Radical Sewing is a guide for learning how to make your own clothes. Kate introduces you to the basics and best practices of garment sewing for yourself at home, as well as advice and info on things you wouldn’t even know to ask about sewing. Topics include hand sewing, picking out a sewing machine, adding pockets to anything, sewing a button so it stays on, altering your clothes to fit your unique body, and so much more! Regardless of your sewing experience, gender, or body type, this illustrated guide will empower you to make your wardrobe your own. With loads of encouragement to try things out, all you’ll need to do is experiment and break the rules to create the clothes and outfits that you want to wear.
SUBJECT: DIY / Microcosm Published / Craft / Sewing
PUBLICATION: Oct 5, 2021
FORMAT: 192 pages, paperback
ART: b&w illustrations throughout
Obsessed seamstress, Kate Weiss, has been making clothing and tinkering with textiles for over a decade. She’s super proud of her work as a Master Clothing Volunteer where she teaches sewing to young people across Jefferson County. She graduated from Goddard College with a BFA in creative writing and has worked in the book industry her entire adult life. She lives with her husband Michael and their exceptionally sweet dog, Perl, in Louisville, Kentucky.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.