Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sewing and Crocheting


I have been doing a lot of sewing using my new sewing machine. Most of what I have been sewing were pillowcases. It took me just about twice to use the machine to get myself comfortable with it.  photo IMG_20150901_172114.jpg

I really love the floral fabrics I was working on, especially this lavender one. It's a very soft type of cotton. Pillowcases, was a great way to practice using the machine and doing something simple at the same time usable.

While I was in one of my filipina friend's house last sunday to celebrate the fiest in her area, she showed me her sewing machine, which was a manual one. But sad to say it was just dump on one of the corners of the room and she never used it she said. I told her I was sewing these pillowcases and so she then told me that she has a lot of fabrics just stock up to be sewn, at the same time she asked me how much I would charge her if I sew throw pillow covers for her. I see a lot of orders coming now!

These are the rest of the pillowcases I've sewn last week, pillowcases photo 20150905_172827-01.jpeg

but I want to put crcohet edgings on these. Then I was bringing this current made to order poncho project

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and instantly I got another upcoming order from another filipina who I just met that day. Well, I hope to get more made to order projects while I am in Goa, India. I'm starting to love the market of promoting handmade items here.:-)

2 comments:

Mimi said...

The pillowcases look so neat, the fabrics are pretty...I think you'll get paid more for your time sewing than crocheting.
the crochet motif is lovely ;)

Mafe Canas said...

Yes. I also thought of it, because it's much faster to do than crochet. Filipina friends here would usually want something done by their kababayans, if they would find somebody.