Thursday, September 18, 2014

Story Quilt's classic vintage clutch purse and pattern

I noticed that a lot of Japanese ladies love to use pretty good size and cute clutch purse when they are having their leisure outings.  The size of the purse is normally big enough to put some cosmetic items such as lipstick and compact powder, money and personnel document, and maybe a smartphone too.  It’s light and easy to carry around.  I like the idea so much (especially when I have shoulder pain sometimes).


With simple twist in the fabrics and clutch frame used, I am able to change the style of the clutch purse to suit my occasion.  Since I have got nice rosy vintage fabric, I prefer to make a vintage clutch purse today.  Hmmm …. Size wise , I have a few 12.5cm clutch frame, let met start with that size of clutch purse.


With just 3 pieces of fabrics for FRONT and INNER sides, and fusible interface or iron on batting and 12.5cm clutch frame, I am able to start my clutch purse project already. This project is just perfect for friends with all level of sewing skills.  And for friends with beginner sewing skill, it is advisable for you to try out clutch purse project, you will surely learn a lot of technique here.

Here is the result of my work, if you are fast enough, you can complete this within the day.  Hope you like my work ^v^



It has a larger opening and good size to put quite a number of goodies 



It is also a way to decorate your dressing table too.  I love the idea of making bag not only for daily use but also, I want it to be a decorative item at home.




If you are interested in this handmade clutch purse or sewing pattern, please feel free to visit my Etsy shop at the link below.



It’s time for a break !     






  


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bonjour Paris !! Eiffel Tower Zakka Style Cushion Cover for beginner available in my Etsy

I have been taking these 2 fabrics in and out from my fabric closet many times and always put them back when I can't find any "solution" to the fabrics at all.  And quite luckily, I have got idea to "solve my problem" these few days, without much hesitation, I started to design and sew them within the same day.  

Since I have some request from FB friends to make something nice and easy for beginners from time to time.  I decided to make this cushion into my beginner level pattern. 

If you are new to sewing, it doesn't mean that you can’t make something as cute as those beautiful cushion displayed on the commercial windows.  Take my new Boujour Paris cushion cover pattern as an example, you will surely be amazed that you can actually make it easily.






The pattern is definitely a good learning exercise for you and most of all, you are going to get a nice and stylish cushion to brighten up your room.



Please feel free to find out more about this pattern at my Etsy shop at the link below.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/202033568/bonjour-paris-eiffel-tower-stylish-zakka?ref=ss_listing



A little introduction to zakka, : Zakka is a fashion and design phenomenon originate from Japan.  Zakka refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance.  It can range from goodies collected from other countries, from modern colorful goodies to antiques, from kawaii (cute) to  vintage etc).