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Zero Waste Patterns by Birgitta Helmersson offers a modern approach to sustainable sewing. Using natural fabrics and core sewing techniques, learn how to stitch without waste and make a scandi-style collection of 20 garments.
Zero waste pattern cutting is a bit like a puzzle. You use a pre-determined length of fabric end to end by strategically planning your pattern pieces so that everything is used and then draw them onto the fabric. By using this unique "paperless" method you can eliminate both textile and paper waste from your sewing projects and take the fear out of learning to self draft and sew your own clothing.
This book includes 5 simple zero waste pattern blocks-a t-shirt, skirt, singlet, shirt, and trousers. These can then be used to make a further 15 projects by making simple changes or mixing and matching your blocks into new designs, and comes with pattern layout instructions and templates to make sizes UK 6-30/US 2-26.
Block and pattern designs do vary slighlty in fit - approx size ranges are 90 - 150 cm (35.5 - 59 inch) hip and bust 85 - 142cm (33.5 - 56inch).
Once you have mastered the 5 blocks the possibilities are endless!
With thanks to Birgitta and Quadrill for featureing out products in this book!
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