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“SANDHILL” Sling Bag


 A sling bag is a bag that’s designed to be worn comfortably across the chest or back and secured to the body with a cross-shoulder style strap. The buckle tends to be off-center, the straps connect diagonally, and the body of the bag tends to have an oblong shape (we say “tends to” because there are quite a few exceptions, which we’ll get into later).

Yes, that’s one of the definitions of the sling bag that I found.

Sandhill Back Bag

This time I made this sling bag in the “Harry Potter” theme fabric because my daughter loves this theme and canvas for the exterior, cotton for the interior. The pattern of the bag is from Noodlehead, Sandhill Sling Bag, a compact hands-free sling-style bag. If you want to buy the pattern just click here.

Sandhill Back Bag

A sling bag will change our way of carrying stuff, at least it makes us easier carrying the stuff, really! That was also one of the reasons why I bought this pattern and make this bag as soon as possible after I bought the pattern.

Sanhill Bag Sling

Sling Bags Are Perfect for Your Day Trip Essentials

This Sandhill is one of the perfect accessories for a day trip. As we know for a trip we need some essential things like a phone, keys, a wallet that should be easy to grab out and put in several times, and Sandhill fit for it! I really love this!

With this back bag, we can wear on the front and one on the back, so this bag also perfect to put in our flight essentials. This sling bag becomes a great place to keep your pocketable items, especially while in transit. Just toss all of your stuff in your sling.

For Sandhill pattern, there are features that I’ve got from Noodlehead, which are:

  • two fun views to sew! Choose a zippered front pocket (View A) or a patch pocket with a flap (View B)
  • large interior pocket
  • zip-top closure keeps your important belonging secure
  • adjustable strap
  • perfect for carrying your everyday needs without getting in the way


Sandhill Back Sling – Back Side

So let’s just toss all sorts of fun goodies into our sling bag just because we can! Yes, sling bags provide us easy access to our things inside! We can wear this bag to festivals, exploring places, parks, hiking or other outdoor activities, everyday use, and many more! Have fun!

Sandhill Back Sling

FYI, the “Harry Potter” fabric I bought at byTheYard 😉

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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“Deyjon” Bucket Bag


There are many types of bags. The bucket bag is one of my favorite types. The bucket bag trend is always alive and thriving. Bucket bags will carry all the essentials with the toss-it-in ease of a tote but in a more tidy, chic package. That’s why I love this kind of bag. But the bucket bag doesn’t necessarily look like buckets. The flat bottom can be round/oval or square. Typically have a top drawstring closure, but the most important is how easy and secure when you access your bag’s contents.

Deyjon Bucket Bag

If you would like to make this kind of bag, you can search for the pattern and start to make it. This time I would like to share there is a bucket bag pattern from Country Cow Designs, that called “Deyjon” Bucket Bag.  

Deyjon Bucket Bag

I made the “Deyjon” Bucket Bag and I love it! I am sure for you all who loves bucket bag type also will love it! The pattern you can find here (just click):

Back side of “Deyjon” Bucket Bag
Back side of “Deyjon” Bucket Bag

The “Deyjon” is a great sized bucket bag. It holds loads of stuff inside but it doesn’t feel like you’re carrying the world with you. It features two exterior zip pockets which are ideal for holding your keys, phone, or sunglasses. The interior has a zipper pocket and slips pocket.

The pattern provides two options for the top closure. You can choose between a draw-string and a recessed zipper panel. They look so different that it’s almost like getting two patterns in one! The pattern is ideal for canvas, cork, vinyl, or leather. You can even make it using cotton but I’d recommend adding some fleece for stability.

Finished size: 12 1/2″ tall x 10″ wide x 5 1/2″ deep.

The pattern is suitable for ambitious beginners. It includes a full video tutorial as well as a 20-page step by step photo guide and a printable pattern for all pattern pieces in both A4 and “letter” paper sizes.

There is no binding used in this pattern and the lining is birthed and then sewn up through a pocket to give a neat lining.


  • Exterior fabric: 1 yard (35″ width)
  • Lining fabric: 1 yard (44″ width)
  • Medium woven interfacing (SF101/G700): 1 yard (35″ width)
  • Firm Stabiliser (Peltex 71F/Vilene S520): 6 1/2″ x 12″
  • 2 x 10″ no.5 zips for exterior pockets
  • 1 x 10″ no.3 zip for interior pocket
  • 12 x 10mm grommets (required for the draw-string version)
  • 1 x 14″ no.5 zip (required for the zip closure version).

“My Deyjon” was done in Art Gallery Fabric Tropical Bronze and faux leather for the exterior and high-quality cotton for the interior.

I bought the art gallery fabric Tropical Bronze here @bytheyard.

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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NEW PATTERN! The Bellezza Tote & Handbag Pattern by Bagstock Designs

The Bellezza Tote & Handbag pattern is a new pattern, designed by Bagstock Designs, exclusively for Bag of The Month Club. If you signed up for the bag pattern subscription, then you will get this new pattern. If you do not sign up yet and would like to sign up, please go here.

The Bellezza Tote – Front part

This pattern comes in two sizes, tote, and handbag size.
The tote will have a finished size approximate 13” W x 14.5” H x 5” D, and for the handbag is 12.5” W x 10.5” H x 4” D.

The Bellezza Tote – Back Part

This time, my tester version was done in the tote size. And I used canvas for the exterior and cotton for the interior. I love how this bag looks and how sturdy it is.

Made in Canvas for the exterior!

This bag has so many features, which are:

For the exterior:

  • On the front have a cargo pocket/pleated pocket.
  • On the back part, have a zipper pocket and also slip pocket with a magnetic snap as closure. 
Cargo pocket / Pleated pocket on the front exterior
Back part – zipper pocket and slip pocket with magnetic snap

This main bag comes with recessed zipper closure. It makes secure all the items inside.

Recessed zipper closure on the main part

For the interior:

  • Divider zipper pocket, 
  • Two slip pockets,
  • One zipper pocket.
Interior part : two slip pockets – divider zipper pocket – zippered pocket
Sturdy look!

The designer has written the pattern clearly with an easy way to understand the step and easy to follow.
Happy sewing!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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NEW PATTERN RELEASE! The Meraki Backpack by Bagstock Designs

Yes, again I have had the pleasure of testing a pattern for Bagstock Designs. It is always a happy time when she has a new bag pattern to test. Her pattern has clear instructions, and well written as well. That’s why it’s easy to follow. This time she comes up with a backpack style, and it called THE MERAKI Backpack. The meaning of Meraki that I got from google was “The soul, creativity, or love put into something; The essence of yourself that is put into your work.”  Oh, that’s a beautiful name with gorgeous meaning, Love it!

The Meraki Backpack by Phipody

The Meraki Backpack is a medium-sized backpack with a stylish look and practical storage.  It’s a perfect companion for outings as it is not too big, yet not too small. It also can be your everyday bag too.


  • Front Exterior Hidden zipper pocket 
  • Interior zipper pocket
  • Two interior slip pockets
  • Adjustable back straps

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS – 11” W at bottom x 12” H x 4.5” D

Pattern includes 42 pages of easy step-by-step instructions with color photos to help you through each step. The pattern also includes printable pattern pieces with seam allowances included.


  • Basic sewing skills, You should be familiar with sewing patterns. 


Backside Bag
Snap button on the side. But the pattern asks to use a magnetic snap. I used the snap button to get inspiration!
Exterior Hidden Pocket

As an amateur bag maker, the most time-consuming thing for me is choosing the right fabric in the right mood 😉 This time for Meraki, I chose Art Gallery Fabrics On-Lines for the main exterior, and also faux leather top grain dark brown for the flap and base. For the interior, I used linen fabric. The interfacings that I used were fusible woven and sew in foam to make it a sturdy look.
#The AGF fabric I bought here.

The Meraki going out with my daughter 😉
Base part

As you see on the base part, I did not use feet on it. But in the pattern you will see there is an instruction to put the feet.

Inside has enough roomy ,aim part, 1 zipper pocket and 2 slip pockets.
Front exterior hidden zipper pocket

This Meraki backpack is easy to make for sure, and it turns out beautiful and yet functional!

I love it and hope you all love it too!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 🙂

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Pencil FPP Spy Pouch

Never stop your creativity!

Oh yeahh…

Despite countless failures and mistakes, I’ll always try to do my best!

Pencil FPP Spy Pouch

I was trying to make a pencil pouch with a foundation paper piecing panel to put in the front exterior part. I decided to make a pencil FPP and chose the pouch pattern. Start with making a draft then make a pencil FPP pattern.

Draft by Chera Phipody
Draft by Chera Phipody

This time I chose the I-Spy pouch (small size) pattern by Sew Sweetness. I just used my FPP panel instead of the clear vinyl.

Talk about the I-Spy pouch pattern by Sew Sweetness, this pattern actually part of minikins part one. The I-Spy Pouch comes in 3 different sizes and features clear vinyl and a zipper in the front, which allows for easy visual organization! This project comes together quickly, especially with the companion video that is available. The PDF pattern contains full-color step photos and the video is 25 minutes long. Just go here to see the details.

I made this I-Spy pouch version in cork and FPP panel. It turned out beautiful, I really love it. About the FPP itself was quite challenging because I have to do it precisely, need more practice for sure. It will not have any issue for the one who already an expert in FPP, but not for me yet.

I also made a fancy key fob strap on it. To make it easy to carry the pouch. I really love that key fob, even without the pouch.

Here it is:
Pencil FPP pouch in cork
This flat pouch can be used for pretty much anything. It’s perfect for school supplies, pencils, toiletries, art supplies, make-up, or even small electronics.
This pouch is made up of cotton and cork material with interfacing, flat corners, and a beautiful zipper in the front. Other than that, it also features with key fob strap, to make it easy to carry.

The cork, key fob ring, and interfacings I bought @Sing Mui Heng.

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace, and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: O son of Adam, busy yourself with my worship and I will fill your heart with riches and alleviate your poverty. If you do not do so, I will fill your hands with problems and never alleviate your poverty.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2466
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 😉

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Filigree Double Zip Pouch

Filigree Double Zip Pouch in a Quarter Circle of Flying Geese Paper Pieced

Hi ..

I am so excited to share what I have made lately. Yes, I made a pouch with a paper piecing panel. It was inspired by so many scraps that I have 😉 So, I want to use it to make it something beautiful. Yes, sometimes I just go and do for whatever that comes in my mind. I was thinking about paper piecing and a pouch. That’s why I made it.

I chose flying geese paper piecing to show in the main panel of my pouch. Chose foundation paper piecing is not easy for me, I have to allocate more time to do it because I am not a pro 😉 But I did it, I am so happy with the result.

For the pouch, I chose Filigree Double Zip pouch, pattern by Sew Sweetness. Just change the clear vinyl with a paper pieced panel. But I need to get the right size of the panel, so I drafted it first.

Start with paper, ruler, pencil and scraps
Draft it according to the size
Thinking about the color combination
Bring it on to the laptop 😉
Voila`, I made it!

Based on that draft, I made the paper piecing panel and then made the pouch.

This pouch can be used for pretty much anything. It’s perfect for school supplies, pencils, toiletries, art supplies, makeup, or even small electronics. Surely this pouch is a multitasking accessory that will keep you organized in style! The most special thing about these zipper pouches is that there are two top zippers, with two separate compartments for storage.

This pouch is made up with artistic main panel, flying geese paper pieced, and quilted with rainbow thread. All done in high quality cotton. This also fully interfaced with woven interfacing and fleece in between which allows it to hold its shape.

I love the final result, the color combination, and the pouch itself it’s so me 😉 I love that color combination.

Have a nice day all!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 😉

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NEW PATTERN RELEASE! – The Celosia Cross Body Bag by Blue Calla –

I am very honored to have my photo used for the pattern cover. Thank you so much Celine from Blue Calla!

BlueCalla Pattern just released a NEW gorgeous pattern, The Celosia Cross Body Bag. The Celosia is a medium-sized crossbody bag with a rectangular boxy shape and a gusset. It has one front unique shape exterior zippered pocket with a curved opening. The front exterior pocket is perfect for showing off a small panel that catching the eyes. I don’t have any special panel that fits on the exterior pocket, so for my Celosia, I made colorful stripes patchwork.

The Celosia in the park with my daughter 🙂

The main closure is zippered as well and can be done with a single pull or a double-pull zipper. On the inside of the bag, there is one zippered pocket and 2 slip pockets. This bag does not have a drop-in lining or a binding finish. It is turned through the zipper pocket.

I used double-pull zipper
That double-pull zipper perfectly matches with the bag.
One zippered pocket and 2 slip pockets
Back part of my Celosia, I quilted as I go
I do love that piping

To get the pattern and the FREE video tutorial just click here!

Just Beautiful!

My tester version of Celosia Cross Body Bag is done in quilting cotton. I love it and hope you all love it too!

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Batik Series | Face Mask-Petal Pouch

Batik is beautiful. Yes, it is and I love it.

I’ve got inspiration from many people in social media that use batik to make face masks (yes, it booming everywhere because of this pandemic). Come along with this inspiration, I tried to find batik that best to work with. I found Singapore Batik Arts, then I bought some batiks that made of 100% cotton. Easy to work with, nice color, and the design is so beautiful.

With this batik, I made some face masks and a small pouch to match. Oh yeah, I love this combo. As I said before, a perfect match for a gift or just for personal use.

For this Batik, I bought somewhere else, which is forgot where did I buy this batik :d

If you want to see Phipody’s Face Masks collection, click here!

and, about the pouch just click here!

Thank you!

I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade and I sell handmade. Handmade is so special 😉

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Mask and Pouch

How are you today?

I hope everybody doing great, safe and healthy. InsyaAlloh, Aamiin. So many things going on this year that different than last year. Two things in common are working from home and home based learning/e-learning. Having outdoor activities now is limited. It’s time to be more grateful have enjoyed spending lots of time with our family. I hope everything will back to normal again or even better than before, insyaAlloh.

Talking about mask. Yes we have to wear mask when we go outside of the house. So, mask is very important now. We can buy or make it buy our self. Many people are so creative. Many ideas come along with the mask. Example, creating face mask to match your dress, bag, hijab, or anything that makes sense to match with mask 😉

So, this time the idea that came in my mind after I made masks, I chose to make small pouch that match with the mask. Why? Because some fabric just have a little left, and I have some short length zippers in many colors that I have to use it 😉 And also something that gift-able, teacher’s day is coming, so this one is an idea too 😉 I choose small Petal Pouch to match with the face mask that I make. It’s turn out beautiful, I love it.

This cute small curvy zippered pouch, small Petal Pouch works great for coins, cash, sewing notions, simple makeup,  or whatever else you can fit inside! Throw in your everyday use purse or backpack when you go around. Also it can be your face mask pouch if you want to 😉

Here are pouches and masks that I’ve made. And still have many more on progress, will post it soon!
Have a great day everyone, stay safe, stay healthy!

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Each handmade product has its own story, each handmade shop and the person who created it puts a lot of time and effort in to making something that’s unique, beautiful and made just for you.


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