The Week Four assignment for the Zakka Sew A Long was this sewing kit. While I read every assurance that it was pretty simple - it looked really, really hard and I put it off all week.
Can I wander beside the topic a bit and say how brilliant I think having a sew a long for Zakka Styleis. When you think about it, the number one reason people don't by craft books is, "I never end up using them" so by giving us a reason to take a shot at the projects - in a timely fashion - we can all justify any and all sequels. I love it.
I need this sort of motivation to not put off projects like this.
Thank you to everyone involved!
I decided to follow the lead of Katy at Monkey Do and not use leather cord for the ties. I agree, leather doesn't tie all that well. Plus I didn't have any. Her Double Fold Binding Ties tutorial was excellent and I didn't have any problems beyond burning my fingers... like crazy. Any tips on avoiding burns when making these folds?
My only hiccup was the pocket binding. I did not get what the instructions wanted me to do. I tried, following closely as possible, twice, picking it out each time and then I just said to heck with it and did my own binding-esque thing that looked pretty identical. Maybe sewing at two in the morning makes things harder than it needs to be. You think?
Here it is all tied up. I love that the pin cushion fits in the pocket, or if your pockets are already filled just inside. It's a great pattern!
Thanks for visiting.
In case you missed it, I posted one of my favorite EASY dinners last night (very off my usual blogging schedule). If you want to read more about Baked Tomato Pasta, CLICK HERE.