Last zakka sewing class – bucket hats

Earlier this month, we met for the last zakka sewing class for the year to make kids’ sun hats.  It is a little sad that after six months of such fun monthly activity, it has come to an end. But it couldn’t have gone on forever. All good things come to an end, . . . → Read More: Last zakka sewing class – bucket hats

Links for tote bag tutorials

 

I apologize for being so tardy in posting.  No excuses but my own laziness, really.  But I found, as I suspected, that there are many excellent free tutorials online on tote bags.  So there is no need to reinvent the wheels.  [note: having said that, I did write a detailed . . . → Read More: Links for tote bag tutorials

Zakka sewing group: tote bags

 

This week our zakka sewing group met at our house for the second time.  We made tote bags.  The day fell on a school holiday, so there was a bit of anxiety (mostly on my part) having all the children around.  But the kids were remarkably well behaved, and played outside chasing . . . → Read More: Zakka sewing group: tote bags

Tutorial – Three ways to appliqué

 

I feel funny writing a tutorial on appliqué, because I don’t do it very often.  But appliqué is such a useful and fun technique in zakka sewing that I just have to mention it. In many ways appliqué is more accessible than patchwork, and with nothing more than a bit of scrap . . . → Read More: Tutorial – Three ways to appliqué

First zakka sewing class

Well, I am still buzzed by the success of our first zakka sewing class yesterday.  I was having so much fun I nearly forgot to take photos.  I managed just a few at the very end.  We did the sewing in the tiny (but sunny) dining area, and did the ironing and . . . → Read More: First zakka sewing class