Make, Sew and Mend

Make, Sew and Mend

4.5 (481 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.5 (481 ratings by Goodreads)

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Over 1 million subscribers return to Bernadette Banner's popular YouTube channel for Victorian and Edwardian garment profiles, reconstructions and history lessons. Make, Sew and Mend is infused with her charming, informative voice to teach readers how to use historically proven sewing techniques to hem skirts, patch holes and sew gussets to add space to garments.

As people learn the environmental and economic toll of fast fashion, they are turning toward more sustainable fashion practices like mending. From running and herringbone stitches to basting, pleats and buttonholes, Bernadette breaks down techniques with step-by-step photos to show people with any level of sewing skill how to achieve the most lasting results for every stitch.

Whether readers are looking build and maintain a vintage wardrobe or merely want to phase out fast fashion in favor of more sustainable practices, Bernadette has the basics covered for every kind of seamster.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 196 x 228 x 16mm | 554g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 50+ photos
  • 164567486X
  • 9781645674863
  • 1,823

Review quote

"From inspirational essays on style, finding your voice, and exploring your roots through
clothing, to how to mend, decorate, and maintain your modern clothes, this book is perfect for anyone who is interested in style and clothing."
--Abby Cox, Dress Historian, YouTuber and author of The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

"This book is a must-have for all who sew, buy, or wear clothing. Bernadette Banner provides readers with a charming, thoughtful and informative guide to the
practicalities of stitching garments by hand--yet this book is so much more. In a world that pushes for constant consumption, Banner encourages us to stop, think, and stitch our way to a sartorially sustainable future."
--Dr. Serena Dyer, Dress Historian
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About Bernadette Banner

Bernadette Banner is a popular historical fashion YouTuber best known for her research on Victorian and Edwardian fashion trends and techniques. She has made videos for Glamour and was formerly a Broadway costume designer. She lives in New York City.
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481 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 61% (294)
4 29% (140)
3 9% (41)
2 1% (4)
1 0% (2)
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