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Modern Mending


How to minimize waste and maximize style by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 May 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219606
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 7 x 9 inches
  • Illustrations: 1000
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $23.95

Mend and customize your old clothes creatively to revitalize your outfits and save the planet.

Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending. 

Across the globe, we send tonnes of clothing to landfill each year. In fact, clothing consumption in the UK and US are one of the highest in the world. But the good news is that mending is trending, and it's never been easier to repair and reinvent your favourite clothes.

Inspired by the slow fashion movement that's taking the sewing world by storm, Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald has created a comprehensive guide to mending your own clothes in a way that combines creativity and sustainability. In Modern Mending, she demystifies mending and shares step-by-step instructions for a range of techniques, including stitching, darning, patching, needle felting and machine darning.

So next time you tear your favourite jeans or find a hole in your jumper, think twice before throwing them away. With Modern Mending, you'll gain the skills and confidence needed to rebel against fast fashion now and for years to come.

Table of Contents




Helpful Tips

Thoughts Before Mending

Tools of the Trade

Fabric 101

- Stitching
- Patching
- Darning
- Needle Felting
- Machine Darning
- Buttons, Zippers, Ladders + Snags



Care: Prevention and Maintenance

Share the Love

Should I Redo It?

Mending for Others


Recommended Reading


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