Even though the Zakka Sew along 2.0 has officially ended,
I find I can't put Patchwork, Please! back on the shelf.
Yes, that means I've made another one of her clever projects! This time it's the Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch. I thought maybe this pretty organizer will spur me onto finishing a particular embroidery project I've had in the works for a few years now. ;o) I love a good organizer!
|Vintage lace, ric-rac, a self-cover button and some cross-stich.combined with linen and a polka dot binding. I'm in love. :o)|
Initially, I was going to use the patchwork design given in the book for the front cover. However, this project seemed the perfect opportunity to incorporate a bit of cross-stitch that I made a few years back. I had been waiting for just the right idea for using it and I finally found it! LOL
My cross stitch pincushion has tiny beads to represent pins and looks even lovelier framed in some vintage ric-rac. I'm also loving that self-made button because I was able to fussy cut the word "embroidery" for it.
Inside, you will see that I made one change to the original pattern design. I added a second vinyl pocket, this one with a zipper, so it nicely holds those new embroidery threads from Wonderfil.
Next, I used a felted sweater, cut it using the wavy blade in my rotary cutter, then added a fussy cut "needles" applique to jazz up my needle book pages.
Fussy cutting once again, for an applique on the flap (over the compartment for threads)
and one final fussy cut applique for the back cover.
Love these extra details!
Another fun project that I will enjoy using.
Just for fun, I made a mosaic of the projects I completed during the sew along. You'll notice that I made two of the paper-pieced pencil cases (one as a gift and one to keep ;o).
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I'm linking up this new finish with Amanda Jean's