The Book

Make and Mend is a creative handbook that encourages you to recycle your old clothes and fabrics into beautiful personalised items. Each project offers a step-by-step guide to making successful pieces. As well as a wealth of information it encourages your creative side and to push your skills in a direction you might never have thought of. Included is a list of basic equipment, illustrations, tips and advice as well as a thorough grounding in the basics of hand and machine sewing, and a fully stocked resources section. 

Whether it’s a cushion cover from a coat, a tote bag from a torn dress or a neck tie from a negligee, this book will show you how to make it. A bit of know-how and a few ideas, and you can create gorgeous items with a completely personal stamp.

About the authors
Rebecca Peacock and Samantha Tickner graduated with first class degrees in illustration in 2005 where they then set up a creative studio, Firecatcher, producing illustration and design. They have developed a love of recycling and creating from found objects which spilled over into producing their own clothes and accessories. This book is a product of their search to create unique personalised items that not only look beautiful but are environmentally friendly and find a use for all those little scraps of fabric they have collected along the way.

Published by Spring hill Publishing

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