Monday, August 31, 2009

The Birth of Sewwell

I had never dreams of blogging my sewing works, eventhough I have started sewing seriously for almost a year, until my beloved sister (Azura) persuaded me to do so. Thanks to you along! And not forgotten to my hubby who never fails to support me in everyway including let me attended a sewing class and transformed me from a plain boring mother to a women who always thirst for knowledge and learning new things …..

I never imagined that it requires a lot of skills in setting up a blog such as learning the steps, understanding how to upload photos, how to snap a good pictures and of course the challenges of writing….(English is definitely not my mothertongue)…and it needs a lot of time and commitment especially for a beginner like me…besides, sewing itself is a challenging process; you must know the fabrics, understand the sewing method, able to read and trace paterns [including japanese ;) ] and understanding the sewing language, between lining and piping, seamlines and many more…the skills of sewing also are subjected to individual interest, if you love fabrics, beautiful clothes and designing (begs or stuff), it is the best skills to learn……only sewers understand how satisfy it feels to complete every sewing projects…..

So I had made my decision…
Wallah, here it is! The birth of Sewwell…Sew it and make it your own….
So let’s share our interest and feel free to follows me in my blog…..

- Masni

Pillow Cases Project

Here comes my Hari Raya Pillow Cases Project, 8 pillow cases I've made it my self......I got the fabric from one of the biggest fabric's shop in Semenyih Town. At first I went to Nagoya, Wangsa Maju with my dearest sister (azura) to look for the english-like cotton fabric for the pillow cases but unfortunately there were no luck....instead my second son Imran got sick and puke at the mall, really embarassing, so I only managed to buy green linen for my sew-along tunic projects with my sister. It took me three weeks to finish the sewing considering the classess that I had to attend in the weekdays (8.30 till 5.00) and the red piping that ain't enough (took a few days to buy from the small sewing shop in Semenyih that close early)...The first and second pillow case was a stressful experience, especially near the zipper area. However I managed to finish it.

As you can see, I used the white cotton rope to enhance the pillow cases edges. I wrapped the white cotton rope with the red piping. To be frank I'd never refer to any books or paterns to sew the pillow cases, just a simple observation from the pillow cases that I had at home........ From the left over of the fabrics...(which is surprisingly a lot), I made a table cloth for my dining table...Looks nice though.....