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.

Table of Contents
Sewing Room
  • Travel Sewing Kit
  • Sewing Machine Cover
  • Pin Cushion
  • Fabric Covered Boxes

    Dining
  • Placemat and Napkins
  • Coaster Set with Holder
  • Table Runner
  • Utensil Basket

    Kitchen
  • Apron
  • Mini Patchwork Magnets
  • Fold Up Eco Bag
  • Kitchen Towels

    Around the House
  • Flower Pot Cover
  • Calendar
  • Pillows Lap Quilt

    The Wee Ones
  • School Tote Bag
  • Little Lamb Softie
  • Pentagon Balls w/ drawstring bag
  • Mobile

    Bags and Pouches
  • Pencil Case
  • Oblong Cosmetics Pouch
  • Shoulder Bag
  • Wallet
  • Coin Purse
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    About the Author

    Rashida Coleman-Hale spent many years in Japan as a child and teenager. She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, sells her designs on Etsy.com, and has contributed to Stitch magazine. She lives in New York

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    'A beautiful new book.'--Cate Prato, editor, Studios Magazine

    'She has an amazing eye for color and combining fabrics, and is able to infuse a ton of impact into unfussy, beautiful sewn objects... we can all try our hands at these Japanese-inspired, happiness-inducing projects.'-- TrueUp.net

    'A modern approach to this sewing technique that will appeal to beginning to intermediate sewers and quilters'--
    FabTalk

    'If you're a fan of the handmade aesthetic with a clean simplistic look, this is a must-read.'--CraftCritique

    'The author grew up in Japan and her first-hand experience with zakka style shines through in this collection of functional and beautiful designs.'--Grand Rapids Press

    'This book not only perfectly captures the zakka spirit (in fact, I had to double check to make sure that this book wasn't translated from an original Japanese version!), but dresses it up by adding a patchwork element.'--StaceySews.com

    'Unique ways to combine simple sewing with various applique techniques, fabric ties and buttons.'--The Detroit News

     
     

    SKU: 09SW02

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Rashida Coleman Hale

    Format: Paperback

    ISBN 13: 9781596681422

    Number Of Pages: 144

    Customer Reviews

    Where's my book !?! Review by Linda Stokes

    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.

    (Posted on 12/3/10)

    Irresitible is right! Review by Susan Bleiweiss

    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.

    (Posted on 12/31/09)