I also managed to get the Zakka Orchard Path Tweed Pouch done. However, I shall re-name mine 'Zakka Hexie Pouch' because I used a yummy green linen instead of tweed and a little bit of Kaffe Fassett for my ONE hexagon. Confession time - when I enlarged the pattern 200% as it says to do, I assumed it meant the corners and hexagons as well. So when I made my first hexie I soon realised how awfully large it was so I just went with one! I had to re-cut the corner shapes to a more realistic size too! Whoops - learnt something new today -- when you READ the instructions you should make sure you UNDERSTAND them too!! hehehe - proves I'm not a robot anyways!
I put a little piece of ribbon as my zipper pull. One of these days I will buy some of those neat ones from Zipit! I impressed myself at how my linen corners matched up. Three out of four of the joins are great but one is a few millimetres out. Oh well :)
Can you see that I used a variegated thread? King Tut - I used it on my Zakka House Pouch too. Adds a little extra 'something' to the pouch I think. Don't you just LOVE linen?
And instead of hand stitching the hexie to the linen, I used some awesome Wonder Under so I could just top stitch it in place after I stuck it down. Worked a treat - much better than if I had done it by hand!!
And the yummy interior - some chevrons:
What a relief to work on an comparatively easy project compared to last week's complicated Zip Organiser! Oh yah - I used fusible fleece (one of my purchases from Tikki a couple of weeks ago) for the first time and like how it gives the pouch some body - more than regular wadding I think.
I will be linking up to LR Stitched Zakka Sew Along, Pieceful Life Little Quilt Mondays, Color me Quilty QED, Think Pink Sundays and amylouwho's sew & tell Friday. Have a great weekend!
UPDATE: 2nd September 201 ~ added to the Festival of Hexagons.