Hoorrraayy !! I finished my another project just in 30 min. A pants for my luvly Hasan. I made this with local cotton that I bought yesterday in Central Market Makassar. These pants are very loose in the butt for comfort when Hasan uses his cloth diaper.
I took a walk to the mall shop for shopping groceries yesterday. In addition, I also went to the accessories store to buy hair band. There I found a hair band that was sweet, but the price is too expensive. And suddenly, I found the idea to make my own using leftover scraps of fabric that I used to make a dress. Here is the result… my simple and chic hair band.
Satin Hair Band
Here’s how to make it :
You need 55 cm x 8 cm satin fabric for the band, 55cm x 10 cm and 8 cm x 10 cm satin fabric to make the ribbon. You also need a 18 cm – elastic.
Fold lengthwise satin fabric that measures 55 x 8 cm. Sew along the sides and leave the ends open.
Folded 55 x 8 cm fabric
Reverse the fabric through the open end. The result will appear as follows :
By using a pin, insert the elastic to end of the fabric through to the other end.
how to insert the elastic
sew the elastic and gather the two ends of the fabric.
Sewed elastic and gathered satin fabric
For fabric that measures 55 cm x 10 cm, fold and stitch length, but leaving some to reverse the cloth. Sew the fabric ends at an angle, and then turning the fabric.
For fabric that measures 8 cm x 10 cm, fold and stitch length, sewing fabric around it, but leaving some to reverse. This fabric will be used to tie ribbons.
fold the ribbon as shown, and tie with a fabric that has been sewn before
About almost 2 years ago, my professors gave me a gift of 2 meters maroon fabric for my wedding gift. I do not intend to make clothes so i just ignore that fabric.
I’ve been sewing clothes before, but only the stitch. Pattern-making process carried out by my mother.
This time I want to do all the stages of manufacture itself, choose a model, making patterns, cutting, sewing and finishing processes. I also bought about 1.5 meters maroon plain satin fabric for clothes applications.
I made the pattern by measuring most comfortable abaya I’ve used. After the pattern is completed, then I pressed the pattern on the fabric, and cut fabric.
After that, I went to the tailor near my residence and asked him to seam the fabric. The tailor then asked where I bought this fabric and I replied that this was a gift. I do not know where to buy it. He said that this was a genuine silk. whattt??? I learned to sew by using a silk?? I was so worried that my pattern was wrong, and wasted an expensive piece of silk cloth.
hihihihii .. Long story short, I managed to sew and its turned out to be quite comfortable shirt …
In the process of sewing silk and satin apparently encountered obstacles. Fabric tends to wrinkle. After googling on some websites, it turned out I had to tighten the thread tension, and gripped the fabric when sewing. Here it is the results of my dress …
Silk Dress of Mine
I also added a few sequins sewn randomly on the clothes.
My next sewing project…. a cotton shirt for my baby boy
This shirt is made to be used during the event of Hasan’s uncle wedding party
In general, batik is used in formal events such as weddings. Difficulty in making this batik shirt lies in the cutting process which requires a precise calculation of the cutting position so the front left motive suits with the front right motive.
Due to the small size clothes, so I deliberately seek small patterned batik fabric so that the motive could be seen on the shirt as a whole.
My 2nd quilt project is a bed cover for my cute baby boy (I love you so much, dear Hasan). It measures 120 x 200 cm. This project is inspired by the disappearing four patch block that I have pointed out the tutorial here.
Disappearing Four Patch Block
That stack of blocks is not finished yet . I just have completed 18 out of a total 50 blocks that form the bed cover.
I’ll publish a post about the finished bed covers with pictures later. Insya Allah…
if you interest with my quilt product just contacting me : firstname.lastname@example.org or call me : 0899 505 7735
Sewing machine that I have today is an ordinary singer sewing machines, not portable ones. This sewing machine has only 1 stitch type. Initially I was not sure that the sewing machine can be used for quilt .. but it does, you know ..
First thing first, make sure that your sewing machine has regulator knob to lower the feed dogs. On my sewing machine, this knob located on the right side (below the stitch length regulator). When you are patchworking, increase your feed dogs. But when you are quilting, lower your feed dogs.
In my hometown, its quiet difficult to find 1/4 inch presser feet. But you can make you own “lining guide” by drawing a line with marker pen in sewing plate. This lining guide has 1/4 inch space from needle hole.
1/4 inch lining guide
Another things that you must have is a darning foot. You can do free motion quilting or another quilt pattern with this foot type.
This sewing machine type does not have speed regulator. Based on my practice, the speed of dynamo is too fast for quilting. I’d prefer to use paddle for quilting. The last thing you need is patience and a willingness to practice. With practice, you will know how fast it should move the quilt sandwich in order to obtain neatly stitchs.
Cutting is one of crafting process that I do not like.. It takes so many times and can not be fixed if we made a mistake. However, cutting is an early stage in crafting process that we can not sew before it done.
Because of this “cutting issue” I made a bedsheet, pillow case and bloster case which the cutting process is not too complicated. Here is the picture of bolster case I’ve made.
The following tutorial is one of my favourite. It explains how to make a quilt block named dissaperaing four patch. That quilt block construct from a four patch block that cuts into nine parts (3 in column and 3 in row) which has variety size. Please see the tutorial for more details