Warren the Charity Bear

1 May 2017

I’ve been meaning to make an embroidered photo of us for my youngest daughter and yes I came out with a great idea. This is Warren the Charity Bear, pattern is from of Wendi Gratz. Normally this bear is a bit small but I made it a little bit bigger so that the embroidered photo will fit on his tummy. And since my daughter is going to sleep for the first time somewhere for two nights then this will come in handy. I use felt fabric for the nose/eyes and simple flowery fabric for the heart and muzzle of the bear.


Lilium Laptop Bag

24 April 2017

A Lilium Laptop Bag, pattern is from www. I should have done this four months ago meant to be used by my eldest daughter for her elocution because she needs a good cushioned bag for her laptop when she will bring it to school just to present slides for her report together with a classmate. It is hard for me to construct this bag because of all the thickness going on inside, well mainly with the presence of the foam inside already but the rest it was ok. Even with the difficulties that I encounter this is already my third laptop bag would you believe. What matters is how will it look like at the end.


Nickita Bag

19 April 2017

A gift for one of the classmate of my youngest daughter, and yes it’s a boy. I always have a lot of ideas if it is for a girl but lost idea if it is for a boy. But good thing I came up with this pencil case idea named “Nickita Bag” of Joan Hawley, that I got from class, actually you can use this with a lot of things.  I added name on the handle to make it personalised and also I just put a scrap fabric to tie it and to no longer wrap.


Epiphany Bag

30 March 2017

When I saw this contest going on at Instagram, I said why not join. And so bought the pattern Epiphany Bag, pattern is from I also bought the supplementary pocket thinking that I might use it as well but since this is the first time that I made the bag so I will do it for the next Epiphany Bag then. I am somewhat nervous to make this as if there is no room for mistake because this is the first time that I join a bag sewing contest so have to make the best effort that I can. So lots of dilemma of which fabric goes well that there should be the “wow” factor effect but then I just stick with what I am comfortable in combining and also what are the materials available on hand. I always like to combine it with the faux leather and fabric. For the few first steps I was happy with how I’ve sewn it but when I arrive to the step where I have to join the exterior gussets with the body that is where it all begun — difficulty! The thickness that is going on there is just hard but manage to be able to finish it even if there are some as always imperfections, I guess that cannot be avoided after all.


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Drawstring Backpack

25 March 2017

Normally if my daughters’ are invited for a birthday party, it is usually a week or two before they give invitations. So for this one I have to think and prepare the fastest gift that I can think of, so I came up with the gift that we gave recently to a classmate and that is a Drawstring Backpack, pattern is from I used all the materials I have on hand that is why I love reserving fabrics, interfacings and other notions that I would be needing in the future.

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Orchid Waist Bag

24 March 2017

I have been wanting to sew this but I do not have inspiration on how I will do it according to the available materials I have. Now I have inspiration and motivation, voila! My Orchid Waist Bag, pattern is from All materials are coming from my stash like, decorative exterior fabric from stoffenspektakle, green chevron faux leather from les tissus du chien vert, lining from coton urbain, hardware/webbing from veritas, muikemies, ebay. I interfaced all lining fabric, and used webbing for the belt part but sewn faux leather on it.


A Clematis Wristlet

16 March 2017

A Clematis Wristlet, pattern is from I would like to win fabric and hardware and this is my first project to join in. But then with all the women or maybe men who knows how to sew around the world that can join, who am I to be picked as a lucky one? Let’s crossed our fingers then if not better luck next time as always. I made two wristlets with different combination of fabrics and faux leather/simili that are all coming from my stash. I will eventually sell these wristlets at etsy or maybe at ebay, so watch out for that!,, instagram: dodebag, G+:, twitter: dodebag_