Sewing Basics for Every Body by Wendy Ward


Hello, I’m Wendy Ward, a designer, writer, teacher and maker based in Sheffield in the foothills of the glorious Peak District, UK.

I am passionate about sustainably made clothes and sustainable sewing having worked for a fair trade organic cotton brand for four years. I see my work as empowering people to create their own style, interpret fashion in their own way and re-connect with the joy of making.

I have written five best-selling sewing books and had several long running columns in sewing magazines.

As of October 2021 I can also add researcher to this list – I have a scholarship to do PhD research into the role of craft in sustainable fashion at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about that here.

How To Sew Sustainably published on 22nd June 2021. You can order direct from me here or from your local book shop on

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