1. Sew green


    Sewing green – 25 projects made with repurposed and organic materials by Betz White is one of the best books of it type I have read in years. The projects are hip, not hokey. They contain instructions on how to make things that are sold in pricey boutiques. The projects range from simple, for beginners, to more the elaborate. I love the retro apron from repurposed men shirts, and the wrap skirt from antique table clothes. White includes home décor, gifts, and more. 
    The book also profiles interesting artisans in the eco-sewing movement as well as sources for materials and tips. If you have ever wanted to start sewing, this may be fun place to start, so jump in!