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Sew eco : sewing sustainable and re-used materials / by Ruth Singer.

By: Singer, Ruth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : A&C Black, 2010Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408102848 (pbk.); 1408102846 (pbk.).Subject(s): Sewing | Dressmaking | Recycling (Waste, etc.) | Salvage (Waste, etc.) | Household linens | House furnishingsDDC classification: 646.2
Contents:
Textiles and the environment -- Buying fabrics -- Making greener choices in your sewing practice -- Buying vintage fabrics and haberdashery -- Basic sewing: tools and techniques -- Home Projects: Pincushion -- Chair seat cover -- Curtains -- Tea cosy -- Lampshade -- Laptop cosy -- Suede cushion -- Apron -- Tablelinen -- Slashed cushion -- Fashion Projects: Shawl -- Scarf -- Lace bag -- Purse -- Cuff -- Embellished coat -- Corsage -- Curtain skirt -- Blossom skirt.
Summary: "Sustainable sewing projects don't have to be scratchy hemp skirts and brown patchwork aprons - you could be making beautiful one-off pieces for yourself and your home from unique and unusual eco-friendly recycled or vintage fabrics. A whole new generation of savvy craftsters have been dusting off old sewing machines and revving them up, but they don't want to make just any old thing. This book will guide readers through a series of stylish sewing projects with a focus on sourcing and using sustainable fabrics. The projects teach different aspects of sewing, starting with making cushions from recycled shirts, old jumpers, vintage buttons and other materials, working through making simple skirts and bags, to using leather applique, working with vintage lace and peace silk, using organic fabrics for scarves and shawls and even 'upcycling' an old suede skirt or hat into something beautiful and unique" --Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Sustainable sewing projects don't have to be scratchy hemp skirts and
brown patchwork aprons - you could be making beautiful one-off pieces
for yourself and your home from unique and unusual eco-friendly
recycled or vintage fabrics. A whole new generation of savvy craftsters have been dusting
off old sewing machines and revving them up, but they don't want to
make just any old thing. This book will guide readers through a series
of stylish sewing projects with a focus on sourcing and using
sustainable fabrics. The projects teach different aspects of sewing,
starting with making cushions from recycled shirts, old jumpers,
vintage buttons and other materials, working through making simple
skirts and bags, to using leather appliqué, working with vintage lace
and peace silk, using organic fabrics for scarves and shawls and even
'upcycling' an old suede skirt or hat into something beautiful and unique.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-143) and index.

Textiles and the environment -- Buying fabrics -- Making greener choices in your sewing practice -- Buying vintage fabrics and haberdashery -- Basic sewing: tools and techniques -- Home Projects: Pincushion -- Chair seat cover -- Curtains -- Tea cosy -- Lampshade -- Laptop cosy -- Suede cushion -- Apron -- Tablelinen -- Slashed cushion -- Fashion Projects: Shawl -- Scarf -- Lace bag -- Purse -- Cuff -- Embellished coat -- Corsage -- Curtain skirt -- Blossom skirt.

"Sustainable sewing projects don't have to be scratchy hemp skirts and brown patchwork aprons - you could be making beautiful one-off pieces for yourself and your home from unique and unusual eco-friendly recycled or vintage fabrics. A whole new generation of savvy craftsters have been dusting off old sewing machines and revving them up, but they don't want to make just any old thing. This book will guide readers through a series of stylish sewing projects with a focus on sourcing and using sustainable fabrics. The projects teach different aspects of sewing, starting with making cushions from recycled shirts, old jumpers, vintage buttons and other materials, working through making simple skirts and bags, to using leather applique, working with vintage lace and peace silk, using organic fabrics for scarves and shawls and even 'upcycling' an old suede skirt or hat into something beautiful and unique" --Publisher's description.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 7)
  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • 1 Textiles and the environment (p. 11)
  • 2 Buying fabrics (p. 26)
  • 3 Making greener choices in your sewing practice (p. 40)
  • 4 Buying vintage fabrics and haberdashery (p. 48)
  • 5 Basic sewing: tools and techniques (p. 56)
  • 6 Home Projects (p. 63)
  • Pincushion (p. 64)
  • Chair seat cover (p. 68)
  • Curtains (p. 72)
  • Tea cosy (p. 76)
  • Lampshade (p. 80)
  • Laptop cosy (p. 82)
  • Suede cushion (p. 85)
  • Apron (p. 88)
  • Tablelinen (p. 93)
  • Slashed cushion (p. 96)
  • 7 Fashion Projects (p. 99)
  • Shawl (p. 100)
  • Scarf (p. 104)
  • Lace bag (p. 108)
  • Purse (p. 114)
  • Cuff (p. 118)
  • Embellished coat (p. 120)
  • Corsage (p. 123)
  • Hat (p. 125)
  • Curtain skirt (p. 128)
  • Blossom skirt (p. 133)
  • Conclusion (p. 136)
  • Glossary (p. 137)
  • Stockists (p. 139)
  • Resources (p. 142)
  • Index (p. 144)