Sewing Blind Hem on Machine

It is rare for my husband to wear business/tailored pants! He had to this time due to an international meeting. It wasn’t even for him but he had to take a colleague’s place. Bought a pair of black business pants and I have to do my usual job, shorten the length 🙂

After careful measurement (follow his jeans length), I cut the pants. Then, take another look at the original seam, I am to serge the edge and blind hem (What’s a blind hem? A hemming done where the thread is barely visible from the right side). I had to wait for the girls to sleep and have til next early morning to complete it including ironing.

I tried hand sewing at first, but fell asleep… ehehhehe… In the morning, I had to rush and decided to do the blind hem on the machine instead. Due to that, I became an expert in a short time. (I rarely do blind hem because I just couldn’t understand the folding part!)

Sorry that I can’t quite do up a tutorial on it this time but here is a link to a great short video on doing blind hem for your benefit 🙂 Enjoy!

How To Create a Blind Hem Stitch Using Your Home Sewing Machine with Angela Wolf

How to Make Flower with Satin Ribbon

Teaching seems to be part of me. I love it whether to do it casually or professionally. Though I have stopped doing sports coaching, I do help out to conduct short courses upon request.

Violet satin ribbon flowerThat aside, I have tried making simple but clear video tutorials of Ribbon Crafts (for now). I hope you find it easy to follow and able to gain from it. With those flowers, you can make as decor on your walls and curtains. Attach pins and make brooches or add elastic bands and you’ll get hair accessories.

With the pleasure of making those beautiful flowers, I had 1 chance and experience of teaching a small class of 8. We made 3 designs ranging from a simple to a slightly more difficult level. I hope to get more of such opportunity and make some new friends as well 🙂

So, without further ado, Watch The Video to learn how to make a flower with satin ribbon.

Gold Satin Ribbon Flower

Introducing Aydina Crafts

Hi! I am soooo excited to start this blog especially because I have been trying to find time in between my crazy daily schedule. Well, not that I am overly busy. Just occupied with my 3 girls who need so much of my attention.

Satin Ribbon Flower Craft

I am starting Aydina Crafts as my business since I stopped providing full time service as a Sports Instructor. That was my passion (Time to slow down and focus more on the girls). Aydina Crafts is a hobby. I love doing things with my hands and I can be pretty technical.

It actually started many years back when my mum and I began creating accessories with wires – like earrings, rings and necklaces. We were self-taught and continued to create pieces which we can’t possibly wear everything. So, my hubby and I sold at flea markets for fun for several years. Though it wasn’t a serious venture and practically without proper goals, I learnt a few tips and tricks in selling and attracting customers. In the beginning, sale was pretty good. Quality and unique hand craft work was a winning factor until ‘cheap stuff’ came into the environment. Then came stall holders selling clothes (which I wonder if they were new or worn) so disorderly just dumping them on the table or even the floor with a canvas. And selling them at crazy-low prices like 50 cents each. Soon, more came and it brought down the value of all stalls within the flea market.

Fast forward, I stopped flea market and continued with my passion for the next 10 years… I am now typing a blog at 8.45am because my girls are asleep. Well, I haven’t had much sleep for the last couple of days either due to completing order. Nevertheless, I am grateful and thankful to the Almighty that I get this priviledge to be home with my girls and still able to learn new things in this new hobby of mine 🙂

I hope to show you my creations since the last few years that I started crafting and sewing. Time to gather those photos so do check back soon for new updates. Have a beautiful weekend ahead!