Friday, April 20, 2012

Zakka Style

Project #3, Pincushion
What a cute little project this was!
It would be fun to make these as gifts for sewing friends!

Project #1, Tote

 For the quilting I used the triple stitch on my old Elna sewing machine -- I think it makes the stitches almost look like hand embroidery!  I had read on someone's blog (can't remember who!) about how they used a double stitch to finish off bags, and how it gives the bag a more professional look.  My machine doesn't have a double stitch, but I'm  happy to have found it's triple stitch.  It takes awhile, but I love the look!
Fabrics are Katie Jump Rope scraps,
leftover from my Swoon quilt
 (which is still not finished)!
This has been a really fun sew-along, so far.
I'd definitely recommend the book,


  1. Your pincushion is adorable! I finished mine last night, but yours is cuter. :)

  2. I love the pincushion, I'd feel bad sticking pins into it!

  3. Great job on both the tote and the pincushion. I've yet to catch up with the pincushion, but having sent a couple of open boxes that were beside my sewing machine flying in the last couple of weeks, I really need to get onto it!

  4. oh your pincushion is so nice and neat - very sweet!

  5. Cute pincushion! Love the fabric you chose.

  6. Wonderful projects. I always love a good tote, and you have a great one there!!

    Scrapendipity Designs

  7. I love both of your projects. The two rows of ricrac are so sweet! And the organized scrappy zigzags are beautiful on your bag. If I didn't already have this book, I'd run out and get it today!