Turn to wrong side of the fabric, Take one side of the piece, shift a bit longer to make the envelope cover.Now have to adjust the piece of fabric. Take one side of the piece from the top, shift a bit longer, fold down a few CM to make the envelope cover.Step 3:Once adjusted, take the body side put over the top which is the envelope cover and Pin it.Step 4:Before you start sewing, make hem on the envelope cover and the body edge.Step 5:Done with heming, you can start sewing all the 3 side. Remember to do a back stitch for the starting and ending edge.And you are good to go! Try it and adjust if needed.If you want to try sewing a pillow case, this is the beginner basic steps to start off with.Feel free to shared with me your finished project in the comment!No promise! but I will try my best to do up more tutorial sooner as I can! HAPPPY SEWING!
Hello! Everyone! Welcome to my another post on “How to Make your Own Clasp Coin Purse” Before you move on to cut out the fabric, you will have to make your own pattern for this. Because the clasp which is the frame, come in different sizes. But if you buy those pattern kit that comes with the material inside, usually they will include the pattern piece. As for this I watch from some of the videos tutorial and I’ve try to make one of my pattern, so I goanna share with you how to do it !
First you goanna take your clasp frame, trace the arc on a piece of paper. Just trace it carefully and you will get a nice one.
Then adjust a bit to make it easier for yourself to see the arc shape. From the bottom of each side, measure a 1cm down.
And also the diagonally 1cm for both side. As you can see the top there is a hole, mark out a vertically stroke, so that later you need to cut it.
Slowly draw out the bottom arc shape and make a connection arc to each other. Next, from the top marking draw one line down.
Cut to half according to the marking line. Fold to half and trace the arc nicely so that the both side are balance.
Once is balance, cut out the whole shape and you have your pattern piece. Label it so that next time if you want to make again, you will know what size.
And you’re done! Now you have your own pattern, time to make your very own coin purse! Check out on “how to sew a coin purse with clasp“
So here I goanna show you how to sew a coin purse with clasp frame, just follow step by step!
In the previous post, I show you how to make your own pattern for this coin purse project. So after you make your pattern piece, let make a coin purse!
- Fabric glue/White glue
- Clasp frame
- Paper cord
- Fabric of your choice (outer piece)
- lining fabric (inner piece)
Step 1 :
Using your pattern, cut out 2 piece inner and outer fabric.
Step 2 :
Align your outer piece right side facing each other.
Step 3 :
Same to the inner piece, sew round the bottom arc shape.
*If you are using plain fabric for the inner piece, decide which side you wan to be the outside or can use any side.
Step 4 :
After done with sewing, turn over both pieces.
Slot in the inner piece, pin it in place sew and leave a hole on the top to turn over later on.
Step 6 :
Turn over and adjust the corner nicely. Top stitch the hole. You can use by hand or by machine. By hand will be nicer but this will be cover by the clasp so it won’t be seen.
Next we goanna attach the clasp to the fabric.
Step 7 :
Use the chopstick or stick and add glue to the clasp inner part, spread out the glue. (as picture shown)
Step 8 :
This part is quite challenging. Once you have your glue in, attach the clasp to the fabric. You have to adjust it until it stick to the glue, than use the small piece of paper cord to slot it in.
Use a plier to clip the clasp gently, to make it tight so that it can clip on the fabric.
I’m using this paper cord, it comes in a roll. You can also try look out for packet or small portion in your local crafts store. They also comes in different thickness. Do check out for the size. If you are doing small coin purse, get the thinner ones.
So here is how to sew a coin purse with clasp frame. Hope this post helps you in your project, but if you cannot get it or understand, don’t worry.. I will do up a tutorial video soon and will guide you thru step by step. Stay tune for my update on my YouTube channel!
Here is a post on How to Sew a Pop Up pouch. You will find this pouch very familiar cause usually will see it outside, like to store spectacle, or sunglasses pouch? Yup! I guess so! So I decide to make this pouch. It’s seems to be easy and it’s really easy 😉 And it might suitable for beginners who want to make this ^^.
- fabrics & lining
- metal pop up
- pins and clips
Let’s check out the steps!
Cut 4 fabric pieces, For the size it can be any size which is convenient to you. You can also measure according to your Pop up metal length.
2 for lining size 5 x 7″
2 outer fabric size 5 x 7″
Measure the top of your fabric and lining piece 1/2 inches in both sides. Mark a line for clearer reference.
After measurement, for the lining piece sew down both side together and leave a gap at the bottom for turning. Do a back-stitch for starting and ending. Outer Piece just sew down both side and bottom. It will look as picture shown below.
Align both piece from the opening part to each other. Means the top part opening and pin to each other.
Sew down the area that you pin it. Until you reach the marking line from step 1. Always remember to do a back-stitch for starting and ending part.
Once you sew, turn it over. Cut out the excess if needed before turn it over. Make sure all the corners are push out nicely and just press using an iron.
Then fold down the top part until the edge. (as picture shown) Pin or clip it in place.
Sew down the side where the opening side are. (refer to the picture below)
I’m using a metal pop up for the pouch to open and close. It will look something like the picture below.
Once you done, slot in the metal piece to the hole where you sewed.
There! And you are DONE! At first I thought it would hard to insert the metal piece, but to be honest, is not as hard as I thought! And I made it! You can too! Try it and have some fun making it.
I will do up a tutorial sooner or later! Please do check out my updates! Hope you have fun doing this project! Do leave me some comments or like or share to help me for my post for people out there who are interested in making this pouch! It’s great for a gift to a friend or families.
Hello! I’m sharing a post on where to find all sorts of crafts materials! I have been to all this crafts shop and I do love what they have. It’s all more than what you need, from hand crafts to hobby craft like sewing, felting, clay crafts and many more. Best for all the crafts lovers.
I’ve seen around Chinatown area, there have most of the crafts stall likes beads making, sewing and even crochet, knitting. Materials all can be found is those crafts shops.
This is the shop where I came since I was young with my granny. At that time I not really into crafts yet. But I do remember this shop.
They have lots of materials, Knitting, crochet, yarns to fabrics, beads, tools and many more. Also, conduct classes like crochet, knitting class. If you are interested may refer to their websites for info!
This is my favourite stall, they sell more on arts and crafts stuffs, also some tools, like glue, paint, colour pencils, even sell easel. If you are looking more on handicrafts, then this place is good for you to hunt all your stuffs.
This is also my favourite place to hunt my sewing tools. They are the biggest one and only spotlight store in Singapore. From party items to household, garden decorations, home decorations, crafts to fabrics. I always find what i want in here. That’s why i love this place a lot! I think you will too!
Pop by these stores and hunt for your crafts tools and accessories!
Hello! Sorry guys! I was busy figure out how to sew this simple wallet. Here is the guide post on “How to Sew a Simpler Wallet”, with card slots and zip pocket. A friendly and easy project for beginner.
Let’s prepare the material and follow me step by step. ^^
- Cotton Fabric or Canvas
For the fabric I choose canvas but of cause you can choose other like cotton but need to add in batting. As for canvas also same, need to add in some batting to make it more firm and steady. Some cotton fabric are very lightweight type, try not to use that kind, other than that should be fine.
As for zipper I use those YKK brand, just get a size that you want. With matching colours or you can mix and match with what you feel like it. Some with nice pulley, or you can add your own pendant.
- Batting (Iron On) / Fusible Fleece
I used Batting Iron On ones. This batting that I’m using is quite soft, and if I want to use it to do wallet, I might need to put more than one piece. There are differnt type of Fusible and Batting, if you can pass by any local store, they will have some samples to feel the textures, or can just ask for assistance on which to buy.
A Rotary cutter is somehow easier to cut out fabric in a striaght line, Make sure you get a cutting mat too! These are the tools that helps me, each time i cut my fabric i get frustrated without cutting it striaght. So i do love this cutters.
Is good to have a quilt ruler cause it might be easier to see and measure at the correct size. Then cut with a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. Perfect match! 😀
Ok, lets get to work! Lets start.
Outer Piece: 9 x 4.5″ x2pcs
Inner piece: 9 x 5″ x2pcs (I use both same designs)
Card slots: 4.5 x 19″
Zip pocket : 4.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc , 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc
Zipper 6/7″ (to be cut off the excess)
Prepare 4 piece of fabric, 2 inner piece with the size 9 x 5″, Outer piece 9 x 4.5″
Let’s name it as 9 x 5″ A & B, 9 x 4.5″ A & B.
Place your zipper with the zipper head facing up, pointing right side, align the zip pocket piece 3.5 x .3.5″ facing down and pin to the TOP of the zipper.
Then turn your zipper over which the head will be facing the left and pin it to the TOP of the zipper with 3.5 x 4.5″ piece. Means align both pieces with the 3.5″ sides to the zipper.
So it will like this , the top will be balance and same alignment.
Turn it over, bring the longer piece to the back.
*Take the Card Slots piece right side face down, fold down 3″ from the top. Turn it over, place a un use card(Do NOT USE CREDIT CARD or Personal card) to the slot as picture shown. Hold the card and fold from bottom up.
Place your card on the fabric with a little GAP on TOP, then fold by using your fingertip to hold the card and fold until the TOP of the card but leave a GAP where you can see the card so that you can grab the card.
Iron and press lightly to make a crease line. Total you will have 4 pockets with 3 crease line for card slots. (Refer to image below)
So, it will look something like that.
Wallet Inner Body:
Take the Outer piece A (9 x 4.5″), align the zip pocket and the card slot and pin it together first before sew.
Then cut out a piece of betting slightly smaller size, best is to use Iron on betting. Iron on to outer piece B.
Align and pin it together and sew the sides.
*Do take note of the zipper side, open the zipper slightly a bit cause when you sew it will hit the zipper head if you don’t open the zip.
While sewing, hold the zipper teeth together to have a nice closure.
Do a back-stitch on the zipper part.Cut off the excess zipper.
Next, Cut a Strap piece with 2 or 2.5 inch wide. Or you can use a bias tape. To sew over top edges of the body piece, to give a nice edge. Fold the piece into half and sew.
Place of the Inner piece A (9 x 5″) right side facing up (as picture shown below)
then place B piece right side facing down on top of the outer piece A.
Pin it around the side, leave a gap on the top part of the Notes Pocket.
Sew all 3 sides and half of the top side with a opening gap. (To turn over later on). I like to leave a bigger gap, cause it will be easier to turn over.
Once you done, you have completed the project! Do testing by putting some coins or cards in.
If you want more card slots, you can skip the coins pocket replace with some more card slots. Or if you can DIY other designs like coin pocket at the back of the wallet is also fine.
I will do up a tutorial to help you understand more with this project! Stay tune on my tutorial updates! 🙂
Hello! Welcome readers! Was busy doing more and more sewing projects now! Feel so tempted everyday to do up one projects and here it goes! I’ve made a laptop case this time round with a zipper ones. Previously I did a envelope one and I quite like it. Especially its comfy to hold.
There are many fabric type to do sewing, This time I used a quilt fabric. Which is better for doing big project like laptop case or bags etc. Because needs something that can hold your laptop well so that it wont spoil your laptop when you bring out.
I found out there is also nice quilt fabric which I just realise. Quilt Fabric looks something like this. They are more on doing Patchwork crafts, Comes with a batting with it so it looks more thick.
I feel this is even better, but there are only few designs out there. So you can just hunt for it in your local fabrics store.
I goanna show you how I sew a laptop case with zip.
It’s very similar to the zip pouch.
Measure your laptop, I’m cutting out one whole piece of fabric and fold to half so that the bottom is seal leave with the side opening. (The Size of the case is depends on the measurement of your laptop)
You can align your zipper first to the fabric and see how you want your zip to be. I align my zip until the side, for both side one side shorter one longer so it can hold the laptop.
Pin it in place to see the overall picture.
Once you done with the alignment, Turn the fabric to the wrong side. Start sewing the sides with a zipper foot all the way to the other side.
How do i close the zipper end:
I sew it across at the end. Do a backstitch 1-2 times.
Turn it back right side out, it will look like this.
And try it on your laptop!
TADAH! You’re done!
Is easy right ? The zipper should be quite challenging to sew but just have to make sure your alignment is correct that should be fine!
For the zipper i get those in one Yards, comes with zipper puller. Some store have to buy seperately, if you are not sure how long you want the zipper, is good to buy in yards, so that you can measure and cut off the excess. They do have a few designs, like with pendants, or those just normal ones.
What i like about the zipper pullers is i can choose the one with nice ring on it, like the one i using for this project i choose a Zipper Ring which is super cute. You can hunt for nice pendants on it. Or if you know the measurement of the zipper, feel free to get those ready ones 12″inches long or even longer.
So hope this tutorial helps you and stay tune for my video tutorial ! will update real soon!
Hello! I just did a post on “How to Sew a Zip Pouch”. This tutorial also for beginner and it’s very easy to make! Let’s follow step by step!
- Cotton fabric
- sewing thread
- sewing machine
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
- Pins / clips
- Outer piece 8 x 5″ x 2 pcs
- Inner piece 8 x 5″ x 2 pcs
- Zipper 7″
Place a lining piece, then place the zipper on top right facing up, zipper head face right side.
Pin or clip it in place and sew. Do the Same on the second piece for the other side.
This time place second lining piece, place the zip with the other side with the zipper facing up,zipper head point left.
When you open up, it will look like this.
Unzip the zipper half way.
Align the zipper teeth face each other.
Then face the piece facing each other with lining by lining, outer by outer piece.
Align or adjust the zipper teeth in order again to make sure it won’t go out of place before you sew.
Leave a gap with 4-5″ wide or use you hand make a stone to measure the gap (This is for turn over later). Sew all the 3 sides.
Do a backstitch when you reach the zipper side, to give it a good secure.
Once done, Turn it right side out. Push and adjust all the corners for a nice finishing.
Flip out the lining piece, sew a straight stitch to close the gap. AND YOU ARE DONE!
I made this one set, for a drawstring pouch! Check out my post on “How to Sew a Drawstring Pouch”.
My video Tutorial is up, do check out my YouTube channel @ xuanxuan’s Channel 🙂
Feel free to share with me your project and leave me comments if you like my post!
Hello! I’m doing another post for this project, a Drawstring bag! This is super easy and I goanna show you how to do it.
This is super cute design fabric. I bought it at Spotlight, Cotton and I super love the printing designs! AWWW.
I will defiantly just go back again and again to buy those super nice and cute fabrics prints!
I do found some online too! but they are all Pre Cut Printed Craft Fabric, suitable for small projects like pouches, mini bags etc.. Check them out! You might get what you want too! It’s best to try it with small portion 🙂
Prepare 2 piece of main fabric which is the body of the bag, Go with the size that you want it to be, can be a square or rectangle shape.
Face the fabric wrong side to wrong side to each other.
Mark out 2 Inches from the top corner side, then leave 1 Inch gap. same to both side. This is to insert the string to the hole later on.
Pin both fabric in place if you want to then sew from the 2 inches down, Skip the 1 Inch gap and sew down continue.
*Remember do not sew the 1 Inch gap. If you sew you won’t be able to insert the string in.
After sewing, turn it right side out, and will look something like this.
Turn back inside again, Iron flat the side first so that when you can see the gap nicely and easy to fold and insert the string later.
This is the 1 Inch gap, you will have a gap in the middle of both side.
Once you Iron, we goanna do the box up shape.
Turn it wrong side out. Right at the end of the tip, place it flat like a triangle shape.
Measure a 2 inches, Mark out a line and Sew. This is up to you depends on you want the pouch to be big or small.
Trim off the excess and will looks like this. Do it for both sides.
Now lets do the top part. Which is to insert the Bias tape in. But first have to iron and press the fabric. This is to have the mark line and easier to sew down the edges.
Fold an 1/2 inch, Iron and Press then Sew it. Then fold another 1 inch until you see the side is open as the picture shown. The hole here is to insert the string in.
**I know this part a bit hard to understand here. But do ask me any questions, I will be glad to assist you if I can. 🙂
Prepare 2 String with the length about 20 Inches maybe. I advise to prepare as long as you want so can trim it off later on. Use a Safety pin, pin on the string
Slowly Pull thru the hole until back to the same side. Same for both side. So each side will have 2 string.
There! And you are done!
You can add designs or DIY to the pouch if you are using plain fabrics. But I prefer to use printed ones. It’s looks kind of cute thou. ^^
Hope this helps you! Feel free to ask me questions!
My tutorial video is up! >> Check out now! <<
Next project! Part of my favourite or I would say turn out to be my favourite. As a beginner, not as hard not easy also. Just need to have the skill to do it. Well, I keep trying until I make a perfect ones. Not as perfect but to be wearable right? Ha Ha. This circle skirt is made of a circle and the part which is quite challenging is to sew follow the circle. I did a few times but I failed to do so. Until I finally made it.
The steps are quite simple.
First you need to do some math measurement.
Measure your waist. Depends on what waist you want, High waist or low waist. For elastic expose you goanna expose your elastic band to show that you are wearing a belt, is to give some texture or design for the skirt. So this will suit better with high waist. Is up to you 🙂 If you don’t want a high waist, you will need to get stretch fabric, like cotton spandex, or any stretch fabric.
Waist Measurement: Your Waist + 1 Inch = Total Inch / 6.28 = Radius ,
Length of the skirt: Measure from the waist to the length where you want your skirt to be. Whether it is above the knee or below the knee length. Is up to you. 🙂
Fold the fabric to half, then fold half again.
Measure and cut out the template, using mah-jong paper.
You will need at least 3 yard fabric, or maybe 1.5 yard. If you are not sure just ask advice from the stall seller.
When you cut out and hold it up with the sides, it will look like this. As you can see a circle skirt can spin around nice and twirl.
Next is the tricky part.
Cut the waistband size of your waist + 1 Inch or – 1 Inch. This part I get a bit confuse and I couldn’t figure out what length should I cut for my waistband. All I do is I guess the length and maybe try to figure out and cut a length of not too big and not too small. You can try it on your waist maybe loose 1 inch will be better. Cause when you sew, you will pull the waistband along so the waistband will stretch a bit.
To sew the waist area with the waistband. Fold about half Inch and then iron to make a mark line so that is easy to attach the Waistband.
For the waistband I choose a Knit ones.
But some fabric don’t really turn out well, some won’t stay on while you iron, so the best way is to use pin and mark it out
Pin the waistband to the skirt first before you start sewing. Cause if you don’t, it will be super hard to sew it neat and nice. I’ve tried before and I get frustrated when I sew out of line. Have to be very patient and confident.
Use a Zigzag Stitch with the width around 2.5 – 3.5 will be fine. Advise to use the same colour as the waistband so that is not obvious to see the line on the waistband.
Note: If you are using non stretch fabric, you have to pull the elastic slowly as you sew down the waistband. And if you are using stretch fabric, you don’t have to pull, just sew down as normal.
I made a pink polka dot circle skirt! I really love it! Even though the length is a bit too long, I can adjust it and make it to the length I want to! This is the purpose of knowing how to sew or adjust your own clothes! Play around, practice as much as possible. Best is to try out on cheaper fabrics first. 🙂
Hope this help you!