Many people would only associate reusable shopping bags with zero-waste sewing projects. However, we've discovered that there's really a lot more you can sew to limit and even eliminate your waste stream.
One of the trends going around our neighborhood at the moment is “zero-waste.” The idea is a noble one, to save the planet by reducing the amount of waste we produce. This means reusing more and recycling where ever possible.
When it comes to sewing, it's not only about shopping bags, of course. We set about to collect the biggest list we could of free zer0-waste sewing projects and I wanted to share that list with you below.
I think you'll genuinely be surprised at the number of things you can sew that will help you re-use and recycle more.
So What Is The Zero-Waste Movement Anyway?
According to Planet Aid:
The zero-waste movement is a lifestyle where people aim to eliminate their trash output completely. This means no plastic, no wrappers, no garbage. While this may seem like an unrealistic task in today’s very disposable society, everyday people all over the country are showing that it can be done.
Other Ways To Help Out
You can really minimize your waste by choosing to recycle. We've written a lot and collected a lot of projects to help you re-use and recycle your old clothes. Here's another huge roundup of 100+ Ways to Upcycle and Recycle Old T-Shirts.
Zero-Waste Sewing Project Roundup
Here's the list of some of the best zero-waste sewing patterns and projects that I could find on the internet. I hope they are of value to you. Hover over the picture to show the title, click to open, or right-click and open in a new tab to keep this page open too. And don’t forget to pin it.
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