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Batik Quilted Sling Bag


We have  quite stormy weather the last couple of days. Sometimes the sun comes out for a while and suddenly dark cloud with strong wind and rain come. But rainy days are always a good sewing day, right? 

I finally finished this Batik log cabin sling bag. It was sitting near my sewing table for a few weeks waiting to be completed. As usual I got side tracked doing a couple of wallets orders. 

I used this  purple aqua Fat Eighth bundle from the shop. I really love this combo!! 

I started piecing the log cabin  with nothing specially planned. I just trying out a couple of log cabin pattern from the book I bought last January at the Tokyo Quilt Festival. This book is really awesome!

Image result for log cabin quilt book japanese

I added a lightweight fusible interfacing before adding a fleece batting. The same way I did the previous sling bag. I liked the sturdy yet soft finish, after the quilting is done. 

This time I did a circle echo quilting using a subtle purple Calypso Thread. It is an embroidery thread which has a silky finished. Mostly used in machine embroidery. 

On the back, I decided to use a plain batik from my stash. The quilting is simple echo quilting in diamond shape inspired by this walking foot quilting by Christina Cameli

Instead of zipper closure, I decided to use magnetic snap closure the way I did for the passport covers. It's because the bag is quite small, so I just want it to be simple, no fuss kind of bag. I finished the top with binding. I used 1.5" wide binding strip, sewed it by machine on the lining side and finished it by hand on the exterior side. 

This bag would be perfect to take for your morning walk. It's quite spacious to fit in small water bottle, a phone and maybe a face towel. 

It was a fun satisfying little project, even though I took a little bit long to finish it but I am happy with the outcome. What do you think?

Bag stats:
Finished size : 8"W x 8.5" H
Style: Flat bottom
Closure: Magnetic snap
Fabric: Bali Batik Fat 8 bundle 
Quilting: Walking foot echo quilting

Thank you for stopping by. 
Until then,

Happy Sewing

Tuesday Thoughts : Blog or Social Networking Sites


Whatever you are, be a good one ~ Abrahan Lincoln

When I wrote my Sunday Stash post, I realized that there are many projects which I have not documented here in the blog. Between 2016 and 2017, I too got swept away in the SNS wave. 
While I was writing and wanting to link up to my old blog post, I just could not find it. As much as I love Facebook and Instagram for the instant sharing, I realized that blog has so much more. More stories and memories. Besides, blog is more organized. You can look back and see how far you've reached in your crafting journey. 

I even made a matching NCW clutch. I used burlap fabrics for the exterior and a contrast checkered black and white on the inside.

NCW using Burlap Fabric

There was interesting story behind those two. The set was sold to one of my Etsy customers. It was a repeat order. The package went all the way to the USA and came back, because she was traveling when the package arrived. We arranged another shipment, and again it came back because she missed the delivery. Naturally, I refunded the money, minus the shipping charge.  I was more amused than upset. Well, it was not meant to be! 

Batik and Denim ~ perfect combo

I made Batik EDT and NCW set for my Indonesian friend in Mumbai. She sent me the Indonesian batik fabric. I used blue denim as a combination and it turned out perfect!! She and her daughter loved it!

Batik EDT Handbag

This second batik EDT I made for a friend in Indonesia last year. She sent me Batik Madura from her shop collections and since it was a narrow fabric, I made EDT at 85% which is a perfect size for a handbag. I added leather strap and handles. 

Thanks Ony for tagging me <3

She wanted a wallet to go with the tote bag, so I made this Trifold Wallet.

Batik Trifold Wallet

This is the only picture that I can find in my google photos album. Pheew...
I really love her Batik Madura collections and picked up a few from her shop. You can follow her Instagram account to see her latest collections. 

What about you? Which one do you prefer? Blog or Social Networking Sites like Facebook and Instagram? 
For me, blog is always my fave, even though I got distracted for quite sometimes. If you are an online seller, you might consider  to start writing a blog. According to the SEO experts, blog always get preference to be indexed by google and always turn up in search if you use the correct keywords. Even 5 or 10 years later. Blog traffics are more organic, which is again an advantage since many SN sites started to shut down bots. While Social Network Sites, they like anything instant, it goes out of search radar pretty quickly. 

That's all for today's thoughts. 
Have a lovely day!

{ New in the Shop} 241 Batik Sling Bag

I have this orange batik for a long time. It's one of those modern batik depicting Jakarta's landmarks and cultures. I always wanted to make bag with it but could not find a perfect pattern for it, until last week!

Well, Noodlehead pattern is always my favorite and this 241 tote was on my wishlist. I am glad I finally made it. 

It's perfect to carry around while you're on the go

2 pockets on the sides is very handy to keep your sunglasses or those brochures you pick up on the road

the slanted exterior zipper pocket is so cute and perfect to keep your bus/train card or small changes or even your hotel card when you travel.

I will definitely take this sling bag on my next trip. 

So, when you're planning your next holiday, don't forget to grab one of this bag. 

Now this bag is available for custom order in my ETSY shop 
{psst.. you like a customized bag. I have more fabric options} 

or you can just click this button below to buy:

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