Zakka Sewing : 25 Cute Projects from Japan Paperback
A book of sewing projects for crafters passionate about zakka, the Japanese style of creating cute and sophisticated accessories for the home and wardrobe.
Zakka Sewing presents approximately 25 projects from Japanese craftes along with fascinating insight into the Japanese crafting culture.
While the instructions are in English, the illustrations, photography and design maintain the zakka aesthetic that is so integral to the zakka experience.
Projects include bags, ornaments, a wallet, a pincushion, a book cover, a tea cozy and coasters.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 50 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
- Publication Date: 29/08/2008
- Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
- ISBN: 9781584797203
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Review by francie
I just received Zakka Sewing this past week and I already have many projects dogeared to make as soon as possible. The room shoes/slippers will make the top of my list. After that, I believe I will make several things as gifts for loved ones.The book begins with basic terminology and techniques, both about Japanese trends and sewing. It also explains some common fabrics and materials used in the book. The patterns can be enlarged and printed, tiled, on regular paper. You can use those as the pattern pieces or if you find that too stiff, trace them onto tissue paper from there. I found that several of the projects were perfect for my 16 year old daughter who has only been sewing for about 6 months. And yet there were projects that were nicely challenging for me, someone who has been sewing for 20 years or so. Conveniently, each of the projects is rated one to three buttons based on difficulty so you don't find yourself in over your head.The household goods and personal items included are both functional and beautiful. How lovely would the covered tape measure be in a gift basket of sewing supplies for a seamstress? Perhaps with a copy of this book. :)Mar 2009