Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Zakka Style Sewing Kits

I was thrilled when my copy of Sewn by Hand by Susan Wasinger, i (heart) patchwork and Zakka Style by Rashida Cole-Hale books arrived in the mail recently.  These books are fabulous - full of small cute, fun sewing projects and the instructions given were clear! 

After browsing through them, I've decided to make a sewing kit as my first project from the Zakka Style book. 

I've made one for Haslina as a birthday gift.   I've used Robert Kaufman's Essex Linen in Sand for the cover and pockets and Natalie Lymer's Woodland Neighbors in Grey print for the lining :

I've enjoyed making it so much that I made another for Nordzie using Essex Linen in Jungle and AMH's Summer Totem in Tart print :

another for Nahar using Essex Linen in Dusty Pink and Joel Dewberry's Dogwood Bloom in Berry print :

and another for Kak Dah - Essex Linen in Sand and Alexander Henry's Starling In Pink print :

then another one for Zila - Essex Linen in Jungle and Amy Butler's Disco Flower in Tangerine print :

Reason why I couldn't stop at just one  was simply because my friends at my small quilt group has birthdays just a week or two apart from each other, so I thought I'd just sew up for all of them at once! hahaha  

I've made a double fold binding for the ties instead of leather strings suggested in the book and used several stamps, lace trimming and buttons to personalise the gifts.  This is a quick and easy project to make up and they were such a pleasure to sew.

I made one for myself too... I've used Echino Fall 2011 Forest Patchwork in Multi print for the cover and pockets and Kona Solid in Grey for the lining.

Can't wait to pass these prezzies to my friends at our next 'Pieceful Ladies Quilt Group' meet!

Happy Sewing Everyone!


  1. Oh my goodness! You had a little factory line going with your sewing kids. They turned out absolutely lovely and I'm sure the birthday girls will adore them, not least because you've made them. Aren't home made gifts the best?

  2. Gorgeous gifts! I can't believe you made 4 of them! I'm sure whoever gets them will love them!

  3. What a great patern. So you can give each of your friends a beautiful gift, I'm sure they will love them.

  4. Wow, you've been busy! These are fab and your fabric and colour choices make them so delicious. I've noticed the Zakka Style book mentioned now on a few blogs - think it's time I took a look at it myself :)

    1. Hi Chrissie, thanks! Just thought of making for everyone in my small quilt group since their birthdays are so close to each other. =)
      The book is fabulous - it has 24 fun projects to make for yourself or as gifts! I highly recommend it.

  5. Thank you my dear! What a gorgeous gift......I love it and for sure a vote for your flower garden in coming weekly contests

  6. They look fantastic. I have recently purchased the book, but have not yet made anything from it. You have enthused me

    1. Thanks, Judy! I'm glad you've stopped by too! =)

  7. I just ordered Zakka Style and it should be waiting for me when I return to the states for the summer. Your sewing kits are so pretty!


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