Wednesday, November 27, 2013

White Pouch

Every once in a while, I like to challenge myself and make something new, or use a technique I've never used before.  This white pouch has a zipper that runs over 2 sides of the pouch and there's a inner fold which is revealed when unzipped.  For a first try, I think it turned out ok, but I would say it's still prototype standard and may take some time for this to appear in my Storenvy shop.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Refashion - Shirred Tube Top

Before I got to know Agy from Green Issues Singapore, I had never thought much about refashioning.  Never thought about turning clothes that I no longer wanted/liked into something else.  So here's a big thank you to Agy for showing me by her actions how it is possible to be green in different ways!  There are a million and one ways to be green, we just need to choose those that suit us best.  i believe that every little effort counts, no matter how small.

After giving birth to my Little One, I could no longer wear the owl skirt that I made (thank goodness!!).  So I started unpicking the skirt.  Unpick, unpick, unpick....

Unpicking owl skirt

As usual, I went through many online tutorials about shirring and started my first ever shirring attempt.  I chose the lazy method whereby I sewed in spirals instead of separate rows.  The first few rows got me a little worried as there was not much gathering...

First few rows of shirring

But, after many more rows, the fabric gathered really nicely. Yeah!!!

Shirring - nice gathers

After lots and lots of shirring (this part really took ages!), I added a 1-inch elastic to the top and ta-daa, here's my new shirred tube top!

Shirred tube top

Friday, November 15, 2013

DIY Steam Mop Cleaning Cloth

One fine day, we bought a gadget that cleans the floor without the use of any cleaning agents.  It only needed steam:

Steam Mop
This set came with only ONE cleaning cloth, which attaches itself to the steam mop using velcro.  There was no way just one cloth would be sufficient to clean the entire house, but I was not prepared to buy a whole load extra cleaning cloths.  So I grabbed some old towels, sewed some velcro on them and made a few cleaning cloths myself.  Here's the original compared to the DIY one.  What do you think?

Original cleaning cloth
DIY cleaning cloth

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Custom Pokemon Pouches

Apparently there is a Pokemon craze in Primary schools.  Kids can rattle off the names of the uncountable number of Pokemon monsters!  Well, just happened that I managed to get some cute Pokemon cloth from Chinatown and was tasked to sew 2 custom Pokemon pouches.  The kids got to choose 2 of their favourite Pokemon monsters from the cloth and I proceeded to make the pouches.  Rather cute and cheery, don't you think? :p

Custom Pokemon Pouches
There's still some Pokemon cloth left, would anyone like similar pouches?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fabric Origami Butterfly

I was to make a hair accessory for a friend.  First she went through my existing stuff and let me know which were her kind of style.  Next, a dress to possibly match the hair accessory to.  Hmmm..... the procrastinator in me let this project drag on and on and on..... until it struck me!

My friend was really into origami.  The stuff I usually make are made from fabric. So, ta-daa -- fabric origami!  After some research online, I finally decided on a design and adapted it to suit my use.  Here's the end result:

Fabric Origami Butterfly Hair Clip
And here it is with a friend.  The yellow one is available here!

Fabric Origami Butterfly Clips