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Zero waste sewing patterns

ChaoticFabricTales | Posted in Pattern Discussion on
Hi guys,
Im sorry if this is against any rules but I would like to ask for some help with my thesis. the link below is of a survey about sewing patterns and zero waste patterns, it would really help me if you could fill it in. If not, I am always open to discuss it just in this forum 🙂

Thank you in advance for the help



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    smcfarland | | #1

    I took the quiz - very interesting! I was especially intrigued by the question that asked if I would mind small changes in the pattern style to keep different sizes zero-waste. I hadn't thought about that before, but it's true, the scale would change the shape of the pattern pieces. I think I got away from zero-waste patterns once I realized quite a few styles had some kind of scrap embellishment to use up the leftover bits. I think I might prefer a cleaner design that was "almost" zero-waste.

    1. user-4316594 | | #9

      I agree

  2. Taunton_Web | | #2

    I love the idea of a scrap embellishment or an additional project that uses the waste! - Christine

  3. DTR1960 | | #3

    I wonder if Zero waste designs would fit better?

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    bettystitch | | #4

    I just took the survey and found it interesting. I wish she had asked about our actual experiences with zero waste patterns.

  5. Marsha428 | | #5

    I felt uncomfortable when the survey asked about income. I don't see a correlation between income and zero (minimum) waste. Is zero waste even possible? In addition to designing patterns to minimize waste, we can get creative about how too use "waste".

    1. user-7008677 | | #7

      Agreed. I stopped right there.

  6. user-7735938 | | #6

    I combine my extra fabrics to create one of a kind garments, tops, aprons, shorts, kids clothes. You are limited only by your creativity.

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    anika56 | | #8

    Thanks for sharing this type of content.

  8. BelleBeryl | | #10

    I do not use patterns. And with hand sewing bags, scarves, aprons etc use up leftovers in embellishments. Very small fabric scraps go into junk journals, pincushions, needle maps.

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    ruthyleee | | #11

    I took the quiz. Good questions. It's sometimes very interesting to think deeper about what you are doing

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