Double Gauze for Summer

double gauze fabric from Japan

double gauze fabric from Japan

 


Double gauze fabric is perfect for summer that makes a garment oh-so-soft and comfortable.  No matter a loose, easy fitting tee or a summer tunic dress or a breathable baby blanket to make the easy and breezy summer!


double gauze tee on fancytiger.blogspot.com

double gauze tee on fancytiger.blogspot.com

beach cover-up with double gauze tutorial on camelotfabricsblog.com

beach cover-up with double gauze tutorial on camelotfabricsblog.com

double gauze fabric by Sarah Jane

double gauze fabric by Sarah Jane

birch double gauze organic fabric

birch double gauze organic fabric

double gauze fabric from Cosmo Japan

double gauze fabric from Cosmo Japan

double gauze fabric from Cosmo Japan

double gauze fabric from Cosmo Japan

DIY Gift Idea: Scented Heating Pad

Michael Miller love bug fabric

Michael Miller love bug fabric

 


Here is a super simple DIY perfect for this time of year to make your own heating pad and scent it with essential oils. You can totally make these with fat quarters or fabric scraps and even you do not need a sewing machine. These heating pads would make an excellent homemade gift for warming up the hands, tea or coffee with a magical smell!


DIY Interchangeable Scented Hot Pad Tutorial on sewlicioushomedecor.com

DIY Interchangeable Scented Hot Pad Tutorial on sewlicioushomedecor.com

Scented Hot Pad on suburble.com

Scented Hot Pad on suburble.com


Riley Blake love bird fabric

Riley Blake love bird fabric

Japanese love roses fabric by Cosmo

Japanese love roses fabric by Cosmo

Michael Miller love bug fabric

Michael Miller love bug fabric

Japanese Christmas Fabric Giveaway

Japanese Christmas Fabric Giveaway

Japanese Christmas Fabric Giveaway

 


Make your Christmas sewing even more fun with these super kawaii Christmas fabrics imported from Japan! The giveaway is open worldwide and runs till 26th of October on Japanese Sewing Books.




Too Cute to Spook Halloween

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

 


I am not a big Halloween lover because I don’t like any creepy or super scary things.  Cutesy Halloween fabric is right up my ally!

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

Alexander Henry Halloween fabric

Alexander Henry Halloween fabric

Timeless Treasures Halloween fabric

Timeless Treasures Halloween fabric

Cosmo Halloween fabric

Cosmo Halloween fabric

Camelot Halloween fabric

Camelot Halloween fabric

Japanese Culture Fabric

Kokka Dobby fabric

Kokka Dobby fabric

 


Culture shock as part of travelling. Arriving in a new country can be quite a challenge, some level of culture shock is inevitable. it is nothing to be afraid of.


Japan is a wonderful country with culture shock for the visitor, especially the “westerners” from non-Asian countries. There are many cultural differences including local languages, concepts of time, meeting and greeting and religion, let alone the traditions of Samurai, Geisha or Ninja, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, pottery, haiku, you name it.


Timing the trip at sakura cherry blossoms season or Summer Festival to explore your “once in a life time experience” in Japan. Of course don’t miss the very best part of Japanese cuisine!

Geisha fabric by StudioE Fabrics

Geisha fabric by StudioE Fabrics

ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman

ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Bento Sushi Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Bento Sushi Fabric by Timeless Treasures

cherry blossom ball fabric by Cosmo Japan

cherry blossom ball fabric by Cosmo Japan

Paris Fabric

Michael Miller Paris Fabric

Michael Miller Paris Fabric

 


If there was no heatwave, which its temperature soared to 39.7 degrees Celsius and claimed as many as 3,000 lives, I would love Paris with a view of famous attractions like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower, the classical or chic fashion style from Paris and the world’s very best restaurants.


Paris fabric of Eiffel Tower, Triumphal Arch, Notre Dame, Louvre

Paris fabric of Eiffel Tower, Triumphal Arch, Notre Dame, Louvre

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris romance fabric by Cosmo Japan

Paris romance fabric by Cosmo Japan

Paris Pin-ups fabric Timeless Treasures USA

Paris Pin-ups fabric Timeless Treasures USA

Bow Projects Overload

Cosmo bow fabric from Japan

Cosmo bow fabric from Japan


Bow is not Hello Kitty‘s privilege, it can be more than a simply bow tie, gift wrap or bow hairclip. Make your own bow pillow, bow scraf, bow shirt, bow bracelet, bow necklace, bow ring, bow clutch and more. It’s so nice to see bows all around everyday!

Wrapped in Bows Scarf Tutorial on rufflesandstuff.com

Wrapped in Bows Scarf Tutorial on rufflesandstuff.com

Christina Bow Clutch Tutorial on artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com

Christina Bow Clutch Tutorial on artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com

Back Cut Bow Jumper Tutorial on cutediyprojects.com

Back Cut Bow Jumper Tutorial on cutediyprojects.com

Bow Necklace Tutorial

Bow Necklace Tutorial

8 Bow Project Ideas on snapcreativity.com

8 Bow Project Ideas on snapcreativity.com

birch bows organic fabric

birch bows organic fabric

black cats with red bows fabric from Kokka Japan

black cats with red bows fabric from Kokka Japan

Hello Kitty bow fabric

Hello Kitty bow fabric

DIY Scarf Camera Strap

retro camera fabric from Cosmo Japan

retro camera fabric from Cosmo Japan

The original nylon camera strap is so rough and scratchy to my skin, that I could hardly bear the strap longer than 10 minutes before my skin feel raw everywhere it is rubbing.

 

I’ve seen scarf camera straps popping up all over Pinterest and it’s cheap for around $5 to make a chic and soft silk camera strap! It also works perfectly with wool for winter or lace trim in summer.

 

DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial on thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial on thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial on popsugar.com

DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial on popsugar.com

DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial on brit.co

DIY Scarf Camera Strap Tutorial on brit.co

 

Riley Blake retro camera fabric

Riley Blake retro camera fabric

Riley Blake retro polaroid camera fabric

Riley Blake retro polaroid camera fabric

Michael Miller camera laminate fabric

Michael Miller camera laminate fabric

Japanese Fabric Giveaway

Japanese Fabric Giveaway

Japanese Fabric Giveaway

If you love flicking through Japanese sewing books and drooling over the adorable designs, you would enjoy this blog which translates many Japanese sewing books, patterns, fabrics into English!

 

They are currently running a giveaway of cute Japanese fabric including my favorite Echino, Kokka and Cosmo fabrics.

 

Ends on 16th November.

Toddler Kindergarten Backpack

Clothworks patchwork alphabet fabric

Clothworks patchwork alphabet fabric

It’s August already, time to prepare for school, my little boy is going to kindergarten. I am a little bit sad a little bit excited, he is growing up so fast.


I decided to try my hand at making a school backpack, it made me happy that I sent him off to school for the first time with something I put so much love and effort into, almost like a part of me went adventure with him.


After a quick search on Pinterest, I found some brilliant and detailed tutorials:


Toddler Kindergarten Backpack on made-by-rae.com

Toddler Kindergarten Backpack on made-by-rae.com

Toddler Kindergarten Backpack on sewadorablefabrics.blogspot.com

Toddler Kindergarten Backpack on sewadorablefabrics.blogspot.com

Toddler Kindergarten Backpack on theribbonretreat.com

Toddler Kindergarten Backpack on theribbonretreat.com



 


Finally I chose some cute school fabric that would put him into good mood starting school life.


Clothworks Schoolies fabric

Clothworks Schoolies fabric

Bear fabric by Cosmo Japan

Bear fabric by Cosmo Japan

Timeless Treasures school supplies fabric

Timeless Treasures school supplies fabric

Clothworks animals in school patchwork fabric

Clothworks animals in school patchwork fabric