Car Fabric for Boy’s Room

striped car fabric by Quilting Treasures

striped car fabric by Quilting Treasures

Modes4u.com has a good selection of fabric for boys, including cars, airplanes, dinosaurs, robots, pirates and more, with reasonable price and excellent customer service. The shipping from Hong Kong doesn’t take too long, which my parcels usually arrived in 1-2 weeks with tracking number. The only problem is spending lots of time in the shop as everything is so cute!

 

Finally I have ordered the car fabrics for the big boy room revamp and some washi tapes, which altogether added up over $78 to enjoy the free shipping. (Fingers crossed xx)

 

car fabric by Camelot

car fabric by Camelot

colourful cars by Robert Kaufman

colourful cars by Robert Kaufman

firefighter truck fabric

firefighter truck fabric

Michael Miller tractor fabric

Michael Miller tractor fabric

 

 

retro car fabric by Cosmo Japan

retro car fabric by Cosmo Japan

Michael Miller racing car fabric

Michael Miller racing car fabric

 

 

vehicle panel fabric

vehicle panel fabric

DIY Laminate Fabric Shower Curtain

Cat laminate fabric by Cosmo Japan

Cat laminate fabric by Cosmo Japan

 

The shower curtain becomes murky after years and the stains are persistent even after washing. Instead of showering with a nasty, mildewed curtain, I decide to make a new shower curtain with laminate fabric.

 

It is quite easy to follow Riley Blake’s tutorial, but I have difficulty in choosing the “right” fabric. Finally I take the chance for making my “dream beach house” with Robert Kaufman laminate whale fabric (echino laminate is a good option though).

 

Laminate shower curtain tutorial on rileyblakedesigns.com

Laminate shower curtain tutorial on rileyblakedesigns.com

Robert Kaufman laminate fabric with whales

Robert Kaufman laminate fabric with whales

Robert Kaufman laminate fabric with birds

Robert Kaufman laminate fabric with birds

Striped laminate Echino fabric

Striped laminate Echino fabric

Wildflower Echino laminate fabric

Wildflower Echino laminate fabric

Laminate Echino birds fabric

Laminate Echino birds fabric

Robert Kaufman laminate fabric with diamond pattern

Robert Kaufman laminate fabric with diamond pattern

 

Reupholstering Dining Room Chairs

Retro Fabric by Cosmo Japan

Retro Fabric by Cosmo Japan

I have been meaning to reupholster our dining room chairs since 3 years ago. There are many tutorials and Youtube videos showing how easy to reupholster a chair by replacing the fabric to give a completely new look.

 

It would be my first new year’s big goal! (Many discount fabricsc available from Modes4u)

 

Reupholstering Chair Tutorial from lovinglifewiththemartins.blogspot.com

Reupholstering Chair Tutorial from lovinglifewiththemartins.blogspot.com

Reupholstering Chair with Laminated Fabric on sewmuchado.com

Reupholstering Chair with Laminated Fabric on sewmuchado.com

Discount Michael Miller Stripe Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Stripe Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Fabric

Discount birch Polka Dots Fabric

Discount birch Polka Dots Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Checkered Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Checkered Fabric

Discount Robert Kaufman Chevron Fabric

Discount Robert Kaufman Chevron Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Sateen Fabric

Discount Michael Miller Sateen Fabric

DIY Fabric Rug

monaluna Tree Organic Fabric

monaluna Tree Organic Fabric

It’s the new year – time to take down the holiday decorations and update the decor for spring! I’m planning for a few small home revamp projects to give a refreshing look.

 

First of all, I will revamp the old rubber mats with my favorite fabric. By following this step-by-step tutorial, you can make your own custom rug out of any fabric you love, any size you want, simply with spray adhesive and polyurethane. This is awesome and money-saving!

 

DIY Fabric Rug Tutorial on allparenting.com

DIY Fabric Rug Tutorial on allparenting.com

DIY Fabric Floorcloth Tutorial on iammommahearmeroar.net

DIY Fabric Floorcloth Tutorial on iammommahearmeroar.net

 

 

Teal Flower Garden Fabric by Kokka Japan

Teal Flower Garden Fabric by Kokka Japan

Funny Flower & Sheep Fabric by Cosmo Japan

Funny Flower & Sheep Fabric by Cosmo Japan

monaluna Flower Meadow Organic Fabric

monaluna Flower Meadow Organic Fabric

Michael Miller Paisley Fabric

Michael Miller Paisley Fabric

Michael Miller Floral Fabric

Michael Miller Floral Fabric

Year of the Horse 2014

horse fabric by Kokka Japan

horse fabric by Kokka Japan

2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese zodiac. Horse year is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things.

 

Wish all of you for good fortune and a happy new year!

 

Swedish Dala horse fabric by Cosmo Japan

Swedish Dala horse fabric by Cosmo Japan

horse canvas fabric by Kokka Japan

horse canvas fabric by Kokka Japan

Robert Kaufman horse fabric

Robert Kaufman horse fabric

Swedish Dala horse fabric by Kokka Japan

Swedish Dala horse fabric by Kokka Japan

 

birch horse organic fabric

birch horse organic fabric

Reversible Christmas Stocking Tutorial & Unusual Stocking Fillers

Christmas present fabric by Cosmo Japan

Christmas present fabric by Cosmo Japan

It’s never too early to plan for Christmas because the kids love it. They almost screamed when they knew I was making them a special huge Christmas stocking (by doubling the measurements of tutorial on mirincondemariposas.blogspot.com).


Reversible Christmas Stocking Tutorial on mirincondemariposas.blogspot.com

Reversible Christmas Stocking Tutorial on mirincondemariposas.blogspot.com

Then filling a stocking with fun gifts for everyone can be a headache. I don’t like the idea of plastic toys that break straight away and usually overpriced. A bit of this and that I come into mind from my favorite online shop Modes4U:


patterned pencils and unusually shaped rubbers


writing note books and letter sets


cute stickers


craft kits


modeling chocolate and candy DIY kits


funny mugs


lunch bags and towels


bubble bath bombs


travel backpacks


novelty shaped ice cube trays

food shaped rubbers from Modes4U

food shaped rubbers from Modes4U

Christmas mugs from Modes4U

Christmas mugs from Modes4U

No Sew Halloween Baby Onesies

Halloween pumpkin fabric from Timeless Treasures

Halloween pumpkin fabric from Timeless Treasures

It will be the first Halloween for Robert – Jessifer and Thomas’s little boy.


Seen many babies in the pumpkin to go trick-or-treating, we prefer to dress Robert comfy in a simple but festive onesie.


It is so fun and easy to make these onesies - thanks to One Crafty Place’s tutorial.


Of course we would also prepare a trick-or treat bag with the spooky cute style Halloween fabric (tutorial from  fabricmill.blogspot.com)


No Sew Halloween Baby Onesies on One Crafty Place

No Sew Halloween Baby Onesies on One Crafty Place

Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial on fabricmill.blogspot.com

Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial on fabricmill.blogspot.com

cute Halloween fabric from Cosmo Japan

cute Halloween fabric from Cosmo Japan

Halloween children fabric from Alexander Henry

Halloween children fabric from Alexander Henry

Halloween spider fabric from Timeless Treasures

Halloween spider fabric from Timeless Treasures

Halloween Trick or Treat fabric from Cosmo Japan

Halloween Trick or Treat fabric from Cosmo Japan

Easy DIY Bath Towel Hoodies

cute hot-air balloon fabric by Robert Kaufman

cute hot-air balloon fabric by Robert Kaufman

My kids love hooded towels,  I have always wished I could make them instead of having to buy them. This will be a GREAT idea for birthday gifts with their names’ applique too!


What you need are one large bath towel,one hand towel in matching colors and some double bias tape (tutorial on makeandtakes.com)


DIY Bath Towel Hoodies on todaysfabulousfinds.blogspot.com

DIY Bath Towel Hoodies on todaysfabulousfinds.blogspot.com

Easy Hooded Bath Towel on makeandtakes.com

Easy Hooded Bath Towel on makeandtakes.com

panda bear toweling fabric by Cosmo Japan

panda bear toweling fabric by Cosmo Japan

soft frog towel fabric by Cosmo Japan

soft frog towel fabric by Cosmo Japan



Chinese Knots for Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day

Lucky Cats fabric from Cosmo Japan

Lucky Cats fabric from Cosmo Japan

I have just learnt tying the Chinese Good Luck Knot which is quite easy and fun to make for decorations or presents. It works fine by following the pictures or watching youtube video.

Chinese Good Luck Knot on jipin.kaixin001.com

Chinese Good Luck Knot on jipin.kaixin001.com

I am so addicted to tying knots now, trying out the Celtic heart knot bracelet for my friends on Valentine’s Day too.


Celtic heart knot bracelet on hartandsew.blogspot.com

Celtic heart knot bracelet on hartandsew.blogspot.com

Celtic heart knot tying instructions on pincookie.com

Celtic heart knot tying instructions on pincookie.com

National Sewing Month: 10 Japanese Fabric Giveaway on Sew Beautiful Blog

10 Japanese Fabric Giveaway on Sew Beautiful Blog

10 Japanese Fabric Giveaway on Sew Beautiful Blog

10 Fat Quarters from famous Japanese fabric labels (4x Cosmo, 2x echino, 4x Kokka).


Simply fill in the form and join the giveaway.


Hurry up! Giveaway closed at 11:59 ET on September 15, 2012.