Thursday, July 26, 2012
Zakka Delightful Linen Bag
Earlier this month I fell off the Zakka train...between our road trip and day trips and all the activities we've been trying to squeeze in these last few weeks, I just couldn't stay on track. But this week I'm back, and I'm remembering why I love this book so much. The projects are small, relatively easy to finish in a day, and almost always useful.
To decorate my bag, I pulled a few of the hexagons I've been making out of a charm pack of Aneela Hoey's darling new line Sew Stitchy. Her prints for this collection are on a small scale, so they work perfectly for hexies. The inside of the pouch is lined with a Denyse Schmidt print, and I used a black and white stripe for the binding around the edge. When I was finished, I noticed that the binding had gotten a tad puckered as I was attaching it, but I decided not to stress over it. Instead of a ribbon closure, I used more of the lining fabric to make a thin strap, and I like the way it all works together with the vintage wooden button.
I'll be using my bag to hold...what else? Hexagons! Now they'll always be easy to find.
Linking up to the Zakka Along.
Posted by Heidi Staples at 9:10 PM
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Such a sweet bag. And, as usual, I love the added detail of the hand-stitching.ReplyDelete
Who doesn't love a hexie? AdorableReplyDelete
Really cute. I love your version.ReplyDelete
oh this is really sweet! Love the striped trim too.ReplyDelete
I love you hexies as the embellishment.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous. xxxx
Alright, LOVE the idea to use that to store hexies! I made two but I want to make more, better ones ;) I think that was a really good use of paper piecing and embroidery!ReplyDelete
Really gorgeous bag, Heidi! I love the hexagons and the outline stitching it makes it really pretty! Thanks for sharing your work!ReplyDelete
That is sweeeeet!ReplyDelete
Really cute, I better get it done, now that you have inspired me..ReplyDelete
I love this and want to make one for my hexies immediately!!!ReplyDelete
I love the hexies storing hexies. Your bag is so pretty!ReplyDelete
Ooh your hexagons are so cute! I love the idea of storing hexies in them :)ReplyDelete
Perfect version! And a great bag to keep in you hexagons (o:ReplyDelete