This morning I tried another version of the business card holder by crafty cupboard. This time without using the fiberfill between the lining and the outside fabric. I like this version better, as it is easier to sew and not as thick as the first version.
Today we made a quick stop at IKEA. They had a new fabric collection, so off course I had to buy some :)
I just love the fabrics they have. It is a shame that most of their fabric is quite stiff, and not suitable to make dresses or skirts from. You can see some of the fabric I bought below.
A couple of weeks ago I found this fantastic blog: crafty cupboard. There are lots of great tutorials on this blog for DIY accessories and clothes. I liked this one in particular, on how to make your own business card holder, or credit card holder. The tutorial is very clear, with step by step pictures that show you how to do it.
So I started to make one for myself, with the new fabrics I bought. It starts with cutting the pieces from one or several types of fabric, with a piece of fiberfill as filling.
Then you just follow the description, sew it all together and here is the result:
It is quite simple to make; I finished this one in about half hour to an hour. The fiberfill I used is actually to thick, next time I will leave it out or use a thinner one. Enjoy making your own!
This time I decided to tell you about the place where my passion for sewing was born: the Naaicafe in Rotterdam.
The Naaicafe is located at the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam, between other creative shops such as Van Beek art supplies, and close to the market at Blaak where you can buy your cheap fabrics on Saturday ;)
The reason why I continued sewing after taking a basic sewing course is probably all thanks to the owner Caroline Vogel. She set up a great concept here, and she is full of inspiration, advice and experience. The shop is very colourful, with fabrics for sale or on display in example projects. The atmosphere is excellent which makes it also a nice stop during a shopping trip in Rotterdam, even if you are not sewing. The cafe offers several courses for beginners or more advanced sewers, or you can just stop by and use a sewing machine yourself. When you are taking a course, you also get to experience the great lunch offers from the cafe, all organic. The great food alone is sometimes for me a reason to spend the afternoon here.
This blog post turned out to be a bit more of an advertorial than a normal post ;) but from my own experience the Naaicafe is definitely worth it. Check it out next time you are in Rotterdam!
This is Kookiez. My blog on creative projects I am working on. I love to crochet, sew and knit. And in the summer I also paint occasionally.