Long zipper pouch

Been wanting to do this ever since I saw the YouTube tutorial.. but just couldn’t get the result I wanted as I knew there are pouches out there that is sturdy and neatly put together. Thus for the past two days, I’ve enrolled myself to a one-to-one class of sewing just to learn how to sew up this…


This was taken on the first day right after the class. Having to be there from 10:30 till 4 plus except lunch hour, I managed to sewed up the cover of the zipper pouch.

Sew Lovely DIY shop’s owner recommended that fabric which I bought from her shop earlier on. Indeed I love how it turns out.

This pouch uses a thick fusible interfacing that is sturdy and need to shape up with putting something inside overnight. What we did was to put some thick folded-up fabric inside.

To match the outer fabric, I’ve chosen a brown fabric for the lining. It came with cute little houses.

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There are more than 3 types of fusible interfacing being used on this zipper pouch. The last part is the most dreadful process for me, as I need to hand-sew the otter layer and the inner layer together.

Shop owner recommend using sewing string that is in high quality with double string some more!

Really love how it turns out for this pouches and I am definitely making more of it if I can get more packs of the fusible interfacing from Sew Lovely DIY Shop.

I’m so glad that Sew Lovely DIY Shop offer a one-to-one class and the charges is really very minimal. The condition is to buy all materials from her shop, which is fair enough.

Sew Lovely DIY Shop also offer other classes for pouches such as coin pouch, bags and even doll knitting. Check out their FB site!

Chao for now!


Cute Morning Glory Pouch

I can’t.  I really can’t hold these cutie in my home and not showing them to you.





Aren’t they affordable? I love how these pouches turn out with the little girl in the middle and the combination of those fabric together is just perfect. I hope they’ll find a way into your hearts. 

The lining fabric are actually from Taiwan and The States that I bought from a local craft store. They can actually be used as the surface fabric instead of the lining. Well, am using good quality stuff here.. Great!

Have a good week!

Special day 

​A good start and good  activity for my birthday. I get the chance to go up Mt Perahu with a classmate of mine during high school, and a bunch of friendly strangers.  Thanks to her, I get to go for this trip. 

Have thought of it but never really think  of the how.  I guess the Magic is working. I mean waking up at 4am just for this seems crazy at first, and I couldn’t even sleep properly the night before, anxious. Wondering if my alarm will work, or even if I could wake up in time, or if my classmate can find her way to my house.  Above all these,  we made it to Tamparuli around 5 plus. Waited a bit for the rest to show up and get our gear ready, our gear here are all actually belongs to my friend, got a torchlight and climbing sick (not sure if this is the proper name), and get ourselves ready to climb.  

It does really feel like climbing ‘cos the hill is pretty steep. The stick really came in handy. It really help’pulling’ me up and got balancing. It also helps when getting down, considering that it is steep and I could easily trip. 

It took me roughly about 45 minutes to get to the top.  Phew, hard job for me and I knew I look so pale halfway, haha.. 

So here, a birthday gift for myself.. 

Half way.. 

See my tired look? Haha.. Exhausted! 

A peace sign is a must for this! 

Mt Kinabalu is at the right.  Magnificent view huh… We were fortunate that it wasn’t so sunny and there were even cool breeze up there. 

Tamparuli town.. 

So proud that I did managed to get on top.. Yippee… 

Oh and one last photo of the hanging bridge 

Well, if you are interested to go there, I’m sure you’ll be able to find out with your GPS.

Trying new stuff

Yupe, more trial from YouTube tutorial recently. This time is a mini zipper box pouch that can be used as key ring and attached to your bag or simply just inside your bag. pouch7

It can fit in at least two normal size lipsticks, but for sure you can use it to fit in any small stuff.


The tutorial is available at Keyring zipper pouch.


Another pouch that I’ve learnt to do over yet another free tutorial is a siamese zipper pouch.

Using the same pattern fabric, I came up with this:pouch4


Am thinking to try this again using thinner fuse.

The tutorial is available at Siamese zipper pouch

Well.. more to come and hopefully I will manage to sewed up 10 keyring zipper pouch for a friend who’ll be back next month.

Craziness haven’t passed yet..

Just not yet. I hope I’ll keep sewing, keep learning and keep sharing over here on the stuff that I’ve made.

Below are some more pouches or sewing stuff that I’ve made recently and haven’t got the chance to share them here.

First off is the Morning Glory Pouch which I’ve learned from a free tutorial.  Tell you what, most of my pouches pattern are from free tutorial online either from websites or from YouTube. Internet is an awesome place if you use it wisely, right? 😉

This is the 3rd time I’ve made this pouch, the free pattern is over here.

Second up is a zipper pouch that I’ve sewed up the left over fabric that I love. Am glad that I can still make a little pouch from it. This time I tried on adding a yellow biding at the side and this is how it looks like:


Fully lined too.pouch2


As for the following one, I’ve tried new thing, making a tag place for my staff card in office. I’m getting tired with the boring plastic tag that I was using, so I came up with this. Proudly wearing mine now.pouch3

I’ve more to share, but will safe it for the next post. I’m hoping to sew more and able to sell them.

Happy crafting!

Sewing crazily

Yupe, that’s what happened, I’ve been sewing and sewing recently, have made 3 zipper card pouches which one of them is with oil cloth, one snappy mani pouch, one oil cloth dumpling pouch and one improved (so call) dumpling pouch. Only those in oil cloth are by request by a dear friend, and good to hear that she loves it!

Have given away a card slot to someone who has lots of cards in her wallet till she can’t snap it close! She’s enjoying her pension time now and today probably out with friends yum cha somewhere.

Below are the pouches that I’ve made in random order:

Zipper card pouch, pattern is available over at Craft Passion

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Snappy mani pouch, pattern available over at Noodle Head snappymani snappymani2 snappymani3 snappymani4snappymani5

Oil cloth Zipper card pouch and dumpling pouch. You can find the pattern for dumpling pouch easily online. One is here at Michelle Patterns


Another dumpling pouch. This time I’ve used a canvas cloth and sew up the end of the zipper so when it is fully opened up, things won’t fall out. Love this pattern.dumpling1dumpling2

Well, I’m sure you at least can find one of the above interesting and wanted to sew it for yourself, so… ,happy sewing!!

Waterproof pouch

Hi there.. It is almost the end of May, means long weekend plus holidays for us here in Sabah, for we will be celebrating the Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) at the end of the month. Means kids’ school holiday is coming pretty soon.

Today I want to share a pouch that I’ve sewed up last night using waterproof material. This is my second waterproof bag, haven’t share the previous one though.

This one is pretty simple, the hardest part is to flip it over and also sewing the end of the zip.


Love this simply pouch simply because it is waterproof and I can fit in some cosmetic in there for travel. I didn’t use any lining for this pouch ‘cos simply it doesn’t need.

I’ve a bag from Cath Kidston which is also waterproof material and it doesn’t have lining too. The one I have is similar to this below:


Well, you can also make yourself one like Cath Kidston if you can get the waterproof material.

Happy sewing!


Travel theme morning glory pouch

Hey there, I’ve got another pouch to share today. It is the same design with the previous bag – Morning Glory Pouch

I did another one ‘cos someone was actually wanting the first one but couldn’t get it. I guess this will be my last. ha! (I don’t believe myself either).

This time I’ve used a travel theme piece of material, filled with airplanes, Eiffel Tower, travel wordings and one blue polkadat pattern with a tag (You’ll see it on the last picture)

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Can fit in my glasses!travel bag4

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Glad that it has gone to new home with owner that loves it.

Morning glory pouch

It is call the “morning glory pouch”! Not sure why but I love the look of it so I’ve downloaded the free pattern, I mean I’ve checked-out from their website and printed the pattern, went home, look at my stash of linen, cotton one especially and that one cloths that I love so much that I haven’t started snipping on it. So this time, I’m going to use it for good cause. haha..

The pattern is here…

Then… I discovered that my sewing machine isn’t working as it suppose to be.. so I had to sew by hand.

Here is the result of it, all hand-stitch except one straight line in the inside pocket, I managed to use the machine for awhile. ha!morning glory bag1 morning glory bag2morning glory bag3 morning glory bag4

Here is something from Blue Calla Pattern about this pouch: “This adorable pouch is the perfect companion to the Moonflower Tote! This is a small pouch with a flap with a magnetic snap closure. There are pleats on the bottom to give the pouch some depth. Similar to the Moonflower tote, there is a reverse applique circle on the flap that allows you to feature a small piece of your favourite fabric. The pattern’s instructions include a small slip pocket inside. If you’d like to add card slots and an exterior zippered pocket, you can follow this tutorial and turn the Morning Glory into an adorable wallet!”

So, you see, you can also turn it into a wallet!

As for me, I’m happy with what it offers originally and skip that part about turning it into a wallet.. well.. maybe when I’ve got my machine fixed.

Oh.. I haven’t mentioned that I’ve shared this over in my FB and insta, got an instant like from my friends and within that day, I’ve got it booked and consider sold, hehe.. Wasn’t an easy decision actually, at first I wanted to make it for myself since I love every linen that I bought.. then again.. I thought to myself.. I don’t need that many bags or pouches, so why not let my friend has it and she can enjoy it like I do.

So.. ya.. I have it sold to someone that will love it as much as I do.

Another project life spread

Yes, right after Easter, I’ve got this to share – just another Project Life spread.

This time to record what we did on Friday, after welcoming back hubby from the air-port. We went to our familiar place – Marina club of Sutera Harbor Resort.

Tried out their breakfast platter with porch egg and discovered that I pretty much prefer sunny-side-up instead of porch egg. Plus, I prefer McD’s pancake. Anyhow, we finished our breakfast.

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Been loving Ali Edwards’ word stamp. So have been using a lot of her stamp on one of the cards shown here:

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Hope you all have a great week!