Can’t resist a storage container made out of fabric. They just go hand in hand. I’m so happy to be a part of the Zakka Handmades blog tour today.
Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life is a book of beautiful and useful things to sew written by Amy Morinaka. Amy is the blogger behind Chick Chick Sewing. I’ve always admired Amy’s work.
I chose to make the large size Fabric Bucket. And it’s big! Like Amy suggests in the book, it would be great to give as a set (there are both medium and large sizes included in the instructions). I would think a bucket like this would be a welcome gift to anyone. I’m kind of envisioning a great wedding shower gift here, just fill it up with towels!
She indicates using pre-quilted fabric for the bucket lining, which I would have loved to have used, but didn’t have any on hand. It would be a really nice and quick method towards making a really durable bucket, love that! Instead I did mine the little bit longer route and quilted the exterior pieces instead. I *almost* used them as directed as the lining, but decided it would get more use this way.
Book: Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life
Linen from Fabric-store.com
Premier Prints Polka Dot from fabric.com
Handles: Architextures and cotton twill tape for fun.
Thanks Amy for having me! Check out the other blog hop posts:
6/24/13 – Kerry verykerryberry (interview post)
6/26/13 Jeni In Color Order
6/28/13 Sachiko Tea Rose Home
7/1/13 – Amber One Shabby Chick
7/3/13 – Kristen Feeling Stitchy
7/5/13 – Hiromi Harujion Design
7/8/13 – Amy nanaCompany
7/10/13 – Lisa and Sarah A Spoonful of Sugar
7/12/13 – Mette Erleperle
7/15/13 – Sarah and Rachel Roxy Creations
7/17/13 – Anna Noodlehead (you’re here!)
If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Zakka Handmades (trust me, you have much better luck at winning this book than you do winning any lottery, so save your $1 and leave a comment) please leave a comment!
- Open to US entries only please.
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- Giveaway closes Saturday, July 20th