Circumstances conspired with me this evening: Husband and Daughter are at a Vancouver Whitecaps FC game so I had time to sew; I had Zakka Style on loan from my local library because I'd *just* told Debbie A Quilter's Table about how much her beautiful projects in the Zakka Style Sew Along had inspired me; and the Craft Book Month link-up ends tomorrow. What's a girl to do but sew?
Truth be told, I was a little "meh" on some of the projects in this book but the Zakka Sew Along really changed my mind.
To get my feet wet, I chose a simple project, the Patchwork Pencil Case designed by Shannon Dréval of Petits Détails.
It's made entirely from scraps. The blue lineny fabric scraps are from IKEA curtains that a friend shortened - she passed the fabric to me because she thought I might have a use for it.
I did! This was really just my tester (made a boo boo by accidentally skipping a step) but I will make another one for a friend to hold her crochet hooks. Probably won't use that IKEA fabric again - the weave is a bit too loose. I still like it, though!
Do check out the other entries over at Craft Buds - there's a LOT of eye candy, from clothing to quilts to small items like this one. Enjoy!
This is lovely Felicity - I made one to keep my rotary cutter in.ReplyDelete
It's a cute case. I have the book but did nothing. I'd like to try linen with some projects .ReplyDelete
Really cute! I love the fabrics you used. That book also didn't appeal to me much until the sew along, but now I've got quite a few things I'd love to make (including the pencil case). Yay for the free time too! Sounds like a great Saturday night :)ReplyDelete
oh how fun! Glad I could inspire of course - ha! And I love your version. The weave may be loose on that IKEA project but it sure gives a great look!ReplyDelete
Agreed, the sewalong definitely got me seeing the projects in a different light. I made several of these little pencil cases (I widened them a tad to fit a rotary cutter) and my mom uses hers for her reading glasses. I really want to make the leaf messenger bag!ReplyDelete
Looks great! I've been waiting for our library to get that book so I can check it out, but I may not be able to wait much longer...ReplyDelete
such a cute case. the perfect design for crochet hooks eh?ReplyDelete
This is really cute. The IKEA fabric looks great with your scraps!ReplyDelete