Zakka Sewing by Therese Laskey & Chika Mori (Stewart Tabori & Chang)
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If you’ve ever wished you could understand the patterns in those wonderful Japanese craft books, you’re going to love Zakka Sewing, the new book from Therese Laskey and Chika Mori. “Zakka” means “household goods” in Japanese, and the term has become synonymous with simple yet beautiful hand-sewn items that are both attractive and useful. Zakka Sewing is the first English-language book to explore this culture and its traditions, presenting 25 one-of-a-kind patterns from Japan’s best zakka creators. Projects range from a squirrel-shaped teapot cozy to simple felt flower coasters, and you can even learn to stitch up a pair of cozy slippers. The variety and quality of the projects will have you coming back to the book again and again!
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Get your feet wet in the world of Japanese crafts by downloading our CRAFT Pattern Podcast, featuring an excerpt from Zakka Sewing. Learn to make your very own bunny pencil case, a handy and cute zippered pouch complete with ears and a tail.
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