Saturday, April 7, 2012

Zakka Style Zig Zag Tote

Happy to report that I finished the tote for the week one of the Zakka sew along.  Beautiful ivory linen, an old homespun from the stash,  a Kaffee Fassett floral and a woven look solid make up what will now be my knitting tote. The sewing of the zig-zag was a challege since the pieces are all on the bias, but I found starching the fabrics before cutting help hold them from stretching. Much of this was sewing using the walking foot on my Bernina 1020. The front and back pieces are machine quilted, the top stitching and the layers due to the batting and interfacing needed the eveness the walking foot controls. I also did a lot of steam pressing (without going back and forth with the iron) to flatten the seams and top before topstitching. I do love the colors I chose from the fabrics I selected pictured in this post.

Time to cut out the next project from the book... stay tuned!!

And wishing everyone a very blessed Easter/Ressurection Day! May you enjoy the time with your family and have a beautiful day!


  1. What a beautiful tote! Happy Easter to you and yours.

  2. You make me want to make another one with lighter fabric!!