll be making more as time permits! My son's annual exam and  board exam are starting next week, please  wish us luck! 

Have a nice day! 

5 Quick Sew for The Kitchen

I need to make few stuff to freshen up my kitchen and I'm looking for ideas from pinterest. Something that is easy and quick to sew. Here are my list:

I think it will be good as a host gift or housewarming gift, right? 



I always need cloth napkins to send with my sons lunch boxes. They are handy and of course one of a kind. Make it in your children's fave print. I 

Make Cloth Napkins for Your Child's School Lunches~ Buggy and Buddy


I think this will be good for bathroom hand towel too. You know when you have kids, they just throw the towel around after using :((


I don't find a tutorial specially for this, but I guess you can use this bag handle cover tutorial. It's basically the same. 



This is one thing I need to make. The pattern is actually for gardening, but I've seen in Kdramas, they wear this sleeve while cooking which I think very good especially if you have to do a lot of frying in summer :D. 

Protect your arms while working in the garden ~ Threading My Way

What do you think? Do you make stuff for the kitchen too? What is your fave?

Thank you for stopping by!

Much love & Have a nice day!

- Elvira

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Facebook or Not

Ok, finally it happened to my Facebook account. After 14 years, yesterday Facebook suddenly locked me out. I was asked to do security check and I did. The next minute, I got notification like the above picture. 
I tried contacting them on Twitter (which usually there is real people behind it) but no news till now. I tried many other things that the people suggested on YouTube but nada! 
Some friends wonder if it was hacked. And then I saw this on Twitter 



what?! Even they are hacked. Well, what can you expect. I read on many forums, many people who get the same case like this, it's a gone case. You can either create a new one or just leave it. 

Now, I use Facebook mainly for the groups. The quilter groups, bag maker groups, my pattern group, etc. Occasionally I promoted my shop in the seller groups, not that Facebook drive many traffics to my shop, unless I pay for Facebook ads. 
For now I have new Facebook account, because I'm testing Namrata's new pattern and I have to be on the group to get an update. As for my Facebook Business Page, I don't have access on it now and I don't know whether they are going to shut it down or not. 


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*** UPDATE***
My Facebook is back but I could not comment or post , except post from Instagram 

Thank you for reading this & keep in touch! 



Have a nice day!
 - Elvira - 

Weekends Update


I've been working on this wallet for a few days. It's super easy one but  life happens. First, my crown broke and had to spend my birthday at the dentist. Well at least I am getting something new for the birthday, right? 😄😄 

I'm super tickled when I saw the chicken print. It's too cute!! 

And my next project is all set, Insha Allah will start tomorrow. Stay tuned for new bag pattern from Bagstock!! Yes, I'm testing for Namrata's next pattern! I know you're going to love it. I am so excited to try out this vinyl after I made the origami pouch for fun! 

Sometimes, we really need to make time to learn and try new things right? And guess what? I am subscribing to SimplyPiano app on my phone and teaching my self to play piano 😄😄😄 I will update you with my progress. I am having fun practicing these few days!! 

Speaking about piano, my son's music school is closing it's door after 7 years. The above photo was yesterday, the last day we went to Ace Music! What a journey it was. Thank you everyone at Ace Music for your hard work all these years !! But the good news is he will still continue learning with Ms. Promiti Phukan in her new brand music academy, Cadenza  from April, after he finishes his board exam. Cheers to new journey! 
That's all my little update. Do not hesitate to pursue your passion. When there's a will, there's a way
Now, I'm going to hand sew my wallet and watching Notting Hill on Prime Video! 
If you're asking, yes..I am working on the wallet pattern.  Stay tuned!

Much love & have a nice day!

- Elvira - 

PdF Pattern Sale on Etsy and Webshop






It's my birthday today and let's celebrate with a SALE ! Yay! 
I'm truly very grateful for your continued support all these years! I wouldn't be where I am today without you all my online families wherever you are! ** * sending group hugs *** 

If you shop from my website, DO NOT FORGET to use the code HBD25 


if you shop from ETSY, you don't need any coupon code! Yay!! 

Sale valid through 9 FEB 2020 !

Thank so much once again!

Much Love & Happy Sewing!

- Elvira

Free Pattern - DIY Dust Mask with Nose Wire

Winter in my place means dry and dusty. It's time to make dust mask again. This time I share how to make surgical mask type. It's super duper easy.



All you need is :
- 2 pieces of fabrics - 7.5" W x 6" H
 (Kids Size : - 6” W x  5.5” H)
(widen and lengthen as needed)
- 2 pieces of binding strip - 1.75" w x 5" H
- 10" Long Elastic Cord

  Although cloth face mask may not be as effective as N95 mask in filtering fine dust, but it is better than nothing. I'd suggest to add a layer of folded tissue paper when you wear the mask, which I believe can screen as much as 75% of dust particles, according to THIS report. I'd suggest to use tight woven fabric for better result.




I'd also suggest to wash the cloth mask everyday after your use it. It's always better to make a few, especially if you're highly allergic to dust and pollen. I hope this little bit of information will be helpful for you. 





You can download the full PDF Version below  and start making.

Pattern Update : Added instruction for adding nose wire, as follows:



Adding Nose Wire :


I use twist and tie as nose wire, it works like a charm.  To add nose wire, BEFORE making the Pleats,  sew one  line 1/4 Inch away from one of the long edge, approx 5” long and centred. 



Cut twist and tie approx 5” long (or as needed) and insert it in the tube line you just created. 


 Stitch both end of the tube to prevent the wire from sliding off. 


And now you have surgical mask with nose wire that can properly fit. 


I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions. 


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Other Mask Patterns:

Pleated Mask with Filter Pocket





3 D Mask with  Filter Pocket & Video Tutorial








Happy Sewing! 

- Elvira - 

  

Mobile Photography

As much as I like to take my camera out, my phone is still the one I use the most. Here are my recent photos I took with my mobile phone. 
Phone Camera : Oppo Reno 10x Zoom 
Editor : Snapseed



I tried manual setting for this sunset photo. The winter sky in January was really brilliant. 
Location : my rooftop 😄😄






Have a nice day,

~ Elvira~

Pattern Update: New Video for Family Passport Wallet Pattern

Get the Pattern on Etsy

The Family Passport Wallet is my first Pattern that I release a few years ago. Although I write blogs and tutorials, but pattern is totally a different experience. I will try to keep sharing the updates through this blog. I'm thinking of re-writing the pattern but it will be difficult to resend the pattern to those who already purchase it. So, I thought sharing an update in this blog and my Youtube Channel is the best solution for all. 

The question I got the most is about assembling the passport slot and the zipper pocket. So, here's the updated version on how to make the passport slot and the mini zipper pocket. The method is  slightly different from the pattern: 

Mini Zipper Pocket (Easy Method)



Passport Slot (Easy Method)



I hope you find the videos helpful!
 Please subscribe to my blog and Youtube Channel so that you won't miss an update. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Happy Sewing

- Elvira- 

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Travel Wallet for Family



I finished this family passport wallet few days ago! I just got a new sublimation heat press machine which works amazingly for attaching interfacing. Thanks Namrata for the recommendation! Naturally I have to try it immediately.



The machine is quite big and for now I set it up in my kitchen! I can finish attaching interfacing for 5 projects in less than 5 minutes! How cool is that!! Hmm, I think I can iron my scraps there too, that will be faster, right!

Zip Around Passport Holder

The heat transfer machine is definitely a game changer. The interfacing is attached evenly and firmly! I got it from Amazon India for INR 16K. Not a bad deal since it's free delivery too.


The second good thing I got is the pegboard! I always wanted to have Ikea Pegboard and after my visit to Ikea in Jakarta last summer, it's been on my mind. A good friend Wulan, who lives in Hyderabad offered me to get it for me and of course I said YES ! Thanks dear <3 . Though the shipping cost quite a bit but it was worth it!  I hope they will open a branch in Northeast India soon :D. 


What do you think? 

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a nice day!

~ Elvira~

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