FILO handbag

Why FILO ?

Filo as in filo pastry!

filo handbag

Because, making this bag reminds me of this type of pastry. Layer by layer, and the end results is the puffs!

There are 4 layers in the making of this lovely mix of elegance and cute handbag.
Layer 1, the outside fabric. Layer 2, the batting. Layer 3 the fucible inteliner for extra sturdiness. Layer 4, the lining fabric.

This bag keeps its shape. Always rounded :P. It’s kinda chubby. And chubby is sexy!

This bag is put together using cotton fabric… in my favourite combination of colours! Machine quilted and handsewn pocket. Oh yes 1 pocket inside, just nice to fit an iphone. It closes with a magnetic snap. I use {new} belts (the ones we use to hold up our pants) to make the straps and closure. The belt is made of pvc.

It’s light, puffy, stores many things. Good for daily use.

filo handbag_inside

Bag measures horizontally 10″ x height approx 6.5″. Width approx. 5.5″. Straps end-to-end approx. 17″. Strap length will vary depending on the length of the belt (but of course long enough to sling on our shoulder).

I enjoyed making this bag and would love to make you one.

So I’m taking orders!

For a limited time only, discounted price is between RM50 to RM65 (USD25 to USD33); depending on the fabric you choose.
The usual, cotton and cotton blend is more affordable than Japanese cotton, linen or cotton duck.
Select your fabric HERE; – combi of 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 fabric pattern to make up the squares for the bag. Entirely your choice!
Lining (the insides) I will match with plain cotton blend or if you want, please select (price will match your selections). Price of course not inclusive of postage ;).

Please also support my DESTASH SALE HERE. All things new at very cheap prices, and new items updated {almost} daily.

P/s: I’m just dying to tell you… that ballerina fabric at the bottom of the bag… it’s my new pillow case!

Learning how to quilt

You may have noticed that I am pretty undecisive about my blog template. I’ve been changing it almost too often these past weeks… and I’ve not been posting much either.

Inspirations I have a lot… from you and yours… each and everyone of your creative deeds and daily lives inspire me to create… But time I have very little. With the pressure of my day job (even though I work from home) and people around me demanding for my time… by the end of the day I am just exhausted {plus the age thing coming in… hehehe}.

Here’s some crafty bits I’m trying to accomplish.

circle patch quilt

Teaching myself how to quilt. Still very green in using the blanket stitch function on my sewing machine… and learning the technique of quilting.

Lesson 1 ~ I should have use an interfacing… see photo below – how the fabric pull while I sew blanket stitch all around? *sad* It’s ok I guess.. so now it’s time to decide what fabric to use for the back.
circle patch quilt

Lesson 2 ~ See I was trying to create the Zig-zag pattern, but after sewing all the triangles… I noticed that my zig-zags have a “blunt” tip *oh gwak*… {but at least they are consistently “blunt” all over… :P}… so ugly!!! Oh well… I decided to stop this quilt and make use of this tiny piece to make a flex frame pouch.

zig zag yellow polkadots quilt

Using New Tags

I mentioned last week that I got new tags for Whimsy Loft, and can’t wait to use them.

Made this as quick fixes to my craving to see how my new tags will look like on a piece of cloth :-).

Made 5 pieces of patchwork rectangles… with tags at the side, and cream calico fabric at the back (u can’t see in the photos)
Using my new tags

I’m getting quite addicted to patchwork at the moment… and a good thing too with the amount of scrap fabric I have accumulating!

I like making things that are small and easy, because I’m an impatient person who likes to see the outcome as fast as possible. I hope they do not look so “hurriedly” made :P.

Then from that 5 rectangle pieces I decide to make them into small pouches which can hold my Mp3 player, and some tissue cover. They are all hand sewn.
MP3 pouch

Tissue holder

I can’t help it.. I simply love the way the tags look. Hu hu hu…