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Late 2017, a local online lingerie shop owner approached me to make custom bralette. A lot of Googling was made and I saw that it was ‘easy’ to make one. In addition, here in Malaysia it is not common to sew our own brassieres.

After purchasing the most basic Craftsy online classes, patterns, and the hardware required I had a trial class on Dec 23 at Spotlight Mytown. bra making 3

After tweaking the approach and methods to conduct the classes, a second class was held at the same venue yesterday. It was successful. Here are some of the handiwork of the students. bramaking Jan 20

In addition, I have received a few queries for custom made brassieres. Some are from those who are well endowed and have difficulty finding the right size here. A few came during the workshop to try out the forms I have made in their sizes.Bramaking form 40E

Contact me (zarina.craft@gmail.com) for more information on

  • upcoming bra making workshops
  • online bra making workshops
  • requesting for custom order brassieres.

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I have been blessed to be invited to share a booth for the upcoming Selangor Expo 2016. Among the products that I will be bringing are my baby quilt, my own published quilting book, telekung or prayergown, and songket gift products.


These make ideal gifts or souvenirs from Malaysian songkets. The products I’ll be bringing are bookmarks, covered notebook, and stuffed elephant.


My quilting book which was published last year, showcasing The Batik Boutique’s Malaysian batiks.


And finally, my telekung or prayer gown that has the quilted look that I love so much. It falls just above the knees and the lining is covering the chest area.


If you are interested to carry my products, please come and meet me there. WA me at 60162222004 for appointments or where to find me.

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I have been fortunate to have several places to run my patchwork classes beside the Spotlight branches.

The venues include Shah Alam, Bandar Baru Bangi, and Seri Kembangan. Hopefully, I am able to reach out to a wider audience.

However, outside of Klang Valley the only hope is online classes. I will send the materials via registered mail. The classes will be conducted via email zarina.craft at gmail dot com (remove the spaces, replace at with @ and the word dot with .), FaceBook PM (Zarina Craft) or Whatsapps (+60 16 222 2004). There will be ample photos and short videos on the steps.

Below are posters for the upcoming classes in October and November 2016. Hope to see you all.

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I have received a new quilted‬ product order from The Batik Boutique. It is time tolearn‬ a new free motion quilt‬ ‪‎design‬. ‪I picked a design from Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project.


For the product, I have added two other quilting‬ designs‬:‪ stippling‬ and the classic‬ quilting affect in ‪Chanel’s‬ ‪‎handbag‬s.


And the completed product. It could be used as a ‪‎bedside‬ companion to keep your eye glasses ‬and hand phones. Personally, I would also keep a pencil & eraser because I love working with ‪Kakuro‬, a number puzzle before I go to sleep.


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Don’t miss out on this!!

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As usual, the end of the year will focus on 2016 planner. I asked@rozirahman to see her postings of her past planners and she introduced me to bullet journal or bujo, for short.

After reading and looking at her samples and Pinterest, I think this will be ideal for me.

I’ve picked up two notebooks which I have been eyeing from @aeiou_studio this afternoon and started​ my bujo journey.

And now that I have my notebook, I don’t know which fabric to choose for the cover.

​I have purchased this Daniel Smith watercolor set​ ages ago. Hoping to start painting, I’m using it in my bujo.

With bujo, it is so flexible that you can never find any bujos that are identical.


In a nutshell, bullet journal is to put down the content in a concise and short manner, or as @rozirahman put it, rapid journaling.​
However, I have adapted the concept and used the color concept of Hobonichi in my own bujo.
​In keeping to the original bujo, the main elements need to be present. The index is a must – for easier reference in the future. The subject or topic to group together the contents. Page numbers – well that goes without saying. And finally, the content in bullet form.​
You can read up more at www.bulletjournal.com to make your own.​


Here is a sample from my new bujo.
Instead of using the conventional bullet, I used colors from the Daniel Smith watercolors to box the bulleted content.
I have yet to add legends but I feel that it’s not mandatory.

You can order yours Whatsapps 60162222004.

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This request was made for a customer that I was referred to.​ She wanted ten handkerchieves for her husband with his initials, JR. I recommended to add the edging all around.

The simple embroidery was done using a variegated #30 weight Sulky thread.


I am not keen on marking fabric with any erasable marker, no matter how trusted the brand is. Especially on these white handkerchieves.

Meet my favourite sewing buddy, the masking tape. For all the ten pieces, I used only four long strips the length of the handkerchief. Dec5_15_2

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