~ Stitching ~ Sewing and Stitching is similar to pottery; to create something from scrap into a usable object is full of satisfaction. I like D.I.Y. anything I could do and enjoy the process of mix matching different materials and color. I used to sew a lot of fabric items, including clothing. I started making handmade leather bag in 2017 . Both of them have similarities that requires patience and the tricks to a nice item is the pattern cutting.
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Fabric Collections

The following sewing items are made of local source fabric. I wish to collect good quality fabric and produce a product category of Fabric Collections sooner or later.


Floral Fabric
Tote Bag


Polka Dot Fabric
Tote Bag


Marimekko Iconic
Fabric Tote Bag

Fabric from Japan


Button
Detail


Pair of Cushion Covers
Fabric from Okinawa


Pair of Cushion Covers
Fabric from Takayama


Button
Detail


Crochet

I started making crochet objects since joining a short course in Year 2022. It is a very similar concept as embroidery in a way that both use cotton thread or yarn to make. Their major difference is embroidery is 2 dimensional stitching on fabric while crochet is 3 dimensional knitting. The following are some little crochet objects I had made.


Cherry Charm


Plate of Citrus


Pink Strawberry Charm


Strawberry Charm


Flower Earrings


Flower Necklace


Mushroom Charm


Citrus Charm


Cherry Brooches


Greyish Cherry Brooch


Citrus Brooch


Citrus Brooch


Basket Brooches


Brooches & Charm


Basket Brooch


Basket Brooch


Rose Brooch


Lily Brooch


Little Sheep Charm


Pine Nut Charm


Piggy Figure


Chrysanthemum


Carnation


Tulips


Embroidery: Brooch

I had joined a short course of Japanese Style Embroidery in Year 2021. Since then I am obsessed with this stitching handcraft. I enjoy the process of stitching with many colorful cotton threads to create adorable graphical objects and make them into wearable brooch. Some of the following items are learnt from the course and made after referencing from the book written by a famous Japanese Embroiderer "Yumiko Higuchi". Some brooches are launched in the retail category "Stitching". Customers are welcome to browse around.


Lavender


Roses


Little Flowers


Cherry Blossom


Strawberry


Mushroom


Flower on Black


Embroidery Material Kit

There are many ready-made embroidery material kit available in the market. Most of them are from Japan and there are different brands, too! My favourite one is "Olympus". The first two items are made from the "Olympus" material kit.


Flower Brooch


Needle Book


Needle Book Back


Wreath Brooch


Upcycling: Small Fabric Bag

Since I have learnt to make a drawstring fabric bag from the Embroidery class, I have a sudden idea of upcycling all my old fabric bags available at home. I guess many people have a lot of them as a free gift from retail promotion. By adding some nicely embroidery to cover up the brand name on these bags, it would be upgrading into an adorable new items.


The following is the upcycled bags I have made except the first one "Purple Flowers" is a newly made drawstring bag. As a beginner of embroidery art, most of the patterns are referencing from the Masters with my own color preference but some are my own ideas."Butterfly" is totally original creation and "Red Flowers" is embroidery of 3D stitching method.


Purple Flowers


Mushrooms


Peach


Basket


Catcus


Pink Flowers


Yellow Flowers


Butterfly


Blue Plants


Red Flowers


Fishes Tote Bag


Fruits Tote Bag


Embroidery Artwork

I have made the following first embroidery artwork "Framed Poinsettia" in the short course which is a table top frame. The poinsettia is made by two 3D stitching method called "Woven Picot stitch" & "Weaving stitch". The second wall hung artwork "Flower Basket" is my original design pattern & color matching. I love the final outcome very much which has very nice color scheme on Lavender fabric. It is also using some of the 3D sitiching method including the above mentioned, plus "Cast On stitch" & "Bullion Rose stitch". 3D stitching is usually made for wall hung art piece. It is as nice as a painting on wall that add flavour to the interior space.


Framed Poinsettia
2021.11.26


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Flower Basket
2022.03.03


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Embroidery on Clothing

Embroidery is very commonly used on apparel design but most of them are machine stitched. It is more flat than and not as lively as hand stitched one. I had applied some of the graphical motif that I made on fabric brooch onto the clothing.


Strawberry


Mushrooms


Cherry Blossom


Clouds


Leather Collections: The Making of Leather Bag

Step 1

Design the
Tote Bag

Step 2

Pattern Cutting
the Leather

Step 3

Marking the
Stitch Line

Step 4

Punching the
Stitch Hole

Step 5

Stitching the
Leather Handle

Step 6

Combining the
Front & Back

Step 7

Polishing the
Leather Edge

Finish

The First Work
Magenta Tote Bag


The Second Leather Tote Bag

This bag is made of one big piece of genuine calf leather with simple cutting. I have also made another sell item- Leather Tote Bag 001 from the same piece of leather with different cutting. That one have two pieces of leather on the sides to improve its bag volume and more three dimensional.


Leather Tote Bag


Stitching Detail


Base Detail


with Bag Charm


Custom Order

I would like to express many thanks to the Customers who had ordered 6 nos. of Custom-made Leather Tote Bags. All of them are with different details such as bag cutting, bag size, leather and thread color.


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