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A zero waste satchel

Liz Haywood, that renowned zero waste designer, published a pattern for a zero waste satchel in her May e-zine, and I was really keen to make it immediately, but events got in the way until this week. I am really pleased with it; it’s a perfect size and I love the design. I was really […]

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Me Made May 2022

I tend to do a roundup Me Made May post every year for those followers who don’t follow me on Instagram, and also because I frequently reference what I wore and this is a good place to capture things. Week One included the following outfits: Top made from two wool scarves, jeans, and socks and […]

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Zero waste jacket

Liz Haywood has begun publishing an e-zine called A Year of Zero Waste Sewing, and the March edition has a pattern for a zero waste jacket, the Make it Modular Jacket Pattern, and I decided to make it. I found a sweater knit that had a strong diamond checked pattern, and away I went. I […]

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Zero waste waist bag

My next make from one of the Indie Pattern Designers Showcase prize patterns is the Liz Haywood Zero Waste Waist Bag. I made it from a couple of scraps of cork fabric that I had bought at the Fibres West garage sale. I didn’t know if the cork would work, but it’s pretty good. Zips […]

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Xanthea zero waste top

Liz Haywood from The Craft of Clothes has released a new zero waste pattern, the Xanthea top. It’s a tee shirt style designed for both knit and wovens and has long (minimal waste rather than zero waste) and short sleeve options. The body is formed from a square and two diagonal seams are constructed at […]

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Zero waste compact backpack

When Liz Haywood released her zero waste Compact Backpack, I bought it immediately as it was just what I’ve been looking for! It can be made of any material, and I particularly like Liz’s version made from men’s jeans, but I really wanted to make one from waterproof fabric to carry my swimming stuff to […]

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Ursa a zero waste dress

The latest zero waste pattern from Liz Haywood is the Ursa, which is a simple, draped, cowl fronted dress. This is another pattern that I didn’t think would suit me, but I have faith in Liz’s designs so gave it a go. I made the smallest size, which is based on hip measurement and my […]

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Sawyer Hoodie: a Zero Waste pattern

Liz Haywood, the author of Zero Waste Sewing asked me if I would like to review her latest stand alone zero waste pattern – the Sawyer Hoodie, and of course, I was delighted to accept. In order to review it, I had to make it, and it was a lot of fun. The Pattern This […]

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