Yay! It’s publishing day, and blog tour roundup

zero waste sewing book publishing day

Publishing day is finally here for Zero Waste Sewing!

A blog tour has been running over the past week, with each reviewer making something from the book.

They all made something different, and all of them departed from the instructions at some point to make it their own. This is one of the hopes I had for this book, that readers would feel they could move beyond the specific projects and use the zero waste ideas to suit themselves.

Here’s a summary of the week and the zero waste clothes these creative bloggers made. Each of them also included a detailed review of the book, so click on the links I’ve included to see their full blog posts.

The tour started with Jane Milburn at Textile Beat. A confident sewist, she freestyled-it by taking one of the cutting concepts and adapting it to the fabric she had at home to make two very different dresses.

zero waste sewing blog tour Jane Milburn

Sadly, due to extenuating circumstances, Taylor McVay of Blueprints for Sewing was unable to post this week but I understand she made a zero waste garment and was pretty happy with it. She hopes to show you in the near future, so meanwhile please enjoy her inspiring instagram.

Sue Stoney from Fadanista made the hooded bathrobe, and then three more! (This one is my favourite.) Leave a comment on her blog and maybe you’ll win a book.

zero waste sewing blog tour Sue Stoney peach bathrobe

Tracy Henwood of Knit-Spin-Weave made a gorgeous bolero jacket from fabric she handwove herself. Like Jane, she took a concept and adapted it to the fabric.

zero waste sewing blog tour Tracy Henwood

Jane and Fiona from The Drapery made the hooded blouson in some Japanese cotton corduroy. Part-way through some changes were made and the result is a very cute cape.

zero waste sewing blog tour Jane from the drapery

Jane, Taylor, Sue, Tracy, Jane & Fiona, a huge thank you to each of you for taking part. I know how much work was involved and I’m honoured you said yes to doing it.

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered Zero Waste Sewing on the strength of a few photos, without seeing an actual copy. Thanks for taking a chance on me – I hope you like the book!



  1. Chiggy on March 14, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Liz,

    Congratulations on publishing your second book! I admire your discipline, determination and hard work.

    Good luck with your future innovative and creative endeavour!

    Best wishes,

    • lizhaywood on March 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks Chiggy!

  2. Mary Warner on March 15, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Happy Book Publishing Day, Liz! Congratulations and best wishes on selling lots of books to encourage people in zero waste sewing!


    • lizhaywood on March 15, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Many thanks Mary, and thanks for being a part of it.

  3. DSG on March 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Hello and congratulations on your new book. I found it on Amazon, but is there anywhere else I should go to purchase it? I ask because I have a good friend who’s a cookbook author and I always try to purchase from her website first. Thanks and I can’t wait to get my copy from wherever!

    • lizhaywood on March 17, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      Hi DSG, if you’re in Australia, I have an esty shop called The Craft of Clothes where you can buy a signed copy direct from me. Unfortunately the shipping is too high to post to the rest of the world, so Amazon, other online booksellers or your local bookshop are the other places to purchase. Thanks for your enquiry!

  4. Kim on March 17, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Mine arrived safely yesterday and I can’t wait to try a couple of the patterns!

    • lizhaywood on March 17, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks for ordering one – I hope you like it!

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