Do you know the Zakka Style? With just one sentence it is a book with gorgeous sewing projects that I like and they are just JUMMY; and all the people that they have it have a nice home because of them. I was on one blog with an idea to sew along, and why not; it is fun to do the same thing with other people. And now the funny part.
I was thinking that hey, I could learn some new sewing stuff if I will sew some new projects, just late ant night, easy sewing and having fun. You know why doing everything from the zero point and making designs and thinking about constructions and measurements? Why not something like in style “monkey see, monkey do”. Not just that. You or I, yes, I could learn something new on this road; I don’t mind to get a new experience and to learn new stuff. Hey, this is fun part of living. So why not? OK, this was not the fun part, but it will be the next one:
The first project is a zig zag tote; the gorgeous functional tote. I don’t have a book with instructions so I was doing this by myself just with a final visual photo of finished tote. It was a challenge to me how the zig zag is made. I’m not a quilter, and this was my first project like that, and I’ m not good at all. Really it is so simple design; all you need to do is just sewing triangles together. But hey, it is not as easy as it looks like. My triangles all over the place and the corners are not really accurate…but the most important I was having fun. It is fun, but I will admit I still don’t know how to align the two triangles to get the perfect zig zag at the end. The best part for me was that for this you don’t need to iron when you sew (you just make a finger press for every seam), but at the end, the ironing is the must do. For me (I almost never iron), this is something “do I really need to?”…
I also didn’t know how big the triangles should be, so I did sew 2 more in one road, just in case I will needed them latter. But at the end, the road was too long, and I didn’t want to cut it away. So I did play with my “new zig zag fabric”, and then I grab my pencil and make sketch of new shape. So this project while I writing it is not finished, because I need to iron first (it is too late, and I don’t want to make a noise because my girls are in beds….) I like the process of doing some new stuff and having fun with new decisions and at the end you get something different. Actually I just want to write it down, that I did get a new idea for new tote shape, and hey maybe I will make it also for the tutorial girl shop? Not with the zig zag, but with everything else. Why not? I was thinking to learn new purse designs and I have a plan to sew first a little with already made patterns and then when I will have some practice and new skills and experience, I will design my own bags, totes, and all in between. I already did make a few bags in my past, but I never really didn’t learn from others. So this will be my new projects, to learn from others and then to go on a different level with my own designs but with few new experiences.
What else is new and will be here soon? O, yes, I’m working, ok I’m finishing a new Tutorial Girl Style Buggy Bag – for colder months (Yes, I should do this five months ago, but hey, life happened and I didn’t.) It has really nice shape and I can’t wait to show you more. But before I totally finish I also plan to make a Bag for Buggy stuff… I need a name for it.
PS why it is so hard to turn a computer off and do something with a fabric or some art? Why it is so important to read and to write and to just be connected to the world? How not if it is crafty, design or just pure art? It is all fun part of our lives.