Thursday, September 22, 2011

Reversible Bag Tutorial

Once upon a time, I was in an online shopping craze (that was before I got conned by an online shop based in Malaysia).  One of my online purchases was a brown handbag which I brought to work every day.  It was pretty sturdy, but...... my house keys poked a hole in the pocket it was in... arrrgghhhh!  Thus began my search for a new bag...

At a store, I saw some nice looking bags but they cost $40+!  "I should pamper myself once in a while" -- take bag down from shelf.  "But is this worth the price?" -- put bag back.  This went on for a good 15 mins before I finally walked away; empty handed.

One day, I found this here:

There was a very easy-to-understand tutorial, and the bag was reversible!  Hmmmm..... should I make one for myself?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Boring Mattress Covers

A plain, boring pillowcase brought me back to the world of sewing after years away from it.  At a time when my mind was running wild (not in the good sense), when I was having difficulty sleeping, something boring was just the thing to save me.  Though nothing complicated, the whole process of planning, measuring,  cutting and sewing, forced my mind to the task at hand, taking it away from other darker places.

Here's a grubby looking foldable mattress..... and no wonder it turned out that way..... it did not come with any cover and there was none to be bought.

Armed with cloth bought from Ang Mo Kio (a mature town in central Singapore), where a shop which only sells cloth still exists, I started sewing, sewing, sewing, sewing into the night.  Here are the end products:

Totally exhausted, I fell asleep..... without thinking about things I didn't want to think about.....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tablet Pen Attachment

My hubby bought a HTC tablet and ordered a wallet for it online.  The wallet was nice and sleek, but there was no where to attach the pen.  Here was my attempt at making a holder for the pen that could be attached to the spine of the wallet.  Hubby didn't use it in the end..... complained that the pen wasn't secure and could drop out.