Eco-friendly products can carry quite a price tag, but with encouraging words and easy-to-follow instructions, Shore's collection of simple sewing and crafting projects can inspire readers to create their own and reduce, reuse, and recycle, all at the same time. Items here can be used for food (wax wraps, lunch bags, grocery totes), personal care (makeup remover pads, reusable wipes and a way to carry them, face coverings), and other household purposes (gift wrappings, cleaning wipes). Many projects are suitable for absolute beginners, but some, like structured bags with bias trim, are better to build up to. Throughout, Shore emphasises using organic, repurposed, and eco-friendly supplies, and reminds readers that using what they have is just fine, and better than buying new. Only one project requires a printed pattern, and the shape for this is included in the book for easy tracing onto paper. An approachable guide.
-- Heather Booth * Booklist *
The book contains tips for beginners, information on fabrics, tools, useful stitches and key techniques. There are lots of photos and clearly written instructions for the projects making it ideal for beginners. The tips for natural face scrub, bath salts, stain remover and kitchen spray are a nice addition.
Unlike a lot of project books where I only find one or two projects of interest I can see myself working my way through all the projects in this one. I especially like the stocking gift bags which can be resized.
A couple of the projects can also be adapted for alternative use, the repair kit case would be ideal for storing small sewing projects and the cutlery wrap could be adapted for pens/brushes etc. An excellent addition to my collection of sewing books.
-- Ann Hewison * Customer Review *
I have a few Debbie Shore books, all of which I love and this latest addition did not disappoint. The book is suitable for beginners to competent sewers alike and contains lots of hints and tips. Each project (there are 25 in all) has detailed instructions supported by step-by step-pictures. I've already made a set of make up remover wipes and some bowl covers. This book is a great addition to any crafters book collection and I cant wait to make more of the projects.
-- Sazzie Jessop * Customer Review *
It's never been more important to be mindful of what we consume. Debbie Shore's latest release Sew Eco-Friendly will help you make small meaningful swaps to help reduce waste and live more sustainably with 25 step-by-step projects - you'll be able to replace plastic bags with a sturdy shopping tote bag, trade in gift wrap for stylish fabric wraps and much more.
* Crafts Beautiful *