This week's book is by the super fabulous Betz White:
Oh how I love this book. Anyone who combines environmental common sense with adorable sewing patterns is speaking my language!"By its nature, do-it-yourself sewing is environmentally friendly. In Sewing Green, Betz White takes stitching to an even higher level of sustainability, presenting 25 projects made from "repurposed" thrift-store and back-of-the-closet finds and organic fabrics. White’s whimsical yet practical designs include an apron constructed from men’s dress shirts (and a wallet from the shirts’ cuffs!), a soft blanket pieced from secondhand cashmere sweaters, and even a tote bag refashioned from used Tyvek envelopes. Along the way, White dispenses tips on everything from how to deconstruct old garments for reuse in new creations to how to wrap gifts with resusable fabric scraps instead of paper.
Inspiring profiles about well-known leaders in the eco-stitching movement are sprinkled throughout, and a complete resources section helps crafters make eco-smart choices. With Sewing Green, today’s sewers will be fashioning handmade heirlooms and sustaining traditions for generations to come."
- Sometime today before 10 pm leave a comment with a green sewing tip you've read about, tried, or considered.
- Tweet (or retweet) about the giveaway—with the all important @magpiepatterns mention so that I know to include you in the drawing.
- Or share something from the Magpie Patterns Facebook page with your FB friends (and then send me a note so I know that you did!).
- And a new one this week: become a follower of the blog (and send me a note or something so I know).
After all the entries are in I'll randomly choose a winner, definitely using Rae's rather successful toddler method (although mine's a preschooler, it still worked out great last time) and then contact that person by email, twitter, or Facebook (so be sure to include a method of contact) to get shipping digits.
Good luck and happy sewing!