3 compartments zipper pouch

My version of a 3 compartment zipper pouch

How this zipper pouch came by? Well.. I found a cute 3 compartments purse bag through Pinterest. And it leads me to THIS POST – DIY 3 compartments purse bag by Sewing Time. I just had to try it. But I would prefer to have a zipper on it as I’ve this phobia of my phone falling out from pouches (which didn’t really happened).

Before this, I’ve made a zipper pouch with flap from Craftsy through The Harris Tote & Clutch Wallet by Diane Spencer Ogg. Diane called it Clutch Wallet by the way. Through that tutorial of her clutch wallet, I get to learn about doing the flap which I normally won’t do.

Another tutorial which has a similar way in sewing the flap is by Karina Uzeda. She loves to use binding to finish off most of her bags. Since I prefer not to use binding, so I’ve skipped that part. Karina has lots of free tutorial in her blog.

Both Diane and Karina has insta and YouTube channel, you can easily search for them.

So, here are some more close up of the zipper pouch I’ve made.

Since I didn’t use a thick lining fabric, I’ve enhanced the snap area with some fusible interlining. Which I would recommend to fuse think lining with a thin layer of interlining actually..

Here you can see where the card slot is.

Well.. that’s it. Just wanted to share this and hopefully inspire you do DIY your own pouches from the tutorials that I’ve shared here.

Customized zipper pouches

Done these two under the request of my colleague.
She wanted a simple pouch where she can put her phones, money and maybe cards for those short trip to the store nearby. So I’ve made these, one with card slots inside and one with slip on pocket outside. Both with wristlet for the convenient of having both hands free to hold other things.

Ever since the movement control order started, we have been limiting our trip to go out. Plus we try to not linger inside a store. So really.. those trips become short and precise. Having a clear head on what we wanted to get, got our temperature checked, checked-in using MySejatera, get in the shop, grab what we wanted, pay with contactless payment and leave the place. Remembering to sanitized our hands as often as possible. Masks on at all time!

Let’s just stay safe, stay healthy and with an active body and mind, let’s get go through this together.

Son / 孩子

27 Sep. 2019: 最近被孩子的选择给难倒了。 一句,”妈,我要成为赛车手!” 就那么的让我烦了很久。他是到了那种认为读书不重要,文凭是什么,和我就是要的地步。
我们如何告诉他,要他完成他的学历, 完成他的中学生涯, 没有中学毕业时如何的辛苦, 如何的难进社会,如何的渺茫。。。可他还是很坚持的相信者他就是要成为赛车手。。
这本书“干嘛要他想的跟你一样?” 来得正是时候。
这是一本旧书,就在送来的书堆里面,很不起眼,就是拿起来翻了翻,刚好翻到一页, 读了几行,觉得我好像在看着自己的辅导过程,就和老公分享的封面,也就开始读了起来。

11/2/2020: 放了那么久的文稿没有博.. 今天才察觉..孩子已经报读了修车行业的课程.

他是那么的开心.每每放学回家后就和我谈起他学了什么.尽管是我问得比较多,可还是看得出他是比较开朗了.感觉上他是真正的在学,在成长. 很是替他高兴.




All The Frame Bags

First one was this green colour with black cat pattern.

Thanks to Mico, you can find out more about him in my insta posts.

Second is this Pink Hello Kitty

Latest one is this red frame bag.

All come with handles and shoulder straps.

I’m putting them all in the Souvenir shop of Sabah State Library Tg Aru Branch.

Tote bags

Tote bags, yay! With flap or with recess zipper. Partition or no partition. Both with a mix of PU leather

Which do you prefer? With zipper or without zipper?

I’ve actually shown these pictures in my insta at hanniemy do check it out for the latest projects.

Small backpack on a budget

Happy New year!!!

Have sewn up two backpack in one go, but took me several nights to finish this.

Got this free pattern from So Sew Easy. Their pattern is available over at Craftsy.

This backpack pattern is free. However I’ve altered it to the way I like it.. For instance I’ve combine the bag base with the side panel and I’ve sewn the seam hidden for the one using cotton materials.

As for the PU material, I’ve used binding following the instructions. Still I find it better to hand stitch to close up the binding, to have a neater look.

I’ve also not include the swivel hooks on the strap as I find it not necessary.


Cotton Candy with handles and a mini backpack

I’ve been updating my insta on stuff that I’ve sewn and below are those that I’ve shown before in my insta. Now I’m featuring them all in one go for that latest happening


Firstly is the cotton candy that I’ve added handles.

Introducing the cotton candy in a mixture of linen and denim, using vinyl as the handle:


Second, is another cotton candy with denim and cotton fabric, using vinyl and cotton webbing as the handle.

Both these cotton candy are very spacious, mainly due to the way the zipper is being sewn and the design of the pouch is fat and round at the bottom.

Next is a mini backpack that I’ve tried. Pattern from Sew So Easy. I’ve altered the side and bottom of the backpack.


Well.. hope you all like these.

More essential oil / make-up pouches

This is going to show more of the essential oil / make-up pouches that I’ve sewn. Which by the way, sold two the next day. Thanks so much for your support.

Below are how they look like inside and out.


Next would make them without the insert for those who likes it empty inside. And another one is to catch up with the Minikins 100 day challenge which I’m lagging behind so much. I’m not even 10% done!

Sew happy that weekend is coming..yay!


Customers’ orders

Managed to sewed up a make-up pouch and a document holder today for customers, which actually consider custom made products.

One is a make-up pouch which can also serve as a pouch to store essential oils in the size of 5ml bottles. I’ve made 12 slots all in all. So this pouch is actually being used to house almost all the small items in her handbag.

Another one that I managed to get it done is a document / books holder, which also custom made.

Make-up pouch in two tone of fabric.
I’ve tested with putting 5ml of essential oil (white cap), the golden cap is another small bottle of essential oil
The pouch when empty
The pouch standing up-right
Customer’s stuff in there..
Document/book holder with flap open. Have used a bit of vinyl on the snap area to enhanced its stability.
Pen area in front.
Cute owl document/books holder

Sew happy you have stopped over here… hope you have a great week.