Sewing Project: How to Sew a Simple Skirt with Elastic Waistband

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Simple Skirt with Elastic Waistband


Hello everyone! I’m back! If you guys wonder why I took so long to my next post is because I have been busy sewing some skirt! It’s so much fun making skirt and I kind of love sewing more and more and more! To the maximum! haha!

Making skirt is not that easy thou but for beginners is good to keep practice with cheap fabrics instead of pricey ones. I’ve been figure out what are the fabrics good for making appeals and accessories. They are totally different. Like those stretchable ones is mainly use for making clothing. For like poplin cotton or 100% cotton printed is use to sew accessories like pouches etc. my favourites fabric type is cotton printed maybe poplin I guess! Still not very sure the names of the fabrics types, but when you went to fabrics stall defiantly get to see those with super nice printed fabrics! I bet you will really fall in love with it!

I finally done with my skirt after a few time failure,  I manage to make it thru my hard time. Whew!

lets see how easy to sew a skirt:

Step 1:

Align your fabric to a rectangular shape, you can either cut a long piece of fabric or cut in 2 separate pieces.

Measure the size of your waist.

E.g. Waist is 30″, So have to “times 2″ which is 60″. So is ” 30″x2=60″.

If you cut out one long piece is 60″, if you are cutting 2 separate pieces, 30″ each piece which gives you 60″ in total.

Sometimes is just Maths confusing. ūüôā But it’s okay! it’s take time to learn right? I made it thru! So can you ūüôā Just to take note Sewing need a lot of calculation maths. YA! I do hate math, So yup, no way you can avoid it. Just have to try ūüôā


Step 2:

So if you cut 2 separate piece, face the fabric right side to right side. Then sew down both sides. If you cut out 1 long piece of fabric, just have to sew down one side. How easy! Let’s move on to the next step!


Step 3:

Once you sew down the sides, use an iron and iron flat the sides and that’s it! This is to make the skirt nicer and stable.

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Next, let’s sew the top for the elastic casing. Which is to slot the elastic in place. This step is easy. No worries, we made it to the last few steps!


If you not sure how wide you wan the elastic casing to be, use a ruler or measuring tape to measure about 1″.

For me, my elastic is 1″ wide as you can see from the picture below. So I will make the casing about¬†1.2″ or ¬†more just a bit than the elastic should be okay.



Is up to you as long the elastic can go thru that will be fine.


Cut the elastic longer, no worries you can trim it later if it’s too long.

Step 5:

Now, Let’s sew the casing! Use your sewing machine measurement guide to sew down the straight line on the casing. I’m using a straight stitch. Do a little bit of backstitch/Reverse on the starting point and ending point of the stitch. Remember to leave a hole to insert the elastic in¬†later!


You can always use needle to¬†pin out first, to keep the alignment in place so when you sew it won’t go out of place ūüôā


Sew down and leave a hole for the elastic to go thru.

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Done with the casing! Now the last step is insert the elastic.

Do take note there are many kind of Elastic band out there. But this skirt we are doing the elastic inside the casing, so choose a thin about 1″ should be fine. You can find lots of different material of elastic band, like woven,¬† Knit , canvas and many others. Just choose whichever you like and try it to make different skirts.

Use a safety pin to pull thru the elastic inside the fabric until the hole and pull out the elastic, sew to secure it. Then sew the hole in place.

Adjust the elastic to make it ever so it won’t crumble all together.


You are almost done!


Step 7:

The last step is to sew the bottom seam. Fold¬†a 1 ” seam sew all the way. Do some backstitch and DONE!


Tadah!!!! Congrats you made it! This is how easy to make a simple skirt.

Now it’s time to try on the skirt!




I did a few as my practice until it’s perfect and I kind of like the result. Just Play around and now you can make a skirt for yourself! Awesome!

I bought this fabric from Spotlight, its cute Mickey mouse printed and its cotton. This result turn out to be a bit twirl. Means it can spin and twirl beautifully. ūüėÄ it’s kind of pricey, but if you are still a beginner and just want to try out I suggest you¬†get a cheaper fabrics first before you try a nice and better qualities ones. I did try a few of fabrics too. But a lot of times I failed to make a skirt that I want. So it’s kind of wasted after all. So do take my advice and think carefully what you really want to make first. ūüôā


This one I bought from Chinatown area, which is at the People’s Park Centre. Nearby the OG. There have mostly cheapest fabrics available. Around $6 per yard. Which is quite affordable ūüôā

Do leave me some comment if you like my post!



Sewing Project: Hand Sew a Zip Pouch / Wallet

Sewing Project: Hand Sew a Zip Pouch / Wallet

Hello!¬†Welcome to my blog! I’m wondering what project can sew for my next project,¬†I came out an idea of¬†sewing this small little wallet pouch. With¬†easy and beautiful design fabric¬†which I bought from¬†my local retailer shop.

I’m Posting this post on How to sew a Zip wallet/Pouch. I just randomly did this and I will guide thru step by step.

Materials you need:

Needle & Thread

– pair of scissor

Zipper (cheap one will do, go ahead and use good one as your choice.)

Fabric of your choice


Fold the fabric to 2 pieces, Cut fabric with size length 20cm, width 13cm. Same for fabric and lining.

Turn the fabric to the face from good side to good side and sew the side with straight or Mattress stitch. Only sew left and right side. Leave the top side for the zipper.




So when you turn back outside, it will look like this. With nice hem. This is why I love to use this stitch. (Picture shown on hand sew)

Same goes to the lining, sew 2 side.


Once you’re done, Slot the lining in to the main fabric facing good side.

Align the zip to the fabric and sew on. You may use needle to mark the part that you want to sew, it’s makes it easier.

For the ending of the zip, you can sew it to the fabric from the inside. Try to adjust then sew to secure it.

And you’re done!




Came across one of my local shop that sells most of the crafts accessories, i found a leather label which can match my wallet. It’s turns out perfectly fit my wallet. I love this little label is a little girl with a little pet dog. bought it at $3.50. It’s very easy to put on, come with a small round pin for the 4 sides hole. Just have to mark out the position which you want it to put on the fabric. And you are done! One hand sew wallet with a label on it. Just like your own brand! This hand sew may not look nice but I will keep practice and at the same time I will post on how’s my progress going.¬†Enjoy!

Do check out my another post on How to sew a perfect Zip Pouch using sewing machine!

Happy Sewing! 


Sewing: Where to Buy Nice Design Printed Fabric

Sewing: Where to Buy Nice Design Printed Fabric

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I’ve been keep buying fabric since I fall in love in sewing! I do love to keep nice printed fabric, you know why? Cause I can just choose what I want to use to sew for my projects. I bought those fabric which is Pre Cut ones so that it’s not wasted. Just do project that is small should be no problem!

I have been wondering around few places which have nice fabrics design and most of them do sell all sorts of crafts materials which you will need it for your projects.



I super love this outlet, they have lots of fabric designs, materials like cotton, canvas, lace etc. They also sell like bag accessories like bag handle, buttons all sorts of varies craft items. labels which is made of leather, even sewing machines too.

They do have a sewing machine demo located at their HQ, which is the Chinatown outlet. If you are looking for sewing machine, they do have demo for you and you will know which machine suits you. Brother brand is mostly they have, emboderory machine, if you need advise do ask for assistant and they will recommend you.

Their pre cuts fabric only $4.50, sometimes they do have promotions do check out at their outlets. Fabric price range between $5 from canvas fabric, $18 for cotton fabrics.

200, Jalan Sultan #01-27 Textile Centre,
Singapore 199018.
Tel: (65) 6297 0211 Fax: (65) 6291 4246
Operating Hrs: 9am – 6pm (Mon – Sat)
Closed on PH

101, Upper Cross Street, #01-05 A,
People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357.
Tel: (65) 6533 2445 Fax: (65) 6532 3687
Operating Hrs: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sat)
Closed on PH

Head Office & Showroom (Fabric Store):
315, Outram Road, #05-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074.
Tel: (65)6221 9209 Fax: (65) 6223 4884
Operating Hrs: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sat)

Closed on Sun & PH



I realise there is only one and spotlight outlet in Singapore and it’s the biggest outlet. Of course they have more things, Spotlight not only sells crafts, they do have home accessories, home deco etc. I always go there to hut for nice printed fabrics. As compared to SIM HUI HENG , I would say Spotlight is a¬†BEST¬†place to hut for fabrics. They have the nicest fabric that I’ve found in Singapore.

But it would be a bit PRICEY for most of the fabrics. I feel is a good place to hut for all sort of fabrics. Sometimes it might left over not as much but do come back another time!

They also sewing accessories items, such as storage box for your accessories, Pre Cut fabrics too! Cutting Mat, Sewing machine also available. I think they do have demo for you too. Do check with the assistant person if you want to try or explore the machine with your own eyes. This place is like a heaven for crafters. Most of things you will sure find it here. So whenever you think of crafts materials, HERE! is where you have to go.

Dhoby Ghaut MRT, Level 5, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)


Everybody knows that Daiso is one of the store which have everything just $2! Well, They don’t have much crafts items in store but! if you are looking for budget item, do check out Daiso first before you head down to any other store. Because there is something always worth just $2. I mean not as good quality but to test out those tools and get use to it first before you get a better ones, right? As for me is good because something things can be a lot of pricey, and when you come to something that you need, you will want it immediately or as soonest but¬†when you¬†find somewhere with cheaper price. You goanna hate the store. I have that feeling before and it’s really no good.¬†Especially when¬†you buy it¬†and it won’t work for you. It will be a waste. ¬†

They do have lots of useful items, like knitting needles, yarns but of cause not as good quality as spotlight. like I say, buy it for testing first. Not much for sewing but maybe needles should have, fabrics with just a few yards with cotton materials.

Different outlet might have different things add on. Do check out the biggest ones. It would be best.

There are a few outlet:

Vivo City

Tampines One

East Point

Parkway Parade … etc..

Chinatown Point / People’s Park Centre

Lastly is Chinatown! I guess everyone quite familiar with this place. This is the place where you find lots of cheap fabrics and crafts materials

Golden Dragon

This is one of the craft store that mostly people will know. They have lots of craft¬†accessories like beads crafts, knitting, Crochet, fabrics too! Felting, Leather etc. Mostly craft material you will sure found in here. Walk around and check out some others store which is just nearby. Compare prices, just get what it’s worth!

Address: 101 Upper Cross Street, #02-51 People’s Park Centre, 058357

Operating Hours: 10am –¬†8.30pm (Mon – Fri), 12.30 – 7.30pm (Sun)

Do also check out:

People’s Park Food Centre, 32 New Market Road. #02-1106

Opening Hours: 12pm -6pm Daily.

Here have the whole level of fabric store. Cheap and affordable, Mostly people recommend some of the store which is ” Maggie Textile” that have lots of fabrics type like Chiffon, Silk, Cotton etc. and “Lye Nai Shiong” sells accessories like ribbons, zippers, threads etc.

Feel free to check out other stores too! Don’t just stick with this 2 , cause you may find something that you need which you never knows!

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Sewing Project: How to sew a perfect zip pouch

Sewing Project: How to sew a perfect zip pouch

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Hello! Welcome to my another post on “How to Sew a Perfect Zip Pouch”. This time round using sewing machine! I’ve tried the hand sew one, but frankly speaking sewing machine is kind of fun to sew! I kind of fall in love with it. Ha Ha!

Of cause sewing machine will need more time and skills to learn how to use it and take in more practice. But when you start to know how to use it step by step, nothing goanna tear you down and you can just sew very easily. Within one day/ half day you can finish one small project.

Here is how I do it:

Materials needed:

  1. Fabric
  2. Zipper
  3. Sewing Machine


Cut out 2 piece of outer fabric, 2 piece of lining fabric.

You¬†also need a zipper which is about 7″ long or it up to your choice how big you want the pouch to be. Like wallet size or a pouch to keep all your stuff in to carry out.


Assemble the lining piecefacing down, if you are using plain ones and both side are the same, it’s okay to go with any side. Then place the zip accordingly with the right side facing up, lastly is the outer piece align right side facing down.


Then use pin to pin in line so that it won’t go out of line, and you are ready to sew. Before you start sew, there is something need to take note of, which is the zipper head/puller. Sew start from after the puller, which is lower a bit just below the puller. Go ahead and sew it.

Zippers come with lots of sizes, types of zipper head/ puller. Depends on what project you do and just go with the zipper size to cut out the fabric. You can even find lots of variety colours online.


As you can see the puller part to the top is not sew yet.

Now you have to sew this part, pull down the puller a bit, flip to the correct side and sew all the way to close the line. Now you finish the part 1.

Next step, is about the same.

Take your second piece of lining right side facing up, then place Part 1 fabric facing up,puller to the right side, then the place second outer piece facing down. Pin it together and sew it.

Sew it exactly same as the Part 1 and the zipper using same method.

And there! you have look something like a body of a pouch.

Iron it by slightly pressing it a bit, not too hard.

Pressing it will give the fabric more firm and steady.

Now, zip down the zipper. Take the fabric open up face outer to outer piece and lining to lining piece. *This part a bit complicated to explain here but I will try my best.

Once you face the fabric as mention, align the zip right side to right side as shown in the picture. Hold it down, pin or clip it so it won’t go out of line. Same goes to the bottom of the zip. Once you done with zip, pin all the side for sewing. Leave an opening, you can use you hand making a stone shape hole size on the lining side to turn it over later on.

Once you sew it and you are done!

Turn it over, adjust the side corner.



Surprisingly, I can sew a few with like 1 hour. It’s really get easier if you get use to the sewing. This one really great for beginner and I do like the result compare to the first time I did. This time round with correct alignment and nicely sew. I bet you will love it too! Feel free to try it and do share with me, I will be glad to see your project too!


Sewing: About Knits Fabrics

Sewing: About Knits Fabrics


Hello! I’ve been wondering what type of fabric to use for my next projects. All this is making me frustrated when I don’t know much about fabrics, So which means I need to slowly get to know them all and study them. Best is to feel them! So that you will know how the fabric like and what type of fabric is this.

When I start to sew apparel like skirts, I actually get a bit frustrated when it turns out to be the wrong size or whatsoever.

So my best recommend is, get some cheap fabrics from your local fabric store and test out first before you buy a nice actual one. To me I actually buy 100% cotton fabric to do out my skirt and it turns out to be fine. Those simple skirt but not those twirling or weave type, is just a bit stiff type that sew with cotton fabrics.

If you want a twirling type, Knit Fabric is the best choice, or even polyester as for what I know. Sometimes it’s good to do some online research, they can gives you the information that you want. Knit fabric is stretchy, it’s made of different fibres.

There is some notes you have to know before you head down to your fabric store.

Understanding the fabrics

Before you decide to buy the fabrics, sometimes is like you saw something which is nice and you want it so much and is like oh it not the one that you need for now. So choose another one before you make a wrong choice.

Knits fabrics have a few type which comes in different way of stretch, it can be 2 – ways or 4 ways stretch. It depends on the way¬† it’s been made. For 2 – ways it’s stretches just horizontal or vertical. As for 4 – ways, it’s stretches both horizontal and vertical. You can defiantly find some nice fabric online. I do love nice prints designs. Check out the links below!

One important thing to remember is that the direction of the stretch must go AROUND the body part so that it can open wide enough to fit over. If you are making shirts or legging, make sure you use the correct stretch direction so that it wont turn out too tight for some of your body part.

Use the right needles

For the needles, I do use a normal one to try out on stretch fabric. It turn out to be ok to me. I not sure is it necessary to use a Stretch Needle, but I think it should be good to. As for me I stick to my normal needles. Some sewers did advice to use a stretch ones. So if you don’t mind getting it, just go ahead with your choice.

Use the right Thread

So far I only use Polyester Thread which I bought it from my local craft store. Any polyester are good to go, you don’t need any expensive ones thou. As long it won’t snapped easily when you sew or can go with the brand which you find it quite common to you, just get it. Feel free to try out others type of thread like cotton or whatsoever. And see which one goes well for you. Try it a¬†non used¬†piece of fabric first before you wasted your fabric. The feeling goanna be like “Argh” and you failed to continue the projects.

Using the Right Stitches

When you use the wrong stitch on the wrong fabrics, usually it happen to snapped and breaks. As for Knits fabric, you need to choose a correct stitch which will¬†expend your fabric. Which means you can’t use¬†straight stitch for stretch fabric.

Mostly Sewing machine will have lots of variety stitches to play with. Make use of it and try out different stitches and play around with it, it will be best cause you will get¬†use to it, sooner you will know which stitch works for what¬†type of fabric. Trial and error :). So far I’ve tried Zig Zac stitch, I still need some time to figure out as I just started a project for apparel.

Lastly is to iron your hem to give it a nice finished, so that it will look nice and professional.

I’m doing some testing to make a skirt, do check out m post for updates! Just wish me success! Do share with me or leave me a comment below to share your experience! ^.^v

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Sewing Project: How to Sew a Envelope Laptop Case

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Envelope Laptop Case

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Hi There! Welcome to my blog! I goanna share with you another project which I did recently.

So, I¬†did¬†watch some videos tutorials from others and I decide to make one myself. And I wish to share around my work too! It’s not as easy as I thought to sew a laptop case.

I can say the hardest part is when I sew the stitches which turns out not really nice. And what I did was I sew 2-3 times, so it became like 2 sewing lines. This are the skills you need to learn and do it yourself and see how it feels or looks.

After sewing a few times using sewing machine, I felt that sewing machine is definitely nicer than hand sewing, especially for big project like laptop case. Pencil case not really! Cause it more for beginner, so it would be nice if you practice start from sewing a Pencil case.

Material needed:

Step 1:

Fold your fabric into half to a long rectangle shape.

I align my main fabric which you want it to be the front, and second layer is the fleece, and lastly the lining.

There are a few type of fusible fleece, they have the Iron on ones,¬†Thermoweb Heat N Bond High Loft Iron On Fusible Fleece White 20″X36″ 3339 (4-Pack), Pellon PLF36 Ultra Lightweight Fusible Interfacing. Can use to make your project stable, because fabric is kind of soft and turns out to be no support, won’t look nice too without the fleece. With the fleece it looks elegant and more stable.

Step 2:

Next I iron a bit for both side to make it neat for the fabric.

Measure your laptop with the fabric, then cut the shape out to a long Rectangular¬†shape. You may need to cut slightly wider,¬†to make a seam allowance later on. leave about 1″ inch more for the seam allowance.

Once you measure, use a fabric marker to mark out the sewing area that you want to sew later. To prevent for sewing slanted lined. Its good to mark it out.


Before you sew, turn the fabric to the wrong side and sew. Sew straight up all the way. (The image show I did not sew straight up, So Just sew all the way up will do.)


So it’s turns out to be like that ūüė¶ but it good to practice more and get rid of the sewing machine. Now I know a bit on how to use the machine, you just have to use your two hands, one in front, one behind to control the fabric. start from slow speed on your machine. Slowly slide thru the fabric, and you will get a straight line stitches. Use the measurement on your sewing machine so that you know how many inches for the seam allowance This need more practice for sure!

I’m¬†used¬†straight stitch¬† all the way. To make it more secure, you can do a reverse/ backstitch¬† on the starting and ending point. Means the area that you goanna start stitch and the ending.


I did a envelope laptop case, which I think it easier then the zipper case one. Maybe for beginners should be okay.

For the Triangle top is for the case cover, just like a envelope shape.

Step 3:

After you sew the sides, next is the top part for the cover.

Measure about 10″ From the laptop¬†pocket top, mark it out. Fold to half horizontal. Facing the lining side. Then sew a line thru and cut off the excess.

Once sew and cut off, flip thru and you will see a triangle.

Now you can see the line that you sew is the middle line from of the triangle from the picture.


And you are done with the sewing! Lastly, just add a button.

Step 4:

For the button I use a magnetic ones. Is like the magnetic clip. Locate on where you want to put, make sure its balance. Put your laptop in and try it out and you can sew it once you are sure with the alignment. Use a marker to mark out so it’s easy to sew. No worries about the marking, it will cover up once you sew in the button.


And Tadah! Pink Polka-dots Envelope Laptop Case. Now I have my own case, I can bring out easily.

Make your own simple envelope Laptop case!



I totally love it even thou the sewing line not really nice, but anyway is in the inside so not really that obvious also. Ha Ha!

Hope this guide helps you! If you have any question, can feel free to ask me in the comment! I will be glad to help you out.


Sewing Project: How to Sew a Button Card Holder

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Button Card Holder


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Hello! Here is another project I did! For my own practice I sew a card holder with button. I love this cute design with Pink polka dots and flora pattern.

This 2 design do match up perfect, I¬†use the polka dots for the inner part, the flora on the outer.¬†So it a bit like lady¬†flora kind of¬†pattern. ¬†Let’s guide you thru how to sew this:


You need to cut out fabric :

1 outer piece and 1¬†inner piece size 5″ x 6″.

Pockets x 2 piece 3″ x 5″


Align the Outer piece with right side facing up, Place the 2 pocketsright side facing down, then the inner piece right side facing down.

Pin them together.


Pin in the middle of the fabric as shown in the picture, cause it will be easier to sew.


Leave a gap opening on either side to turn over.

Once you done sewing, may trim off the corner side. Be careful not to trim it over the sewing line. So that it will gives you the round corner edges.


After turning over from the opening gap, add a elastic band if you are doing a elastic band with Buttons,twist a elastic band into a no 8 pattern. Slot it in the opening gap, adjust a bit and sew close it. If you want to do a Magnetic Button, just measure and mark out the point where you want to put, adjust and sew it.

For the elastic band, you can just use hair tie rubber band, thin or thick doesn’t matter. You can choose the one that you like.

And you are done!



I actually bought a mickey mouse buttons which looks quite cute. You can just check out it from your local art store or the links below.

Hope this guide helps you. Feel free to leave me feedback, just comment if you want ask me anything ūüôā I will be glad to help out ūüôā