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Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed and Organic Materials

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ISBN13: 9781584797586
ISBN10: 1584797584
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Sewing books are often pretty, but don't have enough instruction; or, they give step-by-step instructions for not-so-cute creations. Sewing Green has gotten everything right: adorable ideas made from repurposed materials, plus a pattern packet to boot. Perfect for experienced and newbie seamstresses alike.
Recommended by Martha, Powells.com

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By its nature, do-it-yourself sewing is environmentally friendly. In Sewing Green, Betz White takes stitching to an even higher level of sustainability, presenting 25 projects made from "repurposed" thrift-store and back-of-the-closet finds and organic fabrics.

White's whimsical yet practical designs include an apron constructed from men's dress shirts (and a wallet from the shirts' cuffs!), a soft blanket pieced from secondhand cashmere sweaters, and even a tote bag refashioned from used Tyvek envelopes. Along the way, White dispenses tips on everything from how to deconstruct old garments for reuse in new creations to how to wrap gifts with resusable fabric scraps instead of paper.

Inspiring profiles about well-known leaders in the eco-stitching movement are sprinkled throughout, and a complete resources section helps crafters make eco-smart choices. With Sewing Green, today's sewers will be fashioning handmade heirlooms and sustaining traditions for generations to come.

Synopsis:

White takes the environmentally friendly hobby of stitching to an even higher level of sustainability, presenting 25 projects made from repurposed thrift-store and back-of-the-closet finds and organic fabrics. Photos throughout.

About the Author

Betz White is a renowned felter and green crafter whose work is sold online and in boutiques around the world. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart's TV show and in numerous magazines. Her first book, Warm Fuzzies, was published in 2007. She lives in North Potomac, MD.

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lilliepad99, April 21, 2009 (view all comments by lilliepad99)
love the title, made me want to read more
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C Horne, April 7, 2009 (view all comments by C Horne)
This book Feels good in my hands, feeds my hungrylittlecrafty-eyes, and is also nice to READ. Betz dicussses fabrics and thrift stores. The projects are: aprons mades from men's shirts (cute!), coasters from wool, (cute and different than other things I have seen), vintage napkins and rings from ruined old tablecloths,lounge pants from old cute sheets, pillows, an adorable draft-buster that looks like a branch, sweater-slippers, a wallet made from a shirt-cuff,a reversible wrap skirt,lunch tote, reusable sandwich wraps,more bags, a pillowcase skirt and MORE! I haven't sewn anything from this book yet, but have "walked" through a couple of the projects and the instructions seem solid. The patterns need to be enlarged, so I need to go to my copy center to get that done.
This is a beautiful book that inspires me each time I look at it--I just like having it near! If you like to sew, you will probably find a few projects, at least, that you will want to make right away!
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leslie obrien, March 31, 2009 (view all comments by leslie obrien)
My sister has returned to sewing and crocheting after decades away. I gave her a copy of this book and she's loving every project. A great buy for someone looking to reduce stress with some calming activity as well as reducing potential landfill waste.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781584797586
Author:
Betz White and John Gruen
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Photographer:
Gruen, John
Author:
White, Betz
Author:
Gruen, John
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Recycling (waste, etc.)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- Remaking.
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 color photographs
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in 1.52 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 144 pages Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - English 9781584797586 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Sewing books are often pretty, but don't have enough instruction; or, they give step-by-step instructions for not-so-cute creations. Sewing Green has gotten everything right: adorable ideas made from repurposed materials, plus a pattern packet to boot. Perfect for experienced and newbie seamstresses alike.

"Synopsis" by , White takes the environmentally friendly hobby of stitching to an even higher level of sustainability, presenting 25 projects made from repurposed thrift-store and back-of-the-closet finds and organic fabrics. Photos throughout.
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