I Love Patchwork! eBook: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

With this easy-to-download eBook, create sophisticated patchwork projects in the popular Japanese zakka style - 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.

The I Love Patchwork! eBook offers more freedom for sewing as well as 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 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. Create stunning sewing projects anywhere you are with the I Love Patchwork! eBook.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tools and Materials
The Stash: Fabric Facts and Care
Techniques

The Projects
Travel Sewing Kit
Patchwork Ball
Cosmetics Pouch
Little Lamb Softie
Patchwork Bordered Apron
Fold-Up Eco Bag
Lap Quilt
Blossom Pincushion
Placemat and Napkin Set
Coaster Set
Mini Pincushion Magnet
Appliquéd Pillow
Sewing Machine Cover
Utensil Basket
Button Calendar
Flower Mobile
Pencil Case
Fabric Covered Box
Kitchen Towel
Cloud Tote Bag
Zigzag Table Runner

Templates
Little Lamb
Softie Pattern
Glossary
Resources
Index

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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: EP3816

Author/Speaker/Editor: Rashida Coleman Hale

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685093

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