Wabi-Sabi Sewing

Wabi-Sabi Sewing : 20 sewing patterns for perfectly imperfect projects

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Capture the essence of Japanese style in your sewing with this collection of projects inspired by the wabi-sabi concept of 'perfect imperfection'.
This collection of 20 sewing projects for home decor and accessories is based on the popular Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi, which celebrates the beauty in the ordinary and imperfect.
Designer Karen Lewis, has used a limited palette of earthy tones and the best quality natural fabrics including linen, cotton, denim and wool to create a stunning collection of simple, sewn projects.
Try out some simple wabi-sabi style sewing techniques such as hand piecing, sashiko embroidery, big stitch quilting, and visible mending to create unique items for your home whether it's a full-sized bed quilt, simple coasters for your favourite mug or a stunning scarf to wrap up in.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 273 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Sewandso
  • Ohio, United States
  • English
  • 1446307093
  • 9781446307090
  • 49,760

Table of contents


Tools and Materials



Wall Hanging


Mug Coasters

Lap Quilt



Pot Holder

Tea Towel

Table Runner



Zipper Purse

Tote Bag


Visible Mend Picnic Quilt


Laundry Bag

Coat Hanger Cover

Stitched Pillowcases

Hot Water Bottle Sleeve

Bed Quilt


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About Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis is quilt designer and tutor, a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman and an author - her previous title, Screen Printing at Home, was published in 2013.
Karen travels widely to attend quilt shows and teach. She runs workshops at Quilt Con each year and regularly attends the Festival of Quilts in the UK. Karen is one of the founders of quilt retreat and pattern company, The Thread House, which she set up with two other prominent British quilt designers in 2016.
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