How to Sew Sustainably – Wendy Ward

19,95

How to Sew Sustainably – Wendy Ward

19,95

How to Sew Sustainably – Wendy Ward

A technique-led guide to creating clothes and homeware, using fabric scraps from other projects, discarded home textiles and used clothing.

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 customise 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 garments based on your body measurements, and there’s a useful section on mending techniques. Wendy also covers the ethical issues involved in buying new, from shopping locally to choosing your fibres carefully and supporting small businesses and other crafters. There is a comprehensive chapter covering all the sewing techniques used, from seam and hem basics 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.

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How to Sew Sustainably – Wendy Ward –

¨The creation of a garment that originally began as a flicker of an idea inside my head still seems to me to be a bit like magic.

Wendy has worked in the fashion industry for 7 years as a designer, she has a sewing column in the Love sewing magazine and has writen 4 books.

The latest is How to Sew Sustainably in 2021

This book fully explores my philosophy for dressing and sewing in a more sustainable way. Containing techniques for using scraps and small pieces of leftover and recycled fabrics, minimal waste clothing projects as well as projects for accessories, home sewing and art textiles.

An advocate of sustainable fashion having worked for a fair trade organic cotton brand for four years, I am passionate about empowering people to create their own style, interpret fashion in their own way and re-connect with the joy of making.

In 2019 I re-located back to my hometown of Sheffield in the foothills of the glorious Peak District.

I design my own range of sewing patterns, tools and accessories called MIY Collection which are available online here.

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