Sewing Green

Sewing Green

25 Projects Made With Repurposed & Organic Materials : Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-friendly Stitching

Book - 2009
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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.


Baker & Taylor
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 organic cloth and 'repurposed' thrift-store and back-of-the-closet finds and organic fabrics.

Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, c2009
ISBN: 9781584797586
1584797584
Branch Call Number: 646.4 WHI
Characteristics: 143 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm. + 1folded sheet of paterns

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JessRB
Jul 30, 2014

Projects in the book either use upcycled materials (an apron out of an old men's shirt, softie out of an old sweater, bag out of tyvek mailing envelopes), organic materials or vintage materials. Includes both clothes and household items. One positive thing about this book is that it includes full-sized patterns (you just need to hope that the copy you check out still has them in the back!). I've found it pretty easy to use patterns like this by tracing them onto tissue paper to make myself a copy.

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Mazzba
Dec 21, 2013

I thought this book was useful and well-organized. I wrote a detailed review on my blog here:

http://creativeupcycling.blogspot.com/2013/07/book-review-sewing-green-by-betz-white.html

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Kathiguam
Jul 26, 2010

Will likely purchase my own copy.

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