Happy New Year! Episode 23 is a solo one made with a helpful dose of listener feedback. The start of a new year is a great time to think about new habits you’d like to implement going forwards. I’ve collected a whole heap of goals related to sewing more sustainably that listeners intend to focus on during 2022, and I’ve thrown in some additional suggestions of my own. If you like the idea of setting goals or aims at this time of year and could do with a dose of inspiration, or you just like thinking about sewing, then this episode is for you!
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The goals outlined in this episode are:
Listen to Episode 15 with Louisa Owen Sontroem about hand sewing clothing HERE.
My denim shirt to Anthea blouse upcycle can be found HERE.
Questioning which fibres you sew with.
Learn more about Oeko-tex certification HERE.
Learn more about GOTS certification HERE.
Listen to Episode 20 about what threads are available for home sewing HERE.
Only make things you’ll actually wear.
Find out more about Me-Made-May HERE.
Try a new technique or skill.
Make some eco product swaps.
Try making fabric shopping bags and produce bags, cloth napkins for using at meal times, washable sandwich bags, fabric bowl covers for food storage, washable make-up remover wipes, washable sanitary pads or liners, or period pants. Make pouches to contain cutlery, chopsticks, napkins and reusable straws will help you be less reliant on the disposable versions when you’re out and about.
Tackle your mending or altering pile.
Modern Mending by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald HERE.
Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh HERE.
Mend it, Wear it, Love it! by Zoe Edwards (me!) HERE.
Rework, remake or upcycle the items in your wardrobe that aren’t working for you.
Using your existing stash!
Find the Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin HERE (abstainers and moderators).
More info on the Make Nine challenge HERE.