Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Book Review: Sewing Green

I LOVE this book! I checked it out from Library and I loved it so much I'm going to buy my own copy :) Well actually I'm going to use my Visa points for a gift card to buy a copy :)

Here's why I love this book so much. Instead of showing me a bunch of projects I'm no where near skilled enough to do, it shares simple easy projects. It encouraged me to spend LESS time in the fabric store and more time in the thrift store! The Sewing Green projects take old pieces and makes them new again! Like the Hostess Aprons made from old men's shirts :) LOVE that one!
Although sometimes the author verges on the side of Crazy Optimistic, for example, I am never going to find enough cashmere sweaters at Goodwill to make a blanket (I've only managed to find 2 my entire life), I still love the idea, a cashmere throw for under $20!!!
A couple of my Favorite projects would include, the snail on a log draft blocker:

The sandwich wrapper:

and the picnic blanket made from old towels and vinyl tablecloth.

She even has a pattern for produce bags :)

At the back of the book there's a little envelope full of patterns, and a lot of the pages have patterns printed on them, all you have to do is photo copy them at 200% cut them out and use them!

I'm not a great sewer, infact I wouldn't even say I'm a good sewer but all these projects seem really do-able and I can't wait to tackle the sandwich wrappers :) I'll let you know how it goes :)

p.s. I haven't in any way been compensated for this post. I just really really LOVE this book!
I hope you'll consider checking this one out! It's got some great photography in it too, in case you don't want to get your sew on, but like flipping through pretty pics.


  1. Great looking book and I like the sounds of the premise, thanks, I'm off to look for it myself! Janell

  2. Looks like a great book. I like the idea of using old towels and a vinyl tablecloth for a new blanket. So many times just part of the towel is messed up!

  3. A reversible picnic cloth, how clever! Or just put the vinyl side down when the grass is it always is in our area.

    I like the sandwich wrap idea too. I'd make a few of those. Cool beans!

  4. SO COOL! I love the picnic blanket....hmmmmmm My wheels are a turnin'!
    Hope all is well with you! Cheers xo

  5. Looks like a darling book. Love the scarf she is wearing. I'll definitely be checking out this book, thanks!


  6. I have to check that book out! Thanks for sharing!


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