24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life
Learn how to sew simple, clever things that organize your home and help with daily tasks with Zakka Handmades! These incredibly useful projects include pouches and bags, small toys and baby items, and handy kitchen accessories. Some of the author’s sewn items also incorporate simple crochet. In Japanese, zakka means “household goods,” referring to items for domestic use—tableware, kitchenware, containers of various kinds, even simple clothing. What all the items have in common is a simple, fresh, handmade aesthetic; a subtle, clever wit; and absolute usefulness and practicality.
"Time to get your creative on-tackle that holiday list early. Try making something new, far from the norm. Here's a great way to get started. Released in June, 'Zakka Handmades' is getting positive hits on Amazon, Pinterest and Etsy. From Nagoya-born Amy Morinaka, an accountant living with her husband, Ben, and two daughters in Torrance, she is addicted to crafting-sewing, embroidery, crocheting. Her book includes 24 handmade projects using natural fabrics as linen and cotton to organize, adorn and simplify your life." - Rafu Shimpu, Los Angeles Japanese News