Little cosmetic bag workshop
Continuing the workshops season in Tricotoki, it is the turn to the apron workshop. The aim of this simple sewing lesson for beginners was intended to manufacture a colorful reversible pinny.
Itsaso created a simple pattern similar to that used in Jositajosi. This type of clothing is very useful for crafters. For one side, it is a simple plain apron while on the other, we place several pockets of different sizes to have everything on hand.
In terms of materials, we chose a series of sturdy canvas fabrics with modern and colorful prints. Participants were free to combine them to their liking.
After cutting the fabrics, they were taught to use the sewing machine. So the attendants were gradually composing the garment. After removing the fear of sewing simpler seams, they stitched pockets and waist adjusting the size to the needing.
There were people who had chosen more homogeneous compositions, while others preferred to use different colors for each of the components. Finally, all took home their personalized apron.
Here you can see the results.
Jositajosi joins Movember
In the third of the workshops we are arranging with Tricotoki girls, we set our sights a little bit higher. The target was to make a small waterproof zippered cosmetic bag.
Due to the success of convening for this course, we have been forced to teach in two groups.
To get started, the attendees selected fabrics most liked. After cutting patterns as we had given them, they had to prepare to apply waterproof treatment.
The method is simple, vinyl is cut to the same manner as other parts. The piece of cloth and vinyl are placed together on the outer face of the bag. We protect with a paper or cloth and ironed a few seconds on each side. Voilà! We have waterproof fabric.
With all the pieces we began to sew the zipper before shaping. Once centered and sewn, stitched the remaining pieces inside. This part was the one that took more work because it requires some precision for all the pieces fit without wrinkles.
Once finished, it remains only flip it over and make room in the bathroom. A job that definitely was worth it
I must recognize that it was a movement that Jositajosi wanted to support since first time we heard of it. I’m not sure but I think it was two years ago in Iceland, with the Mottu Mars.
Each year, during the month of November, Movember Foundation asks men across the world to grow a moustache. They commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of November, and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause, targeting on raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues like prostate or testicular cancer.
Movember moustaches were first grown in Australia back in 2003 and since that time word of Movember and its men’s health messages have spread across the globe.
The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health” with the promotion of awareness and education about cancer & cancer prevention and investing in cancer research for early detection and treatments.
Mo Bros, helped by Mo Sistas, display moustaches grown for Movember and try collect donations through the official web page.
Jositajosi will contribute in many ways:
- Donating a 5% of November sales.
- Creating cool specific products inspired in Movember.
- And registering as Mo Bros & Sistas in official Movember site.
Help us donating for our Mo Bros and Sistas or with a mo sleve for your device.
Let’s grow a mo!
I can’t wait to make this Halloween project. You can fine all the instructions here
Bob’s beer. Hand made with passion and a lot of care.
Jositajosi 4th Anniversary
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We ♥ Leather
It was a cloudy morning. We were in a hotel celebrating Aitor’s birthday. He was checking his email and at some point he said: ‘You just made a sale’. There were a few seconds of incredulity, probably based on the fact that our products had been on sale only for one day. Aitor checked etsy sellers’ dashboard again: ”Yep, it goes to Australia”.
That was 4 years ago. Today, we have hundreds of customers in six of the seven continents, but we celebrate each new sale with a minute-long party. As hard as we try to make the finest sleeve, it’s refreshing to open gmail and discover that someone in Amsterdam -or Shangai, or Melbourne- likes our products.
One more time we want to say thank you to all our customers, for making our dreams come true. To celebrate the anniversary we want to offer a 15% off in all our products for the orders received during the next seven days… and who knows, maybe a small additional surprise might fall inside these orders ;)
Nothing is more elegant and durable than the leather.
And we love how matching the leather with the tartan, tweed…
And the denim