"Zakka is a Japanese term for the many household goods that organize out homes and help us with daily tasks. Making these items yourself gives them a personal, meaningful touch that can't be bought. In this book, you will find more than twenty fun projects with illustrated instructions, patterns, and helpful tips. These easy-to-sew projects--pouches and bags, small toys and baby items, personal accessories and handy kitchen items--all share simple, fresh, aesthetic; a subtle, clever wit; and absolute usefulness. Follow the directions to a tee, or design the items in styles to suit their recipients. Zakka is fun to make, fun to use, and even more fun to share with others!"