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Simple wallet sewing video tutorial with free pattern – Sew-along Day #2

Welcome to Day#2 of our sewing video tutorial. Do you have all your materials ready? Let’s start! To begin with, please refer to the layout diagram below, for the positioning of the different parts of the wallet. You will need to mark the position of the velcro strips on the outer and inner fabrics. Note […]

Simple wallet sewing video tutorial with free pattern – Sew-along Day #1


This month’s sew-along, or rather, sewing tutorial, is a simple wallet that I made for my girl to carry to school. As she is only in primary school, she only needs to carry some loose change, a couple of bills occasionally, as well as a single student ID card.  So this is a very simple, […]

Girls Qi Pao (Chinese Dress) Sew Along Day 3

Today we are going to tackle the side zipper opening of the dress. This took me a few experiments to figure it out. I am not even sure if this is the correct way to do it but it works! So here goes…. What we did yesterday… 1. Cut out fabric. 2. Preparation work – […]

Girls Qi Pao (Chinese Dress) Sew Along Day 2

Ok so I did discover a mistake myself while preparing the sewing video. I left out the zip in the list of materials! So here the is the list of materials again, with the zip lengths included. Materials (in order of sizes 98 / 110 / 122 / 134) 1. Outer Fabric (based on 90cm wide fabric […]

Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Pandora House (update)


I need to have a better “filing” system for my blog posts. Now that I have been blogging for almost two years, I find it hard to keep track of what I have blogged and what I haven’t. I was reminded of this recently when one of my readers posted a comment telling me that […]

Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Dr Cos

It’s been a while since I have posted any links to Free Japanese Sewing Patterns, and recently I have had some feedback that some of the links are no longer working. I am trying to find archived versions for those that have been already moved, but not all can be found. So what can I […]

Free Sewing Pattern, Tutorial and Video – Double zip pouch

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Along with the theme of Zakka month, I decided to tackle something that has been baffling me for a while. How to make a double zip pouch with two compartments. Well actually I wanted to make one with 3 zips but I decided to try it out with the simpler version of 2 zips first. […]

Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Seria


Today’s free pattern link is from an unexpected source. The website of a Japanese chain of 100 yen shops called Seria. If you are not familiar or have not been to one, 100 yen shops are shops where every single item in the shop is priced at 100yen (actually 105 yen after tax). It makes […]

Free pattern and tutorial – Skirt with piped pockets.


This months free tutorial is partly inspired by the Skirts special in Cucito Spring 2013, my kids, and the Great British Sewing Bee! Yup! you heard me right. I heard so much about it but had given up hope of watching it since it is not showing on TV here. But luck would have it, […]

nani IRO pocho smock – completed


So I finally decided to use this fabric from the 2012 collection – Peaceful cooing Madobe It was such a big thing to me because this is the first time I’ve actually cut into a piece of nani IRO fabric! So I have to blog about it. Just a couple of pictures as I’m still trying […]