Sewing Green

A couple of months ago I snagged a copy of Betz White’s gorgeous, Sewing Green; a book that seems to be the seamstress soul-sister to Adrienne’s and my book, AwareKnits. It’s fresh, full of lovely projects, and jam-packed with green-goodness! I dig it so much, I thought I’d share a glimpse of just a few of my favorite pieces that have me inspired to eco-sew this season.

Luxe Baby Hat and Toy
Cuddly, soft critter and cap made from a cashmere sweater.

Cashmere Lap Throw

Snuggle-up in sweater squares, pieced together to make a lux throw.

Off the Cuff Wallet
Handy cash-keeper fashioned from men’s shirt cuffs.


Woodland Draft Buster
Stuffed with plastic bags, this branch does double-duty by both recycling and energy-saving.
Picnic Blanket
Terry towels & a tablecloth get a new life as a piece, perfect for a picnic!

Whether you’re new to stitching or an old pro, you’re sure to enjoy Sewing Green’s mix of projects, alt-artist features, paper patterns and resources for re-use.

It also bares mentioning for you knitter’s out there, that Melanie Falick (author of many books including the delightful, Handknit Holidays) is the publishing force behind this book so you know it’s gotta be beautiful!
Learn more about Sewing Green and Betz White by going here.