Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld is a sewing book filled with 28 projects made from salvaged materials. The chapters are broken down by materials, Linen, Burlap, Jersey, Wool, Denim, Mailers, and Vintage. Along with the projects, there are also two chapters dedicated to sewing basics and printing basics. This book has projects for everyone from sewer beginners to advanced.
One of the things that stood out to be in this book was that Maya shares the history of the materials and their environmental impact. For example, she shares about the product Tyvek which I knew nothing about until reading Maya's book. The Environmental Impact section really made me think about some of the products I buy and what I could do without.
Below are few of my favorite projects.
Toadstool Cottage made with felted wool.
Reversible Summer Sling with Maya's signature gingko leaf prints.
Little Forager Skirt made with jersey. I'm thinking this would be perfect for a day at the beach searching for sea glass.
Do you like to work with recycled materials? If so, what's your favorite material to work with? Please share.