Friday, April 27, 2012
Zakka Sewing Kit
Since I first bought my copy of Zakka Style, I've been looking forward to making the sewing kit on the cover, and I wasn't disappointed. What a great little project this was, fun to design and easy to put together.
For my version, I used Elements in Cream from Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket. There are some wonderful accent pieces in this print which I've been saving for something like this. I had originally intended to use natural colored linen, but the overall effect was a little too beige for my taste. Grey works as a better contrast. I didn't have any leather thongs for the ties, so I followed Katy's tutorial and made my own out of fabric. I like the effect very much.
I appliqued another little piece of fabric on the back of the ends which you can see when it's halfway open, and embroidered my sister's initials on the outside of the kit since this is a gift for her. My kit will be off to its new home at my sister's house this weekend, as she is celebrating her birthday on Monday -- there are a ton of birthdays in our family this week. She's quite a creative seamstress herself, so I know it will get lots of good use. Happy Birthday, Sis!
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday, Sew & Tell Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Zakka Along.