Friday, October 6, 2017

Pillow Case Pattern

This year, I am teaching at a home school co-op beginner machine sewing.

Our first project is the pillow case!
Beginner project!

You can download the PDF on

The girls that made these pillow cases age range from 6th grade up, if you are curious on maybe having your child sew and if they are old enough. And they had a great time!

Materials needed: 
3/4 yard of main fabric
1/3 yard of secondary fabric
Matching thread
Matching thread
Sewing machine

And download the directions from!

Feel free to let me know what you think of the pattern!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gifts Ideas

Look for some gift ideas?

Here are some from my shop:
for the one that always lose their keys (me):
These are actually my favorite key chains. 

gifts for teachers:

For the traveller:

for a Personalized gift:

Gift Ideas from some of my favorite makers:

for the bearded man:

for the little ones:

for the wine drinker:

for the music lover: 

for the harry potter / fantastic beasts fan:

for the robot lovers:

for the baby: 

for your tree:

for that night out:

for a happy stomach:

for someone that is missing a loved one:

I hope you all have a great holiday, and find that perfect gift for everyone on your list!


Monday, October 3, 2016

website down for a little bit

hey all.
the website is down. please be patient with me!

the shop is for now.

thank you!

Edit: It's back up!! yay!!!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Kitty Rose Purse Test Pattern

I had the honor to test a pattern for Toriska! I have made a couple of her other patterns, and have really enjoyed them. This time, I tested the Kitty Rose Purse. 
If you are interested in making a bag/purse, and new to the game, Kitty Rose is a pretty good one to start. I believe it's for intermediate sewers. When I say intermediate, I'm thinking, you know how to sew in a straight line, not afraid of zippers, and do okay on curve stitches. 

Her pattern comes in three different sizes (small, medium, and large).
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purses. Pic credit; Toriska patterns
I tested out the small size, I took the picture of it on my shoulder so you have an idea of what it looks like on a person.

Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size - other side
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size - pocket
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size - inside / zipper

It took me almost 4 hours from cutting to completion (not including picture taking).
You have to take it slow on some parts because of the curves, and the pleats. But overall, it wasn't too bad. I think the the only tricky part for me was the top zipper. I wasn't sure if it was going to look okay when I was sewing it. But after sewing it, the finished result looked pretty awesome!

It's a super cute handbag for carrying some of your essentials and then some! 

If you are interested in making this purse yourself, I totally recommend buying Toriska's pattern
But if you want to purchase this purse that I have made, it's available for purchase here!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


I know it's been awhile since I last posted. Life has been a little busy with the little one. If you did not know, Baby L has joined our family in January. It has been a busy, and yet a wonderful time having a new baby in the house. Big brothers absolutely adore their baby brother. I don't share too much of my personal life, since this blog is for Ni-Chern Designs. But there are a few things that have been happening. The boys finished their recreation soccer season just couple weeks ago. They both had a great time, mostly for the snack that was given at the end of every game! But they still loved it! They will start recreation baseball soon. #1 is enjoying the Humphrey Hamster books. #2 is reading better everyday, and still loves to write that his favorite food is pizza. #3 is working on rolling over; and his fussy days can only be calmed by watching his brothers play. Both #1 and #2 will be starting recreation baseball soon.
So, my social media presence may be a little slower than usual. I hope that when I get into a routine with family, work, and Ni-Chern Designs.
Most importantly for Ni-Chern Designs; I really appreciate you!
As always, don't ever hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or questions!


P.S. One last thing, I will not be doing any shows this year. At least I haven't signed up for any. If you are looking for me at shows this year, I am sorry that I will not be there. I have decided to focus on the baby this year. Believe me when I say that I will miss you. I love seeing you, getting to talk to you, and know you at shows every year.