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.
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
Pair of Cushion Covers Fabric from Okinawa
Pair of Cushion Covers Fabric from Takayama
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.
Plate of Citrus
Pink Strawberry Charm
Greyish Cherry Brooch
Brooches & Charm
Little Sheep Charm
Pine Nut Charm
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.
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.
Needle Book Back
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.
Fishes Tote Bag
Fruits Tote Bag
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
Close Up .
Flower Basket 2022.03.03
Close Up .
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.
Leather Collections: The Making of Leather Bag
Design the Tote Bag
Pattern Cutting the Leather
Marking the Stitch Line
Punching the Stitch Hole
Stitching the Leather Handle
Combining the Front & Back
Polishing the Leather Edge
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
with Bag Charm
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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