Sunday, February 28, 2010

Where to get fabrics in Malaysia?

Even though I just started sewing, I all into the fabric craze. Having a very supportive husband doesn't help either. He would take me fabric hunting all over KL and never once complaining bout it. As I look into the net, I found out that, it's not easy to find nice fabric - cotton/ knit fabric/ interlock here in Malaysia. While lurking around people's blog, I have a decent list of stores in Malaysia. Can't wait to pay them a visit soooon! mrgreen

Doshi N L Company
2Nd Floor, Lot 318,
Ampang Park Kompleks,
Jalan Ampang, 50450, KL.
p: 603-21612678 f: 603-27109674

People Textile
15, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala lumpur.
Tel: 1-700-80-1315.
stretchy cotton

Cotton Zone
Lot No. 6, First Floor
Tesco Mutiara Damansara
8, Jalan PJU 7/4
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya

Craft World (Yee Button House)
33, Jalan SS2/55, 47300 PJ
Tel No: 03 78770072/78770049
Fax No: 03 787743035
Business Hours: 9AM to 8PM (Close on Sundays)
-Japanese prints of linen & cotton blend, g kedai Yee in SS2

Mayfair Handicraft
29, Jalan USJ 10/1E, Taipan Triangle
47620 UEP Subang Jaya
Tel/Fax : 603-56334563 (Brenda)
Business Hours:
10.00a.m. - 9.00p.m. (Mon - Fri)
10.00a.m. - 8.00p.m. (Saturday)
11.00a.m. - 7.00p.m. (Sunday)
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Cottage Patch Sdn. Bhd.
#447, Jalan Ampang,
50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Quilt Gallery
LG, Bangsar Village Shopping Ctr,
Jln Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 KL
Tel No: 03-2282 5789
email :

Haby & Wools
Lot 316, 2nd Floor,
Ampang Park Shopping Complex,
Jalan Ampang, 50450 KL
Tel : 603 2161 5346 (Jenny/Jennifer/Jacky )
Fax : 603 2715 7217
email :

Lily Handicraft
G095,1st Floor, Sg Wang Plaza

Jens Handicraft
Lot 1-17A, 1st Floor The Atria Shopping Centre Damansara Jaya,
Petaling Jaya,
47400 Selangor,
Tel: 03-7722 1276

Anna Patchwork House
Lot CP2.02, Level CP2, Orange Zone,
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
No. 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 012.317.4655

Knit N Craft Centre (formerly known as Pusat Kraftangan Ann Branch)
12G, Jalan Puteri 5/1
Bandar Puteri,
47100 Puchong, Sel
Tel: 03-80631253
(close on Sunday)

Macy Handicraft
No.111 Jalan Sultan,
50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2078 1459
Business hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
(close on Sunday and public holiday)

The obvious choice fabric store for Malaysian - Kamdar and Nagoya

Fabric - Online shopping

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fabric hunting: Cotton and felt

As I browsed around the net, I get really excited looking at the fabric collection of everyone has! I tried to find (cotton) fabrics from major stores here but there are not many option. I wanted to make a project for newborns and I really wanted to find soft cotton. Ideally cotton interlock but couldn't find anything here. Oh well, maybe I'd go as far purchasing it on the net. biggrin

Later on I fell in love with felt. My hubby fell in love in the idea of making it into booties. He downloaded few tutorials from the net on it. I don't really have the mood yet but hopefully I will soon. wink I bought it from Yee Button House at SS2. They have the imported ones and local. So you have variety of options on the quality. A4 size of a imported felt may cost you RM4. I don't know of the pricing for felt but it does sounds expensive to me. confused I went to Macy (last Friday)at Petaling Street (where I've read somewhere that you can get a cheaper felt) but sadly it was closed. I reached there at around 6pm. Should have gone sooner. sad

Pants + Kimono shirt = Pajama! YAY!

I found an awesome tutorial on how to sew shorts as it's one of my goal to make Zhafran's short since I took up sewing. It's so handy to know the how to when you really needed one. mrgreen As of now I've made several shorts and long pants for my son. Never knew it'd be so easy. rolleyes Although my sewing skill still sucks. LOL! I'm so thankful to have found the tutorial. I can pair it up with the kimono that I made on the last entry. Now I can make a pajama out of it!

P/S: I hope I can make my own pants/shorts based on the tut! mrgreen

Here are the devils!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My first project!

I fell in love with this tutorial. It's a little too ambitious for a rookie like me. I didn't do it reversible because I wanted to do a simpler version of the tutorial. It was the first time I ever handle a sewing machine.. Opps.. forgot, I did took ERT when I was 15. It was too long to remember. LOL! I'm proud of it. At least it's a finish project. Although I agree that the work is sloppy. Haha! I will re-do the project soon. rolleyes

Here's the dress' front and back pictures.

As for the second attempt, I get my hands on this tutorial which I think is perfect for my little boy. It's pretty easy to follow and the tutorial was beautifully done. The thing that I love the most is when I see my little boy wearing it! Love it!

P/S: I bought few meters of left-over fabrics from Kamdar. Darn cheap. Cost me about RM2 permeter! Definitely a good start for me. ;)

My new sewing machine!

Wow! This is new! Sewing that is.. :) Never thought I would venture my self to one of these projects. When I was growing up, I hated the idea of sewing. All I could think of sewing = tedious + time consuming. Later, I came around and somehow interested in making clothes. I shared the idea with my hubby and surprisingly, he supported the idea and bought me a machine! YAY! It's beautiful.. Thanks hubby! :)

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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