Sew Eco is an inspiring craft book by Ruth Singer. Its an excellent resource to have as it devotes a lot of space to providing information on just how you can make ethical and environmental choices about textiles. The book covers all kinds of aspects such as chemical treatments and dyes on fabrics, polluting manufacturing processes, where and how fibers are made or grown etc and breaks the information down into easy to digest tables, as well as detailed explanations. Are these factors something you are aware of when you craft and sew? if they’re not, you may find this an eye opening read.
As well as recycling and reusing fabric and trims being a smart choice, it also provides more of a creative challenge to your projects. Isn’t it satisfying giving something a new life as a practical piece you’ve made your self? Sew Eco will inform AND inspire you with its colorful layouts
Divided into home projects and fashion projects, the tutorials in this book will give you a starting point for making greener choices in your crafting, providing you with instructions for chair seat covers, laptop cases, curtains, lampshades, tea cozies, skirts, hats and lots more.
Even around our store you can see some thrifty creations made lovingly from reclaimed fabrics. A tablecloth turns into a tote, a ripped tea towel is rebirthed into a pot holder, old ties make a ruffled brooch and more!