Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I haven’t been sewing this past few days as I’ve been trying to restore some order in my chaotic sewing room. I repurposed 2 book shelves that Azrai threw out. Originally it has 4 tiers but the bottom were rotten so Azrai saw it off and salvaged the top half. I asked him to paint it white. I used one to keep my books and patterns and notions and the other one to keep my fabric stash. Note to self, no more fabric shopping for the year.

This morning, I side-tracked again while folding more fabrics. I found some leftover lycra that was used for my mom’s scarf. I wanted to make one that didn’t use a stiff interfacing on the hood (or commonly called ‘awning’) Here’s me with my prototype taken with Iphone. 

Azrai took the kids out for errands today, leaving me to sew to my heart’s content. I made a prototype of a zipper pouch with a tissue holder at the back. Some sort of a zipper pouch+tissue holder combo.

This one measures approximately 3.5” x 5” which fits the tissue packet very well. Then I had a eureka moment and tried to fit my Iphone into the zipper pouch but the pouch was a bit short. So I adjusted the length and made a second protyotype. I added a carabiner just to see how it looks. Here are the two prototypes side by side:

The adjusted size is approximately 3.5” x 6” and can fit my Iphone. Observe:

So I decided to make a bunch of it to add to the stuff I want to bring to the next Craft Market.

I love the contrast of the colorful zippers. Good thing I bought a few from my last trip to Karysma. I might add some key fobs to go with these pouches.

All in all, it was a productive day :) If only I can sew without interruption everyday... *wishful thinking*


  1. Zipper tuh cantik tersusunlah... senang nak ambil. Saya selalu guna paper clip tuh untuk organise my patchwork patter, tak terfikir plak nak letak zipper.. tq for the idea

  2. oooh...gud idea to organise those zippers!

  3. Thank you Mila@rimbun, mamikelate, RaiHamina for dropping a line :) google carik tips utk organizekan zippers and improvise sket dgn paper clip tu. worked out well.