Tutorial: drawstring tote bag


We made drawstring tote bags this week at our fourth zakka sewing class.  What is a drawstring tote bag?  Well, as the name would imply, it is a tote bag with a drawstring closure.  A picture below will say it all.  These hybrid bags appear in many Japanese craft books as children’s . . . → Read More: Tutorial: drawstring tote bag

Zakka sewing class no. 3


This month at our zakka sewing group meeting, we made cushion covers with zippers.  Vicky from the accidental crafter blog has graciously agreed to teach the class this time — so I didn’t have to do anything.  Well I cleaned the house . . . → Read More: Zakka sewing class no. 3

First zakka sewing class

Well, I am still buzzed by the success of our first zakka sewing class yesterday.  I was having so much fun I nearly forgot to take photos.  I managed just a few at the very end.  We did the sewing in the tiny (but sunny) dining area, and did the ironing and . . . → Read More: First zakka sewing class