12 songket bags (fundraising)

Updates: All the songket cloth has been used up now.  But we still have the cotton songkety cloth.  Please write to chankahyein@gmail.com for enquiries.

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We would like to thank our anonymous donor for her very kind donation of RM800 for these 12 songket bags! Our anonymous donor also bought the cloth for us to sew.  There are four colours and they are all woven songket. The cloth was enough to make 16 medium-sized bags, but she only wanted 12, so we still have enough cloth to make one more of each colour. If anyone is interested, please do write to me at chankahyein@gmail.com.

Since it’s songket, it definitely needs a lining and we are so fortunate that we have songkety (cotton) cloth left behind from last time (donated by Mr Ooi In Haw) which coincidentally matches every single colour of these songket cloth.  It is a perfect match and also very “user-friendly” since it’s cotton and makes a very good lining. Plus, it’s of a songkety design too. Thank you, Mr Ooi!

So each bag has a lining, and is hence priced at RM50 each (reversible bags).

Here they are:

Dark red

Blue

Green

Orange

We have left-over fabric to sew one more of each colour, if anyone is interested.

It was very challenging sewing these bags too as this is the first time I have sewn brocade material. The material is delicate and care is needed while sewing. Our supervisor-cats could not be let near the material too. If their claws get entangled with the material, it would be extremely tricky! No mishaps, thank goodness!

To optimise the cloth (for minimum wastage), these are medium-sized bags (18 in by 15 in).

4 comments to 12 songket bags (fundraising)

  • Liew Wy

    Can I order a red one?

  • Megkaraliliy

    Hi! Dr Chan,

    Now I am MegKaraLily because I have another girl named Lily (formerly known as MegKara)

    I would like to order the songket begs. What design n colour you have? N the price. TQ

    • chankahyein

      We’ve already used up all the cloth for bags (all ordered). Thanks for your interest. At the moment, we have no more songket cloth. Please check your email. I will email you the photos of the cotton cloth instead.