a blue fabric swatch pierced by a sewing needle threaded with a long, squiggly strand of yellow thread

Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes

by Lily Fulop Author

Photos and illustrations show you how to give new life to your old clothes, making them cooler than they ever were new. In an era of fast fashion, customizing your clothes is a great way to show your unique character, reduce waste, and live more sustainably and compassionately. Mend holes in socks with brightly-colored thread, sew patches onto jeans, darn sweaters, and even turn that truly irreparable old t-shirt into a woven bag. Learn techniques like shashiko, pom poms, tassels, latch hooking, applique, button-sewing, and so much more.