Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mattress cover for kid - For my daughter

This is one project that I yearned to do ever since I started buying fabrics online. We bought this nap-time mattress long ago but have been using the single-sized bedsheet over it. There are excess cloth sticking out on the sides and kinda dangerous as it might make us trip and fall.

After deciding which design to use, I started this project in the morning while my baby is not at home. I measured the size and gave allowance for the elastic band to fit through.

My preparation tools - Fabric, Rotary Cutter and Rotary Cutter Mat
This design is from Alexander Henry Collection - Apples + Pears. I fell in love with this as it is very appealing and can teach my daughter what are the items. The rotary cutter and mat is a MUST to have. It is so easy to use to cut the fabric. I don't have to worry that I will cut out of the line. The ruler is used as a guide for the cutter to slice through like a breeze.

The steps are:
  1. Measure your mattress size and give allowance for the elastic band to go through.
  2. Fold your fabric in half and then half again. So that it is 4 equally-sized.
  3. Cut a square-shaped at the corner. This is for the depth of the mattress.
    Cut a square at the corner
  4. Pin one side of the cut corner together, with the right side together.
  5. Sew them together. Continue to do for the 3 remaining corners.
  6. Then, sew down the casing. Remember to leave a gap for you to insert the elastic band later.
  7. 
    With the elastic band
  8. Insert the elastic band into the casing.
  9. Sew the ends of the elastic band together.
  10. Close the gap by sewing together.
My masterpiece

Finally I have completed this project in one day . Actually, I took many hours to finish this as I was distracted by my daughter.

Need help on the above just drop me a mail.

@~@

With reference to: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-crib-and-toddler-bed-sheets.html

Fabrics bought online

*guilty*

Yard Bundle Set of 8 Yards
(After receiving on Xmas Eve - I became *not guilty*)
You will agree with me that the design of the fabrics are too beautiful and not to be missed. I bought this online again and it came with a bundle set of 8 yards. You can select the bundle separately and not the predefined set. Cool isn't it? The shipment is just USD$13.50.

If you are interested, you can find out more at Fabric Shoppe. Jody is prompt in responding to my emails. The best part is that the delivery takes 1-1.5 weeks!

So the question you have in your mind, I think will be - So, Joey, when will you start sewing? Haa..

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My sewing machine - Singer Model 2259

Presto!
Take a look at my new member of my craftwork family...

Singer Model 2259
I had to give away some table space to place this member. Bought this last week at Courts@ Causeway Point. Haiz, meaning I have to find another table to do my Christmas cards. Tsk tsk. For those who knows me well, my tables are filled with other stuff and again, I have to do spring cleaning. *Thinking aloud* Why didn't I buy a bigger table???

I did my first project and cannot wait to show everyone.

Till then. Buying fabrics time. ^-^

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sneak Preview - Ink Pad

After an event on a saturday morning, I went to Orchard Road and saw these at a store in Wheelock Place, Singapore - Laine's Papeterie. The store sells scrapbooking stuff and lots to choose from.

Tsukineko - Small ink pad
The brand is called Tsukineko, VersaCraft series.There were only 3 sets available and I bought all impulsively. I find that these will be useful if I want to use a small scale stamp or a stamp of multiple colours. The size is slightly bigger than a finger and easy to hold.

Close-shot of the colours
The ink is quite thick and I am still figuring out how to handle. Btw, these can be used on fabric, paper, wood, leather, unglazed ceramic, paper mache and shrink plastic.

Stay tuned! I'm excited to try soon! *-*