Monday, 24 June 2013

Zakka Along 2.0 - Week 3: Teabag Pouch

Back again for Week 3 of Ayumi Takahashi's Patchwork, Please! Sew Along. This week two projects but I knew I'd only have time to make one so I decided to try the Teabag Pouch.


At last I found the perfect home for my cross stitch "I Love Tea" button! I made a lot of cross stitch buttons when I was on leave from work looking after Lucy, they were so relaxing to make (I've written about them here). The pattern is from the magazine CrossStitcher I often buy: it's really good and up to date with trends, very modern.


I've just noticed that the ric rac looks like steam coming out of the teacup in this photo! I love tags and I had this really pretty ribbon in my stash so I couldn't resist adding it. What's a cup of tea without a cake or a biscuit anyway?


The fabric is "TEAPOTS" by Robert Kaufman from the "Metro Cafe" collection. I love the colours and they inspired my choice of the solids too. I had to make a mock pocket to be sure I'd cut the teacup fabric the right size and position it correctly on the pocket. I'm glad I did because otherwise I would have wasted a lot of one of my favourite cotton prints trying to work out how to get it right!




Now time for a cup of tea!

Don't miss the Zakka Along 2.0 Flickr group, with new photos added every day, great fun seeing what everybody's doing! I'm linking up to Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted Link Up at Heart of Charnwood and with the Zakka Along at LRstitched.


27 comments:

  1. So cute. I love the little button and the teapot fabric is adorable.
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  2. Wow! The perfect button AND fabric! So cute.

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  3. I love love this! I am a tea drinker but haven't had a chance yet to make the Zakka pouch! It is definitely on my to do list! Great job!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your little pouch is beyond darling!! L.o.v.e. the button! And the tag and the ricrac steam!!

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  5. How perfect is everything about this, the fabric, the button and the ric rac, well done! And thx for linking up :o)

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  6. Love love it! Such a cute little pouch!

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  7. Very nice :)
    A great button and some great fabric choices :)

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  8. You have the perfect fabric, and button for this tea pouch! It turned out so pretty! And polka dots on the outside make it irresistible!!

    Susie

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  9. I love tea time:) Now you will be drinking your tea in style;) Such a pretty little button.

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  10. I think you picked the perfect fabric and button for this project!

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  11. you're right! that is the perfect use for that adorable button! it's so cute! Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. SO stinking cute. The button is perfection. LOVE.

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  13. What a perfect way to show off that cute little button! Thanks for sharing.
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  14. very neat! love that button-I imagine it is just a basic fabric-covered button and then you've covered it with that neat little cross stitch? Cute!

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    1. Yes, that's right. It's best to use some double sided sticky tape to keep the cross-stitching centered, before you fix the button.

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  15. OMG that is just perfect! Nice work too. The button is adorable. I just love all things tiny.

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  16. So darling! Love the teacup fabric and the ric rac touch. Great job!

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  17. So cute! I Love your little x-stitch button! I really need to get on with making one of these pouches. :o)

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  18. I love them! And I love the fabric you used. Just gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together x

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  19. Wow, the detail is so special and the fabric couldn't be more perfect.

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  20. How cute is that? Whoop whoop!

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  21. There seems to be no end in sight for ric rac. Perfect use. Darling button.

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