gentlestitches in Singapore.

My friend just returned from  Singapore for a short holiday. This was pretty exciting considering it was the first time she had left her three teen and almost teen children and the first time she had been out of Australia.  I wanted to give her something to take with her that would be practical, beautiful and remind her of home. I had purchased a beautiful jacket from a thrift shop which when I got home, was in terrible disrepair and had been eaten up by moths. Immediately I thought of the what can you make with? series by PILLOWS A LA MODE I never would have thought of it until I saw the what can you make with series so I decided to make my friend a wrist or ankle purse out of the jacket. Don’t you love the internet for idea sharing?

Jacketpinning and cutting.

very careful ironing.wrist purse the finished product on wrist.pancakesposing with Singapore currency and something only available at home, (home cooking) by my friends lovely, eldest and fabulous cook, daughter!

and that’s how gentlestitches ended up in Singapore! Thank Katherine! and PILLOWS A LA MODE!

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13 thoughts on “gentlestitches in Singapore.”

  1. Thanks Katherine, the fabric really was quite spectacular and it had the press studs fabric up and down the chest making it perfect for the wrist purse. I look at fabric in a completely different way since your “what can you make with” series. Such a good mindset for sustainability and we end up with unique items. 🙂


  2. I LOVE it!!! The fabric is amazing . . . I can see why you were so drawn to it! And what a clever design and thoughtful gift! You’re the best!!! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine P.S. I haven’t done a “what can you make with” for a LONG time but I’m working on one now using a vintage dress another bloggy friend sent me! I’ll share it soon! 🙂


  3. absolutely gorgeous, and so well-thought-out. Don’t how we survived without the internet…. Funnily enough I also thought of Katherine from Pillows the other day, was going through my wardrobe getting ready to chuck out unwanted stuff and came across a dress that I felt might benefit from a Katherine reboot (as it were). x


  4. how lovely i wish i could sew and i haven’t ironed for more than a decade, well done.


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