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Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes Paperback – 1 September 2022
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Over 1 million subscribers return to Bernadette Banner’s popular YouTube channel for Victorian and Edwardian garment profiles, reconstructions and history lessons. Make, Sew and Mend is infused with her charming, informative voice to teach readers how to use historically proven sewing techniques to hem skirts, patch holes and sew gussets to add space to garments.
As people learn the environmental and economic toll of fast fashion, they are turning toward more sustainable fashion practices like mending. From running and herringbone stitches to basting, pleats and buttonholes, Bernadette breaks down techniques with step-by-step photos to show people with any level of sewing skill how to achieve the most lasting results for every stitch.
Whether readers are looking build and maintain a vintage wardrobe or merely want to phase out fast fashion in favor of more sustainable practices, Bernadette has the basics covered for every kind of seamster.
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"From inspirational essays on style, finding your voice, and exploring your roots through
clothing, to how to mend, decorate, and maintain your modern clothes, this book is perfect for anyone who is interested in style and clothing."
--Abby Cox, Dress Historian, YouTuber and author of The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking
"This book is a must-have for all who sew, buy, or wear clothing. Bernadette Banner provides readers with a charming, thoughtful and informative guide to the
practicalities of stitching garments by hand--yet this book is so much more. In a world that pushes for constant consumption, Banner encourages us to stop, think, and stitch our way to a sartorially sustainable future."
--Dr. Serena Dyer, Dress Historian
- Publisher : Page Street Publishing (1 September 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 200 pages
- ISBN-10 : 164567486X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1645674863
- Dimensions : 19.56 x 1.52 x 22.73 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 15,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.