span Rashida Coleman Hale has gathered talented designers from around the world to bring you 24 delightful Zakka projects Zakka, a Japanese term meaning many things, is all about all the little things that improve your home and appearance Create a one of a kind picture frame, a stylish bread bag, a whimsical bookmark, a chic tote, and so much Youll love these bright, imaginative designsmake them for yourself and everyone you know...
|Title||:||Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy (Design Collective)|
|Number of Pages||:||380 Pages|
|File Size||:||794 KB|
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Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy (Design Collective) Reviews
Rashida Coleman-Hale's first book, I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew is a favorite of mine and her palette pin cushion is one of my most used and prized sewing items.
I am a relatively avid sewer and I found that the projects I tried in this book either had limited instructions or steps missing that once the project was put together I found I was unhappy with (such as a pocket with no lining so that interfacing showed). I also found misprints about the cutting of fabric in this book that the publisher has corrected on their website but if you don't know to go look for them you will make mistakes. I haven't tried a huge amount of projects in this book, but my initial experiences were a bit discouraging. I think that the projects are cute, I would just be careful in the future to really think about the project and adjust accordingly.
This is a collection of other people's Zakka styled projects. They are pleasant to look at but nothing really sticks out to me since they all look pretty difficult for a beginner sewer like me. I'd definitely open it up again once I'm much more comfortable sewing. I wish it had more pictures during each step. Overall it's unique and has a variety of different zakka styled projects that you can look through, but nothing eye catching
Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease book is very well written. The project directions are easy to read and I took forward to making something from this book soon. Great addition to my Sewing library. I look forward to purchasing other books by Rashida Coleman-Hale in the future.
As a beginner this is only an okay book. The projects are neat and small enough that you can get something done working for just a little while in the evenings (my only shot with a small kid). I found the instructions a little hard I had to look up some blogs on how to do things on my own becuase I don't have much "craft/sewing" experience. I only made the pot holders so far but I struggled because blowing the patterns up meant sizes larger than an 8x11 piece of paper and there were no "line up marks" to help make sure you do things correctly. The projects are key for this book though and there are enough online resources to get you where you want to go.
This review is for the format not the content. I recommend getting the physical book (or PDF compatible). The book offers templates for the project at the end of the book and although nothing is impossible, depending on your resources, you won't be able to print the templates from your Kindle. Kindle allow for copy/paste for text but not for graphics! Like I said, it is not impossible but, if you don't want to have to take screen shots, trace over with other applications, scale to specified size and then print, I strongly advise for the physical copy. As for content; there are simple to more elaborated projects, all beautiful. Just looking at the book is enjoyable.
Great book. Interesting projects that inspire ideas. Instructions seem clear on all of them. I definitely recommend it. I bought it for one project in particular, but will make a lot of them.
Zakka Style is really one of the best project books in a long time. I have made 2 of the projects so far and have had great success. Her inspirational pictures are so current - and the projects are great sizes and leave room for your own creativity. Most of the projects give you a great jumping off place to go ahead and make more with your own twist on them. I just finished my first Tweed Pouch with a zipper installed between the outer fabric and the lining. It is great! I can't wait to make more.