In this Fashion Revolution Week, I’m offering something a little special. Indeed, as seamstresses, we sink under a mountain of fabrics that we don’t know what to do with. That's why, I’ll show you some zero waste ideas to make these small pieces useful. All these designs are available as a downloadable sewing pattern pack for free in the shop. So do not hesitate to spread the word to your girlfriend seamstresses, to help reduce waste.
Tambohorn saddle cover
For all those who push the ecology to travelling by bike, here is a saddle cover pattern that will allow you to sit without having the buttocks wet by the rain or dirty by pollen.
This model easily adapts to different saddle sizes and requires a waterproof fabric and elastic, the one that remains at the bottom of the drawer will be perfect.
Claridenhorn sanitary pads
Menstrual products are a huge source of waste and it is often hard to change for sustainable because it’s comfortable enough to have nothing to clean. However, for those who are motivated, it’s a good option to reduce your waste and at the same time getting good us of your fabric stash.
That's why, I offer you here 3 different sizes of menstrual pads; a panty liner, a small day pad and a large day pad.
The panty liner requires 3 layers of different fabrics: towel, PUL and cotton with decorations according to your desires.
As for the pads, it requires an additional layer of towel to be inserted in between the layer against the body and the impermeable PUL.
Saashorn cat or dog bed
You want to make a cosy bed for your pet, this super easy pattern is ideal for a comfy place. As long as your pet, especially if it's a cat, is not too difficult!
Glaserhorn overlocker tray
Who doesn’t have an overlocker and ends up with threads all over the socks?! With this tray, you won’t have any problem. A part slips directly under the machine, which allows to collect all the waste and put them directly in the bin.
Leckihorn flower beanie
This Leckihorn beanie is the perfect gift for a child that changes a bit of the ordinary. You can even replace the petals with two rabbit or cat ears depending on the child's favourite animal.
Gelbhorn decorative cutlery pouch
Sewing is your first passion and interior design, the second. This decorative pouch will be perfect to make a nice table for an evening with friends or for every day.
Please note that these patterns do not contain any instructions other than what’s here, but are very simple to make. The number of pieces is written on the pattern itself. So don't hesitate and download this free sewing pattern pack.
And don’t forget to show your makes tagging @opiangeneve and #OpianGlaserhorn #OpianSaashorn #OpianTambohorn #OpianClaridenhorn #OpianLeckihorn #OpianGelbhorn