|Favourite finished project - pleated coin purse|
Firstly, a BIG thank you to Lindsey from LR Stitched who hosted the Zakka Style Sew Along on her site every Monday. She not only organised generous sponsorship and linked to guest bloggers but she also featured the handiwork of the Zakka faithful in a great mosiac.
|Most used project - zig zag tote (needs longer straps for me though)|
Zakka Style has introduced me to some lovely new materials - especially linen, textured solids, tweed and embroidery floss. There were some firsts for me - bag hardware in the form of zippers, tri-bar sliders, magnetic clasps, purse frames and button makers - bag making, embroidery and hexagons.
|Trickiest project but well worth it - zip organiser|
I personally have to say a HUGE thank you to Amanda, The Patchsmith who was not only witty but extremely helpful in her early blog posts each week. She was our pattern pioneer and fell into every editing hole and quagmire within the patterns. I learned early on to check her post BEFORE embarking on each project. She would definitely have a career as a pattern tester. We have become zakka sisters-in-arms and I hope we continue to visit one another's blogs in future.
|Easiest project - happy garland messenger board|
Zakka Style has been a great book to make handmade gifts for....
my sewing friends...
and donations to worthy causes...
Then of course there were some lovely things I gifted to myself...
ones that I wished I had kept...
and finally those that I have no use for - yet!
|I am thinking of attaching a ribbon and hanging the hand warmers on the Christmas tree|
How did you go with the Sew Along? Even if you didn't participate, Lindsay has opened all all her posts so you can link up your projects in the future. I encourage you to join the Flickr group and learn some valuable tips BEFORE you make each one.