I wasn't planning on making the house pouch but then I went into my handbag and saw my 'travelling first aid kit' and thought that perhaps it was time that I had something nice to put all my stuff in. Here is a picture of my 'before' kit... Classy huh? The two coloured elastics on a beat up old yucky ziplock baggie sure make it pretty:
Yay for the Zakka house pouch being my 'first aid kit' rescuer! This means that my happy pink and yellow tablets (migraine pills for those who don't know about 'the pink' and 'the yellow' ones), tissues (kleenex for the North American readers), hand gel and bandaids (plasters for the UK readers) all have a lovely new 'home' [pun intended]!! hahaha
I'm pleased with my efforts but thought that the pattern should have had more diagrams. I'm a visual person and the lack of diagrams or pictures had me baffled at a couple places, hence the close relationship I have with my seam-ripper.
I don't own any lace so went with some yummy turquoise/teal/gold trim, used some Daisy Janie organic printed cotton for the roof which sort of looked like roof tiles, used Michael Millar stripes for the inside, plus a few scraps. A nice red zipper was used to jazz it all up as my house colours were quite conservative. I raided my button tin too (oh how I loooove buttons). For the windows and door I used Wonder Under so these stayed in place nicely so I could sew around them - it worked a treat. My iron-on interfacing didn't stick as well as it should have so perhaps I need to re-assess how I interpreted the manufacturers 'how-to' instructions! I don't seem to have a zipper foot for my wee Toyota so I did my best sewing in my first zipper EVER!! It works and looks pretty good so that's good, right?!! It's been a fun learning experience.
Here are a few of the 'process' photos, for those visual people out there, plus a few more :) Happy Zakka'ing.
I'm linking my finish up here: