Create your own tailored wardrobe, avoid fast fashion, and learn a new sustainable skill with this comprehensive guide for complete beginners
There has never been a better time to learn to sew your own clothes. If you want to avoid harmful fast fashion, create sustainable pieces for yourself and one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, and curate your own perfect wardrobe, this is the book you need.
Get started with the core skills such as how to make accurate measurements, how to use a sewing machine, and how to follow a pattern. Once you've aced the essentials, move on to 15 stylish and straightforward projects (all patterns provided), from colorful headbands to eye-catching dresses and trendy sweatshirts. Some of the projects even teach you how to upcycle vintage and thrifted clothes to create gorgeous, unique items for your wardrobe. As the projects get more complex, you'll practise and perfect the skills you've learned, and build your confidence.
By the end of the book, you will be able to tackle any new project with confidence and all the techniques and skills you need at your fingertips. So take some time for yourself, learn a new skill, and enjoy creating your own tailored wardrobe with this beautiful book by your side.
Upcycled denim tote
Classic duster jacket
About the Author
Juliet Uzor is a London-based teacher known for her unique colourful clothing designs. In 2019 she was declared the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One. Juliet also publishes written and video dressmaking lessons intended to teach and inspire people to sew beautiful pieces to suit their body types and styles.