Monday, 25 August 2014

Cape Scandinavian Style 绚丽的披肩

This is the second piece of fleece cape that I made last week. This one is for a little girl. 

A plain shocking pink fleece was chosen by the mother of this little girl. Sometimes, I love to work on plain fabric without any prints, it allows me to employ my imagination and creativity with greater flexibility. 

There are several characters that this little girl adores. One of it is horse and I picked it as the image for this cape. Firstly, because this year is the year of the Horse and secondly horse image is easier to applique haha.

I cut out the heart shape and horses image from three different pieces of fleece and used zigzag stitch to applique it on the main fabric. Then, hand-sewn the edge of the fabric using blanket stitch. Lastly, a turquoise ribbon is added to fasten the cape.  

The combination of colour turned out to be quite Scandinavian. I love it!



A bright turquoise ribbon
Gorgeous cape for a little girl
Back view
Applique horse image


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Butterfly Cape 蝴蝶披肩

Lots of my friends and my daughter's friends love the owl cape I made for my girl earlier this year. But too bad I didn't have enough fabric left to make another one. A friend of mine help to buy the owl fleece in the US. I have tried to look for the similar kind of fleece at the local store but couldn't find it. So I have to trouble my friend again to help me get more beautiful fleece from the US.

Finally, I've got the fleece :). I made two capes last week. This one is using butterfly prints fleece. This is for a young lady, a friend's daughter.

The reason I choose fleece as the fabric to make the cape is because it is very soft, comfy and warmth. It's a good alternative to wearing a jacket. So if you are bored with jacket, consider a fleece cape next time :).


Fastened with lovely lilac ribbon
Finished with blanket stitch
Butterfly cape for a young lady
Back view

Monday, 18 August 2014

2-in-1 Baby Bag 二合一 妈妈包

A friend from my previous workplace has requested for a baby bag. She wanted a bag that is spacious to keep her baby stuff as well as is trendy which she can still used it later on when she no longer needs to carry those baby stuff.

So I came up with a 2-in-1 bag, a tote & a baby organizer bag. There are various compartments inside and at the outer layer of the baby organizer bag. These compartments can fit baby bottles, water tumbler, formula container, thermos flask, diapers, changing mat, wet tissues, a pair of baby clothes as well as a small blanket. Should be sufficient for her needs. The tote bag is large so that the baby organizer bag can fit into it. If without the baby organizer bag, the tote bag is ideal as a shopping bag. 

She likes red and blue. Hence, my fabric choice for these bags. I love the result of the fabric and colour combination, well suited a young mother :)

I hope my friend would find these bags handy. 

A tote & a baby organizer bag
Tote bag side view
PU leather decorative badge
Heart shape wooden button
Large pocket on both side of the tote bag
Metal zipper closure
Snap button added at both sides of the bag
Fastened the button for another style
My sewing story



Bag handle
Baby organizer bag
Various compartments available inside and at the outer layer of the organizer bag
Side pockets
The baby organizer bag fits inside the tote bag
PU leather is used for the base of the bag

Monday, 4 August 2014

Dino Backpack 恐龙小背包

Two years ago, I made a small backpack for my wee boy. But it turned to be too small for him. Can't actually fit in a tumbler but can put in his toys cars and trains. So it wasn't that useful. That was my first attempt to make a backpack. So this time, I determined to make a more useful one, that's at least can fit in a tumbler, a pair of clothes and his toys. 

I have been looking for a backpack pattern but most of them are too complicated. Finally, I found it from a Taiwan craft book. The pattern is really easy. It's just a drawstring bag with a flap and a pair of backpack straps. 

My boy is a Dino-maniac, so I picked a dino print fabric to make the backpack. I especially love the part where you can design the flap with the character you like. The one I made here is a teddy bear face (as I don't know how to sew a dinosaur face haha..)

My boy likes the backpack a lot and tried to show it off to his cousin brothers who are also Dino-maniac like him :)


Dino backpack
Back view
Hand stitch teddy bear face
Drawstring opening
Ready for an adventure with my wee boy

Monday, 21 July 2014

Handmade Hats 手作帽

最近天气很热,太阳也很晒,出门时要做好防晒工作。除了防晒油,雨伞是个不错的防晒工具。如果不喜欢打伞,那就戴顶帽子吧!我从Cotton Friend 日本手工杂志那里看到了几款不错的帽子,附有小孩及大人的尺寸,就试跟着纸型制作。

第一顶制作给自己。选用的布衬,有点太厚,帽子的样子有点硬绷绷, 但戴起来还好。在制作第二顶帽子时,我用了薄一点布衬,帽子的样子和形状好看多了。这顶帽子是给女儿做的。

接下来要给儿子也做一顶,但这款式并不适合小男孩。想要制作一顶鸭嘴帽,希望可以找到合适的纸型。


手作帽
女儿的帽子
我的第一顶手作帽
姐姐好喜欢她的帽子
有点硬绷绷,但戴起来的样子还好
亲子出游帽


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Children's Apron 可爱小围裙

These children's aprons were custom made order from a friend. It's a gift to her friend's lovely children, Manfred and Eugenia. For the boy, Toy Story prints fabric was the pick and as for the girl, it's none other than the princess prints fabric. :)

These aprons were made using similar pattern which I've sewed for my girl not long ago with some adjustments. D-ring buckle is used so that the apron is adjustable to the desired length. A velcro tape is sewed as the fastener for easy loosening and fastening. 

Hope the two children will be pleased with these cute aprons sewed with love and passion. Most of all, thank the auntie who got them these :D


For little girl
For little boy
Personal touch
D-ring buckle
Velcro tape as fastener
A pocket attached in front
Adjustable strap
For easy fastening and loosening
Handmade by Lin Craft House :)
Decorative ribbon
Personalized gift
Dino ribbon
Truly handmade
Ready to be delivered




Saturday, 5 July 2014

Ballerina Photo Album 芭蕾舞女孩相片簿

A friend's friend asked to make a photo album for her little girl's birthday with ballerina as the album cover. Oh, that would be very lovely. Thanks her for the idea! I've never thought of applying the applique doll onto a book cover. :)

I made a A5 size album with cream colour paper of grammage of 200. I usually use a heavier weight paper about 200g to 220g for photo album. Heavier weight paper can hold the photo nicely. I stitched the sheets of paper using french stitch bookbinding technique. I always go for french stitch binding when it comes to book binding, it's simply beautiful!

I can't wait to deliver this photo album to the mother of this lucky little girl. Hope she will like it.


Ballerina photo album
Personalized photo album
Back cover of the album
Green is the favourite colour of the birthday girl
Beautiful French Stitch binding
Made with love