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The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style [9781787135369]

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The BBC primetime series, The Great British Sewing Bee, is back on the nation's screens.

The companion book to the sixth series of this flagship BBC2 show, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style accompanies sewers at all levels on their creative journey to reduce, reuse and recycle - ultimately creating their own considered closet.

Starting with the essentials, sewers will learn how to maintain and care for their sewing machine, find out the secrets to using an overlocker (and what to do if you don't have one) and the key to pattern matching.

With a guide that demystifies the fitting process, and with expert sewing tips on making alterations, you'll be able to choose from 27 projects, for both women and men, that will ease you into the world of sustainable sewing.

For burgeoning dressmakers, this book showcases a vast array of sustainable and natural fabrics, reveals how to breathe life into old garments and entices the would-be sewer to dress handmade.

Interspersed with sustainable tips, from advice on keeping an eco-friendly sewing space and how to better care for your garments, to guidance on recycling old clothes, using up fabric scraps and making repairs, this book is an indispensable reference to a more considered approach to sewing, that will encourage you to create long-lasting projects to cherish.

With womenswear sizes ranging from 8 to 22 and menswear sizes ranging from XS to XL, along with five full-size pattern sheets, expert sewers Caroline Akselson and Alexandra Bruce cover everything you need to build your sewing repertoire and grow in confidence as you sew yourself sustainable.

AUTHOR: Alexandra Bruce and Caroline Akselson run an independent, London-based sewing company. Having both studied costume design, they have a wealth of combined knowledge on garment construction and have independently worked for a number of high-profile clients, including Lulu Guinness, Kate Spade, the Hamilton musical and the Aladdin stage show. They teach and speak about sewing and sustainability throughout London, inspiring people to make their own clothes and lead a more sustainable life through sewing.

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9781787135369
ISBN13:
9781787135369
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Author:
Caroline Akselson
Publisher:
Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Publication:
26-Mar-2020
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
224
Weight:
1,566 Grams
  • 5
    The Great British Sewing Bee

    Posted by Joanne Evans on 14th Aug 2020

    Fantastic value, prompt delivery. Very pleased with my purchase.

  • 5
    Great British Sewing Bee

    Posted by Mr Eric Sykes on 12th May 2020

    An excellent book

  • 5
    Great British Sewing Bee

    Posted by Sue W on 27th Apr 2020

    Great value. If you think about the cost of patterns this book is well worth the weight! I have already made the jeans apron.

  • 3
    It's ok..

    Posted by Heidi White on 26th Apr 2020

    Delivery was fast, and the book was well packaged. I would recommend this company to anyone, fantastic customer service. I have already bought more books from them.
    As for this book, it is nothing special. Has a very small amount of hints and tips, the rest are instructions for the enclosed patterns. I do not like most of them, they are old fashioned and boring and do not inspire me to sew. I have lots of sewing books, this will not be on my favourites list.

  • 5
    A great book for the sewing enthusiast as are all it'spredecessors.

    Posted by Bridget Thomas on 4th Apr 2020

    Extremely well packed and a pleasure to own. Easy to dip into and enjoy.. It has pride of place with the previous volumes, now all I need is time..........

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