Monday, December 21

Bag and Box

Last week I was away in Kampung Sri Batu, K.L. conducting a bag and box making class for Kemas. It was really an experience. The workshop is fully equipped with sewing necessities and this make my job easier and fun.
Altogether there are 14 students, and they are teachers themselves in their respective craft skill. With their knowledge in sewing, I managed to get them finish their project in the time given.

Here the ladies are preparing the material for the bags. I provided upholstery canvas for the bag and polyester-cotton heavy drill for the lining. I taught them pattern making and cutting, hopefully they can use it to create their design.

Sewing the pieces together.

I let them experiment with the tools to get the ideal result. The bags are halve-way done. At this point everybody was eager to see the finish product.

I let them trace and cut their own leather trimmings. This way, they experienced working with leather. Sewing here are done by hand, the machine did not produce nice stitching. Adjustments need to be done to the machine in order to sew leather.

Here the ladies are standing proud by their bags. All 14 totes are finished on time. I was extremely happy and captivated with the outcome.

The 3rd day was box making day. I taught them to measure, cut, constuct and clad. The process was quite messy and we were running out of time. All the ladies manage to finish their boxes but they still need to practice the process again in order to get the best result.

A contented teacher with her delightful students.


  1. Hanim, congratulations! You did that perfectly, and I can see the contented teacher with wide smiles.....Congrats again!!!

  2. Thanks Diah, I hope they will succeed in their mission.

  3. congratulations nenek! cantik2 begnya :)) cant wait nak datang penang and makan nasi beratur.

    p/s: dont forget about my bag! ♥ hehehheh

  4. Hanim, the bags are just beautiful....tak tau you in KL conducting class...else I would have join sekali...or was that the same day we had our bag making class jugak ke?

    Great job!! Next time you come conducting class, let me know ya... :)

  5. good morning teacher..hehe...

    moknem...ajar dereen buat box...please....

  6. congrats mak onem!..OBJEKTIF Pengajaran &Pembelajaran TERCAPAI!fda pon nak join class mak onem gak!..hehehe