Category Archives: Japanese Fabric

Made some T-shirts for the kids!

I bought this knit fabric from Japan a couple of years ago. It’s been sitting in my stash because I was not confident of sewing with knits yet. Thankfully it was a really easy fabric to sew. Not too thin nor too stretchy. Plus it is so so soft and comfortable! Now I remember. I read more »

Birthday outfit for a 9 year old

My girl turned 9 yesterday, and it was customary for me to make a new dress or outfit for them. This year I chose to do something a little “older”. She still likes to wear dresses, but I realized she is outgrowing most of my books In the end I chose this – cape and read more »

Holiday Sewing – Caps

What do you sew for a Summer holiday? I chose to sew some new caps for the girls! The pattern is from last year’s Cucito Summer edition (in the picture below, the pink cap on left), I even bought the prettiest fabric to go with it. It’s a Japanese strawberry patchwork print by Yuwa (I read more »

Girl’s Cheongsam

I haven’t posted here in a while, haha…so much for trying to post once a week Work has been non-stop and sewing had to take a back seat for a couple of weeks. But in the name of racial harmony day (being celebrated in both my girls’ schools this Friday). I decided to dig out read more »

Back to school sewing – Part 2

Her wallet one year ago… I love the fabric. I still do, but I admit it was too thin for use as a wallet. Even with interfacing.  And as the fabric is not coated, it got pretty dirty.  I thought the button closure was not the best idea too, at least not for a 8 read more »

More back to school sewing – lesson bag

 Fabric by Push Pin for Kokka fabric. It’s Thumbelina! Side view. Added gathered pockets to hold their water bottles.  Super cute name labels I bought from Japan. Lining fabric from Spotlight. Not my best choice but I had to destash hehe…. 1m of fabric was enough to make 2! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it read more »