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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 May 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219606
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 174x226 mm
  • Illustrations: 1000
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: £14.99

Modern Mending


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

Book Description

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


About the author

About the Author

About Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald is Australia's leading clothes-mending practitioner. Her mending has been displayed in art exhibitions in Melbourne and Adelaide, and she teaches workshops across Australia. Erin began her career in journalism at 15 and over two decades worked as an editor, sub-editor, writer, and photographer. After leaving journalism she founded Bright Sparks, a social enterprise that repaired and reused electrical appliances to keep them out of landfill. When she's not trying to save the planet (stylishly), you can find her making tiny dioramas for her magic letterbox or cooking up a storm for her cookbook club, the Ottolenghi Appreciation Society. Her retirement dream is to run a deluxe toy hospital for stuffed toys.

You can find Erin online at www.erinlewisfitzgerald.com and www.modernmending.com

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