How to sew sustainably Recycling, reusing, and remaking with fabric

Wendy Ward

Book - 2021

"Wendy Ward teaches you all the skills you need to refashion garments and reuse fabric from existing pieces you already own, plus ways to use leftover scraps to make household items, and to customize your clothes. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, for instance novel ways to join small fabric pieces, using larger pieces to make pieced household items and clothing, and easy ways to refashion existing clothing. Her "minimal waste" mentality will help you to make simple g...arments based on your body measurements, and there's a useful section on mending. Wendy also covers the ethical issues involved in buying new, from shopping locally to choosing your fibers carefully and supporting small businesses and other crafters. There is a comprehensive chapter covering all the sewing techniques used, from seam and hem basics through to tips on unpicking recycled garments. Each section includes projects using the techniques covered--a total of 20 makes that can be adapted to the materials you have to hand." --

Saved in:

2nd Floor New Shelf Show me where

1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor New Shelf 646.4/Ward (NEW SHELF) Checked In
Instructional and educational works
London ; New York : CICO Books 2021.
Physical Description
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Main Author
Wendy Ward (author)
  • Techniques: Sewing basics ; Scraps ; Pieces ; Refashioning ; Aftercare
  • The projects: Building blocks top & dress ; Push the envelope tote bag, belt bag & pouch ; A different perspective : pants, top & dress ; Strength in numbers scarf & snood ; Yes you can jacket, robe & top ; Better together pocket organizer ; Blue skies curtains ; No place like home pillows ; Wishful thinking wall art & cards.