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Make The Best Out Of It

This is a common sight after I cut the fabric needed to make the handsew kisslock purses.

I try to eliminate any kind of wastage and make the best out of resources. That doesn’t mean I retain all sorts of clutter. Before you throw anything out, just give it some thoughts if you can reuse or recycle.

Remaining fabric from making kisslock purses

Remaining fabric from making kisslock purses

Knowing that I can make something useful with these remaining fabric, I refuse to throw them away instantly. Such a pity to just discard these remaining fabric!

thought of a few things I can make, like, hair accessories or accessories for scrapbooking.

The idea to turn them into fabric buttons seems to be the best option.

So I bought the fabric button kit and experimented with a few buttons. The completed fabric buttons look good!

We can use these fabric buttons in a few ways.

Hair Ties

Add elastic bands and make them into hair ties!

Just to name a few:

1) Add an elastic band makes it into a hair tie.

2) Add a clip makes it into a hair clip.

3) Add a safety pin makes it into a brooch or a badge. You can wear it as a brooch to dress up your attire, to hold your scarf together, or as a cute badge on your collar or accessorise your bag.

3) Sew it onto a no zipper pouch to close the opening.

4) Add a loop and makes it into a ring.

And many more ways you can think of! You can use them on wherever is appropriate.

I will be making a few fabric button sizes and if you want to have a piece of these beautiful fabric that I have used to make the kisslock purses, you can get these fabric buttons in-store soon. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for updates.

Cheers,
Shirley

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The One and Only

“Hi Shirley really like your new kisslock purse. I am not a fan of the colour green but it looks really good especially there’s polka dots inside too.”

~Jasmine

That was the most awesome compliment I have ever received on my handsew kisslock purse. Thank you Jasmine!

Way back in September, I received enquiries on whether I will introduce new fabric prints to my handsew kisslock purse. Customers are keen to purchase my handsew kisslock purses to give to their love ones as Christmas gifts in the coming Christmas.

I went through quite alot of thinking and colour matching and finally decided that this year, I shall have printed purse interior!

Happy Mint Dots Kisslock Purse is the first purse that has a printed purse interior. The first batch of kisslock purses all carried a full-colour non-printed purse interior. Though non-printed, I make sure the colour of the purse interior has its own uniqueness and adds contrast to the purse exterior.

Happy Mint Dots Kisslock Purse

Happy Mint Dots Kisslock Purse

Polka dots interior!

Polka dots interior!

With the new shopping hours, I can now dedicate certain days to do sewing. I have been going around Singapore locating textile shops to shop for fabric that has prints suitable for making into kisslock purse. And I got really lucky finding the purse frames I have in mind. Some of the purse frames I have used were bought on my previous procurement trips and I cannot find them here. Crafting supplies are scarce here compared to countries where crafting is really popular. Even the books that I can lay my hands on are few.

I must say a BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to all who have already made pre-orders for my handsew kisslock purse. Thank you so much. It’s really a wonderful feeling to know that there are people who like and are willing to buy and use something that I make. Thank you for liking what I put together.

Pre-orders are now open for my handsew kisslock purse. You may place a pre-order via our webstore. Gift wrap is also available at SGD2 only. Some purses are left with very limited pre-order slots so place your pre-order fast if you want a certain fabric print. Feel free to email me at shop@queenbels.com.sg if you have any enquiries on my handsew kisslock purses.

Every single handsew kisslock purse is my one and only. I can only work on one kisslock purse at a time. From the start to the completion, the time spent on each purse is dedicated. And I give all my best in making that one purse. I hope the purse owner can feel my handsew with love and will love the purse even more.

You can also stay on our Facebook page for sneak peeks of new fabric prints.

Cheers,
Shirley

2nd Mini DIY Project

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Embarking to make a 2nd handsew kisslock purse

Sewing can be addictive. After making the first handsew kisslock purse, I want to make more. Plus, I received some positive comments on the first kisslock purse and was encouraged to make more.

Getting all materials ready before any sewing

Purse sewn before fixing purse frame

This time I attempted with cotton fabric and a new padding. Always make sure all materials are ready before you begin any sewing. This is a good habit I picked up from a tailor. I made new discoveries this time and these new tips will help me to make even better kisslock purse

I was sharing the making process on Instagram (@queenbels) and Facebook and I was pleasantly surprised when there are enquiries if this is available for purchase. I am still receiving email enquiries now as I typed this.

The Completed Handsew Kisslock Purse

Tadah! The completed kisslock purse!

For those who have asked if this is available for purchase, I am happy to say YES!

Product Name

Happy Dots Kisslock Purse

Product description

The entire purse is handsew. The external fabric is made of cotton, an imported fabric from Japan. Internally lined, fully padded. The purse opening measures 8cm point to point, 10cm tall from frame top (excludes frame knots) to purse bottom.

Purchase Price:

SGD25

Registered Ground Shipping:

SGD3.24 per purse

International Shipping:

Kindly refer to our Shipping Costs table for each destination country’s shipping cost.

How to Purchase?

Drop me an email at shop@queenbels.com.sg, indicating the number of purses you want to purchase. This kisslock purse is available for purchase on a pre-order basis. I will revert on the date of completion and ready for despatch to the post office.

As this moment, the slots are full with the overwhelming response. I am very flattered and thankful that my mini DIY project is well-received. Thank you so much!

Do you have DIY projects to share? Leave us a comment!

Happy Note on Recycling

Do you Recycle?

How many of you recycle the empty containers, boxes or wrappers?

I had always wanted to cut down on the packaging and packing materials used to mail my clients their purchases. I try not to do excessive packaging. The biggest part that I want to eliminate is the use of plastic sealing bags. Then what is stopping me? The rain. I cannot think of anything better than plastic that does a good job of protecting the merchandises from water. Do you have any suggestions on how I can do away with plastic bags?

Christmas Wrap for Scrunchies

Last Christmas, I launched my first batch of sew with love hair scrunchies. The next part was to get suitable packing materials, sufficient and not excessive. The first thing I did was to look around for materials I can recycle. I printed a number of boxes of business cards just a couple of months before. Just as I was fretting over what I should do with all the empty name card boxes lying around after the business cards are used up, I decided to recycle them as packing materials for the hair scrunchies! The size was just right. I could also add a ribbon to the packed boxes for the festive gifting season or a ‘Thank You’ label on the box to decorate it. I think the idea was brilliant and I also received good comments from my clients on this packing method.

What do you think? 🙂

Sew with Love ~ Shades of Blue

Sew with Love ~ Shades of Blue

Sew with Love ~ Shades of Blue

Sew with Love ~ Kisses of Pink

Sew with Love_Kisses of Pink

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