I Love Patchwork! 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

Create sophisticated patchwork projects in the popular Japanese zakka style of the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting techniques.

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Sewing doesn't have to be complicated to achieve innovative results. Create sophisticated patchwork projects in the popular Japanese zakka style -- the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary -- by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting techniques.

I Love Patchwork! offers a modern approach to this sewing technique that will appeal to beginning to intermediate sewers and quilters.

You will learn basic sewing, quilting, and patchwork techniques combined with applique and stamping to create inventive, useful projects. Learn how to buy, work with, and care for linen, plus how to choose colors for maximum effect.

Patterns range from a travel sewing kit, sewing machine cover, fabric covered box, table runner, apron, eco bag, towels, calendar, lap quilt, tote bag, mobile, pillow, pencil cases, shoulder bag, and much more.

All projects use natural linen paired with colorful patchwork; in addition to simple fabric piecing techniques, projects include many types of easy embellishments such as ribbons, buttons, stamping, applique and hand and machine embroidery.

These sophisticated projects are small enough to work up quickly using bits of fabric from the your stash, with charming design details that are easy and fun to make.

From home decor and gift items to wearable accessories and baby items, all projects require only basic sewing skills to get stylish results.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 09SW02
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 144
File/Trim Size 8.6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
ISBN 13 9781596681422
Author/Designer Rashida Coleman-Hale
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Customer Reviews (2)
Where's my book !?!
Okay, I just saw the info about this book, I fell in love, ordered it, looked in the mailbox and it's not there. Darn, have to wait till it gets here. How I wish it would just appear in the mail box as soon as I pay for it! Will do a real review when it arrives. Can't wait to do the button calendar. Review by Linda Stokes (Posted on 12/3/2010)
Irresitible is right!
Loosely translated Zakka means "miscellaneous goods" but as the author talks about in her introduction it has really grown into it''s own aesthetic design style that''s focussed on everything from household items to personal accessories. And that''s exactly what you''ll find plenty of in this book: 21 very fun and engaging projects to sew that are suitable for just about any skill level. Directions for each project are clearly written and easy to follow and you''ll also find some helpful diagrams and illustrations to accompany a lot of them. You''ll find a wide variety of projects in this book ranging from personal accesories like the cosmetic bag, pencil case, patchwork bordered apron and fold up eco bag; household items like placemats, kitchen towels, table runner, utensil basket and coasters and things for your sewing room that include a pincushion, sewing machine cover and a travel sewing kit. The author uses linen combined with cotton patchwork for all of her examples but any of these projects would be equally as charming done in cotton or even denim. Whether you''re a beginner or experienced sewer you''ll enjoy the projects in this book. Review by Susan Bleiweiss (Posted on 12/31/2009)
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