Friday, November 16, 2012

Vintage World Map - Panel Cotton Linen Fabric

Please click here for the product link to my etsy shop. Beautiful, beautiful panel fabric of the world map, in cotton linen blend. I took pictures of every part of the world, and the whole panel is beautiful everywhere. It means everywhere in the world is beautiful~ :)
This panel is printed with the whole world map. You can use it as a whole, as the pin board idea in the last picture, or cut up and made into pouches as in the 3rd pic.
Each panel measures 55 x 29.5 inches / 140 x 75 cm.
Specs :- Blend of Cotton Linen  
To purchase, please click here for the product link to my etsy shop.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

40% Discount for Cotton Linen Lily of the Valley Panel

The Shop is offering a discount of 40% off this fabric due to some shortcomings on the fabric (see below). The price shown on the listing is AFTER.

I used this fabric from the shop.  Visit the link here.




 

After making two bags out of this fabric, I am convinced and must admit it is somehow, badly printed. The straight lines aren't exactly parallel or perpendicular to the grain of the fabric itself. I spend about 1.5 hours staring at the remnants the second time, trying to figure out how to use the remaining for the bag in the top photo. 

In the end, it was achieved using patchwork.

While the result comes out fine, it took abit more brainwork to get the design out in order to maximise the use of the fabric.
I decided if my customers are going to go through this, I shall give a huge discount for the fabric.


On top of that, for the dollies, there are no seam allowance. I know, quite badly printed.


This is a tote bag for the children's teacher for Teacher's Day. It is made from the above panel.



Despite its shortcomings, the fabric colour, as you can see, is still very beautiful and can still be utilised to produce beautiful results. So if you like the print, please do not hesitate. :) 



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Teacher's Day Tote Bag 1

 handmade tote bag, map fabric
Made this yesterday, and it was so therapeutic! And addictive. It was time to prepare dinner and I so did not want to leave my sewing.
It is just a very simple no frills tote bag. But I love the quality that the fabric lends to the bag. Cotton linen blend fabric is a bit thicker than cotton. For this bag, I did not use any batting or interfacing. But still it feels very good and solid.
I love the bag. I dun have such a nice bag for myself. Funny thing is, for all that I can sew, I carry hideous looking bags. I have yet to make a decent looking bag for myself yet. It's embarrassing.
I am reminded of how much I love to sew. But also how little time I have for it. Let's hope in the coming days, I will be able to put aside more time to do this.    
 
And old map of London makes the inner pocket.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vintage World Map - Panel Cotton Linen Fabric

Beautiful, beautiful panel fabric of the world map, in cotton linen blend. I took pictures of every part of the world, and the whole panel is beautiful everywhere. It means everywhere in the world is beautiful~ :)

This panel is printed with the whole world map. You can use it as a whole, as the pin board idea in the last picture, or cut up and made into pouches as in the 3rd pic.

Each panel measures 55 x 29.5 inches / 140 x 75 cm.

Specs :-
Blend of Cotton Linen  
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Fabric Stock at Inagaki's Shop

Some new stocks arrived and I'm itching to sew again.
Here's a new listing for the shop.
This is the first of a few new panels with interesting designs. I always find these designs facinating, as they offer a variety of designs in one panel alone. Of course I always bring in the ones that interest me most.
Lovely fabric design sends one's imagination into overdrive, doesn't it? I have made so many things in my head with this one already. :P ( That's just a nice way of saying I am a lazy crafter... hehe..)
Collage sheet is the art of putting different images together so that they form a harmonious picture on their own. There are some really nice ones I have seen on the internet. These are also quite nice. Don't judge the fabric on its own alone. Once made into items, their beauty is enhanced by a few times. Somehow.
It's been rainy and cool here for the past few days. Yesterday, I found my husband steal my blanket when I went to bed (after finishing Korean drama late into the night). He's always one who pushes away the blanket and needs the fan. So I am thinking if I should make a blanket each for the four of us. I cannot sleep without my blankie. *suck suck thumb* I have my eyes on two other lovely panels for the kids. Will post about it when I list the items. Quite pretty. Inagaki's Shop on etsyInagaki's Shop on Facebook

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kid's School Planner

As we enter the second term in school, things begin to crowd up.

Last week, I decided to make a wall planner for all the things to remember for the kids' school things. English spelling, Chinese spelling, Maths tests, fruit days...

ENOUGH!!! 

Enter the planner. White paper beneath a clear plastic sheet, bound by linen fabric. The squares, days and illustrations were drawn and ironed onto the paper itself. These are the things that will not change from month to month. 
 


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These pics are the black velvet appliques sold in my shop here

Come next month, I can erase off the dates and the month, and write the next month and dates in. 

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This works very well for me! I am so pleased with the result. I stick it onto my metal door with two powerful magnets.  Now I can see at a glance what's going on in the children's school and what to expect in the next coming days.

There's a small space besides the planner where I can write the words he would be tested for spelling. With the planner easily visible, it's easy for him to learn too.

It's perfect except for one thing : It works too well.

 
kid's school planner, doodle board, black velvet appliques, sewing hasher


The children can't keep their hands off it! They love to doodle on the board. Before the invasion of these little monsters at month end, I had just erased the names of various heroes from The Avengers written in every blank box available. Wolverine, Ironman, Hulk etc. It was like we were getting Avenger visitors everyday and it stressed me up.

The fabric binding is a necessity so that they will not extend their unbound imagination beyond the board onto my precious door.


This only means one thing. Another similar board fully dedicated to doodling is in order.    


For the info of anyone interested to make one, the white paper sheets are sold at Daiso @ 8 for $2. You would need magnets and whiteboard markers and erasers too, all available at Daiso too. 









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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Baobao's School Bag

The son goes to primary one this year, and I began the year planning to make a bag for him. Took me 3 months and a lot of procrastination in between. Made from scratch without a pattern, I dragged my feet at certain points as I was not sure what to expect. In the end, the many steps of making the bag was broken down into baby steps and eventually I conquered it.
Another milestone in my sewing experience.


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I used a panel fabric from my shop. Here
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Some parts of the reminder fabric was used to decorate the sides of the bag and the pocket, just so the theme runs through the bag.
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These two labels have some of their sides left raw..  I had been wanting to try making bags with a more casual, scrap fabric feel, which I see around the internet.

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Custom label with the boy's name and school and his own artwork rocket. This was produced by iron on sheet. 


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Another name tag attached to the strap. This is also ironed onto the remnants of the theme panel fabric. See? A small piece of fabric goes a long way in design! 

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Finally, his mom's humble shop label. (Why am I acting humble suddenly..? lol) 
 
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Finishing the seams on the bag. I tried to be lazy and just sewed on the binding with the sewing machine but it ended up looking like a truck ran over it. I had to redo and baste it before it could be sewn neatly. Took me 1 hour for each of the two sides. Ha, using some patience I never knew existed. But you would agree, the result is gratifying right?
 
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