Sew for Yourself: 50 Great Garments from Recycled Fabric, Using 5 Basic Patterns

Schiffer Craft. Jul. 2023. 240p. ISBN 9780764366130. $49.99. CRAFTS
This sustainable-sewing guide promotes upcycling and tailoring clothes to suit individual needs. The self-taught Norwegian authors created this stylish book to share their love of sewing and how easy and fun it can be. The book offers patterns for more than 50 garments designed to help readers get comfortable experimenting with fabrics and shapes. Beginners will find easy-to-follow patterns, and advanced sewists will likely find value in learning new designs and sewing methods. The book features step-by-step instructions for cutting and sewing the patterns, and there are plenty of images of the authors modeling their handmade creations. They used recycled materials for the production of all of the garments in this book and offer special tips on how to sew with recycled materials and the unique challenges that come from upcycling fabrics from a pre-existing garment or household item.
VERDICT This book will likely appeal to readers of all sewing levels, especially those who are environmentally conscious and interested in learning to sew with recycled materials.
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