I am in a macaron phase.
This was a macaron zipper pouch kit, and according to the package it was only supposed to take me 40 minutes to assemble. Liars!
Admittedly, I spent most of my time with the sparse instructions and a dictionary. I’d look up kanji and then with an exasperated eye-roll think, “I know what that means. Damn you, memory!”
The kit comes with a 10 cm zipper, precut felt circles, plastic button parts, and a small cell phone strap. Here is the part that had me stumped:
This is an example with a different zipper. Once you sew the ends of the zipper together, creating a zipper-circle, you want to gather the sides with a basting (or running) stitch. This creates a nice bed for the felt-covered button part.
Back to the real deal, you can see the zipper teeth are the middle of the felt sandwich. The sweet macaron guts.
It is just the right size to hold a 500 yen coin, for those moments when you need an emergency macaron.
And lucky day, I bought an extra kit to share the macaron love!
To enter this giveaway for a strawberry-pink macaron coincase strap kit, which doesn’t make much sense so I decided to call it a mini macaron zipper pouch kit, which makes much less sense, leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d hide inside your macaron. Comment before noon (Japan standard time) on Monday August 5th. I’ll choose the winner randomly.