Nykolett Interior Decor

Nykolett Interior Decor
Curtain & Soft Furnishing

Thursday, 29 December 2011

I am on leave

only from my curtain making endeavors,and i have been making bags again these days....rindu nye buat beg..tak lah secantik mana bila dah jadi..cuma takut kalau dah lama tak buat  i might forget the steps..

First i made the main bag (big and boxy),quilted inside and interfaced on the outside...with 3 exterior pockets.

With snap button closure,then i realized that its too plain on the inside...as the interiors are without pockets...a bag is not a bag without pockets!

Since there are no pockets on the inside i made an organizer which  i  can snuggle neatly into the main bag.

With lots of pockets...puas hati dapat poket banyak

Letak pulak D rings on both sides..so senang lah kalau nak keluarkan dari the main bag..

And a zip closure....not so neat,..my first attempt at making this kind of zips..what do we call this kind of zip?..recessed zip ehh?

A point to remember,the organizer should be shorter in depth than the main bag...a good reduction to half the size of the main bag..I have done it wrongly.Mine is almost as high as the main bag..So with the organizer inside i am not able to utilize the magnetic snap button..But who needs them when i already have a 14 inch recessed zip...huhuhu..

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Multi purpose bag in blue roses.

This bag is quite big.It measures about 20 inch wide and 12 inch tall..A side pocket on each exterior side and one large pocket on the front .Three small pockets in the inside.There is a magnetic snap button as closure.I would love to try making conceal zips but this particular customer who is quite a senior lady just detest zips..She says she is always in a hurry and always on the  go .So she wants a bag which she can easily slip  fit her praying attire,a koran,her phone and a water bottle.A zipper closure will definitely take a few minutes of her time(and mine too..!).so a big no,no! Looks like she will utilise the bag to visit the mosque or surau.ehh!

Three small interior pockets

Side pockets
One large pocket( in big roses) on the front with a top flap... 

A closer view of the exterior pocket..i am holding up the flap.

By the way this bag is quilted on the outside and the lining inside is interfaced to give the sturdy look..The fabric is treated with scotch guard and tex guard..So curah lah air ke atas or kalau terkene stain cepat2 lap..tak akan meresap ke dalam...thats why i just adore ELYZA's fabrics..

Another point to remember when making quilted bags.. .... be sure to interface all round the lining inside to avoid sagging at the base when the bag is filled.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Hoarding polkadots

polka dots are great for pairing with any handmade projects..I like to collect cotton  polka dots in myriads of colors and they also come in varied prices..from RM3.00 a meter to RM24 per meter..
My daughter is hoarding fleece materials to make pouches for her sugar gliders.

And today another bag therapy...and of course in polka dots...

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Drawstring pouch

I was so bored doing curtains today .So i just let my hands go free and doodle with the massive amount of fabrics that i have collected for the past two months.I wanted to make something out of this trio..

But then,i thought a touch of green will do more justice to this cup of coffee fabric from KAMDAR..polka dot and green materials are from NAGOYA

Sekadar ingin melepaskan rindu terhadap aktiviti membuat bag.Tapi ape kan daya.Kalau mula buat beg mesti tak dapat disiapkan kerana tugasan lain yang bertimbun..jadik lah buat drawstring pouch dengan mengopi tutorial disini.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Am missing this small cyber space..

A month has passed ..Has it been that long ?.How i miss making bags.Untill i get through some rough times at my work station this space is going to be a little bit lonesome ....

Friday, 11 November 2011

A point to remember..

When making quilted bags,always remember to cut your lining only after you have quilted and join all the front pieces together.That way you will get a perfect measurement for the interior lining fabric.and avoid wastage of materials...I am so happy with  this polka dot lining interior.For once the interior look neat and clean..

Look clean except for the bump on the left..Haish!

two side pockets..nice snuggle for my handset.

Magnetic snap button closure..i love snap buttons..easy to install and nice to touch as oppose to zippers.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Some bags ended up under my cutting table...

Sometimes when the mood just isn't right it shows in my sewing.Just look at this two buddies..Unpicked several times  but still did not look good.I am giving them a rest .In my quest to rectify little crooked stitches i almost butchered the fabric...  hahaha

Just stay there quietly till i get back my patience to deal with both of you...
Do not despair...more bags on the way...am not giving up..

The blue ikea fabric and the pink roses on the left is for a bag order while on the right are place mats and cozies in progress..

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Time flies when you are working hard and enjoying life along the way..

More photos of my week-end in the beautiful crater lake LAKE TOBA,MEDAN,INDONESIA

Touch down at Polonia Airport...naik air asia aje...murah kan..
Fening cari telekung...akhirnye tak beli pun kat sini..

A row of shops overlooking our room..at PULAU SAMOSIR,a large island in the middle of Lake Toba.
Morning cycling around the island and enjoying the cool morning breeze
Purple or is it fuschia Bougainvilla

Breathtaking view
Simple beautiful landscape

On the boat leaving the island

To be contnued....

Friday, 30 September 2011

A bag for Teacher Zahirah

She came a few days ago looking for a bag to house the students report cards..A ready made bag at my shop caught her attention but the design was not appropriate. The size and the structure was just what she wanted.So she chose two matching fabric and i made one just the same but added 2 side pockets , one large exterior pockets and a magnetic snap button for closure....voila.................

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

scrap buster...

This pink combos are remnants or stash or scrap...whatever you call it....from a past baby mosses cover project i made last year.It has turn into a sweet pouch.Take a look below....................

Quick,easy to make.Great for beginners..For the more advance lass you can try attaching stabliser or interfacing to give it a more sturdy look.

Please visit http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-candy-bags-zippered-pouch.html for the tutorial..