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Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse

Hello Friends, I’ve had a great week in Singapore, meeting up with colleugues and clients from all over the world. I’ve missed us all in our bloggy crafty world :-).

Well, I’m back and ready to start crafting again!

I’ve been asked by someone to give a simple tutorial on how I made this rosary purse.¬† I hope my explaination below is clear. Please ask me if you have any questions :-)

I use to sew by hand when using felt, but now with my spanking new sewing machine, I can now sew on felt! Yay! So this tutorial, I machine {blanked stitch} the purse… but of course you can sew by hand if you wish.

1. Cut 2 rectangle pieces of felt. In photo, the blue is for the inside/lining, and flower is for the outside. They measure 14″ x 5″ each.
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 1

2. Put the 2 pieces on top of each other, and blanket stitch on one of the 5″ end.
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 2

Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 3

3. Fold the felt into 2 lengthwise (like the photo), and cut a small curve on the other 5″ end (the one that is now sewed).
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 4

Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 5

Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 6

4. Then, fold the felt like the photo (to resemble the purse) and marked the place where you want to put the buttons. I use pop buttons this time. But you can use velcro or even buttons with button holes.
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 7

Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 8

5. Now, after you have made the markings, open the felt and sew the buttons on. Make sure that you sew the button on only one layer of the felt. This is so that your sewing will not show through the lining of the purse.
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 9

Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 10

6. Ones done, fold the felt again to resemble the purse. This is where u trim off any access felt. Usually the lining/inside felt will show out (like the photo).
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 11

7. Then, blanked stitch all around the 3 sides to make the purse!
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 12

Here’s how it looks when done and all buttoned up :-)
Tutorial : Simple Felt Purse 13

Hope you understand my simple tutorial. Cheers!

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Giveaway Winner!!

Thank U all for joining my giveaway sponsored by SMS. I am happy to have met all of you, read a lot of nice blogs and made some new friends ūüėÄ

I have a total of 158 comments {more actually but I cannot approve them – sorry! – because they were posted after the deadline}.

And the winner is… {drum roll pleaseeee}….

Number 136 !!!!

Jo Coles, who commented “Beautiful! Would love to be in to win! ?”

Congratulations Jo !

Sew Mama Sew May 17th Giveaway

For those of you who didn’t win, please come by again… I¬†will have another giveaway shortly down the road.

Thank you ALL for reading !

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May 17th GIVEAWAY day

 

**Edit:: This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank U all for joining. :-)

Hello dear friends, I am having another giveaway… hosted by Sew Mama Sew “Make May 17th a Giveaway Day all over blogland!”

¬†Here’s what I’m giving away ::

Two earrings and two necklace made by me, plus loads of beads and charms.

Sew Mama Sew May 17th Giveaway

Sew Mama Sew May 17th Giveaway

    Here are the rules ::
  • Everyone is welcome
  • I ship internationally
  • All you need to do is leave a comment & email in this post.
  • I must be able to contact you via your comment. {link me in your blog, i love finding new blogs to read!}
  • Giveaway opens from now… and closes on 20th May, Thursday 11:59pm GMT +8
  • One winner will be announced shortly after the closing date.

 Sew Mama Sew May 17th Giveaway

If you go to Sew Mama Sew site for the giveaway (link above), my blog giveaway will fall under this category- Handcrafted Item(s)+Supplies/Materials. There you will be able to see a list of blogs having giveaways also starting 17th May.

Come join in our fun !!

Sew Mama Sew May 17th Giveaway

Meanwhile, check out my Etsy Shop. I’ve listed many new fat quarters fabric.

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fat quarters for sale

I’ve been arranging and re-arranging my craft room… and found that I have just too many goodies that I will never ever finish using.
Thanks to my (bad) habit of not being able to control myself when it comes to fabric and cute haberdasheries.

So now, I’ve decided to share my loot with the rest of the world.¬†

fabric more and more and more!

You can now find these FAT QUARTERS of IMPORTED Japanese fabric in my Etsy shop.

FQ for sale

Please come support me.

More to be listed when I have time {believe me when i say i have a whole wardrobe full of pretty fabric!}.

If you let me know in etsy that you came from here, I will throw in a surprise especially for you :-)

Have a merry weekend. I know I will.

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B.e.a.d.i.n.g.

Hoookayyy… these days, my passion for jewelry making/beading has been renewed. Thanks to my God Sis… she’s learning how to make Rosaries and braceletes and earrings… so she’s looped me into this with her enthusiasm.

This is part of somethings¬†I achieved over the week. (i’ll post the others in flick later this week)

A gift for God Ma for Mother’s Day::
Earring for God Ma for Mother's day

Another similar earring::

Another earring

Meanwhile remember this post… well all 3 bags have arrived at their destinations, and I can now reveal what is inside.

The largest pack was for niece Lucy… which includes this little turtle… stuffed with polyfill and rice and have my initials on her!
Gifts for Lucy

In the bag there is also 2 dresses (one made by me), some cute spoons, and a hanky and sling bag made by me. I hope you like them Lucy !
Gifts for Lucy

The other 2 bags are for my 2 blog friends who won the OWOH giveaway I joined back in February.

I’m looking forward to the weekends (as usual :P). Are you?

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Rosary Kits

Sunday was spent counting beads and putting together 60 packets of Rosary kits. Yes… May is the month of Rosary, and I am hosting a Rosary-making class in church.

These beads are so pretty and not too costly. They are plastic pearls… basically plastic beads made to look like pearls. They come in strings and strings of white beads which has been “dipped” into the colour of choice.
Peach

Mauve

I choosed mauve and peach… and to make up the rest of the Rosary strings… I choosed tiny shell/cream coloured beads.
Cream

They’re so pretty… that Scout cannot help but “spy” while I was counting and packing…
Scout

Here they are all packed up…

I wish I can pack them up in nice fabric bags… but our budget doesn’t allow it… well nevermind… !
Rosaries beads all packed up

Each kits has 59 rosary beads (coloured beads) and about 150 tiny beads, approximately 2.5 metres of monofilament thread and of course the center piece & cross. (these kits here don’t have the center pieces and crosses yet… still waiting for supplier to deliver).
Rosaries beads all packed up

For those of you in Malaysia, anywhere around Petaling Jaya, feel free to come for our free Rosary making class (you just need to buy the kits!) on 22nd and 29th May in SFX Church.