Back-to-School Oilcloth Messenger Bag

laminate cows fabric by Robert Kaufman

laminate cows fabric by Robert Kaufman

The summer is winding down, and back-to-school preparations would be done with this handmade oilcloth messenger bag.


It is not that difficult by following the messenger bag tutorial on marthastewart.com and laminated fabric tips on amybutlerdesign.com.


I have been choosing from a few laminate cotton fabrics and finally picked a colorful little monkeys laminate fabric that wishes the kid to have a fun school year!

Oilcloth messenger bag tutorial on marthastewart.com

Oilcloth messenger bag tutorial on marthastewart.com

Colorful laminate cotton fabric on Modes4u.com

Colorful laminate cotton fabric on Modes4u.com

little monkeys laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman

little monkeys laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman




I secretely decorated pencils with washi tapes and will make a surprise for the kid on first day of school.

Decorate pencils with washi tapes on pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com

Decorate pencils with washi tapes on pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com

New school year wishes..

New school year wishes..

Father’s Day Sewing: iPad Cover Case

geek fabric from Robert Kaufman

geek fabric from Robert Kaufman



Father’s Day is coming up, so it’s time to start deciding what to get. If your father is a geek and “no-tie” type like mine, then the following iPad cover sewing might be a brilliant gift idea.


The Geek Chic iPad Case looks great with free sewing pattern and tutorial on howaboutorange.blogspot.com. Too girly? Get some geek fabrics will help!



iPad case with free sewing pattern on howaboutorange.blogspot.com

iPad case with free sewing pattern on howaboutorange.blogspot.com



Another iPad Case with handle tutorial on sewmamasew.com.



iPad case with handle tutorial on sewmamasew.com

iPad case with handle tutorial on sewmamasew.com



No sewing? I found this tutorial on iPad case from a bubble mailer envelope. Awesome!



no-sewing iPad case from a bubble mailer envelope on cremedelacraft.com

no-sewing iPad case from a bubble mailer envelope on cremedelacraft.com

no-sewing iPad case from a bubble mailer envelope on cremedelacraft.com

no-sewing iPad case from a bubble mailer envelope on cremedelacraft.com

retro comic fabric from Michael Miller

retro comic fabric from Michael Miller

retro comic fabric from Michael Miller

retro comic fabric from Michael Miller

echino fabric by Etsuko Furuya

echino fabric by Etsuko Furuya

laminate fabric plaid checker fabric from Michael Miller

laminate fabric plaid checker fabric from Michael Miller

DIY: Car Organizer

whale fabric by Robert Kaufman

whale fabric by Robert Kaufman




I love it very much at first sight of seeing this car organiser bag with multiple compartments (I specially like the design made for tissue box) and thermal insulation layer for hot or cold drinks!


But still I looked up for alternatives to sew a car organiser bag by myself . Here I found some great step-by-step tutorials:



I love this cute car organiser from Japan

I love this cute car organiser from Japan

cute car organiser with thermal insulation layer

cute car organiser with thermal insulation layer

cute car organiser from Japan

cute car organiser from Japan

car organizer tutorial on modabakeshop.com

car organizer tutorial on modabakeshop.com

car organizer tutorial on sew4home.com

car organizer tutorial on sew4home.com

car organizer tutorial on themayfly.com

car organizer tutorial on themayfly.com


This car organiser tutorial on to-sew-with-love.com even has a special design for wet wipes dispenser!

car organizer tutorial on to-sew-with-love.com

car organizer tutorial on to-sew-with-love.com




After careful consideration, I decided to spoil myself a little bit for getting a durable, cute car organiser.


cute car organiser bag from Japan

cute car organiser bag from Japan

cute car organiser bag from Japan

cute car organiser bag from Japan


DIY: Sewing with Fabric Scraps Ideas

cupcake fabric by Robert Kaufman

cupcake fabric by Robert Kaufman



As long as we sew, there will be a huge pile of fabric scraps stocking up. Of course you can use the fabric scraps to make a bookmark, or make a nice gift bag if you have got a large piece of scrap. But are there more ideas sewing with fabrics scraps which can be useful and pretty?



 1. Fabric Button Jewelry


fabric button necklace & earrings tutorial on fabricenvy.blogspot.com

fabric button necklace & earrings tutorial on fabricenvy.blogspot.com

fabric button bracelets, hair pins and rings tutorial on fabricenvy.blogspot.com

fabric button bracelets, hair pins and rings tutorial on fabricenvy.blogspot.com

fabric button earrings tutorial on rebekahgough.blogspot.com

fabric button earrings tutorial on rebekahgough.blogspot.com


2. Fabric Hair Bows, Flower Headband and Hair Pins


fabric button hair pins tutorial on poofycheeks.com

fabric button hair pins tutorial on poofycheeks.com


hair bow tutorial on prudentbaby.com

hair bow tutorial on prudentbaby.com


fabric flower headband tutorial on fabricenvy.blogspot.com

fabric flower headband tutorial on fabricenvy.blogspot.com


3. Fabric Scrap Keychain


fabric scrap keychain tutorial on craftinessisnotoptional.com

fabric scrap keychain tutorial on craftinessisnotoptional.com


What other else do you come up with?



Cute Pincushion Tutorials with Sewing Pattern

Michael Miller flower fabric

Michael Miller flower fabric



I am thinking to make a new pincushion to replace my old (but faithful) one.


What is more useful than an adorable pincushion to keep track of all your loose pins and needles?


Here I found a few pincushion tutorials with printable sewing pattern.


Matryoshka Doll Pincushion with Sewing Pattern on rileyblakedesigns.com

Matryoshka Doll Pincushion with Sewing Pattern on rileyblakedesigns.com

Cowgirl Hat Pincushion with Sewing Pattern on rileyblakedesigns.com

Cowgirl Hat Pincushion with Sewing Pattern on rileyblakedesigns.com

Owl Pincushion with Sewing Pattern on myowlbarn.com

Owl Pincushion with Sewing Pattern on myowlbarn.com