Sunday, July 15, 2012

Don't Forget to Read!

Read lots of books this summer!  Those were my parting words as students left summer school ready to begin a few weeks of vacation.  This week's Zakka project is an elephant bookmark!  I read through some of the other Zakka sewer blogs about this little project, and liked the adjustment to the instructions this blogger made.  Rather than sew a seam and turn this tiny elephant right side out, she stitched wrong sides together and cut close to the stitching.  No turning necessary -- and more importantly -- a nice flat bookmark!  This is how I chose to make mine as well.
I used bits and pieces of my Amy Butler fabric scraps for the body and ear.

I added a medium weight interfacing to the wrong side of one piece of fabric before sewing around to add a bit more stiffness.  
This was by far he quickest Zakka project yet!

1 comment:

  1. Love your version! Good idea to use a medium weight interfacing.