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Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes Kindle Edition
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New York Times Bestseller
Learn the Historically Proven Stitches Every Seamster Needs with Beloved Historical Fashion YouTuber Bernadette Banner
Whether you are just getting started with sustainable fashion and need to alter your new secondhand finds, or you want an introduction to sewing techniques for making your own clothes, Bernadette Banner’s signature voice will guide you through all the traditional stitches and techniques you need to extend the life of your favorite pieces and take fashion into
your own hands!
From tips and tricks on choosing your materials and preparing your fabric for sewing to more complex techniques like mending small holes, adding pockets to garments, making your own buttons and beyond—this book has everything you need. Complete with step-by-step photos and insight into what alterations each sewing technique is best suited for, Bernadette walks you through every step of your sewing journey. For added inspiration, this book also includes profiles on exciting voices in the historic sewing community and their perspectives on how taking fashion into their own hands has changed their lives for the better. Make, Sew and Mend is the perfect foundation for beginner sewers to start making their fashion their own.
From the Publisher
- ASIN : B0927CXBZ7
- Publisher : Page Street Publishing (17 May 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 337869 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 407 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 49,559 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The pictures are actually helpful, the instructions are simple but detailed enough to help me figure out the few things i was looking for. This is a wonderful book that i have a feeling will get lots of use as i slowly build my confidence and work my way through each bit.
It is NOT a “how to make THIS shirt” but a guidebook on different seams, stitches, pockets, button holes, darning and so froth that i actually feel is more helpful. It teaches you A skill and then you can apply it to your projects as needed.
So far im very impressed and i cant wait to work my way through all the bits she has in here!! :) i dont regret spending any money on this. I think it will prove itself well worth the investment as i go.
Reviewed in the United States on 8 June 2022
This is a beautiful book. The illustrations are gorgeous and the instructions clear. It covers the basics of home sewing but includes details about hand sewing techniques that are not as commonly available. It also, for example, has information on how to determine what fibers are in your fabric, but also why that matters.
I think this book will appeal to the many people who have followed her videos and now have a book where those techniques are documented. It should also appeal to people who are thoughtful sewers. Who are interested in why things work the way they do and some of the history behind them.
As I write this, just got my pre-ordered copy, there are a lot of reviews in Spanish and Portuguese for some other product, which does not seem to even be a book.