I'm completely thrilled the folks at World Book Media contacted me to review a few of their patterns from their etsy shop ZakkaWorkshopStore. World Book Media takes Japanese patterns and translates them into English, and we all know how much I love Japanese patchwork!
Make sure and check out ZakkaWorkshopStore on etsy, they are offering 15% off any purchase using the coupon code: ZAKKAMAMA (expires Mon, May 12) so you can make a cute zakka gift for your mom for Mother's day, or if she sews, buy a few patterns for her!
The first pattern I chose to make is the Patchwork House pouch. The instructions were very easy to follow and the construction is clever. There was just one section I was confused about and had to send an email for clarification. Thankfully, they were quick to answer my question.
The patchwork on the front of the bag required cutting out templates, so I photocopied that pattern page onto freezer paper so I could iron them to the fabric and reuse them when I make another bag.
I ironed the templates onto the back side of the fabric, which resulted in the house facing the opposite way from the pattern. Next time, I'll iron the freezer paper to the front side of the fabric!
There is a bit of handsewing involved inside the bag
Overall, I am super happy with the quality of the patterns. I think I'll make the House Coasters next!
Happy Friday to you!