July 13, 2017

DPN Holder - sewing pattern

Jess DPN Holder sewing pattern is finally out!  I wanted to learn how to use those plastic snaps that I see everywhere and what better way to try it out than to make a pattern that uses it!  But aside the buttons, I love my DPN holder. I didn't realize how useful this little holder was until I tried it. It's one of those things that once you try it, you wonder how you ever lived without it. Did I mention that it makes a great gift for knitters?  If you make the pocket a little deeper, you could use it to hold circular needles as well. Happy sewing! 


May 02, 2017

Lil Knot Bag Video Tutorial #2

This Knot Bag video tutorial shows how to sew the small handle, where a lot of people are having trouble because of its size.
First, I finger press in the outer fabric towards the wrong side (use iron if you prefer). Then I fold in the inner fabric to match the outer fold.  Then I place the handle on the machine so that the inner fabric is facing up...What do you mean?!!  That's why I made a video...too hard to explain.  My next challenge would be to have a voice-over the video so that I can explain as I go. :)  Until then, here's my silent video...



Knot Bag Tutorial #2 from Indigobird Design on Vimeo.

April 23, 2017

Lil Knot Bag Video Tutorial #1

The popular Knot Bag pattern is simple in design but can be a little tricky to sew here and there.  After reading some comments, I thought I would do a video tutorial - after all, moving pictures are worth a thousand pictures, right?  This is my first ever video recording and with lots of help from my daughter on how to edit; now I have a renewed respect for YouTubers...It takes a long time to make a video! Part two of the Knot Bag Tutorial will be available next week.

Happy sewing!


Knot Bag Tutorial #1 from Indigobird Design on Vimeo.

March 24, 2017

Drawstring Bags

I've been working on this drawstring bag pattern for the past few weeks and finally, it's done!  It's amazing how much of an over-thinker I become when it comes to details.  But luckily, now my body won't allow me to sit in front of the computer long enough to dwell in something for too long.  When my back starts to hurt, then I get up, stretch and take a break.  Five minute break does wonders to your mind and you can make a more rational decision!
Because I made so many samples, my bedroom corner is overflowing with bags of all sizes.  Now I will have to find right project for each bag!
The pattern is available both in my CRAFTSY & ETSY shop today and soon I will be launching a website so that I will have my shop, blog and tutorials under one roof.


October 18, 2016

Soft Boxy Bag Pattern Update

I am currently updating my existing Patterns by giving them a new fresh look while improving the instruction and patterns.  I hope to make them as clear and easy to understand as possible.

This Soft Boxy Bag pattern is the one I was working recently.  I love that this bag folds flat when not in use and also, with three size variations, you can organize your life more effectively!





September 29, 2016

Embroidery

I am sneaking in some embroidery work between photo shoots.  There's an excellent embroidery book called "Simply Stitched" by Yumiko Higuchi.  I am loving the slow pace of hand stitching.


July 22, 2016

TUTORIAL : Pencil Pouch

It's been a while since I last posted a tutorial.  August is fast approaching and I am already thinking about back to school shopping for my kids. My son has already picked out the blue pencil case that I made.  My heart swells when things that I made gets well used by others. That's why we make things, right? Well, aside the fact that I just love making things.
The tutorial comes with two full size patterns. The short one is perfect for storing pencils and markers and the long one is great for storing fabric scissors or other craft notions when you are on the go.
Interfacing can be added to give the pouch a more structure.  It requires a very little amount of fabric so you can make these for everyone on your "handmade gift" list!

Have a great summer everyone!