Sunday 22 April 2012
Zakka House Pouch - Zakka Sew Along In Reverse Order
I joined the Zakka Sew Along two weeks too late and missed the first two items (week 1 was a lovely tote bag and week 2 was a little zippered pouch). Both items look lovely so this afternoon I moved backwards through a sew-along, and completed Week 2 at the end of Week 3!! Here is the finished zippered house pouch.
This was quite a challenge for me - although I have been quilting and appliqueing for several years I have never made a purse or bag with a lining. I have also never inserted a zipper or attempted machine applique. I have always hand appliqued with a rustic blanket stitch as shown on this canvas of mine:
The Zakka Sew Along house pouch has been a good project to attempt these three new skills. It is small enough that a mistake is not too devastating, tricky enough to be a challenge and quick enough that a spare afternoon is all that is needed. I am feeling pleased with myself - I love the little pouch. I don't know what I will put in it yet but I can't help but smile when I look at it.
So I've completed Week 3 followed by Week 2 on the Zakka Sew Along. Tomorrow marks the beginning of Week 4 - a handy travel sewing organiser.