Sunday, April 15, 2012

Zakka Style House Pouch

I hadn't intended to sew this yesterday but I was looking for something that I could start and finish within a couple of hours max. I also wasn't looking to do the sew-a-long that is happening with the book, but hey, now I've made one thing. I happen to own the book already, and may sew up some other things as the sew-a-long goes, but it wasn't in my plans right now.

Zakka House Pouch

I made changes to the pouch from the book. I do love linen, but wasn't feeling it for this house. I also wasn't much into the buttons and the trim. My printer/copier doesn't enlarge either, so I guessed on the roof angle. It all worked out in the end and I love it.

Even if the wrinkles on the back won't come out.

Zakka House Pouch Back

One thing I have to say about the instructions is that I'm glad that I've sewn a few pouches before, otherwise I would have been confused a bit on construction. In fact, I really didn't follow the instructions after reading through them before starting.

The lining is the same coffee bean print that the door is made from. Yes, I do have a woodgrain print that I thought about using, but it is already earmarked for binding on my Drunkard's Path quilt. I am not letting myself use any bit of it until after the binding is finished, or until it comes back into stock and I can order more.

Zakka House Pouch Detail

Now that a quick project is out of the way, and it is raining all day today, I need to get to work on my WIP list and some schoolwork.


Kelli said...

That turned out really cute, Katie! Love houses. :o)

Pam said...

Awesome!!! The house really appeals to me. Spot on with the colours. One can never have too many zippered pouches.

Sana Saroti said...

Such a cute pouch! It seams to rain a lot where you are! Maybe some chocolate would help ;-) I need your address first!