Sunday, 3 June 2012

Ribbon Flowers Choker

Materials Needed
1) 45 cm red satin ribbon 7 cm wide
2) 20 cm red organza ribbon 7 cm wide
3) 1 sequin and 1 pink bead
4) Safety pin

Step 1
Cut a 20 cm strip of satin ribbon 6.5 cm wide and 50 cm strip 5 mm wide. Use the remaining satin ribbon to cut out two circles, one 2 cm in diameter and the other 1.5cm in diameter.

Step 2
Put the wide satin ribbon and organza ribbon on top of each other, matching one edge, and sew together.

Step 3
Place the 1.5 cm satin circle, sequin and bead on top and sew them together. Stick the other satin disc to the back of the folded narrow strip of satin using glue. Sew a safety pin on.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Satin Beads Necklace

Materials Needed
1m (40”) Satin Ribbon 1 cm (1/2”) wide in dark blue, light blue, green, dark green and purple
1m (40”) satin ribbon 5 mm (1/4”) wide in purple
Wooden Skewer
Hot glue or fabric glue
Needle and pins
DMC stranded cotton in blue, green and purple

Step 1
Step 2

Step 1
Make each bead by starting from the two cut ends of the ribbon. Apply a little glue to the ribbon on the first loop to fasten.

Step 2
Wrap the rest of your ribbon tightly around the skewer and pin the ribbon. Cut a 10 cm (4”) length of the cotton string, wrap it around the bead and tie a very tight double knot. Remove the pins and slide the bead off the skewer.

Step 3

Make up around 20 beads in this way, using contrasting blue and green for your ribbons and the DMC stranded cotton. Using a chenille needle, thread the beads on to the 5mm (1/4”) purple satin ribbon.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Fetching Portfolio


Red Felt: 24” x 18” and ½” circle
Pink felt: 9” x 11 ½ “ (for interior back piece), 7 ½” x 3 ¼ ” (for flap) and 38” x ½” (for strap)
7 ½ ” x 3 ¼ “ yellow felt
8 ½ “ x 11” piece of 1/8“ thick mat board
Embroidery floss in red

Stitches Used

Straight stitch

Cut Case Felt

With fabric scissors, cut a 7 ½” x 3 ¼” rectangle from each corner of the red felt

Attach Interior Back Piece

Slot in the mat board between the red felt and the 9” x 11 ½” pink felt, making sure the board is centred. Safety pin the edges of fabrics, starting on the red side, straight stitch around the perimeter of the pink felt using 2-ply floss. Bind the thread tails in a square knot on the red side when completed.

Attach Flaps

Place the yellow flap partially under one of the short red pieces that extends from the pink centre, overlapping the edges by ¼”. Fasten the flap with straight pins and straight stitch through both layers of fabric with 2- ply floss, tying the knots on the red side.
Repeat on the other short side with the pink flap.

Attach Tie Closure

At the center edge of the yellow flap, slot in the pink strap, stitch an X through all 3 layers and tie off on the wrong side with a square knot.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Ribbon Weaving

Weaving ribbons can be used for various soft furnish or on accessories or evening wear. Any type of ribbon can be used for weaving, but if the item is to be washed, you should use materials that can be washed.
Basic Steps for Weaving

Materials required

Step 1
Measuring tape
Iron on interfacing
Weaving board
Steam Iron

Step 1

Pin the  interfacing to the weaving board with the glue facing upwards. Pin one end of the vertical ribbons along the top edge of the interface.
Step 2

Step 2

Weave in the horizonal ribbons and pin the ends. Cut  the interfacing to the size of the weaving area, leaving a 2.5 cm seam allowance all round.

Step 3

Use a dry iron to iron the ribbons with moderate heat to glue the interface and the ribbons. Press the outer edges of the ribbons with the tip of the dry iron.

Step 4

When the ribbons are secure, remove all the pins. Turn over the ribbons with the interface facing up and press again with a steam iron and leave it cool.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

How to Make Fish Felt Glasses Case


9” x 12” pink felt, for case
1 ½” x 2” orange felt, for fish
1” x 1” white and black felt, for fish eyes
Red embroidery floss
¼” diameter button
Stitches used
Double running stitch,
Blanket stitch, Straight Stitch,


1. Cut the Felt and Design Pieces             

Cut out two 3” x 4” pieces out of the corners of the pink felt (for the case) as shown in the drawing. Then cut out the fish design felt piece and the eyes with fabric scissors.

2. Arrange the Fish Design

Arrange the fish design on the pink felt as indicated in the drawing below. Place the fish eye on fish design. Temporarily glue the pieces in place with a glue stick. As you finished the pattern stitches for the design during this step, tie off all the knots on the wrong side of the felt. Stitch around the fish 1/8” from the edge using double running. Sew some stripes on the fish using double running stitch.

3. Sew Case

With the fish design facing down, fold the pink felt on the folding lines demonstrated in the drawing, tucking the right side under the left to create a top fold piece. With the fold up, fold and pin the overlapped felt in place. Beginning from bottom left corner, tie a knot on the on the inner part of the sandwiched felt with 3-ply red floss. Sew a blanket stitch across the bottom of all 3 layers. Use a straight stitch to sew up the seam on the right side through only two layers of the felt, then to the left along the top opening, around the single-layer fold, and back to the opening on the right before tying off a knot on the inside.

4. Sew Button and Cut Button hole

Sew the button onto the center front of the case, 1 ½” below the opening. Flip the fold over the button and mark a ¼” horizontal slit for the buttonhole. Make sure that the button matches up with the slit before cutting the felt. Remember not to cut the slit too long otherwise it will be too loose. The hole should be 1/8” smaller than the button diameter.

Friday, 27 April 2012

How To Make Belt Using Fabric

Have you been wearing the same old belt and hardly can find any special belt that compliments your outfits? One of the ways to be special is to make your own belt that no second person in this world have. A patterned fabric belt can brighten up any outfits and it is easy to make and wear. The length of the belt comes from the width of the fabric you choose and 56" wide fabric should be long enough for most belts. You can use silk brocade, linen, cotton or even ribbons to make belts. Most belts work well with woven fabrics. Try not to use knits and thick fabrics.

Materials and Equipment
4” x 56” piece of fabric
1” x 54” fabric stiffener
Slide buckle
Matching thread
Sewing needle
Iron and ironing board

Step 1
Place the fabric on your work surface with the wrong side facing up. Lay the fabric stiffener on top of the fabric. Match the fabric’s long edge with the stiffener’s long edge. Place the fabric stiffener in the centre and leave 1” of fabric at both ends of the belt. Pin the fabric stiffener and sew the fabric with big stitches.

Step 2
Fold the two long sides inward so that they meet in the centre. Press flat. Fold one end of fabric in so that it covers the stiffener end. Press flat again. Now fold the belt into half along the long edge and press it flat.

Step 3
Sew the long side of the belt with fell stitch and the folded end as well. Fold the other end under and stitch in place.

Step 4
Slip one end through the centre of the belt buckle. Pull about 2” of the belt through the buckle. Then fold back the end of the belt. Pin it to the back of the belt and sew in place with a stitch.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

More Scrap Booking Ideas

We have come out with a few ideas on scrap booking layouts and designs for those who are interested in scrap booking.

Design 1

This is a simple design with lace ribbon running along the edge of the photo. Paste some paper flowers overlapping the photo and include a meaningful word above the photo. Add some embellishment and draw a swirl beside the photo frame.

Design 1

Design 2

Use a tag for your scrap book. Paste the photo on the tag and paste the tag on your scrap book. You may use some ribbons to decorate or tie the tag. Write words on the tag and attach a big flower on the bottom left hand corner. Add some smaller flowers around the big flower and some around the top right hand corner.

Design 2

Design 3

Create a photo frame using a darker coloured paper and decorate it with white and pink flowers at two corners of the frame. Write some words on the right hand side of the scrap book and glue some buttons below the wordings.

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