Sew Subversive : Down and Dirty DIY for the Fabulous Fashionista, Paperback / softback Book

Sew Subversive : Down and Dirty DIY for the Fabulous Fashionista Paperback / softback


"Sew Subversive" is about making fashion your own, whether it's embellishing or customising off-the-rack clothing or transforming clothes that have lost that loving feeling.

Learn in plain, fun language, how to sew, whether you're hand sewing, machine sewing, or, in a few cases, simply wielding a pair of scissors!

The first three chapters lay the ground work: Hand Sewing Basics, You and Your Machine, and Gearing Up - then the fun begins with Embellishing and Customising projects, including turning a computer-scanned image into an iron-on that you can apply to a t-shirt or skirt, taking in a skirt, or untapering a pair of trousers.

Then move onto 'Refashioning: The Next Life of Your Old Clothes' and turn a t-shirt into a skirt, a sweater into a halter top or legwarmers, or a pair of trousers into a hip belt.

There are 22 projects in all, some of which only require an iron and/or pair of scissors, while others can be sewn by hand, for those readers who haven't yet made the sewing machine plunge.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 195 colour photos & 186 colour drawings
  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
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  • Category: Fashion design & theory
  • ISBN: 9781561588091



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