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Pattern Review and Giveaway: Zakka Workshop

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Last month I wrote a review of Yoko Saito’s book New Classic Patchwork. I guess it was obvious how much I loved the book because that same day Lindsay from World Book Media emailed me and asked if I would like to try some of Yoko’s patterns that they have published in a series called ‘Zakka Workshop.’ She said I could offer a giveaway to my readers too!


These are the Zakka Workshop patterns she sent. They are adorable! I loved all of them and had a hard time deciding which pattern to try first. Since Amy Friend already reviewed the Patchwork House Pouch pattern, I decided to go for the House Basket.


In my stash I had some Japanese patchwork-y fabric that was perfect for the exterior of the basket. I didn’t need to go searching for lots of little prints because they were all here in this 1/2 yard. And FYI, Pellon has a tracing product that is sold next to their interfacing that came in very handy. I simply traced the templates from the booklet and used these pattern pieces to fussy cut all of my patchwork pieces. I can’t remember where my fabric came from (sorry!) but if you search for ‘Japanese Patchwork Fabric’ on etsy.com you can find some very similar fabrics.


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Before starting this project I was a little bit worried about the part where I would have to sew the bottom of the basket to the sides. But it was actually very easy. The measurements provided are perfect and if you use lots of pins (see picture) and sew with the circle part on the bottom, you’ll be fine. 🙂 These pictures show how I sewed the lining bottom to the lining sides.


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Once finished, I couldn’t help turning and turning…


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and turning to basket to see all my cute houses! I can’t decide which one I like best.


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This is one little project I’m keeping for myself. It’s my new pearle cotton basket!

Would you like to win a pattern from the Zakka Workshop series? Simply check them all out {here} and leave a comment below saying which one you would like to win. On the evening of Monday May 19th I’ll let random.org pick two winners so World Book Media can send them the pattern of their choice. Make sure you enter your email address in case it’s you. 🙂

 

*** Update *** This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winners Dorian G. and Sandy F.!

Happy Sewing!


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133 Comments

  1. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Yoko Saito’s Cherry Blossom Mini Quilt with full size pattern is so beautiful. I would love to make that project. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  2. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Yoko Saito’s Cherry Blossom Mini Quilt with full size pattern is so beautiful. I would love to make that project. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  3. Oh, my! So cute! I love the Home Town Pouch, but the Patchwork Pillows are lovely as well. 🙂 coralbunnyandlo [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. Very adorable! It’s really hard to pick, but I think I like the House Basket the best!

  5. The house basket is adorable. I can always use another basket.
    gccmom(at)aol(dot)com

  6. The house basket is adorable. I can always use another basket.

  7. Linda Jerome says:

    All patterns are adorable, however, I like the house basket the best – I would absolutely love to win in.

  8. Linda Nelson says:

    I adore the House Basket!! SO cute!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

  9. I love your new basket. I really liked the Yoko Saito’s Afternoon Tea. Cute patterns.

  10. I love your new basket. I really liked the Yoko Saito’s Afternoon Tea. Cute patterns.

  11. Cindy Lanahan says:

    They are beautiful and fun. Great to keep and,especially, to make for gifts! Love the home town pouch!

  12. Cindy Lanahan says:

    They are beautiful and fun. Great to keep and,especially, to make for gifts! Love the home town pouch!

  13. sue Immel says:

    I like the home town pouch but they all are cute

  14. If I have to pick a favorite, I would pick the house coasters. But I love them all and would be very happy with any of them.

  15. Susan Lamelin says:

    I would love to win the House Basket pattern!

  16. Susan Lamelin says:

    I would love to win the House Basket pattern!

  17. Ritz Sagritalo-Young says:

    The house basket is my favorite. We always need organizing baskets around these parts lol

  18. I would absolutely love a perle cotton basket so it would have to be the ‘House Basket’ for me. xx

  19. I would absolutely love a perle cotton basket so it would have to be the ‘House Basket’ for me. xx
    lanybleu at gmail dot com

  20. Sandy Wagner says:

    I like the one you made, the House Basket.

  21. Alison Newbold says:

    Alison Newbold
    All patterns are lovely but my favourite is the Home Town Pouch. Thank you for the giveaway.
    [email protected]

  22. house basket or coasters – but all of them are adorable

  23. Cherry B. says:

    Those are really well done and great. My favorite is the Patchwork House Basket. Thank you for the chance to win!! [email protected]

  24. Im in need of small baskets to put all the bits and pieces that hang around my desk, so i would choose the house baskets’ tutorial!!! but i really love them all, such inspiring work!!! thank you for the giveaway, keep up the great work!!!

  25. I love the tea house with matt. Actually love them all.

  26. I love the House Basket. A row of them setting on the shelf above my sewing machine would be perfect !

  27. Lori Smanski says:

    So adorable. I love the Patchwork House Basket Pattern. Thanks for this sweet chance. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  28. It is a difficult decision but I would choose the house basket.

  29. smilingwoman says:

    I would LOVE to win the House Pillow Pattern! Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Elisabetta says:

    I would like the house basket, yours is so lovely ^_^

  31. The Bon Appetit Tote is adorable! I’d love to make either a shopping tote or picnic "basket" using that pattern, or both.

  32. Betty Giles says:

    I love houses! My choice, though, is the House Basket.

  33. The Patchwork House Basket. I really do need something to store my art and craft supplies.

  34. The Patchwork House Basket is so cute!! It needs to be in my sewing room!! sharon, [email protected]

  35. Patricia melilli says:

    I do love the house basket. The zip pouches are sweet also!

  36. Would love to win the house basket, it’s so cute!

  37. The Patchwork House Pouch looks like it would be perfect to make for some of my friends. I love to give small gifts to my friends and family.

  38. The house basket is the the one I like too…..thank you !

  39. I wouldn’t say no to any of them! My favourite is the Bon Appetit tote. Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity.

  40. I am a big fan of Yoko Saito so was most interested in todays posting. Love the house basket and house pouch patterns. Thanks for posting!

  41. I love the house basket. All her patterns are very cute.

  42. My favorite is the patchwork house basket that you showcase. I just took a class in Sashiko stitching, and have lots of perle cotton to corral in one place. This would be perfect!

  43. I love the house basket. I would do just as you did; make it, keep it and use it to store something crafty. It is too cute to not sit out and show off. Thanks for the review.

  44. Maria Sinnott- Chezum says:

    Love the house basket! That is the pattern I would choose!

  45. Amy Perrine says:

    Oooh! I love the House Basket. I can always use things like that to organize my stuff.

  46. Kathleen Ross says:

    I love the House Basket! So cute

  47. Geni Pickens says:

    Hands up, it’s the House Basket!! You can never have enough lil’ baskets 🙂

  48. Geni Pickens says:

    Hands up, it’s the House Basket!! You can never have enough lil’ baskets 🙂

  49. I love the house pillows. Actually, I love the pouches and the baskets too but for today my favorite is the pillows. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. I have to say the house basket has got to be my favourite p pattern I like having small baskets for keep my gadgets together !!!

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  51. I love them all.

  52. Courteney says:

    I love the House Basket. All of the patterns are wonderful and I really like the pillows and tea cozy and mat too. But my favorite is the House Basket and I would LOVE to make them for all over my house. They could definitely spruce up some spaces and provide extra storage for me. [email protected]

  53. I love house patterns so it’s hard to choose. I love the basket and the pillows

  54. I would love the House Basket pattern. Thanks!

  55. I love the basket, what the heck I love baskets aren’t they great, I would choose the little houses basket pattern……

  56. They are all so cute, but I would really like the House basket

  57. Decisions, decisions. I really like them all, but am loving what you did with the House Basket pattern. So I’m thinking that would be the one I want.

  58. I like the house tea cozy and mat!

  59. They are all so cute it’s hard to pick just one! I love houses. I think I would pick the Patchwork House Basket. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!! nicoleg zero at hotmail.com

  60. Margaret Morgan says:

    I fell in love with the House Basket, so cute!

  61. I’d love the House Basket!

  62. I would like to win the house basket, it is so cute.

  63. I can’t decide between "House Pouch" or the tea cozy! They are all so adorable!

  64. Sandy Fullmer says:

    I love the House Basket! That would be my first pick. Thanks, Sandy F

  65. I just love this house basket that you’ve shown us. I need to store some pearl cotton, too.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  66. So many to choose from but I like the House basket. Too cute.

  67. My favorites are Hometown Pouch and House Basket. They are amazing!!

  68. What cute patterns. I’d like to try all of them, but I think I’d like to try the House Basket first.

  69. I like the House Basket pattern.

  70. Love the Zakka workshop patterns! The House Basket is definitely what I would love to try – would look so cute as a place to put my scraps in my sewing room!

  71. What cute patterns!!! I’d choose the House Basket…love it 🙂 Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!

  72. Beverly Greve says:

    I love these patterns. I would love to have the house makeup pattern or the house pillow! Thanks for this chance to win.

  73. I love the house basket! One would look so cute in my craft room.

  74. They are all darling. But like you I love houses, any kind of house so I’m going with the House Basket. Please throw me into the pot. Thanks.

  75. Jacqueline says:

    Hi hun! I would really like the house basket pattern to keep my embroidery floss tidy, while I stitch in the living room. My dear hubs is always nagging me about the amount of quilting/craft stuff I have all over my chair and the adjoining sofa…so in the interest of marital peace, the House Baskets is a winner!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  76. I would love to have the Afternoon Tea Mat pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  77. Love the house basket, what a cute way to stash our treasures.

  78. I love the house basket. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. I love the house basket! Thanks for the chance to win a great pattern!

  80. Karen J Brace says:

    You have some awesome patterns! I would like to win the Yoko Saito’s Home Town pouch.

  81. Catherine Silling says:

    those patterns are all so great! I would love any of them, I guess if I had to pick, I would also follow you and make that cute house basket!

  82. Kim Kleeband says:

    I would love to try the house basket as I think it would challenge my limited learning skills. And! It WAY cute.

  83. kathy fuller says:

    All the patterns are great, would love to win the house basket pattern.

  84. Michele Schiegner says:

    They’re all precious, but I think I’d enjoy working on the house basket the best. Besides I could find more uses for it. I hope it’s pretty easy, because I will surely have to make more than one.

  85. I would LOVE to win her Home Town Pouch! Thank you so much for the chance!

  86. I’d love to try the patchwork house pouch. That’s adorable.

  87. Love that house basket! I would have so many uses, I would need to make a full set and line them up on the shelf.

  88. My favorite is the house basket, love that Cherry Blossom Mini Quilt too!

  89. Hard to choose but I think I would like the house basket. I can see a whole village of them!

  90. What a neat idea, I would love to win the house basket patten, I have sew many things to fill it with…

  91. I would love the Home Town Pouch pattern!

  92. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I love the house basket the best, even though it won’t be as cute as yours, I think any basket like this would be cute. cdahlgren at live dot com

  93. Allison marriott says:

    Allison Marriott
    I just love the little basket you made, it would be perfect next to my sewing machine for all the bits and pieces that end up all over the place.

  94. such cute patterns! I love Afternoon Tea

  95. Love your basket! I think I would have to go with the Snowman mini Quilt! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  96. Love the basket!

  97. i like the basket, i definitely need some in my sewing room, maybe,…….. lol

  98. i like the basket, i definitely need some in my sewing room, maybe,…….. lol

  99. Darlene burke says:

    I love the house basket. I have made a few but this pattern is the cutest. Love all your products.

  100. I love the house basket ! wonderful fabric you used.

  101. Gina Snyder says:

    Oh it would be so hard to pick. I love the Tea Mats, but your House Basket probably has won me over!

    Gina

  102. Gina Snyder says:

    Oh it would be so hard to pick. I love the Tea Mats, but your House Basket probably has won me over!

    Gina

  103. Gina Snyder says:

    Oh it would be so hard to pick. I love the Tea Mats, but your House Basket probably has won me over!

    Gina

  104. I like the house coasters and house basket.

  105. john hutchens says:

    I like the Yoko Saito’s Snowman Mini Quilt
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  106. Shelly Sandy says:

    I actually like the house basket you made the best, and have been eyeing this pattern for a while. What a great idea to use it for your perle cotton, esp since I just purchased numerous spools of vintage variegated tatting thread which I plan to use for appliqué when I make a 30s quilt.

  107. Shelly Sandy says:

    I actually like the house basket you made the best, and have been eyeing this pattern for a while. What a great idea to use it for your perle cotton, esp since I just purchased numerous spools of vintage variegated tatting thread which I plan to use for appliqué when I make a 30s quilt.

  108. Shelly Sandy says:

    Sorry about the duplicate….had to create a new account and something definitely went wrong…..

  109. I love the little basket, that is so cute with the house on it.

  110. I love the little house basket!!

  111. I would love to have the House Basket pattern. It is so adorable and I have the perfect place for it. Thanks

  112. Barbara L says:

    Patchwork House Pouch (in English edition),

  113. Ranju Gandhi says:

    The House Basket is simply beautiful!
    ranjugandhi @yahoo.com

  114. I would choose the House Basket.

  115. Connie Bailey says:

    I love the house basket and would like to make one!

  116. Anne Shelbaer says:

    How sweet the house basket is and useful. Thank you for showing it with the pearl cotton inside as it gives us an idea of the size. Love it.

  117. Patricia Melilli says:

    They are all great, but I love the house basket!

  118. These patterns are adorable!!! My favorite is the house basket!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! [email protected]

  119. Love all the patterns but I would love to own the House Basket.

  120. All of the patterns are super cute, but I like the house basket the best. Thanks. [email protected]

  121. I love the House Tea Cozy. Adorable!

  122. I like the house basket. Lots of possibilities.

  123. Betty Gracie says:

    Love to make the house basket!

  124. Dawn Petersen says:

    Love the House Basket, a really great idea.

  125. Definitely the House Pillows

  126. I love the Hometown Pouch!
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  127. Dorian Goodyk says:

    The Hometown Pouch is my favorite!

  128. The house tea cozy is cute and I need a new one. Thanks

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