What is Crowdfunding?

I've designed a pin! I am no graphic designer but I've managed to do this! The idea of a sewing version of the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' logo has been floating around in my head for a year or more and I am crowdfunding to make this dream a reality. What is crowdfunding? You might ask...…

Sourcing Recycled Interfacing

Hi folks!  I have a quick little update for you today. Vlieseline have released a press release regarding their products and sustainability and have asked me to share it with you guys! For the sake of transparency: I am not receiving anything for sharing this information with you and I haven't tried all these products,…

How to Repair Pulls in Knitwear

Okay, I've got something a little bit different for you today. It's not *technically* a sewing tool but I think it fits really well with sustainable sewing, slow fashion and generally being an environmentally conscious consumer. I read somewhere recently (think it was Fashion Revolution) that the most sustainable garment in the world is the…

How to Refashion a Dress That’s TOO SMALL

Okay. Real talk time. We talk a lot in sustainability conversations that it's good to refashion existing garments. It is great to take something unloved that already exists and make it into something you will wear a lot. That's a really sustainable way to source materials and get a new garment without using anything that…

Recycled Thread: Making a 100% Recycled Garment

Hello! It's time for the next installment of my product review series called Tool Thursdays and this time I have my hands on a product I am really excited about! Thread giants Gutermann have been innovating and have come out with 100% recycled polyester thread made from recycled plastic bottles. Less energy is required to…