Sewing Project: How to Sew a Pop Up Pouch

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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 ^^.

Materials needed:

  • fabrics & lining
  • metal pop up
  • pins and clips

Let’s check out the steps!

Step 1:

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. 

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Step 2:

Align both piece from the opening part to each other. Means the top part opening and pin to each other.

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Step 3:

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.

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Step 4:

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.

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Step 5:

Once you done, slot in the metal piece to the hole where you sewed.

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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.

HAPPY SEWING!

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Where to find the Best Crafts Materials

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.

Golden Dragon (Jing Long)

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!

Art Friend

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.

Spotlight

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!

HAPPY HUNTING!

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Laptop Zip Case

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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.

Step 1:

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)

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Step 2:

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.

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Pin it in place to see the overall picture. 

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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. 

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Turn it back right side out, it will look like this. 

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And try it on your laptop!

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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 YardsSELRES_7e6df0b2-596a-4cdc-b27d-4192b94eb37aSELRES_11b59bb6-ad57-4b0c-b3a7-09b81824f7e9SELRES_36ea7fc9-5e80-4790-8df8-36c066df958bSELRES_b2660643-e652-43f3-90df-9528cbc3600e, 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!

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!


50 PCS 10 x 10 inches Cotton Fabric Squares Precut Quilting / Sewing Charm Pack

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:

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You need to cut out fabric :

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

Pockets x 2 piece 3″ x 5″

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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 🙂 I will be glad to help out 🙂

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Hand Sewing Craft : Guide for Beginner – Hand Sewing Needles

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Hello Fellow Friends ! Here is a post on Hand Sewing, Let’s study a bit about the Needles. I’m quite confuse on what needle should I use for my hand sewing projects. I’ve do some research and there are really quite a few things that you need to know for hand sewing for beginners. These are the basic things that you have to know and so that you can easily know what to use for your projects and won’t get frustrated over what to use.

Hand Sewing Needles have particular type in themselves. They are mainly for general hand sewing like sewing a miniature clothing, pencil case etc.

About the Needles:

 

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The eye:

The eye of the needle is where you pass through needle threads and come with varies size and shape. Depend on what needle you are using, they have for embroidery which look longer, has larger eyesthan hand sewing needles cause they are meant for using wider thread.

The Shaft:

This is so called the body of the needle, come with different sizes and length for types of needle.

The Tip:

The Tip is where the sharp point is. Is important because it works on different type of fabrics that’s gives you different result with holes that match with them. So you need to choose the correct ones that match your fabrics. Test it on the fabric, if goes thru the fabric easier, use that.

It’s best to get a Sewing Kit Set for Beginner like maybe a small set that comes with the most important material like Thread, Needles, Needle cap, Buttons, measuring tape, scissors. Is still best to get a kit cause you can just easily get the material out and convenient to use!

Recently, I just did a few small projects. Just for my own practice. Check out my post if you interested.

More post on projects coming up soon! Stay Tune !

Happy Sewing!