Free accessories pattern leaflet
Print on 2 pages of A4 or 1 page double sided if you have a fancy printer. The previous version of this booklet was printed on A3 but I have updated it so it is easier to print at home.
Waste in fashion can be redesigned and minimised. It can be a massive problem or could be an untapped never-ending resourceLoved Clothes Last: Fashion Revolution Issue #2
I’ve created a set of simple patterns to help use up those strange shaped fabric scraps left over from dressmaking. Free to download as a thank you for signing up to my newsletter, buying an item from my shop or visiting me at an event. A tote picnic bag, a face mask, a drawstring bag and a cutlery roll. Useful items to make for friends and yourself. Scroll down for more in-depth instructions and photos. The samples in the below photos have been made from scraps of fabric left over from my dressmaking projects.
Fixing Fashion is a 2019 report from the UK Government’s Environmental Audit Committee on the state of the fashion industry. The report states that 15-19% of fabric can end up on the cutting room floor during the manufacture of clothes. The Great British Sewing judge, Patrick Grant, claimed up to 30% of fabric is wasted by those of us who make our own clothes. As makers we strive to reduce waste, I hope these patterns help use up some small scraps of fabric. Please share your makes with me on Instagram @oliveroadlondon.
Using These Instructions
- Fabric scissors
- Paper scissors
- Dressmaker pins
- Sewing thread (various colours), Polyester is most versatile
- Sewing machine *
- Spare sewing machine needles
- Elastic for the mask, ribbon or cord for the drawstring bag.
*If you don’t have a sewing machine, all of these items can be sewing by hand. Use a backstitch for a strong stitch.
Small pieces of fabric can be sewn together to create a larger piece. Follow my blog post for instructions.