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'There are loads of projects, tons of basic and comprehensive information about sewing, about sewing tools, how to work your machine, information about different fabrics, threads, needles. A great book for anyone thinking of taking up sewing or of hanging onto that bag of old clothes and curtains you were going to take to the charity shop and seeing whether you can recycle and repurpose them.' http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/. 'Packed full of ideas, patterns and tips on how to transform old clothes into exciting new garments.' Moneywise Magazine. 'If you're keen on recycling then you'll love Make & Mend which will show you how to make everything from bunting to a denim skirt.' Ladies First. 'An inspirational source book that has helped me see my rag book in a whole new light.' Mumtopia 'Full of information and ideas.' Juno 'Attractively presented with lots of little drawings, diagrams and photographs, the book contains numerous projects ... would make an attractive gift.' Scottish Home and Country
About the Author
Rebecca Peacock and Samantha Tickner graduated with first class degrees in illustration in 2005 where they then set up a creative studio, Firecatcher, producing illustration and design. They have developed a love of recycling and creating from found objects which spilled over into producing their own clothes and accessories. This book is a product of their search to create unique personalised items that not only look beautiful but are environmentally friendly and find a use for all those little scraps of fabric they have collected along the way.
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The instructions are concise and are in written format plus there are little hand drawings of some of the key points to help you on your way. Don't be fooled by this little books plain appearance it does have good content.
Feel i should state that i'm an amateur when it comes to sewing and if you are an experienced seamstress this is probably not the book for you
the preview doesn't provide a clear enough picture of what you are buying.
i also bought the altered clothing book this is much better.i can immediately see at least 6 projects from that book i will be tackling even though it is older it has a lot more out of the box ideas and also a few basic patterns. honestly there are lots of online vids showing recycling projects and some are a lot more detailed than shown in this book.
postives - the seller sent it quickly so woudl recommend them.
The project section is full of ideas for all sorts of things that make the most of those old clothes, spare bits of fabric, random buttons and pretty bits of ribbon! Each project has instructions, illustrations and photos, so anyone can have a go!
The detailed guide for each project is brilliant and translates really well when having a go. This is a great book if you know someone who doesn't like waste and wants to make do and mend I'd recommend it.
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This book I found very poorly set out inside, very few and very sketchy drawings, not much planning, written instructions not set out well. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Live'n'learn
book is wonderful, with a lot of information, in excellent conditionPublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent book. I bought it for my granddaughter who is doing a textiles '0' level and we have made use of it already. Read morePublished 22 months ago by DIANNE
Read this book some good tips. I love recycling it gives me a real buss and I sew a lot so I recommend it for any one like minded.Published on 21 May 2015 by Christabell
Its OK but I was expecting more variety of clothes for alteration. Dress seems to be the same for most alterations.Published on 24 April 2015 by Hazel Anne
A brilliant helpful guide especially for a newbie like me!Published on 24 April 2015 by Kindle Customer