Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sounds like my hubby's chemical stuff or something.. yucks!!
Well minus the name, they are actually very useful and with a bit of an attitude and some bling-bling, they can be rather dashing..
What am I talking about..??
works with buckle, slides, hooks and other fasteners
suitable for sports bags, purses, cases, belts, leashes, collars, backpacks, suitacases and straps
So far, I've used them in my KINOKO Slings and on a wristlet
3. Use matching threads and sew
4. Tadaaaaaaaa... how easy is that..? *grin*
I just got the webbing straping in 3 colourways - pink, beidge and dark blue (as in pic above). Would you be interested in them if I list them in the shoppe?? Pin It
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Introducing properly again.. KINOKO Sling by MyBotanG
- 2 pockets in front
- 1 pocket at the back
- 1 inside pocket
- flap cover
- snap button for closure
- adjustable handle length
body - 27.5cm x 21.5cm with 5cm width all around
max length of handle: 122cm
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
After my first success (kind of) with the quilted pencase (I made a patchwork version for myself), I've made few others (minus the patchwork).
I really enjoy working on this project, small projects like this is a good stress reliever for me (see other stress relievers; pocket tissue, coin purse and thank you card)
Quilted pencase - inside view, I had a rather tough time figuring out how to attach the lining properly so that once you turn inside out the lining is as it should be..
Side view - another hurdle is making sure the corners match.
All in all an interesting project. Definitely learnt something new and valuable along the way.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
View from the side
It's amazing how much I have learned while working on this project.
- I know now quilted version of everything is much cuter *smile*
- You can apply the technique you've learnt to make something new i.e - one side bellows
- It is not easy to attach bias tape around bellows pockets
Made any pockets recently??Pin It
Monday, September 20, 2010
1. Ink - make sure you have ink suitable for fabrics, I use Versa Craft and so far I have not come across incidents of the ink running or fading with wash or exposure to sun
2. Tape - decide on the width you need, mine is 12mm
4. Stamp - you can carve it yourself (here) or have it custome made (here) or like me just buy the rubber alphabets, arrange them and paste them on the mounting block.
(You need to make sure that your stamp will fit your tape's width)
5. Start stamping away, leave spaces in-between for cutting, folding and sewing
Once you have the ammount you need, stop.. admire *grin*
Cut and store - I put mine in a tin box.
Ready for usePin It
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Remember this bag..?? I had a lot of trouble finding a suitable name for it on my own, so I enlisted the help of my blogger friends, who were kind enough to suggest beautiful and exotic names... however, it was not meant to be..
I finally named it D'Lavender after its first buyer.
I have made 3 more D'Lavenders recently, 2 using Moda fabrics and 1 in Lecien.
I find the whole process of cutting to assembling D'lavender rather easy and smooth sailing. This is I suppose mainly due to the fact that this bag has less parts as compared to some other patterns I have worked with.
I use fusible interface on both the main and the lining fabrics, including the handle and the snap button closure. This is the first pattern to use this much of interface. I usually use interface on either the main or the lining fabric only. But since I use soft cotton inside out for the D'Lavender bag, I have to make sure it is properly interfaced to ensure sturdier shape.
My only stress point has to be while attaching the magnetic snap closure. I worry I'll end up with crooked and uneven position of the snap button. Thus making me check and re-check before I punch the hole to place the snap button.
Size: 33cm (w) x 23cm (h)
Handle length: about 50cm
1 inside pocket
magnetic snap for closure
What do you think..? Any favourites?Pin It
Monday, September 13, 2010
Happy Eid'ul Fitr to all those celebrating!! We had a simple celebration here in Kyoto, Eid prayer followed by Eid feast with other Malaysian friends
I have a couple of items made out of the underwear fabric and I just had to share them with you. I only had 2m of this fabric and was unable to replenish it once I was almost out. So, I'm making sure I use this fabric until its last scrap *grin*
I made a Puchi-Pouch commisioned by a friend, and from the leftover fabric, I made a card case. I have not made one in a long while, and making them again reminded me of the joy. I think I might make more soon..
MyBotanG card case with ruffle lace embellishment, loop with button for closurePin It
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I'm excited to report that all 4 baby quilts are done *grin*
(If you are lost, I made plan to focus on quilting projects in August here - 4 baby quilts and 2 single size quilts)
Bias binding in lime polka dot. (Make your own tape here)Pin It