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Mend It, Wear It, Love It! Stitch Your Way to a Sustainable Wardrobe

DK. Feb. 2021. 144p. ISBN 9780744026801. $14.99. CRAFTS
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This book is the answer to a stitcher’s prayer. The information is simple enough for beginners and can be a quick reference for advanced users. Illustrations throughout the text are in color and easy to read with terminology in plain English. The book is split into three sections: “Mend” includes sections on using a sewing machine and repairing a hem; “Wear” shows users different techniques such as removing sleeves or adding pockets; and “Love” includes laundering tips and and how to deal with stains, including hiding them with embroidery. In addition, there is helpful information such as the basics of a sewing kit, “Inspirations” (e.g., changing a button to create a different look), further resources, and a basic index. The authors also spend a few pages on the concept of “slow fashion,” or prolonging the life of the clothes we already have through the techniques presented in this book rather than purchasing new items.
VERDICT Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels will find this book a useful addition to their collections.

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