This is a makeup pouch that I use everyday. The outer fabric is blue Japanese cotton with pretty white floral pattern on it, and the lining is blue cotton. But I didn’t sew the lining myself because this pouch was actually a rectangle placemat with lining already attached. I found a set of pretty placemats in a thrift store, still new and unused. Since I don’t have a dining table to put these placemats on, I turned them into soft pouches. All I did was sewing the pompom trimming on one short side, fold the placemat, and then topstitching both […]
I’d rather sew
I feel like I haven’t sewed anything for months, then I looked at my blog and found out that my last project was only a little more than 2 weeks ago. But it is sure felt like a long time because I’ve been feeling so uncreative these last few days, and I really don’t like feeling that way. To coax myself back into making things, I tried to make this little recycle project. This T-shirt was bought for ￥100 in a secondhand shop, I rather like the seventies feeling of it. But it was a bit too tight on me […]
Bather bunny brooch
The problem with having a kid in the house is you get a lot of outgrown clothes in such a short time. I can give them away if the conditions are still good, and use the stained ones as rags. But there’s still too many of them, and I don’t need that much of rags either. So today I made an experiment with one of Sidra’s shirt. I cut it into long strip of fabric, about 1.5 cm in width, and crocheted it into a circle using 10 mm hook. Then I took an acrylic drawing that my husband made […]
Some kind of tutorial for cowl and hand-warmers
My first tutorial! Well, sort of. As I’m being asked about how I recyled a scarf into a cowl and hand-warmers, I made this, uh, simple drawings on how to make them. I hope the drawings can explain itself. The scarf I used measured about 120×45 cm. It has to be a bit stretchy as it’ll be worn over the head. I think old T-shirt can also be made into this cowl and hand-warmers. Basically, the scarf is cut along the dashed lines (and also along the middle width of the scarf). The upper part will be made into 2 […]
A cowl and a pair of hand-warmer
Today is Cultural day holiday, but we all stay at home because the three of us has got a cold. I got a little bit bored, so I make this cowl/neck-warmer for Sidra and a pair of hand-warmer from a scarf that was thrifted from a secondhand store nearby. I think I still have a little fabric left for another pair of hand-warmer. It’s a super easy project. Link: Some kind of tutorial for cowl and hand-warmers
Recycled green shirt
This green striped shirt used to be mine, but I rarely wear it because somehow it didn’t hang well on my body. So I recycled it to a top for my son.
A tote bag from used flour bag
I only brought two suitcases when I moved to Japan, and one of few things that I brought here was a used flour bag. Beats me. Now the time has come to transform this used flour bag to a tote bag for my husband, because he loves carrying tote bags. I simply drew the pattern on the cloth, cut it up, and sew it together.