“The Book of the Week”

Each week, FashionLab’s editors pick a must have book for your bookshelf.

Sustainable sewing projects don’t have to be scratchy hemp skirts and brown patchwork aprons!

This book will guide readers through a series of stylish sewing projects with a focus on sourcing and using sustainable fabrics

Ruth Singer is a textile designer-maker who works exclusively with eco-friendly, recycled and natural fabrics. She has also worked in museum education, most recently in adult education at the V&A. Her book ”Sew Eco: Sewing Sustainable and Re-Used Materials” helps to understand the challenges that exist within the textile industry and encourages to reuse and recycle existing materials to give them new life. In this book, Singer explains her point of view in a very simple style, avoiding the pitfall of being preachy. Even better, after the reading, you’ll feel educated, informed and well equipped to introduce some eco-friendliness to your crafting.

This book is a fun, practical and informative guide to approaching needlework and crafting in an environmentally responsible way

This book will guide readers through a series of 20 stylish sewing projects with a focus on sourcing and using sustainable fabrics. The projects teach different aspects of sewing, starting with making cushions from recycled shirts, old jumpers, vintage buttons and other materials, working through making simple skirts and bags, to using leather applique, working with vintage lace and peace silk, using organic fabrics for scarves and shawls and even ‘upcycling’ an old suede skirt or hat into something new and fabulous.

 

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (25 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408102846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408102848
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