Monday, 23 April 2012

zakka style sew-along - week 4

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Before I start to talk about my project for the Zakka Style sew-along I just wanted to tell you a little bit about the book. When I first saw Rashida's book I thought 'that looks nice' but left it at that. I've been a little bit blah about sewing and quilting books lately, I have a tendency to buy them and never use them, and so this year I decided I would only buy books that grabbed me by the throat and screamed at me to get them.
If you haven't bought Zakka Style yet, I really recommend you do. Hopefully as this sew along progresses it will give you the throat grab you need and decide it's actually one of those books that will be really useful. The projects are varied but none are too complicated that you couldn't make them, even as a beginner sewist, and on the flip side as a more experienced sewist, they are well set out, with clear instructions and many projects are super quick. It's great to be able to whip up a little something something in an hour, especially when it's a last minute emergency gift. When Christmas, baby showers or birthdays come around this is a book you can grab and whip up a little gift that is perfect.

So, onto my project - the sewing kit. I'm a huge fan of sewing kits I can shove in my purse and carry around with me. Bigger than a needlecase, but not so huge that it takes up the whole bag and with a handy pocket or 3. I like to have a kit for every hand-sewing project I have on the go - with appropriate needles, little scissors and the correct thread tucked inside. It makes it easier for me to grab on the way out the door.

I found the instructions really easy to understand, the only changes I made were to use double fold binding for the ties because I didn't have any leather (and didn't have the patience to wait for some to arrive!) and I used a vilene fusible fleece from Gone to Earth that I fused to the lining before I attached the pockets. This kind of fusible fleece is perfect for pillows and bags - it's lightweight like a cotton wadding, but really helps prevent things shifting about and once fused it's basted super firm - no need for pins. I use it for every pillow I make - I really can't recommend it enough.

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I enjoyed making my first sewing kit so much that I made another...and another...and then couldn't stop until I had 6. They all came together so quickly and were such a pleasure to sew.

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The fabrics I used are a black denim carolina chambray, (which is more of a charcoal grey) instead of the linen that was used in the original pattern. I'm not a huge fan of sewing with linen, by choice I will use something that has the look but behaves better. Carolina chambray is amazing stuff, it has such great texture and the colours are really wonderful. It can be tricky to find, but if you do find it, stock up on multiple yards because you will not be disappointed, I promise! (Fat Quartershop has a few colours in stock)
My printed fabrics came out of this bundle from Sew Fresh Fabrics (if it's showing as out of stock give the girls a shout and they can re-list for you!) - my coral stash builder. You know, I don't think I have any coral in my stash apart from these prints, which is a tragedy as it's such a fantastic colour. 2 FQs made 4 kits. The other 2 kits are made using some of Bonnie and Camille's new line for Moda, Vintage Modern (pre-cuts are available now) which also looks great with that dark linen-look carolina chambray.
I used aurifil thread in 50wt in a mid grey throughout all of these kits - it's colour 2625. Aurifil are sponsors of this sew-along, but this thread I bought, it's one of the 2 or 3 colours I have on hand all the time, and I buy through choice, not through being sent it and obligated to use it. 50 weight thread is my go-to choice as well. That's the orange spool. It's a great hand sewing thread, a great machine piecing thread and a beautiful thread for almost invisible quilting. If you're as rubbish as me at quilting, you need invisible stitches.

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I have a little giveaway for you!


I've got some sampler packs of aurifil threads to send out. One for each lucky winner. Also, one extra lucky winner wins one of the sewing kits too (I'll even let you choose which one you want from those 6 up there) - just leave me a comment (making sure there is some way I can contact you, please! I don't want you to miss out if you win!), just one comment per person. I'll pick the winners in a week (April 30th). International entries are welcome! Good luck!
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And don't forget to follow along in the sew-along, the full list of blog entries can be found here and the flickr group is here. Join in with us and sew along - if you have any questions along the way we're here to help out!

Just in case you wanted to use double fold binding ties for your sewing kit, I've put together a basic how-to below.

First up, cut strips 1.5" wide along the straight of the fabric grain (so that means running selvedge to selvedge). This is to make sure your ties aren't stretchy and nice and strong.

I made mine 18" in length which is a bit longer than the pattern suggested, but I just like a long tie.

Now fold your strips in half, wrong sides together, down the full length and press with a hot iron.

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Open out and fold in each edge towards the fold, again wrong sides together. Press.

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Fold in half along the length again and press

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Using a straight stitch and sewing as close to the edge as you can, sew all the way along the length of the folded strip, and across the end too. (If you want a tidier finish you can tuck the end in on itself and press before sewing).

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Repeat with the other strip and there you have it - super simple ties. These are great for all kinds of projects, such as drawstring bag ties, or for wrapping up gifts instead of ribbon.


If you make a sewing kit this week (before April 29th) link up for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Zip It. Link up over on Lindsey's blog - here

188 comments:

helenjanei said...

I have the book as well and am super keen to get started on a project (blumming work getting in the way!) love the sewing rolls. helenjanei (at) gmail dot com

Kris said...

So cute! I have just started using the Aurifil 12 wt (?) embroidery thread and I am loving it completely. Never tried any of their other threads, but if they are anything like the embroidery threads they would be awesome.

heartsease54 said...

I may have to do up a few of these-one for applique & 1 for hexies. I have several sewing kits from linen, so would probably use something different for these (my whole tub of linen is in storage). And I probably would use ties like yours too, since I haven't ever known leather to really want to stay tied too well-experience with my husband's boot laces spring to mind ;)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Gah! I fussed and fretted over sewing and turning my binding inside out before I remembered how tidy and nice it looks just top- and end-stitching, as you did. Lovely sewing rolls, I just Adore your coral usage!

Trudi said...

Beautiful! LOVE the book, LOVE the little sewing kits, couldn't stop making them either! Yours are gorgeous Katy!

Jmbmommy said...

Oh yeah!! I knew there was a benefit to staying up WAY too late!!! Cute cute seeing kits! I also liked your little tute!

2e6992bc-a86b-11e0-8ce6-000bcdcb8a73 said...

would love to try the aurifil thread. I think i will take a second look at the book. your sewing kits are very nice. crlwilkie@aol.com

Leonie said...

The sewing kits look very cute. I will have to give the book a look!

thedodds said...

Thank you for the fusible fleece tip, Katy, I must give that a whirl. And send away for some decent thread. Love the sewing kits, too. I've been using a 'temporary' zip up purse: I stab my self with a needle quite regularly!

Danielle Coolbear Jenkins said...

A sewing kit for each project is a great idea - though I would probably need more than 6! It would be great to try some Aurifil and compare to my favourite Gutermann. Where are the little scissors from? They are so cute and I could do with some new little scissors - even though there are currently about 7 pairs in my sewing bag. danielle@djcoolbear.co.uk

moira said...

These are so pretty. I so have to get me some nice threads. I love the colours of the ones in your puch, especially the green.

Dawn said...

Lovely sewing kits! Isn't it nice to start and finish a project in a short time? I sure think so! I have to do a small project once in a while just to find a sense of accomplisment because I get so bogged down by all of the larger UFO's that are hanging around.
Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! Have a great week!

Dolores said...

Your sewing kits are gorgeous. Thanks for the tip on Aurifill I went to buy some online and got stuck because I didn't know which weight to buy.

dxx

Eva said...

Such beautiful kits and I love the colours you used! I bought the book and this project was the one that won me over, although now that I have it, I want to make the majority of the projects in it! Thank you for the tip about fusible fleece!!! I'll definitely hunt some down!

Jennie caminada said...

Too gorgeous! I agree about this book, and had also stopped buying sewing books as they just sit there not being used (I could start a library!) Partly that is why I love this sewalong as it makes me make things from the book, even things I would not have otherwise made, but it has also made me appreciate it is a well written book - unlike so many others the patterns actually work!. Love your collection of sewing pouches, they look so cosy together!

Rowen said...

They're lovely! I can see how you got carried away making more of them...

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Oh I love your little sewing kits! I am (im)patiently waiting for my postie to deliver my book. I've got my fingers crossed that today is the day! What a lovely giveaway!

Ullhärvan said...

They are lovely! I would love to try some Aurifil. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Rachel said...

Those kits are so sweet! I've had that book on my wishlist for a while I think I'm going to have to give in and buy it now!
R x

Apryl said...

I don't have the book but I have seen it on amazon when drooling over other craft books. I may need to order it for my birthday next week... though I do have rather a lot of craft books to sort out and find new homes for. Hope you have a lovely day and everyone has a brilliant time with the sew-a-long. :o)

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

I just got the Zakka Style book but I haven't had a chance to join the sew along yet because of other sewing deadlines that are looming! But I'd really love to win one of your *gorgeous* sewing kits - I've just taken up EPP, and it would be perfect for carting around hexies!

WandaFish said...

What lovely kits, Katy! I'm positively drooling over the coral butterflies and leaves :) The Carolina Chambray is going on my wish list too. I have the book and hope to actually join in the sewalong sometime!

Nexxxus Ramblings said...

So I have been pondering about purchasing the Zakka Style Book or not. I was unsure that the projects would be to my skill level. I am a semi beginner sewer. I think you have sold me on purchasing this book though. Thanks for your great blogs. ~Melinda from Tacoma WA~

LindseyAnne said...

I love the sewing kits with a touch of aqua. Interesting to hear your views on thread as I am just getting started on quilting and need all the advice I can get!

sydthewyd said...

Your sewing kits are so cute. I think I might get this book after seeing all the cute projets being made from it! I really need to make myself a travel sewing kit.. I'm going to be machine free for 5 months! Eek!

Polly Primrose said...

I've just had a lightbulb moment!! The sewing kit would be perfect for me to make for my best friend. I bought some fabulous fabric years ago but haven't found a pattern until now that would be perfect!! Yah - I'll have to get the book!!:)

Sarah said...

They look great, I love the denim chambray instead of the linen too.

Pooch said...

I would love to try the Aurifil threads and to have one of your sewing kits would be the icing on the cake! Fingers crossed!

dottycookie said...

I have to be honest, I've been on the fence about the book - but your kit is making me want to buy a copy.

LOVE the fusible fleece - I have a stash of it too and it is just the best.

Joyce said...

Just received my book in the mail...and actually do have some fusible fleece. Anxious to get started...thanks!

Meg - Tea And Brie said...

I really love these. The book has been on my wish list, and seeing these lovelies is really driving me insane. I need to just purchase it! Thanks for a chance to win :) teaandbrie@gmail.com

beth lehman said...

You are certainly convincing me to buy the book - those kits are adorable! I love the colors you used! It looks like fabric.com may have the black chambray coming in at the end of the month - love that stuff!

vexa said...

It's my first sew along and I have to admit I'm enjoying being part of it.

kbzelazny said...

As always, I love your choice of fabric! Thanks!

Amy said...

Great give3away - I would love some Aurifil and one of your sewing kits!! I've been doing the Zakka Style Sew-Along and love the projects but just wish there were more visuals (I'm a visual learner). Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I have the books - I love the projects. Yes I would love some Aurifil. Thank you... Elisa
beighton_delille@voila.fr

Katie said...

I love all the cute projects I'm seeing from this book, very cute!

Sally said...

Your little sewing kits are adorable! I won a copy of the book and have been planning to participate in the sewalong, but have some other projects that I must get out of the way first.

I listened to a speaker yesterday at Chicago Modern Quilt Guild and she said they are no longer making the Carolina Chambrays?? So she suggested if you like it and see it you should buy it immediately!

Celtic Thistle said...

Hoping to catch up on the SAL this week, your sewing kits are lovely. Would love to win the thread as I have only used Gutterman before, so would be great to give something else a try!

Celtic Thistle said...

Hoping to catch up on the SAL this week, your sewing kits are lovely. Would love to win the thread as I have only used Gutterman before, so would be great to give something else a try!

Celtic Thistle said...

Hoping to catch up on the SAL this week, your sewing kits are lovely. Would love to win the thread as I have only used Gutterman before, so would be great to give something else a try!

stitchinpenny said...

Love the sewing kits. Your choice of colors is always great.

ros said...

Would love to try the Aurifil and the sewing kits are so cute!

Floh said...

I love them! This is a great fabric combination you chose!

Isisjem said...

Come payday - or maybe before (evil grin) I am off to buy this book because everything I see made from it looks mighty fine indeed.

Jess said...

I'm impatiently waiting on my copy to arrive (as well as shape workshop) - can't wait to make some of these!

Gina said...

I love the colours you chose! They look great. I might just have to buy that book.

maru g said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And for the extra push to actually use the books I own! I look forward to your class at the Sewing Summit, I hope I can get a spot!

Danielle said...

Ooh I'm very tempted by this book, and I love the sewing kit! Any one of them would be perfectly lovely - thank you! :)

Maryjo said...

Your sewing kits are darling...I must check out the book! Nothing like Aurifil...it is the only thread to use. Hope I win your give away...thanks so much!

ifinallyhavetime.com said...

Your sewing kits are so much fun. Can't wait to start mine now that I've seen yours. This project isn't something I would normally think I'd use but if you were inspired to make 6 or them, that makes me think I'll enjoy it too! I don't see the frog for linking up when we're done though!
Linda F.

Jeannie said...

Love, love, love your sewing kits! Love and use Aurifl too.
Anyone of your kits would be a pleasure to own :)

Ann said...

These are super. Love to win one but will have to try making a few as well.

jodie said...

Awesome! Love, love, love the sewing kits!

jodie.marie
at
frontier.com

Kim said...

Beautiful job, and the grey and coral together...love that combo. Thanks for the chance to win, and now I am inspired to get going on my sewing kit.

Krista said...

beautiful sewing kits! That coral really does look amazing with the grey.

(of course leave me out of the giveaway since i'm a sew along contributor-- just had to comment though)

B Greene said...

I would love to win some Aurifil thread or one of your sewing kits!! What a bonus!!

I am starting my project for this week this morning and I really appreciated your tips - especially concerning the ties. I may like your way better than the original :-)

ARaDA said...

Ohhhhh, I LOVE Aurifil thread, but it's kinda hard to find here.
Thanks for the chance to win :),
Anne

Vicki said...

The little sewing roll ups are just gorgeous, will have to try and find a copy for my ownself. thanks for the chance to win the thread!
vickibrown at yahoo.ca

AlyceB said...

I think I might end up getting the book. The Sew Along is brilliant advertising, lol, coz I want to make them all so far!! I love seeing how everyone's interpreted each task and the wide range of fabrics use :)

Allegory said...

I have yet to use Aurifil. I really should try it out. I adore those kits, btw. It'd be much better than the lunchbox I drag my hand sewing projects around in.

shirley said...

This was the one project I had picked to be my FAV.... It will be nice to have one instead of using ziploc bags.. So winning one would be great too.. and one day I am gonna win some Aurfil thread !!

jmniffer said...

I like your sewing kit. I haven't made one for myself yet; it is on the never ending, always expanding sewing list. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Marci Girl said...

Oh your sewing kits turned out wonderful, and I love the fabrics you used...too pretty!

Annabella said...

I felt the same way about the book but am loving seeing all these projects pop up! Your sewing kits are adorable Katy. Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil!

Anya said...

Love your sewing kits. Just checked Zakka Style out from the library and the sewing kit is on my to do list (unless I win one!!). Thanks for all your tips and tricks!

Patti said...

I have wanted to do this sal for ages but bl**dy Parcel2Go broke my sewing machine transporting it back to Blackburn and now they are saying it's my fault. So no sewing machine. But I did post a great review about Fat Quarterly on my blog and on LMQG's blog. Your sewing kits are great now that I've vented on you.
Love
Patti xxx

teacupfaery said...

I love these sewing kits! Glad you've discovered coral, it's on of my favorite colours and looks so good with the charcoal grey. Count me in for the chance to win please :)

Micha said...

I am going to order this book. I love the projects. Love the sewing kits

Amy DeCesare said...

I'm so impressed...6 kits!!! They are all so pretty! I used the same method for my ties. Will be looking to see if anyone actually used the leather strips. I love the Vintage Modern prints you used!

Jen said...

Those kits are great. Love the colors you chose.

Elizabeth said...

I love that grey Chambray and coral mix!

I must make this sewing kit!

Sonja said...

Oh I've been so tempted by that book! I love your idea of having kits ready to go, I so need that! Beautiful project Katy!

Grace C. said...

What a great sewing kit -- I love the way the prints look with the Carolina chambray.

And thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil thread!

Di said...

I have made a couple of projects from that book. They are great one offs if you only have a little time. Di xo

Penny from S.C. said...

Beautiful work. Love the gray with the butterfly fabric. Thanks

Karen P. said...

I love your sewing kits!! So sweet!

KerryQ said...

Great project! I love that you made something for you! I am making Elizabeth Hartman's weighted pincushion right now. One for me, and one for my best pal who taught me to sew. I never make stuff for me - it will be such a pleasure to put that old tomato pincushion away!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Very cute sewing kits!! Love the ones with the butterfly!

Melinda Dyer Martin said...

Love these ... very sophisticated with the grey and coral. Nothing frumpy dumpy about this sew and go kit

Amorette said...

wow, i may even attempt this project with your help here! esp. with some new thread ;)

Bridget said...

I am a gigantic fan of Aurofil threads and your description of the number 50 thread helps immensely! Those sewing kits are precious.

Rachel Hauser said...

Look how many you made! Wow.

Wendymoon said...

These are beautiful. I totally want to get the book now. :-)

Ruth B said...

Sooooo cute! And practical as well. I need to find this book because I love little projects that can be done quickly with instant gratification!

Heidi Staples said...

This has been the greatest sew along...I love this book. Thanks for the great tips!

Jacklynn said...

I am like you, not completely sold on the linen aspect of the projects, but like a solid. Will have to check out the chambray - thanks for the tip! I would love to win one of your kits - the Vintage Modern is beautiful.

mascanlon said...

Honestly Katy! I said wasn't going to play along but now these pictures have sent me to the the book, and I'll be trying this pattern...well after I get these 2 backings put together. Oh and thanks for the chance to win too!

Paskiaq said...

Love those sewing kits! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Gill said...

I don't have this book yet but now you've convinced me I should!!
Thanks!

Nicole Maki said...

I've been trying to keep up with the sew a long but I'm really not all that good with my sewing yet so this project intimidates me. I love your double-fold binding a lot more then I do leather so - Thank you!!!

Your sewing kits are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Meredith said...

Love the sewing kits!

Sharon T said...

Love the kits! Thanks for the give away, I visit your blog ever single day!

Beth said...

Love that chambray with the fabrics you chose! Super cute,

Chris said...

I haven't seen this book but may have to order a copy!
love the sewing kits
Chris x

Anonymous said...

LOVE these little gems! Great job. Gotta go sew some now!
Ellie
elliefpw@sbcglobal.net

Wendy said...

Love your sewing kits, the fabric is gorgeous. I made my sewing kit at the weekend, so far I'm 4 for 4, not sure how long it will continue though!

Jennie said...

I love the sewing kits!

Little Creatable said...

I kind of need one the aqua and red ones...just saying :D

Anonymous said...

Oh what a cute sewing kit... I'd love to win one! I will definitely check out this book, all of the projects so far have been very cute.
Hallie
hallie.clougherty@heartcaremw.com

iluvmybugs said...

Adorable sewing kits...love your choice of fabrics!
~Terry~

Flying Blind... said...

Mighty pretty Dame Katy x

Sarah said...

I love these sewing kits, so perfect for on the go projects. The colors also totally lift my spirits.

Hildy said...

Love your sewing kits, especially the ones with viintage modern, of course! Greetings from germany, Hildy
hildy@ebertzeder.de

BeeSewSweet said...

I love your sewing kits - the fabrics look great together! I love this book too and have been happy with the two projects I've made so far.

motherissues said...

I love the sewing kits and the tutorial.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love these with the chambray. Who knows, this might be the week a actually hit the deadline. Or not. Hasn't happened yet lol

Laura said...

I love, love, love your sewing kits! The chambray looks great and the other fabrics you chose are borgeous with it.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Fab sewing kits.
And a great tutorial - this post ROCKS!!!
Kind regards
http://lizofdandeliondaydreams.blogspot.co.uk/

freakadoodles said...

I love your fabric choices! I haven't used chambray, but after seeing these I will have to look for some. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Linda said...

I would love to enter this Giveaway. Following your enthusiasm I have been using Aurifil threads so I would love to win!
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

maeve said...

I love those sewing kits, and the fabric choices are great! I have not tried sewing with Aurifil yet, so this could be my first chance. Would love to win! Now I think I'd better order the book . . .

Alli said...

Your sewing kits are so cute -- I'm amazed that you made six! Even though they're quick for everyone else, things like that always still take me like three or four hours to make. :D

Raddness said...

Awesome giveway, thank you! Thank you for the review of the book, I look forward to seeing everything from the sew alongs. The sewing kits are awesome - I love Hello Pilgrim!

Kate Schmidt said...

Oh, your kits are wonderful. I'm sitting here staring at several piles of fabric trying to choose which combination to use. Maybe I'll do what you did and make a bunch of them!

AmandaA said...

Oh, I love those kits - if I don't win, I'll obviously have to buy the book anyway! Thanks for the chance.

memmens said...

I've just made my own but hey I'd love one of yours or some thread! thanks for the giveaway

Debbie said...

What a nice post about the project - love that you made 6! They are darling!

Debra said...

I saw them on flickr and had to comment again here...they're gorgeous....gees girl do you ever sleep!!

Meg said...

Very cute, love them!
megromeo@gmail.com

April said...

Those are so cute! I don't have a mini sewing kit but those are inspiring me to make one. Here's hoping that I get the book for my birthday next week!

Cherie said...

The sewing kits look great! They must have been easy to make if you got so carried away making them!
They look great, love those fabrics! =D

SewSealy said...

Hi Katy,
WOW! You are having a lot of fun with these cute kits, making so many of them! I have my book in hand, and am sitting down right now to begin my first kit. You've given me a great idea and I plan on making several of them too! My local quilt shop is closing for retirement. They are moving out of state. I plan on giving each of the girls a kit to remember the time all of us spent together. I think they will love it. :) Thank you for inspiring me!!!
(I am khauglan at yahoo dot com)

Sue Bone said...

I may have to order some of the chambray as the linen is a bit too stretchy for my taste.

Veronica said...

Those sewing kits are beautiful. How generous of you to give them away. I just might have to make one if I don't win one.

Leigh said...

I discovered Aurifil thread recently and I'm totally converted!
I've resisted joining the sewalong... Too many projects on the go at the mo but I'm dead jealous and may just buy the book anyway! Cheers x

kgaa8183(at)doctors.org.uk

Rosa said...

those kits are just awesome and love your fabrics choice.

daisy doo said...

Wow, so glad that I found your site - your sewing pockets are beautiful. Am going to join in the sew along and shall start right now! Thank you for the inspiration. I also feel a book purchase coming on..!

Charlotte said...

holy comment party!
I would love one of those - they are seriously gorgeous!

Frieda said...

Your sewing kits are fabulous! I bought the book but haven't had a chance to make anything yet. Maybe I can whip one of these up this week. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diann said...

Your sewing kits are really cute. I like seeing when people make their own versions of the designs in the book.

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are really cute.
P.S. Your new book already grabbed me by the neck and nearly choked me!

ME said...

I love your colors, too cute!

Teresa said...

Good job on the sextet of sewing kits.... Thanks for the suggestion on the double fold binding... I had some lovely ribbon but it was too wide - may make a slightly bigger version too. Loving this sew a long...

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I'd love to win your give-away and I couldn't possibly decide which of the sewing kits -- they are all adorable, so you pick for me, please!

Patty K said...

I've been pondering over whether or not to get this book. You've sold me, I must have it. I have never tried Aurefil thread, must get some if I don't win.

Joyce Carter said...

I have been following along and love all the projects that have been made in the sew-a-long. The sewing kits are really adorable. I could definitely use one to carry in my purse. This is going on my to-do list.
Thanks so much for the giveaway. I haven't tried this thread and I would really like to.Plus winning one of your sewing kits would be the greatest.

Kathryn said...

I love the chambray and red combinations you used. Thanks for the giveaway. Aurifil is a favorite of mine. Kathie L in Allentown

Allison said...

thanks for the great giveaway! cute sewing kits :)

Lara Motta said...

I think you may have just talked me in to buying the Zakka book. I adore those little sewing kits, and think they might be the perfect pressy for my Mum for Mother's Day! Thank you x

Email: luellabella(@)live(dot)com(dot)au

mary moon designs said...

Love your sewing kits i am off to make mine right now I am loving this sew a long.
marymoondesigns@yahoo.com

Lori said...

What a cute sewing kit--love the fabrics you used!

Kimberly said...

super nice sewing kits...love the fabrics...thanks for the giveaway...
love your blog!

Hitch and Thread said...

My MIL bought this book recently and kindly left it at my house. I like the idea of some of the projects but it bugs me that there are no finished sizes written anywhere that I can find. Can you tell me how big this sewing kit ends up?
I'd love to try the thread I've heard so much about it.

annemarie said...

This book is on my wishlist - love your project and love this giveaway!

Lyn said...

Thanks so much. I love your little sewing kit.
I would love to try the thread.

Heather said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Winning the sewing kit would ensure I get one quicker than if it goes on my ever-growing "to sew" list!

Tamie said...

These are sew cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

Love your kits! Great color combo!

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

Your take on the sewing kit is darling! I love the color red with the darker main fabric! very sweet and well put together! I always love great giveaways! Yippie Skippie!

Natasha said...

I don't have the book but its on my wish list. Thanks for the great give away. I love how your sewing kits turned out!

Cre8be2ru (at) Yahoo.com

Pirate said...

I'd love to win either the Aurifil thread or one of the wonderful sewing kits!

Kirsten N said...

Thanks for the idea for the ties Katy - I am about to start my Zakka sewing kit and will definitely make some like yours!

Jos said...

I ordered the book, but there are some delivery problems (probably this succesfull sew along :-))
I would love to win one of your beautiful sewing kits!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great idea, to have a sewing kit for each handsewing project! And I agree, this kit was easy to make. I was a bit afraid to start, but it was done before I knew it!
Thank you for your tutorial.

Sadie said...

Love the sewing kit. It's simple, stylish and useful, everything a good project should be! Love the ones you made and your little orange scissors too!

Kelly said...

Woo hoo! I have been waiting for this project to come up so I can join in on the Zakka-along. Love all 6!! of your sewing kits.

Celine said...

are they really that fast to make? I need one so maybe I'll manage to make it this week too... unless I win one of your pretty ones of course! Thanks for the chance to win
Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

Eli said...

I've been thinking about buying this book and am fairly sure that I will now after seeing these sewing kits. They are gorgeous. Thank you!

Jaime said...

I love your blog, you are so funny!! Thanks for sharing your work!

Jaime
ladleboy at sbcglobal dot net

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous!! They all look so cute and thanks for the fabric tips :)
I do love Aurifil too!

Beth said...

the sewing kits are gorgeous, a great item to have to hand!

The Hungry Crafter said...

So nice to see these projects made with different fabrics -- gets the creative juices flowing for alternatives!

Malerie said...

those kits look sooooo cute!!

Christi said...

These are so super cute! I have never thought of a sewing kit like this. Great idea to have one for each project so you can keep the necessary tools together for specific needs!
cjopike at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the sewing kits!! I just bought the book and I think I might start with this project! emmacox78@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

I just love love love goooood tutorial + adorable giveaway makes it a jackpot!!! I could eat them up, all six of them! Thank you 10000000000x for the tut!
Zrinka
zrinkam@gmail.com

Katie said...

These look great! I bought some Carolina chambray to make either a top or skirt out of. I love the hand but haven't used it yet.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

The pouches look so gorgeous all together! I love the contrast of colours.

naturalgrrl said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Love the colours and cheery fabrics you used!

Janet

wyzard(at)interlog(dot)com

Kylie said...

Love your version of these cute sewing kits. A project I would like to make for sure. You are doing a great job of making me want that book!

Anita said...

Love how you used the chambray instead of the linen! I need to buy some now :) I would love to win one of your kits or thread! Thanks for the great idea and tutorial!

Katie Squirrel said...

what beautiful sewing kits - I love the denim and the bright prints - great idea using binding too for the ties. Thanks for showing me how!

leanne said...

thanks for your post and great info - I'm just waiting for my copy of the book to arrive so I can join in - great giveaway - love the fabrics you've chosen for your giveaway sewing kits :)

Indianna said...

Looks like you had a production line running to make all these!

Kathy said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest. I love following along with your sewing projects.

Jill said...

I was looking forward to making my own sewing kit, but I think that I'd rather have one of yours instead; I *love* the fabrics that you've chosen.

t. anne said...

I have beeen on the fence for whether to buy this book or not..... and you might have twisted my arm! I've been following this QAL, and I love all of the projects so far. Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil!

Unknown said...

The sewing kits are beautiful, I love the design, stle, colours and most of all the usefulness of them!

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Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your fabric and colour choices - I think I'm going to add this book to my birthday wish list!

Michelle G said...

I love your sewing kits and I agree the book Zakka Style is fabulous. Lots of great ideas.

amy dame said...

these turned out so cute! the Hello Pilgrim looks fabulous with the chambray that you used.

thank you so much for the chance to win!

Lily said...

Those are so cute. I think I might have to look into the book just to try them.

Gina said...

Love these Katy . I did enjoy making mine too ...and yes they are a bit addictive , I made three . So easy .
Thanks for a chance to win .
gina.coetzer@bigpond.com

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog from following links about this great sewing endeavor the bunch of you are doing. I would love to get hold of this book now - you did a god job saying why it was a keeper and one that would be used. Sewing kits to go are always needed!!
Cathy At trahans dot net

Jenny said...

I love this sew-along! Gave me that extra nudge to try some of these projects :) Thank you for the tie tutorial. The first one I made used the leather ties and while it looked great, It doesn't want to stay tied. I'll try your way on my second one. Thank you!

Annie said...

Wahoo! I finished my sewing kit, and boy howdy were you right about how easy it was! I love the line up of your kits, so cute!

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