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Wear, Repair, Repurpose

A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes
Lily Fulop
Book cover for Wear, Repair, Repurpose by Lily Fulop
Reclaim your clothes and reduce fashion waste with illustrated instructions for mending and more

Replacing buttons, darning socks, and other mending skills have largely been lost to the decades. Yet, as the eco-conscious are ditching fast fashion, these techniques are being rediscovered as easy methods to revamp closets with personal flair—hello, visible mending—and sustainability.

In Wear, Repair, Repurpose , Lily Fulop welcomes beginner and experienced makers with projects to refresh their closets, make the most of thrift store finds, and give worn-out cloth new life. Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify mending techniques, and skill-based projects will inspire readers to embrace their own personal style. Learn to:

  • Darn socks
  • Hem pants
  • Embroider over stains
  • Crochet and braid rugs
For anyone who cares about reducing fashion waste but doesn’t want to sacrifice style, this is the immersive guide you need.

March 2020
978-1-68268-434-4
7 x 9 | 176pp | Paperback |
Color illustrations and photographs throughout
$19.95 (US)
$25.95 (CA)
About the Author
Lily Fulop celebrates all things mending on Instagram @mindful_mending. A multidisciplinary designer, she has been recognized by Design*Sponge and Graphic Design USA. She is a designer at Refinery29 and lives in Brooklyn, New York.