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Sustainable sewing series on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new blog series that will begin next month all about sustainable sewing!

If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll know that issues of environmental and social responsibility are incredibly important to me. I put a lot of work into making environmental and ethically conscious choices in my daily life, and have implemented so many lifestyle changes in the past 6 years, but the area that I find the hardest is in sewing. I love making things but I want to explore what it means to create in a more consciously sustainable manner.


I’m really thrilled to to introduce my dear friend Nicki of This is Moonlight as the author of this series. Nicki and I actually first met when our boys were in the same Pre-Primary school class a few years ago (Perth can be such a small place sometimes!), but you may know her as the creator of Fibershed maker’s movement.

Nicki // This is Moonlight // Sustainable Sewing series on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

As the designer, knitter, weaver and seamstress of her own clothes Nicki has a passion for exploring sustainability in textiles.

She has been instrumental in the foundation of Fibreshed Melbourne as she believes connecting communities around slow fashion is the way forward.  Reframing sustainability as something of value to all makers is her passion, and she loves to inspire by doing and learning herself. 

She has such a wealth of knowledge about all things eco-textile and I admire her so much for all of the personal research she has put into learning about sustainable making, as well as living what she has learnt. I honestly can’t think of anyone better to author this series!

I am incredibly excited about this series, and I think you are going to absolutely love what we have planned! Posts will go live once a month, and cover a range of different topics surrounding sustainability and eco textiles.

If you have any questions at all, or any special requests for topics to cover, please let us know in the comments!

Meg xoxo

Sustainable sewing series on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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6 years ago

What a wonderful idea. Sustainability in sewing is something I think is really important (and tricky to achieve at the same time!) so I really look forward to reading this series :)

6 years ago

what s great idea, looking forward to it

danitacourtneyDanita Courtney

This is wonderfully New and Old as I have been sewing a lifetime and see a resurgence of this practice among younger sewests. I love that you will be covering a variety of topics! As we are never too old to learn something NEW!!! Thank you! :-)

6 years ago

I am really looking forward to this series Megan! I’m all about sustainability :)

Kathleen Jerome
Kathleen Jerome
6 years ago

I love this idea and I’m really looking forward to it! I heard that fleece is an eco-nightmare. I would love to hear some explanation and the full story on this please. Is that all fleece or just the cheap and hateful stuff:-)

6 years ago

I can’t wait! We practice sustainability in our lives and biz, and love seeing the work others are doing to help lessen their impact on our environment. Way to go and I cannot wait to tune in!

Cathy Macdonald
Cathy Macdonald
6 years ago

I’m excited to see what ideas you come up with!