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Zero Waste Patterns Sewing Book by Birgitta Helmersson

Zero Waste Patterns Sewing book by Birgitta Helmersson offers a modern approach to sustainable sewing.

Using natural fabrics and core sewing techniques, you will learn how to stitch without waste and make a scandi-style collection of 20 garments.

By using this unique ‘paperless’ method you can eliminate both textile and paper waste from your sewing projects and take the fear out of learning to self draft and sew your own clothing.

This sewing book includes 5 simple zero waste pattern blocks – a t-shirt, skirt, tank top, shirt and trousers. These can then be used to make a further 15 projects by making simple changes or mixing and matching your blocks into new designs, and comes with pattern layout instructions and templates to make sizes UK 6-30/US 2-26.

Once you have mastered the 5 blocks the possibilities are endless.


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Learn how to create your own patterns with Zero Waste Patterns sewing book by Birgitta Helmersson.

Zero waste pattern cutting is a bit like a puzzle. You use a pre-determined length of fabric end to end by strategically planning your pattern pieces so that everything is used and then draw them onto the fabric.

Birgitta Helmersson is a designer and pattern-maker based in Malmö, Sweden. She runs a studio/store with partner, in life and love, Sam Grose, where they develop and manufacture 2 labels in-house – self titled label ‘Birgitta Helmersson’, garments made exclusively using zero waste pattern cutting, and ‘Helgrose’, unisex clothing made using vintage and naturally dyed textiles.

Both labels embody a zero waste ethos, with all scraps and remnants from Helgrose production being re-purposed into other items.

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