Sunday, June 10, 2018

Travel Backpack For Fathers!

Travel Backpack with a Flap Over for Men & Women + Bag with Guitar Strap

Every year during Father's Day I find myself in a bit of a struggle thinking for the perfect gift. Although some years I cheat and get a gift card or simply go out for dinner, it is an important day that I cannot ignore. That doesn't simply mean buying the latest thing on sale for Father's Day - knowing that the same electronic gadget or tool from a few years past is still serving him well. Today, I wanted to design a special gift for all father's out there! Take a quick weekend trip with the Ralph Travel Backpack for a special family time off.

Ralph Backpack - Travelling with Style
Designed and created for outdoor uses, the Ralph Backpack is the perfect traveling companion. But the backpack isn't just for outdoor uses, it can be used anytime and anywhere! I would recommend utilizing canvas, oxford, or linen fabric with matching leather to create a stylish bag for your adventures. If you're struggling to find a gift for this Father's Day, you should start soon! Take a look at the bag to see why.

Carys Bag, with a wide guitar strap
Inspired by guitar straps, the Carys Bag also features a strap created with large wide fabric. The simple and small bag is friendly for all levels of sewers! Start the unique Carys Bag today!
Ralph Backpack PDF Pattern

Carys Bag PDF Pattern

Sunday, March 18, 2018

10 Years! New Magazine!?

I have been a pattern designer and author for 10 years and have received a lot of help from you. I really appreciate all the support from everyone! In the future, I would like to give more information and hear more of your stories. I've been releasing the patterns one by one by PDF format at my website, which is fun, but I could not communicate with you – the sewers – well through this type of format.
I created a Pattern Booklet called “MOCOZI” to reach out better! The booklet consists of 3 to 4 patterns and less than 40 pages. It has been stylishly edited to match the modern sense with additional cost-effectiveness of the bundled patterns. The booklet will include a modern sewing design, instructions, patterns, tips and, interviews. MOCOZI is always open to you!
The first collection will come with a bag, metal clutch, and shoe pattern plus additional content! User your favorite e-book reader such as the iPad, Kindle, Phone, or other devices to read the book. The collection comes in PDF, epub, and mobie files.

MOCOZI ISSUE #000 MSPZ 1
Roll Top Backpack with A Shortened Process to Make the Bag!
The Roll Top Backpack is a simple project that ditches the complexity and time-consuming nature of backpack patterns! Mainly, the zipper panel has been forgone but the backstrap and pockets are still there to be a tiny hassle.

Roxanne Rolltop Backpack

Monday, January 29, 2018

Leather Buckle Strap Bag! It's Buckless!

I have been busy looking for easy-access materials that sewers can get their hands for that final touch to make it extra special. As an experiment, I started adding rivets and a leather strap inside a buckle to the flaps. Yet each time I make the buckled leather strap I feel like there could be a more efficient and easier way to complete my goal. Especially since buckles can be a difficult material for some sewers. As such, this time I included a buckless alternative pattern! The Bethany Bag does not distinguish between any age, gender, or cultural boundaries and is the perfect gift for literally everyone!

I am often inspired by the fabrics that I purchase to create and design a new bag. One of my most recent purchases definitely had this effect on me. I encountered this really modern beautiful fabric and I just had to make a matching bag for it. The backpack that I came up with was the Shelly Backpack, a stylish and roomy bag! Although the pattern could be purposed as a Boston bag, I felt that the backpack had the most practical application. The beautiful lines on the edges of the bag really provide a unique look and feel, I highly urge people to take a look at all the beautiful pictures!

1348 Austin Sling Bag PDF Pattern
349 Shelly Backpack PDF Pattern
1350 Bethany PDF Pattern

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Japanese Knot Bag!

The Japanese Knot Bag is a small and round shaped design featuring uneven handles as the method of closure. This sort of "knot" keeps the bag secure and closed but at the same time is a convenient pleasure to carry! The pattern also does not call for any zippers or magnetic snaps of any types since the handles serve as the method of closure. Thanks to this element, the bag can easily be used in reverse just as well. The Suki Japanese Knot Bag is an easy to make project that beginners can have a fun go at it as well! The versatile features also expand to its pattern too since the product includes TWO pattern variations. A smaller style that can be used on the wrist or as a purse and a larger shoulder bag. Both styles will make a great set!

Suki Japanese Knot Bags

The Rosalia Tote Bag also features 2 different styles. It's a modern Tote Bag with a simple design in combination with leather straps and leather outside. I personally use this bag to carry around library books - especially larger picture books for children!
Rosalia Tote Bag

Friday, September 8, 2017

New backpack and another 1 hour project!

It's common to have a bit of leftover fabric after an enjoyable sewing project. Most of the time, it's difficult to start another project with these scraps as it just doesn't amount to enough... Yet it feels so wasteful to just throw away! Especially the beautiful - and pricey - designer fabrics. This sort of mentality inspired me to hoard a lot of scrap fabric over the years. With these fabrics, I leave just enough to have my own "hobby" time. When your passion becomes your career, sometimes you forget to enjoy the activity again. This scrap bin has been my source of joy and fun with sewing when I need my time off. These small scraps were the perfect candidates for short 1 hour projects after dinner. With it, I could quickly make small pouches - coin cases, pencil case, you name it! The relaxing and stress relief I felt from these simple projects was the perfect way to wind down after a long day.

And today I want to share this enjoyment with you all! The Simone Pouches is a simple 1 hour project that does not require a lot of fabric and only starts at $2.79! The pattern includes 3 different variations - so you'll be getting 3 patterns for this very low price! The coin purse, pencil case, and the general pouch can all be made with a single fat quarter of fabric. Get the Simone Pouches today!

Brendan Backpack PDF Pattern

Siomne Pouches (3 Style) PDF Pattern

Monday, August 7, 2017

Vintage travel bags!

The Esther Bag is an homage to one of my loyalest bag companions throughout the years. Back at around 2011, my friend got me a nice vintage travel bag set. It included a large suitcase, a travel bag, and other accessories. Yet the travel bag was a bit too small to be considered a full on travel bag, but featured a convenient design that I enjoyed to use for sketchbooks and utensils. It served me well for about 3 years until my daughter fell in love with it too so I gave it to her instead. She used it for another 2 years until it wore out too much and now it sits in her closet among the other retired bags.

I loved the basic style of the frame design with its green vintage style leather. As such, the Esther Bag is an homage to this old companion of mine that is now resting in one - literally! - peace in the closet. Those of you who have the option of using artificial leather, I highly recommend using it as the outcome can be drastically different from regular fabric. Otherwise I would use Oxford fabric or flowery prints for the fabric.

Esther Bag PDF Pattern

Sylvia Bag PDF Pattern

Saturday, July 29, 2017

New Laptop Design That Isn't Boring!

 For me whenever I thought about "laptop bags", I thought of bags typically made with leather or nylon/polyamide and with a pretty generic boring and formal briefcase design. However recently though, we've been been getting more different styles such as backpack or cross bag style laptop bags. Yet they still used the same boring material and colors. Because of this I started looking for companies that would satisfy my preferences, and eventually I did find some. At first I was so excited but in the end I ended up resorting to the old fashioned black colored laptop bags. The designs of these "less boring" bags ended up being less practical, touting unimpressive designs, or too expensive!

I've been hard at work for a new laptop bag for people like myself who were not satisfied by the market standard! Although it features a standard briefcase design, it touts special aspects that you cannot find in other bags from the market. By using fabrics with geometric prints and a matching leather buckle strap on the front pocket, the project can result in a very elegant feel. If you find it difficult to find the right buckle, I would also recommend a 3/4" inch leather strap. The pattern is perfect not only for yourself but as a gift to your children, significant other, or friends!

Judith Laptop Bag PDF Pattern

I love the Lorene Bag! It's quickly become my favorite when I'm out and about as the small design makes it comfortable and perfect for just the phone and wallet. I highly recommend this quick to make modern design shoulder bag for all sewers! Requiring not a lot of fabric, simple instructions, and a fashionable design, the Lorene Bag is perfect for all situation

Lorene Bag PDF Pattern