Sewing Books – Little Girls, Big Style

I learn sewing mostly from my mum. However, I am the type who learn best with a physical reference (meaning: book). Ever since I bought my sewing machine, the bookstore became one of my favorite hang outs. I can stay for an hour in there browsing and choosing what books are worth buying at my learning level.

pink ruffled skirts

This is the first book I found that comes with a pattern. Pretty rare for me to find at Spotlight, Singapore.

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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

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!