Sewing: How to Sew a Coin Purse with Clasp

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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!

Materials:

  • Fabric glue/White glue
  • Plier
  • Stick/Chopstick
  • Clasp frame
  • Paper cord
  • Fabric of your choice (outer piece)
  • lining fabric (inner piece)

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Using your pattern, cut out 2 piece inner and outer fabric.

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Align your outer piece right side facing each other.

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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.

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Step 4 :

After done with sewing, turn over both pieces.

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Step 5:

Slot in the inner piece, pin it in place sew and leave a hole on the top to turn over later on.

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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.

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Next we goanna attach the clasp to the fabric.

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Step 7 :

Use the chopstick or stick and add glue to the clasp inner part, spread out the glue. (as picture shown)

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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.

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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.

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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!

HAPPY SEWING!

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

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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. 🙂 But it’s okay! it’s take time to learn right? I made it thru! So can you 🙂 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 🙂

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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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!

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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 🙂

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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.

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You are almost done!

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Step 7:

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

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

Now it’s time to try on the skirt!

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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. 😀 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. 🙂

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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 🙂

Do leave me some comment if you like my post!

HAPPY SEWING!

 

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.

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SIM HUI HENG

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

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SPOTLIGHT

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)

DAISO

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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Tips on Getting your first Sewing Machine For Sewing beginners Projects

Tips on Getting your first Sewing Machine For Sewing beginners Projects

Recently I’ve been doing hand sewing for some small projects like Barbie appeals or accessories. Slowly I felt sewing is quite fun and I start to love it when I hand sew small projects watching some videos tutorial guide. Write down some notes will be the best, to give yourself some ideas on what to sew.

I am still at beginner stage and I just decided to get a sewing machine with some function that can play around.

Some things you have to know first before you decide to buy or use a sewing machine. Some safety caution and choosing a sewing machine especially for beginners.

For beginners don’t have to use super good ones but with some better featuresand functions. To prevent for regretting, do get advise from the shop sales person. It’s best to have a good relation with the retailer as they will help give you better advise and introduce you to a better sewing machine which suits you and easy to manage that would be your concern.

If you are sewing for long term, I suggest to get a better and with a few features sewing machine. Cause it’s more stable and you won’t have to think of upgrading anytime soon. And most important it’s suits you and great for beginner. Take your time and look for great deal outside stall. Remember don’t rush to get it. 🙂 Cause it’s really quite pricey and have to go within your budget. Ya!

Here are some things need to know before you buy :

Budget –

Ask yourself what’s your budget. Try to go within the budget. Shop around and look for great deals. Some may come with valuable items like “extension table”. Make sure you get a new and come with warranty ones, well that’s common sense. For most of electronics product. 🙂 Next is the quality, for quality wise just get a new ones and come with features that you will need the most. E.g. like Stitches, Button Foot.

Now mainly retailer shop are selling electronics ones, portable and light weight. (7Kg). Well if you have old machines, it would be great to keep it. It’s also good to try it for practice first before you get a new ones. Get use to it. Advisable for beginners. I recently just start to use electronics ones. I bought mine at $228(SGD), Model: Brother AS2730S. Come with extension table, and come with a few accessories too. even come with a machine covers as well.

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Machines Features –

My retailer introduce me with 27 stitches, that come with free extension table, Button foot. For stitches, most machine should have Zig Zag Stitch & Straight Stitch to go along. This 2 are the most common will use for sewing machine.

At first, My mind wouldn’t know what I really want or need with a sewing machine. And I not very sure which kind to get, for beginner. So I did ask for advise from my retailer, before that I did some research which helps me get to know more about sewing machine, their features, functions and best is to help me as I’m still a beginner to sewing machines. Previously I did hand sewing too!

Tips: For starting, you can just try out hand sewing for practicing. Then slowly research on sewing with machines.

I was too tempted to try out machine sewing. I just suddenly have the interest in sewing which I don’t know why. I did seen my granny did since I was young and I regretted that I never learn from her. So when you are young, learn whatever you have. ^.^ That’s like the best gift from the older generation.

Machines Accessories

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Attachment and feet is most important item for a machine. It depend on what product you sew.

If you are sewing a Quilt, you will probably need a Walking foot, Spring action foot & 1/4 inches foot. Mainly for Quilter.

For Garment Sewing, commonly will need Zipper foot, Overcast stitching foot, Buttonhole foot & Button attaching foot.

Expensive machines comes with more selection of feet, No. of stitches while budget ones have lesser selections. Most of the accessories feet cost about $30-$50. Extension table will cost about $60-$80(SGD).

If you are looking for a sewing machine, electronic ones do check out mine post on mine machine. 🙂

Happy Sewing!

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