Friday, September 28, 2018

Let's sew applique on your bag !

This is my way of sewing appliqué to my bag projects, without the use of freezing paper.  I am demonstrating appliqué sewing using my new Little House Round wallet Sewing Pattern (available now in my Etsy or Craftsy shop).  Hoping it would assist anyone who love appliqué sewing in their future works.  Have fun !  (^o^)v

1. Cut out the appliqué and outline the design as shown in photo below.

You will get the result below.  Sew according to the sequence provided by the sewing pattern.

(Tip : Do not cut out the bag body main fabric at this stage; normally the main fabric will shrink after sewing up the appliqué, I would suggest you to complete sewing up all the appliqués, then use the bag body pattern to re-measure main fabric and cut it at that stage)

2. Sewing the clouds (1) & (2)
Cut out the cloud patterns; transfer cloud (1) to its fabric.
At the same time, draw a ¼” seam allowance (red line). Cut out the cloud based on the seam allowance. 

(Tips :  for any appliqué pattern that is round in shape, always cut the fabric on the bias (photo below))

Note that I also give a little seam allowance (yellow line below) for me to sew Cloud (2) later.

Make small cuts at the curved in area of the cloud (photo below).
Pin cloud (1) onto the outline of main fabric.

  Use the needle to “scrapping” the seam allowance inward according to the outline then press it using your thumb.  Start sewing the cloud onto the main fabric (photo below).  Continue this process to complete the appliqué.

3. Sewing the chimney and trees.
If you have problem sewing mini item like the chimney, you can always embroider it.  Using Step (2), sew the trees onto the main fabrics.

4. To Sew the little house
Transfer one of the little houses pattern onto the appliqué fabric, remember to also draw the ¼” seam allowance (it doesn’t need to be perfect, highlighted below)

Using the same house pattern, outline as shown in photo below.

Using the same house pattern, outline as shown in photo below.

Pin and sew the appliqué fabric as shown below.

5. Sewing the roof top, Pattern (10)
Transfer roof top pattern onto its fabric, remember to include the seam allowance.  Cut out the fabric.  Make a few small cuts as highlighted in blue lines below. 
Pin and sew the fabric onto the outlined roof top (photo below).

6. Sewing the land
Transfer the land pattern to the main fabric and the appliqué piece( highlighted in photo below). 

Sew the land to get to the result below.  

Using embroidery thread, sew the smoke using running stitch.  

Re-measure the main fabric with the bag body pattern, cut out the main body fabric. (photo below).

The appliqué session for this sewing pattern is completed. Set aside. You are ready to start the bag making steps next. ^v^

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Simply chic and compact 2 zippers mini pouch

Adapting minimalist but functional way.  Less is always more.  This mini pouch is designed to be chic and compact zipper pouch that is perfect for your daily errands.   It is really quick to make and really cute to tag along, and it is surely going to make perfect gift(s).


♥  chic and versatile , simply choose your cute fabrics to create a different appearance to your project

♥ Padded with interface making it comfortable to hold and provide a sturdy shape.

♥  2 zipper pockets and 1 additional back pocket to organize your cash, coins, cards ♥  definitely makes a perfect gift

♥  A key ring strap to hold your key.

Click on any of the photos below to lead you to my Etsy shop or click on the link below if for Craftsy users

You will surely enjoy making this pouch  ! ^v^