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Sew it : A Car trash bag November 25, 2009

Posted by preeta pillai in Sew it - Sewing.

This time it is a car trash bag on Sew it. And here’s my finish…

You can find this tutorial. on Ashely’s make it and love it.

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Can you notice a small mistake that I have made?  I think you must have guessed, lol  . I made the pleats on the wrong side.  But I realized this after I stitched the bottom and sides, and moreover it was not looking so.. odd.  So I left it like that. My husband felt that it is a very practical little thing, with my two sons always munching gums or enjoying a shawarma  or two in the car while we are driving.

Thank you Mayya for this tutorial, I really loved it.

Until next time its bye from Preeta.


Sew It : Bag November 11, 2009

Posted by preeta pillai in Sew it - Sewing.

YEY….!!  YEY!!!….. I have done it. 



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After missing last time’s sew it, due to my lap top problems, When I got my  back my laptop I was eagerly waiting for this week’s sew it feature. This time Mayya had featured a lovely bag, and I desperately wanted to make this one.

But with my limited sewing skills, I was confused at some places Thanks Mayya, your forum  and motivation really helped me.

This tutorial in from The Margaret Bag by Elizabeth from Oh Fransson.

I din’t have any flannel with me neither did I have a soft fusible interfacing, and to be very honest I was hesitant to use my cherished materials since I was worried how it would turn out. So I have just used a simple grey cotton cloth for the main body and the lining  is a black cotton material, and since I had a stiff interfacing with me, I ironed on the stiff interfacing only at the base of the bag on the main material. The button is a small crochet motif that I had made with a bead attached to it.


But now I am confident, and I will surely make one with some bright color material and this time I will definitely add a fusible fleece. 

My friend’s daughter Ananya, modeling for my bag. The sling is a little long for her though. ( The snaps are a little dark.. sorry about that.) 

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Thanks Mayya once again for all your support. I am waiting to see what others have done. And eagerly waiting for your next Sew it feature Mayya.

Till then its bye from Preeta.

Sew It: Habitual-Simplesundress….. October 7, 2009

Posted by preeta pillai in Sew it - Sewing.

After the previous week’s desperate stitching mood, suddenly this week was a little low for me in terms of sewing, And then came Wednesday and the long awaited Mayya’s Sew it feature.

  Today morning the first thing I did after kids went to school was to, access Mayya’s blog to see what she had featured on her Sew it project. The moment I saw that Simple sundress the adrenalin rush in me was so…. much  that I just wanted to start sewing it.

After taking some time in deciding the material I would use, I wasted no time and started sewing the sundress. I  dint move from the front of my sewing machine, till my kids came back home from school.  I only  had to finish the hem and inserting the tie, but I had to get up to give lunch to my kids. I was itching so much to finish it and then get up, but priority calls…..

Anyway, I immediately came back to my sewing and here’s the result….. I feel so happy after stitching this.  This dress is for my niece who turned 4 today, I am sure she will love it. What a perfect timing, for this feature.

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Thank’s  a lot Mayya,  I can understand how busy you are with the opening of your shop, but you took time to find this tutorial and featured it.

This tutorial is by Amy of Habitual creature of habit and you can get this from her Web site.

Close up of the neck tie….


I really enjoyed sewing this sundress. I am sure you all will enjoy too….

Until my next post,  Its Bye from Preeta.

Sew It – Basket September 29, 2009

Posted by preeta pillai in Sew it - Sewing.
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As I was going through the previous Sew it projects on Mayya’s blog I saw this basket, Its a very cute thing and as I had already started organizing my sewing stuff I thought I might sew this one. It was a little confusing for me going through the tutorial and stitching, but I think I managed it fine. DSCN5025

Usually I call Nima 10 times to ask my doubts, but since Nima is on a trip to Dubai I had to manage myself. But I was satisfied with the result.


While I was uploading my snaps an idea struck me!!  This is a festival season for us and I thought I can gift these baskets filled with nice candles  to my friends for Diwali (By the way Diwali is called the festival of lights,  Hindus celebrate this festival by lighting candles everywhere around there house and this symbolises end of evil and darkness.)

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I am so….. thrilled, I will stitch in some bright and lovely colours. Thanks Mayya for this wonderful tutorial.

Its Sew it time again- Wrist pin cushion September 28, 2009

Posted by preeta pillai in Sew it - Sewing.

This time its a wrist pin cushion on Sew it.  I was so engrossed in learning to crochet that I almost missed this wednesday’s  feature on Mayya’s blog I was so….  tempted to do it later but, then I felt I should try to finish it since its such a small and simple project. Once I was through I felt great, moreover this will be my first pin-cushion.  Here’s the picture …..DSCN5021

You can get this tutorial on the long thread.  I just took 1hr to complete it.



I have also started sewing a tray. You can see it soon on my next post. Till then take care… Bye from Preeta

Sew it: A Table Runner September 13, 2009

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Hi there,  I got a taste of sew it from Nima, who is a regular participant in Sew it: Sew Chic and Unique.  I was so fascinated by the simple projects they do in the sew it section. Though I am a recent admirer of this blog, I have seen all the previous projects that has been done in their sew it section by Nima.  And that’s how I decided to participate too. I am just a beginner in sewing, but I love the simple ideas they feature on Sew Chic and Unique.


This tutorial was by Betz White . I still have’nt  introduced myself to  Mayya  of Sew Chic and Unique. But with this I hope we will get to know each other.


I should mention here that Mayya’s sew it projects are really excellent for beginners, and once you do it there is a sense of achievement.  I hope I can be a regular participant  on her blog.

Till the Next project, Bye from Preeta.