Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Now Read This: Sewing Green
I have taken to the habit of borrowing from the local library if I see that they carry a book of my interest. A 'try before you buy' method, if you will. In some cases, I've been known to borrow the same book several times because of just how great it was, only to just cave in and purchase it out-right. Sewing Green by Betz White will be one of those books.
Released in April of 2009, Sewing Green is a fantastic book chock full of 25 projects that utilize repurposed and organic materials. Betz provides easy instruction for each project, handy resource listings, as well as tips and techniques for living a greener lifestyle. (I loved the powdered laundry detergent recipe provided). You will also find interesting fast facts about repurposing efforts throughout.
The projects are beautifully photographed and clearly outlined. A novice sewer will be excited and capable of any project, while an intermediate sewer will still be challenged and inspired. The cute cafe aprons made from men's dress shirts as well as the natural produce bags will be the first projects that I take on. Though the felted foliage scarf appearing on the books front cover may materialize just in time for the Autumn weather.
Sewing Green will be the newest addition to my sewing reference libary in the very near future. Lovely book!
I give this book 4 1/2 pink buttons out of 5.