Sewing Green

Sewing Green by Betz White

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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.

By Betz White
Published by STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book

By Betz White (Author), John Gruen (Photographer)
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book (April 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1584797584, ISBN-13: 978-1584797586
Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches

Projects included in Sewing Green:
Striped Cafe Apron
Penny-Rug Trivet and Coasters
Vintage Napkins and Trim Napkin Rings
Take-It-Easy Lounge Pants
Cashmere Lap Throw – Luxe Redux
Graphic Pillows
Woodland Draft Buster
Recycled Sweater Slippers
Felted Foliage Scarf
Tyvek Tote
Off-the-Cuff Wallet
All-About-You Heat-Therapy Pillow
Organic Baby Quilt and Washies
Luxe baby Hat and Toy
Reversible Wrap Skirt
Lunch Tote
Reusable Sandwich Wraps
Denim Shopper
Natural Produce Bags
BYOB Water-Bottle Sling
Auto Sunshade
Picnic Blanket
Beach Bag
Easy, Breezy Skirt
Girl’s Easy, Breezy Sundress

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