Zakka Style Sew Along

Zakka Sewalong Week #17

July 23, 2012

Zakka Style Sew Along

Holy Moly!!  It’s week 17 out of 24, can you believe it?

This week’s an easy small pouch, called “Delightful Linen Pouch.”  The pattern is by: Mette Robl.  You know, when I saw the picture – I thought it was bigger than it really was. .but it’s tiny and so cute:

Zakka Week#17

I noticed that on the picture there was some adorable cross stitch action. But you know, I haven’t ever cross stitched at all in my sewing career. I turned to twitter to ask my community “is cross stitching hard?” it was . . the general consenus was, “No.”

You know one of my favorite cross stitch pattern shops is? The Frosted Pumpkin stitchery. (if you really want to know, it’s my only shop I go to)

Did you know Lecien made embroidery hoops? Yeah I love the logo: “Just like Grandma’s favorite hoop”

Lecien Embroidery Hoop

I went to my local supplier of cosmo thread. . . yeah my lqs is awesome!

Cosmo supplier


This pouch was really easy to put together. I didn’t do any modifications to the pattern except leave out the button. I want to do another one and add a zipper or Velcro.

Delightful Linen Pouch Actionshot#1

I lined it with my favorite Flea Market Fancy pattern:

Inside Actionshot

Oh, I totally lied – I didn’t use is the suggested interfacing – I used shape flex fusible interfacing. Yeah, I’m a rebel. Reasoning? Well I just wanted it to be more shapely and I knew shape flex would give me that result.

I also figured that the front of the pouch – is a blank canvas so decorate it how you want.

Project Breakdown:

Linen: Black Yarn Dyed Linen by Robert Kaufman

Cosmo thread (variety)

Fabric (front) Summerlove Naivety Berry

Lining Fabric Flea Market Fancy Legacy Dots

Binding unknown (I’m betting something by Lecien)

Giveaway Details:

Now if you’ve been following along, each week we give (5) Aurifil sample packs. . but I thought I would add in a prize as well since me and Lindsey started this craziness. I’m adding in a signed copy of the Zakka Style book. So there will be (6) prizes that I’m giving away! Woot! (I’m using rafflecopter so if you need more info on how to enter please see video below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Reply Margaret July 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Fried grouper (fish caught by my SIL), brown rice with diced cooked homegrown tomatoes, slice of homemade bread, and homemade bread & butter pickles from homegrown cukes … Healthy and Yum!

  • Reply MarciaW July 24, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I had sliced roasted chicken breast on artisan rye bread with mayo, lettuce, and pickles. It was good!

  • Reply karen peachey July 24, 2012 at 9:30 am

    my hubby made me a BLT with fresh tomatoes!! very yummy!

  • Reply Lucy @ Charm About You July 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I had cheese on toast (I’ve gone off so much food because I’m pregnant!!) simple but yes, yummy!!

    Wish we could get those hoops in the UK, they look brilliant!

  • Reply Katherine July 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Mediterranean salad served in a freshly baked, still hot from the oven, pita! It was delicious (and one of my go to summer meals, ’cause it’s quick, easy and tasty).

  • Reply Peggy Gibbs July 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Last night we ate at the bowling alley – 1/2 of a philly cheese sandwich and 1/2 order of fries. My husband and I usually share our orders so we don’t over-eat.
    Thanks for a chance.

  • Reply Kim July 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I had grilled chicken and summer squash. It was fine.

  • Reply Danique23 July 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Love the use of the needlepoint!

  • Reply Joy McCalvin July 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I had Steak & Veggies Taco’s it was Yummy!!

  • Reply Cary July 25, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I tried an amazing new recipe last night to use some mustard greens from the garden — Sarson Ka Saag. I also made Avacado Parathas. Both were delicious and came from

  • Reply Meryl July 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    For dinner? Curry of course. it was FABULOUS. Noms.

  • Reply Cheryl B. July 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I had lemon pasta and asparagus last night for dinner, yum.

  • Reply Patricia July 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I nearly skipped dinner and ate some fruits, bread and cheese.

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