Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sew Smart Zakka style

I am ahead of myself this week with the Zakka style sew along.. I can cope with the nice small projects that are easing us along at the moment.. This weeks project is the Sewing Kit and our 'leader' is Katy over at I'm a Ginger Monkey - I'm pretty sure this girl never sleeps, not only is she prolific in her output but she is also one of the team behind Fat Quarterly - a great 'ezine' with fab patterns for Modern Quilting fans.
The sewing kit is super easy...and the instructions were easy to follow... I adjusted the binding strips by an extra 1/8" as it was a bit of a squeeze to bind (unless you use a really skinny seam allowance unlike me!!)  I also made modification to the ties as I didn't have a leather thong (found one in my jewellery box afterwards...)
I had a bit of fun with the printing but didn't have any ink... They had dried up. These were done by colouring the stamp with a Pigma pen & stamping quickly..

So now I am making another to send off with my Fat Quarterly Retreat name tag to my secret swap partner.. Did I say that I was going.... woop! Looking forward to it, should be fun. In London for the Jubilee weekend, it should be buzzing. There is still time to sign up..!


  1. I am also doing this sew-along also and I have also just started blogging. I thought this project was going to be hard but it was so quick and easy. I love the finished project and so handy.

  2. Just popping in from the sew a long link page. I am also enjoying the small projects, still to try stamping, building up to it!!


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