Feb 29, 2008

Petit Pincushion

When I'm sewing, I sometimes put needle on the top of the thread.
So I made a pincushion which size is suit for the thread.

I put the hard interlining on the bottom of it.
I can attach it with double faced tape on the top of the thread.
It's convenient!

Feb 28, 2008

I'm going to go to California.

I'm planning to go to California this summer, with my boyfriend.
We'll travel for about 3 months around San Francisco.
I want to see some people who I met on the etsy site, if I can.

Today I made a luggage tag for my suitcase.
I chose my favorite fabric, a baby printed japanese cotton.
I put a large button to close it.

Because I want to hide my name and address for security, I put card holder within two quilts.

This spring, I'll make some travel goods.

Feb 25, 2008

Vintage Kimono Fabrics

I bought some vintage kimono fabrics recently.
They are from used kimono, made of cotton, wool or polyester.
There are some marks or small holes. But they are all lovely.

At first, I made a ribbon with one of them, cotton tye dyed fabric.
I cut two rectangles and then sew four sides.

Then, made two ribbon shapes by sewing center of them and put hair elastic on the back.

At last, I wrapped the center with small piece of the fabric.

I made it without any patterns. But after finished it, I made up a pattern to make it again. Because I like it.
Now, I'm thinking about the cost to make it. I'll list it up to my shop.

I like hand stitch.

I began to learn sewing when I was 6-7 years old.
I learned by myself with many sewing books.

My grand mother has one of my first works.
It is a little plush that looks like her. She always display it in her bedroom.
Whenever I go to her house and look it, I feel very happy.

At the end of last year, I began to sell my works on etsy site.
From that time, I come up with a lot of ideas and now, I enjoy sewing every day.

Here, I'ld like to write about my hand sewing life.

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