I Love Patchwork

I Love Patchwork : 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

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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 and mundane - 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. Readers 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 reader's 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 213.36 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 144 colour illustrations
  • 159668142X
  • 9781596681422
  • 51,016

Review quote

Mar 10 I love patchwork (yes I actually really do!) has a variety of 'Zakka' projects using a combination of charming cotton prints and linen fabric to create useful, but very attractive projects. There are some really unusual bits and pieces, a lovely fleecy lamb in a pretty outfit, a perpetual calender, but also the more expected selection of bags and zip-up pouches. These are all well designed and the book has a nice clean feel to it. I found the patchwork coasters really quick and simple to make, I was planning to try out a project which might be more ambitious but despite having what I consider a quite well stocked work room I found I did not have the requisite interfacing or iron on wadding which was needed. Not all of the projects use what I would term patchwork but maybe serious patchworkers would have the extra materials at hand which I did not. None of the materials are obscure so if one was prepared to wait a while and plan ahead any of the items look more than achievable. Maybe next time I shall pick something more challenging now that I have found the coasters went together so well. Jennyflowerblue.blogspot.comshow more

About Rashida Coleman-Hale

Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. Sewing is a gift passed on to her by her mother, grandmother, and grandfather, who was a tailor. Rashida studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded her sewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her passion for sewing was rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog I Heart Linen to document her re-born creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy. Rashida spent much of her youth in Tokyo, Japan, where her love of linen began. Her experiences there have completely influenced her work and its style. Her work has been featured in SewNews, Stitch, SewHip!, ReadyMade, Burda Style, and Quilting Arts magazines, as well as on popular blogs such as Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Decor8, Craftzine, Sew, Mama, Sew, and True Up. Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published in 2009. Rashida lives in Atlanta with her husband and their three children.show more

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 Purseshow more