DIY Sewing- Batik & Embellished Linen Christmas Stocking

I was very excited with this project and couldn’t wait to see them above the fireplace. The complete tutorial can be found here : http://blog.fabricworm.com/2010/12/christmas-stocking-tutorial.html

Initially I was planning to have them all in linen fabric but later I found out it’s only enough for 1 stocking. While digging my fabric stash, I saw this mocha color batik and decided to pair it with the linen.. so here they are!

 

stocking 1

 

I did snowflake beaded embroidery to add some sparkle on the linen fabric.

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Also made mini wreaths.

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Personalized Wallet – DIY

My friend, after seeing twins pencil cases I made (here is the post), requested a wallet with her name on it. So here it is, made it last month.

 

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Pencil Case – DIY

Me: ” What is your favorite animal?”

Twin 1: ” Hamster”

Me: “ok, and your name is …?”

Twin 1: ” I’m Abie”

Me: ” and what’s yours?”

Twin 2: ” Turtle”

Me: “and you are Alie right?”

Twin 2: “Yes”

That’s the conversation a week ago. I was thinking about making something for their 7th birthday and planning to incorporate their favorite animals into my projects. Then with all the things happening here and there, I almost changed my mind… life would be much easier if I would just go to the store and purchase something as the gifts, problem seemed to be solved, fast. Well at the end of the day I decided to make pencil cases instead, my gifts to them would be something that nobody can get from store, something that nobody else has because it’s personalized only for them. Hope they like it as much as I do πŸ™‚

 

pencil case 1

 

 

 

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pencil case 2

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L O V E Applique

It’s been more than a month since my last posting, really that long?? I thought it’s just last week or two weeks ago… and it’s July? already?I guess World Cup and Wimbledon have been keeping me quite disconnect with the calendar.

 

I am working on dresses for my little one, soon will be posted. Before that, this is my weekend project I did 3 weeks ago, Love applique.

 

Love applique

 

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Plain Shirt Makeover with Bear Applique

You may have already known that my little girl loves bear and also known that I like to do some makeovers on plain shirt like this project, this project, and this project, so I thought this one would be perfect for her and me, Bear applique!

 

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Sewing cotton lace on shoulder.

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Crocheting bear ears.

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Some embroidery works for the nose and mouth, the eyes are from spare buttons, the face is from felt attached to the shirt with fusible lining.

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Hopefully it brings you inspiration!.

 

 

 

 

 


Beary Beary Love You, part 2 – Sewing Tote Bag

So here come the part 2,Β  sewing tote bag for my little one. If you miss the previous posting, here is the link. All the materials I used in this project came from my scrap fabric storage therefore the size this tote bag basically based on what scrap fabric size I had.

 

bear bag 1

 

I cut the main (the one with bear embroidery) and lining fabric in 14″ x 18″ including 1/4″ seam allowance, the straps is 1″ wide x 12″ long ( finished size).

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Fold in half and sew the fabric on the longest side with right side facing together. Do the same for the lining. Draw line about 2″ from each corner, sew, then cut the excess. Do the same for the lining.

Turn the main fabric and lining with the right side facing together, position each straps about 3″ from edge, sew the top and leave 2″ opening for flipping.

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This is the picture after I flip it. Sew the top including the opening.

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Project done!

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Seeing my girl liking it is priceless πŸ™‚

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Beary Beary Love You, part 1 – Bear Embroidery

Sewing and embroidery project I did during memorial day weekend. I put it into 2 separate postings, one is for the embroidery and the other one is for the sewing. So here is the part 1, Bear embroidery!

 

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My girl loves stuffed animal, specially bear, anything with bear… I got this bear sketch from the bed sheet, it has printed bears on it and she always kisses them whenever I use the sheet on the bed… so cute to just watch her doing so πŸ™‚

Initially I was planning to add some wild flowers and bees, as you can see I had drawn them on the paperΒ  in the right side, but then the plan’s changed … I added balloons and writing instead, I think this would be more fun for her.

 

bear embroidery 1

The bear outfit came from scrap fabric.

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Stay tune for the part 2, I used this embroidery in sewing tote bag for her.

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