A practical tool kit for mending and upcycling your wardrobe.
It's "sew" simple to give your wardrobe an eco-chic edge! With fast fixes and clever techniques, this accessible, fully illustrated sewing book has everything you need to mend, customize and care for your clothes.
Parting with damaged, yet beloved, clothes can be one of the saddest things, but what if you were able to fix those holes, give them a fresher look, and extend their life? Luckily, with this guide to mending and patching, you don't have to say goodbye to your favorite clothing items ever again!
Now you can cherish all your garments, even those in the furthest corner of your closet! This sewing book for beginners will help you master the skills to repair a seam and mend a hem, even if you've never touched a needle and thread before!
Enjoy Your Clothes for Longer
This sewing book arms you with the techniques you need to enjoy your clothes for longer and express your creativity. Detailed step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions explain how to sew, repurpose, and care for your clothes in a range of materials.
For anyone who cares about reducing fashion waste but doesn't want to sacrifice style, this is the book for you! It addresses the way mending is great for fashion sustainability and gives you the low down on "fast fashion". From polluting ecosystems and breeding unsafe work environments, discover the huge human and environmental impacts those irresistibly cheap t-shirts have.
The Art of Mending and Sewing
Mend It. Wear It. Love It is for everyone! Packed full of simple fixes, as well as more advanced techniques, this book is perfect for sewers, crafters, and fashion lovers of all experience levels.
Table of contents
- How to use this eBook
- The lowdown on “fast fashion”
- The Basics
Mend Your Clothes
- Using a sewing machine
- Sewing on a button
- Repairing a buttonhole
- Inspiration: Contrasting buttons
- Repairing a hem
- Mending a hole from the top
- Basic sashiko-style stitching
- Inspiration: Visible mending
- Patching a hole from behind
- Darning a hole
- Inspiration: Visible darning
- Mending a tear
- Mending a split seam
- Zipper issues
- Repairing collars and cuffs
- Repairing visible topstitching
- Inspiration: Visible stitching
Wear Your Clothes
- Shortening a hem
- Lengthening a hem
- Inspiration: Contrast bands, trims, and ruffles
- Adding a simple patch pocket
- Inspiration: Patch pockets
- Refitting a garment at the seams
- Refitting with waist-shaping darts
- Making a garment larger
- Removing sleeves
- Adding elastic to hems and cuffs
- Inspiration: Elasticized sleeves and trouser hems
- Love Your Clothes
- Further Resources
- About the author
- Title: Mend it, Wear it, Love it!
- Release date: February 2021
- Publisher(s): DK Publishing
- ISBN: 9780744045512
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