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NEW PATTERN - Nuno Small Bifold Wallet

 



Hello there,
Finally, the pattern for this small wallet is now available both on Etsy as well as on my Webshop. It's on 20% Off till Monday - India time! 

The pattern has full-scale templates with step-by-step photo instructions. It has 2 options for flap closure as well as zip-around closure with only using a single zipper tape! A super quick and easy project you can do over the weekends. 







I've been making and selling this wallet in the shops and everyone loved it! It's a perfect project to use your fave scraps fabrics. I'm currently using one too cos I love going minimalist. I can just put the wallet in my small sling bag and I am ready to go. 

The pattern has been sitting in my draft folder for a long time. Truly, I enjoy the sewing part more than the writing part. 




I'll be working on the video tutorial, Insha Allah I can share soon. I recorded the making videos but I need to find time to sit and edit it properly. So, if you purchase the pattern and have questions, don't hesitate to email me. I'd be glad to help you. 

Thank you so much for your supports!

Happy Sewing,
Elvira



Patchwork Wallet

Patchwork Travel Wallet


There are so many things you can make with 2.5" squares and it's my fave size to play with.  After making a few drawstring bags, I thought let me make a travel wallet! Since the pandemic started last year, I have not made travel wallets much. And patchwork one should be fun to make, right?

I'm using my own Safari Travel Wallet for this one. If you plan to make one, I pieced the patchwork panel 5 x 4. You have to adjust the length and width according to the pattern. And instead of using all-purpose interfacing, I used lightweight fusible interfacing and batting. This will make the wallet sturdier. 







In the interior, I used different prints of fabrics too and it really gives a fun one-of-a-kind look. Now, I wish I could travel! Let's hope and pray, we can start traveling without much worry! 



For the closure, normally I use a Kam snap button, but this time I used the sew-on magnetic snap! I am glad I bought a few before the Pandemic! I always stock up on bag hardware since we don't get it here. Bag making /quilting supplies and tools are hard to find in retail in India. So, I tend to buy in bulk whenever I get a chance.   





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The photo below is of a lake on the way to my sons' school. Since the school started last week, I still feel very worried and uneasy but on one side, I feel that it is necessary for them to start going out and learning to be disciplined in following the Covid-19 protocols. We have not let them go on the school bus as yet, luckily the school is only 15 mins drive. So I enjoy my morning ride to drop them :).




Wild Cotton Tree

The wild cotton trees along the highway are blooming. Spring is here!  I hope you stay warm and well wherever you are!

Until next time, thank you for stopping by!

Happy Sewing

- Elvira -

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Sunbonnet Sue and DIY KIT

I was going through my UFO bins last week and found one Sunbonnet Sue Applique which I did a couple of years ago. I think it must be around 2012 or so when I made my Sunbonnet Journal Cover. I love doing cute applique once in a while. I guess now I'm being too busy that sometimes I forgot to have fun.



Now what to do with this orphan block? Well, why not just frame it!! I bought a set of frames from amazon a few months ago and still have a few small ones that fit perfectly for my Sunbonnet. I simply cut the piece to fit in the frame and voila, I got a new wall decor. 



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Yesterday made another drawstring bag using Indian mulmul fabrics. I cut them into 2.5" squares and sew them together. Working with lightweight fabric is challenging, so always use a smaller stitch length and proper needle size.
I did hand quilting in this bag and I love how soft it is when finished. Hand quilting definitely gives a soft cuddly feeling. Love it! I must do more :)
This time, I made box bottom type and added a D ring on the side so that I can attach a long strap and carry it as a sling bag. I am inspired by the wuxia dramas that I’ve been watching for the past few months. The bag turned out so cute!!



See behind the scenes in this video below. 




If you want to learn how to make the bag and not sure about the materials, now you can purchase the DIY KIT in my webshop. In 
I will add more DIY KIT for beginners bag makers or quilters and some will come with Pdf Patterns.
I realized that many people hesitate to start because of the lack of information regarding bag making and quilting in India. Especially for bag making, it took me years to finally found the right materials that go into creating a decent bag. 




This week, I have a couple of hand quilting projects to complete. That's my main goal for this week. I hope I won't be distracting to making other things as I just got my new Quilts Japan last week! 

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay safe & Happy Sewing

Elvira


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