I was asked to customize a Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack by a valued customer. She needed a bag that’s huge enough to hold her baby carrier. Although this is my first attempt, I readily agreed as it looked pretty easy to sew. Most importantly, I think this is going to be a fun project and will look really cute using my favourite fabrics from the Very Hungry Caterpillar collection by Andover Fabrics!
The finished drawstring backpack measures 17″ x 12″ and is very roomy for a baby carrier, diapers and other small baby essentials. In fact, it’s so versatile it can also be used as a beach bag, a book bag for your trip to the library, gym bag and so on. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack features lots of cheery caterpillars, butterflies, cupcakes, colourful dots and will be an absolute delight to own for all die hard Hungry Caterpillar fans (just like me)!
Made of 100% cotton fabrics, the Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack is so comfortable and lightweight to carry around. The interior is lined with a dark green fabric and can easily fit some books, lunch box, water bottle and clothes. I string an off-white cording for the drawstring, through loops attached to the bottom of the bag. The length of the cording is adjustable according to the height of the user.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack is now available for customization in my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/234980421/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-drawstring. Please check it out soon as quantities are limited! Please note that this item is made to order and will take 2 – 3 weeks for production.
I can’t get enough of all the fun bags that I’m making out of the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric collection. Hmm….what shall I sew next? 😉
If you are looking for a personalized baby gift, consider keepsake items like baby blankets and bibs. These items are great for babies to snuggle and swaddle up with and make unique personalized baby gift ideas when they are handsewn with the baby’s name.
Making personalized baby gift sets was never in my business plan, but I decide to give it a shot anyway upon requests from friends. In fact, over the past few months, I’ve been overwhelmed with orders for such personalized baby gift sets since I completed my first order last September. Since then, orders have been pouring in through my craft markets and by word of mouth. It’s quite stressful trying to meet the deadlines of customers, while juggling my day job and family, but I find so much joy in designing these personalized baby gift sets as they are all so cute! I wished I had the opportunity to do these for my girls when they were babies!
My personalized baby gift sets are all designed and handmade in Singapore, with studio-quality cotton and flannels imported from the United States. All gift sets can be customized, from a typical 3-piece set consisting of a minky blanket, bib and burp cloth to a 5-piece set consisting of a minky blanket, bib, burp cloth, pillow case and plush toy. I just love all the cute fabrics I’ve imported, which come in gorgeous designs for boys and girls. Everything from princesses and cupcakes for girls to dinosaurs and robots for boys, customers are spoilt for choices!
All blankets, bibs and burp cloths in my personalized baby gift sets typically come with a dotted minky backing. I can’t say enough how I’m in love with the minky! They are so soft and luxurious for our precious little bundles! Together with the cotton or flannel top, the minky blanket is an excellent accessory which keeps babies snug and warm. Its use is very versatile too and can be doubled up as a swaddle blanket, playmat, car seat blanket, stroller blanket and more!
Names are hand or machine appliqued onto the items in a contrasting fabric, for a unique personal touch.
For information on customizing a personalized baby gift set, visit my Etsy store here.
I recently got obsessed with minky baby blankets and decided to make some for fun as they didn’t seem too difficult to produce! Besides selling these minky baby blankets on Etsy, I could also keep some on standby as baby shower gifts. The dotted minky fabrics come in many gorgeous assorted colours and they are so soft and cuddly to the touch. I wouldn’t mind making one for myself to sleep in…LOL. After seeing the cute minky baby blankets, Edith and Eponine have also requested for me to custom make bigger ones for their sweet slumber!
Over the past two months, I’ve been shipping over flannel and dotted minky fabrics from the United States for production of the minky baby blankets. I think flannel makes a great combination with minky fabrics as they are thicker than cotton, which naturally makes the blanket warmer for babies too. I’ve so far completed two minky baby blankets, in an owl and happy peapod design. Check them out below!
Both minky baby blankets are now available in my Etsy store as follows:
The completed minky baby blankets are about 30 inch x 35 inch, which is a generous size for newborn to toddler years. They can be customised to any desired sizes and there’s also an option to personalise them with the recipient’s name or initials. In addition, I’ve already received orders for 3-piece baby shower gift sets, which I’ll be customising to include a minky baby blanket, bib and burp cloth, and personalise with the baby’s name of course! I’ll be sharing them here and list in Etsy once they are completed. Please contact me for more details if you are interested!
Stay tuned for more minky baby blankets in my Etsy store, as I’ll be sewing them in various cute fabrics over the next few months!