Sewing Out Loud

By Zede's Sewing Studio

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Learn the technical information you need to sew successfully from the fun ladies over at SewHere.com Zede and Mallory are a mother/daughter team who run Zede's Sewing Studio in Columbia, MO. They sell sewing machines, teach sewing classes and provide excellent sewing entertainment online and in-store!

Episode Date
My Body Model Review
40:10
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you.     The post My Body Model Review appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 15, 2019
Made to Measure Leggings Questions 2.0
34:01
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you.     The post Made to Measure Leggings Questions 2.0 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 08, 2019
BONUS: February 2019 Membership Goodies
3:53
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Hello! Welcome to our first bonus membership goodie episode. We want our members to know that their digital goodies are ready to go- and if you aren’t a member, you might want […] The post BONUS: February 2019 Membership Goodies appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 01, 2019
Buying Fabric Intentionally
38:57
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you.   This episode of Sewing Out Loud is brought to you by MyBodyModel. Create a custom design template based on your body measurements using this custom app created especially for garment stitchers! […] The post Buying Fabric Intentionally appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 01, 2019
Using Patterns for an Unintended Purpose
0:00
Mallory and Zede delve into the world of patterns and how they may be used in non traditional ways. Zede reminisces about her younger years and how she made herself a very large wardrobe of many different dresses but only used two patterns. She would change the embellishments, collar, sleeves and hem to create one […] The post Using Patterns for an Unintended Purpose appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 25, 2019
Sewing on Paper and Other Sundry Materials
0:00
Zede and Mallory share some of the other things you can sew on besides fabric, which is what most of us traditionally sew on. Mallory recently auditioned for a new show and her music sheets were printed double sided and she is not a fan of taping them together into a little booklet especially when […] The post Sewing on Paper and Other Sundry Materials appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 18, 2019
Zede’s Sewing Space Evolution
0:00
January 2019 is the ‘Month of Making Sewing Space’ in the Self Sewn Wardrobe (SSW) Facebook group which prompted Zede to reflect and write about her sewing space evolution. Mallory thinks (and people in the SSW group have said) what makes our podcast and media so helpful is Zede’s lifetime of experience. Zede shares about […] The post Zede’s Sewing Space Evolution appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 11, 2019
Needles For Stretchy Fabrics
0:00
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks!   Jersey/Ballpoint Needles A jersey needle is a ballpoint needle and vice versa, these names are used interchangeably. This needle was created for the first knitted fabrics. These first industrially made […] The post Needles For Stretchy Fabrics appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 04, 2019
2018 Year End Review
0:00
Zede and Mallory reflect on the past year by answering a sewing questionnaire. Mallory and Zede share some of their favorite makes, what machines they used most and what they are looking forward to making or accomplishing next year both sewing related and not.   ********************************************************************** This weeks Podcast is brought to you by: Our […] The post 2018 Year End Review appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 28, 2018
FFTCM – Feel Free To Compliment Me December 2018
0:00
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks!   December is FFTCM (feel free to compliment me) month over in the Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group and Mallory has shared links everyday to a group member’s page, blog, etsy […] The post FFTCM – Feel Free To Compliment Me December 2018 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 21, 2018
Twin Needles
0:00
Zede and Mallory explain what twin needles are and how they are used. Did you know there are many types of twin needles based not only on fabric and needle size but how far apart the needles are from one another. Zede shares how she learned to thread them and how she does it know. […] The post Twin Needles appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 14, 2018
How to Mark Pants Hems
0:00
Zede and Mallory tackle the art of marking pants hems in this installment of Sewing Out Loud. They share all the steps from start to finish on how to get perfect pant hems on slacks through jeans. They even share the first rule of pants hemming club: the garment should be on the person […] The post How to Mark Pants Hems appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 07, 2018
Garment Linings
0:00
Why do we line clothes? Zede caveat: you may line clothes for any of these reasons, all of these reasons, or just some of these reasons. Zede says couture clothes are always lined because it’s the nicest way to finish a garment. Lining a garment gives a better look, will hang better on the body, […] The post Garment Linings appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 30, 2018
Coverstitching
0:00
Zede and Mallory are passionate about all things serger and that includes coverstitching. In fact the 3rd or 4th ZigZag member live broadcast was all about coverstitching and it has seemed to help a lot of stitchers. It’s an archived video so if you go to sewhere.com/zigzag you will get to see it. What is […] The post Coverstitching appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 23, 2018
Sewing Furniture
0:00
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks!     The Dawn of Sewing Furniture Zede and Mal reminisce about some of Zede’s old furniture and one gate leg table is front and center on Mal’s mind. Mallory swears […] The post Sewing Furniture appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 16, 2018
Zede’s Aerial Costumes
0:00
Zede introduces this weeks podcast by stating, “if we are suppose to podcast about what we know, I sure have done a lot of costumes!” To this Mallory adds, “costumes really offer so many opportunities to challenge yourself.” Costuming whether for theatre, dance, acro, aerial arts or halloween has been a part of both Zede […] The post Zede’s Aerial Costumes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 09, 2018
RhapsoTee Pattern
0:00
The RhapsoTee pattern was developed in the spirit of the Floozy Doozys, where we have drafted out several sizes and included several landmarks on the pattern with body measurements. Our goal was to create a t-shirt pattern/drafting guide that would allow people of all shapes and sizes to get a well fitting knit t-shirt. One […] The post RhapsoTee Pattern appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 02, 2018
Halloween Sewing
0:00
Last year Mallory’s daughter Zelda who was about 2.5 years old went as Jessie from Disney’s Toy Story movie. Jessie wears cow print pants so Mallory magic marketed black holstein cow patches over white fabric pants she made. Since the pants were so little this was a quicker than appliquéing black patches on the pants. […] The post Halloween Sewing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 26, 2018
Mallory’s Sweeney Todd Performance
0:00
In case you haven’t heard by now, Mallory is in a production of Sweeney Todd (Fall 2018). Zede proclaims her a quintuple threat because not only does Mal sing and act but she’s baked 166 mini meat pies, altered costumes, and knitted a costume piece. Mallory has really enjoyed performing and is liking the intimate atmosphere […] The post Mallory’s Sweeney Todd Performance appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 19, 2018
Interfacings
0:00
Zede and Mallory discuss what interfacings are and what they do for garments. They explore commercially available interfacings and why these are so attractive to use. They also share that they seldom ever use these but still interface. So what do they use as interfacing? Zede’s go to interfacing is a medium weight cotton organdy. […] The post Interfacings appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 12, 2018
How To Organize Stitch Samples
0:00
This episode was inspired by a message Mallory and Zede received from a lovely Canadian listener, Fred B. Fred asked their advice/help on creating a stitch catalog that she can reference. Mal and Zede suggest keeping a notebook, binder, or some type of organized system with detailed notes and fabric samples. These samples can be […] The post How To Organize Stitch Samples appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 05, 2018
Sew You Want Want To Costume A Show: Part 4
0:00
In the final installment of this series Mallory and Zede share how to prevent damage to costumes as well as how to clean and care for the garments while the show is going on and when the show has ended. They also share more heartfelt memories and laughs from the past. Sew, have you decided […] The post Sew You Want Want To Costume A Show: Part 4 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 28, 2018
Sew You Want To Costume A Show: Part 3
0:00
Zede and Mallory talk about stock pieces to keep in your costume inventory. Zede shares some of her all time best stock pieces form her years costuming. They also delve into crafting, there are many non sewing aspects of costuming too.   Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @ZedesSewingStudio on […] The post Sew You Want To Costume A Show: Part 3 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 21, 2018
Sew You Want To Costume A Show: Part 2
0:00
Zede cautions, if you costume a show it will take over your life. You will likely eat, sleep, and breathe everything show related. How does Zede know this? Mallory and her are not just giving out random costuming advice, they are coming from a qualified place with many years of costuming experiences. Having COSTUM vanity […] The post Sew You Want To Costume A Show: Part 2 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 14, 2018
Sew You Want to Costume A Show: Part 1
0:00
Zede and Mallory outline the process of costuming a show whether that is show choir, a musical, theatrical or any type of performance. Mallory and Zede reflect on their past costuming experiences and other community costumers that they personally know. Quite frankly what comes to Mallory’s mind is how often these costumers get taken advantage […] The post Sew You Want to Costume A Show: Part 1 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 07, 2018
Wedding Hems and Add-Ons
0:00
This episode’s inspiration comes from a very last minute set of bridal alterations that Mallory, with Zede’s guidance and support completed in September 2018. The dress being altered was sold to a bride who needed over a foot of length removed and didn’t have the time or means to do it herself. This and a […] The post Wedding Hems and Add-Ons appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 31, 2018
Online Fabric Shopping
0:00
Mallory and Zede share their online fabric shopping knowledge and offer great suggestions for how to go about making your first online purchase. They cover how to find reputable fabric sources, how to try before you buy (ordering samples and visiting JoAnn’s can be mighty helpful), and explore the new trend in fabric buying – […] The post Online Fabric Shopping appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 24, 2018
Zipper Feet
0:00
Having the right tool for the job can be invaluable and sewing is no exception to that rule. This episode is all about feet… zipper feet! Each sewing machine brand has different types of zipper feet but for this podcast Zede and Mal will be focusing on the different types of Babylock zipper feet since […] The post Zipper Feet appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 17, 2018
Studio Redo
0:00
Studio Redo July 2018 15 months ago the brick and mortar shop closed and Zede lost her garage. A lot of fabric, duplicate supplies, samples, etc… came home with Mallory and Zede. Mind you their studio was not empty because it was used and worked in so all this stuff had to go some where […] The post Studio Redo appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 10, 2018
Floozy Doozy Underwear Pattern Development
0:00
Mallory and Zede are beyond excited to introduce the first SewHere Pattern! That’s right, we have patterns now. We are pleased to introduce you to the Floozy Doozy underwear pattern. This pattern is what Zede and Mal would do if they were in your sewing room with you and you wanted an underwear master pattern […] The post Floozy Doozy Underwear Pattern Development appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 03, 2018
How To Laminate Fabric
0:00
Laminating fabric is the process of coating the fabric with a layer(s) of something. Zede and Mallory generally use a product called Heat ‘n Bond Iron on Vinyl to laminate fabric, though there are other similar products on the market. Heat ‘n Bond is a vinyl product that adheres to fabric with a heat application. […] The post How To Laminate Fabric appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 27, 2018
How To Not Throw Away Sewing Projects
0:00
This podcast was recorded in response to a Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group post. A member posted about how frustrated with sewing they were becoming because they were trashing about 1/3 of their garments. Mal and Zede were saddened to hear about their struggle and were even more surprised by how many people had similar […] The post How To Not Throw Away Sewing Projects appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 20, 2018
Common Threads 2018 – Legging Class
0:00
For the June 2018 Babylock Common Threads Conference Mallory and Zede were asked to teach their Made 2 Measure Leggings Class. Common Threads is an annual Babylock event for their influencers, it’s a meet up of many wonderful creative people. As mentioned in a few other Sewing Outloud episodes, Mal and Zede did an impromptu […] The post Common Threads 2018 – Legging Class appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 13, 2018
FFTCM Common Threads Dresses
0:00
Sometimes it just feels good when others notice your hard work and compliment you on it. This podcast episode is all about some recognition for some fancy, well made, self sewn dresses. Mallory, Zede, and Sam went to Babylock Common Threads (June 2018), which is a meeting of brand influencers. They not only taught the […] The post FFTCM Common Threads Dresses appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 06, 2018
Hand Beading
0:00
This is the 5th and final podcast in the Fancy month series (June 2018). It’s only fitting we end this series with some sparkle and pizazz. Mallory interviews Zede about her beading beginnings which turns out is related to musical theatre. Zede’s beading passion really progressed when she discovered Nancy Eha and her wonderful book, […] The post Hand Beading appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 29, 2018
Making Your Own Wedding Dress
46:26
The hot topic this week? Making your own wedding dress! Zede and Mallory examine all facets of making your own special occasion dress, whether that is embellishing upon a purchased dress, refashioning an heirloom or making the whole dress from dream to reality. They share some thoughtful conversation on the to make or not to […] The post Making Your Own Wedding Dress appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 22, 2018
Wedding Retail Experience
45:18
  Our last two podcast episodes were dedicated to wedding dresses custom designed and produced by Zede herself for her daughters. But what if you don’t want/need to make your own dress. Mallory and Zede share some valuable insight in how to start the process of dress shopping and what to expect when needing alterations. […] The post Wedding Retail Experience appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 15, 2018
Hillary’s Wedding Dress
41:23
Fancy month continues, this time with an amazing overview of Zede’s eldest daughter Hillary’s wedding dress. Zede constructed a beautiful embroidered silk satin corset style top and a seperate skirt with a slight flared out train in the back which was also embroidered. Zede not only drafted, sewed, fitted, embroidered, hand beaded, and included a […] The post Hillary’s Wedding Dress appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 08, 2018
Mallory’s Wedding Dress
43:32
We’re so fancy! This episode of Sewing Out Loud coordinates perfectly with the current month’s theme (June 2018) in our Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group, which happens to be the month of sewing “Fancy” attire. Mallory and Zede describe in detail the process of making Mallory’s Wedding Dress. They share everything from the sweet proposal that […] The post Mallory’s Wedding Dress appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 01, 2018
How To Take Out Stitches
44:00
Zede and Mallory share their top tips for stitch editing (yes, we like to be fancy and call seam ripping that). When taking lock stitches (regular sewing machine stitches) out of woven or knit fabrics always pull the bobbin thread. They both agree snipping the thread every few inches and stitching with the longest stitch […] The post How To Take Out Stitches appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 25, 2018
Fabric Library Development
39:11
Zede and Mallory explore their fabric library “stacks” and Mallory quizzes Zede along the way. Zede does a great job recalling where the fabric is located and what she has made from it. The stacks sometime spill over and the many large bolts of dot sequin end up inhabiting the multiple corners of the library. […] The post Fabric Library Development appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 18, 2018
Sewing Projects: A Love/Hate Relationship
47:04
Sometimes our sewing projects can get the better of us and other times they can fill us with euphoria. Zede found herself frazzled and exhausted after sewing miles of heavy drapes for a very affluent customer. She has since sworn off drapes, putting that sewing project in the hate (or the really, really don’t like) […] The post Sewing Projects: A Love/Hate Relationship appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 11, 2018
FFTCM: Leos and Easy T Dress Alteration
31:06
Zede and Mallory are feeling free to compliment each other on their recent makes. Zede loves staying active and slays at aerial yoga. She does not love silk burns however and has been inspired to make leotards to combat this problem. She shares her progression from her quick-leo makes using t-shirts and ready to wear […] The post FFTCM: Leos and Easy T Dress Alteration appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 04, 2018
Serger Tool Box
44:35
Zede and Mal share their go-to items that they like to keep at arms reach when working at their serger. They of course have the obvious and most utilitarian items such as screwdrivers, needles, and thread nearby but they also love having thread lifts, spool nets, and dental tools available too. What are some of […] The post Serger Tool Box appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 27, 2018
Sharing Your Sewing Space
43:36
Mallory and Zede have many years of sewing experience and many years of sharing their sewing space. In this episode they discuss having to share sewing space with other sewers and other non sewers. Sometimes sharing can be an area, like a dining room or an office that is used for more than one activity […] The post Sharing Your Sewing Space appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 20, 2018
Professional Sewing Machine Service and Repair
50:33
Zede and Mallory get into the nitty gritty of professional machine service and repair. They discuss in great detail what to bring, what to expect from your service/repair, what the consumer’s responsibilities are, and so much more. If you are curious why service repair times seem lengthy, or what purpose that stitched on piece of […] The post Professional Sewing Machine Service and Repair appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 13, 2018
Should You Service Your Machine Yourself
38:58
To service or not to service? Mallory and Zede both agree that regular machine cleaning, including a light oiling (on parts where metal contacts metal) is absolutely something you as a consumer should be doing. If you are feeling extra ambitious they even encourage cleaning the top part of the machine on the left side […] The post Should You Service Your Machine Yourself appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 06, 2018
Knit Construction and Finishing Techniques
47:32
In this installment of Sewing Out Loud Zede and Mallory discuss construction and finishing techniques for knit fabrics. They dedicate the entire first half of the episode to neck binding and treatments. If this is an area of knit garment construction you struggle with or could use some new technique information, you are not going […] The post Knit Construction and Finishing Techniques appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 30, 2018
Maxi Lock Stretch Thread
38:23
Zede and Mal share their favorite attributes of Maxi Lock Stretch thread. They also give tips on how to use it and when to use it. They both love using this thread for active wear and find it actually works well for almost all their serger construction needs. Curious about using Maxi Lock Stretch Thread? […] The post Maxi Lock Stretch Thread appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 23, 2018
Three Thread Narrow
48:35
Talk about a long overdue podcast! Well here it is, finally. The three thread narrow is adored by many and to our surprise questioned by many too. Both Mal and Zede are huge proponents for the three thread narrow and just love (and we mean LOVE) using this stitch on the serger. Zede and Mallory dedicate […] The post Three Thread Narrow appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 16, 2018
Hobby Shaming
49:05
In this episode Mallory and Zede explore the many facets of hobby shaming. They get personal and share how they have felt hobby shamed and have witnessed it in the sewing world, even by other sewers. That’s right, sewer on sewer hobby shaming. Zede and Mallory share their views and advice on the topic, including […] The post Hobby Shaming appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 09, 2018
How To Thread Your Serger Wrong
50:27
Sometimes talking about doing the wrong thing can be so right. Mallory and Zede continue their discussion of how to thread sewing equipment wrong – serger style this time. Again they highlight the importance of threading properly as well as using good supplies. Sergers have challenges all their own including but not limited to multiple […] The post How To Thread Your Serger Wrong appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 02, 2018
How To Thread A Sewing Machine Wrong
51:15
Zede and Mallory have threaded sewing machines many, many times and have taught people how to thread their machines numerous times as well. So, it is no surprise that they would know many common ways to thread one incorrectly. Podcast Mentions including some affiliate links to help you thread your best: Thread With your Presser […] The post How To Thread A Sewing Machine Wrong appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 23, 2018
Mistakes to Avoid
32:42
Have you ever accidentally cut two left legs while making pants? Sewn those fabric pieces wrong sides together or backwards? Mal and Zede have too. Through their combined sewing experiences they have learned a thing or too about making sewing mistakes and thought they would pass all those learned tidbits from those trials and tribulations […] The post Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 16, 2018
A Review of “I Sew For Fun” by Nancy Zieman
43:37
We’re honored to be included in the “I Sew For Fun” book launch blog tour! This new book is all about how to sew with the young people in your life, and it’s a wonderful addition to Nancy Zieman’s lasting sewing legacy. Sewing with kids can be a rewarding experience, but it’s a task many […] The post A Review of “I Sew For Fun” by Nancy Zieman appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 08, 2018
Safety In The Sewing Room
43:32
Sewing is rewarding, fun, creative and sometimes requires safety precautions. Zede and Mallory highlight some important safety tips in this episode. They touch on the more obvious concerns such as proper rotary cutter technique and pin safety; lets just say you’ll know how they feel about sewing over pins after this broadcast and the not […] The post Safety In The Sewing Room appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 02, 2018
Ruffling, Pleating and Puffing
36:04
Ruffles, pleats and puffs oh my! How does a ruffle differ from a pleat? What does a gathering foot create? Zede and Mallory dedicate this podcast episode to answering all those confusing questions about the what, hows, and whys to ruffles, pleats and puffs.   Mallory’s amazing differential feed blog post ****************************************************************************** THIS BROADCAST IS […] The post Ruffling, Pleating and Puffing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 26, 2018
The Best Marking Pen
33:08
Zede and Mallory explore the world of marking pens. There are a plethora of choices including chalk (in multiple styles), iron away or wash away markers, tracing wheels, sharpie and good old pencils to name a few. They both agree that the fabric to be marked upon can really dictate what color or type of […] The post The Best Marking Pen appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 19, 2018
Machine Embroidery
33:15
It’s not always leggings and ballgowns in the SewHere studio. Mallory and Zede both have a long machine embroidery history too. Do you know the largest hoop available for the first embroidery machines was 4″x4″? Crazy, right? Mal and Zede take a stroll down memory lane and recount the history of machine embroidery. They also […] The post Machine Embroidery appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 12, 2018
Smart Machines
33:08
There are three categories of sewing machine (when talking about smart machines) and those are: mechanical, electronic and computerized. The smarter the machine the more it does for the sewer. Mal and Zede talk about some of the more popular or novel “smart” machine features. Want to know when your bobbin thread is almost out, […] The post Smart Machines appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 05, 2018
2017 In Review
33:09
Mal and Zede journey back through the year (2017) and share some of their big changes, challenges, surprises, and things they wished worked out better. There was the closing of the brick and mortar sewing shop, the uprising of SewHere.com and all the wonderful media creation and of course the welcoming of Mallory’s second baby, […] The post 2017 In Review appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 29, 2017
Stitch Busters: Dulling Rotary Cutters & Fiber Blending
35:21
That’s right, the dynamic duo of Mallory and Zede are busting some stitchin’ myths. They are starting this stitch busters series off with the exploration into what dulls your rotary cutter (hint-it’s everything!) and can you blend fibers? ************************************************************* This episode is brought to you by: LA FINCH FABRICS! LA Finch Fabrics is a high quality apparel […] The post Stitch Busters: Dulling Rotary Cutters & Fiber Blending appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 22, 2017
Handmade Gifts
40:28
Mallory and Zede offer up their thoughts and advice on receiving and giving handmade gifts. This episode is chock full of personal stories and laughter and possibly some relatable moments.   The post Handmade Gifts appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 15, 2017
Zede’s Sewing Process
41:06
Mallory interviews Zede about her sewing process. Zede shares her evolution from using patterns and picking specific fabrics to now having a fabric and sloper library to make her wardrobe. ***************************************************************************************** THIS BROADCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The SewHere Patreon Page Hello Stitchers! Thank you for Sew-pporting the media and community that Zede and […] The post Zede’s Sewing Process appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 08, 2017
Obscure Serger Stitches
53:18
Mallory and Zede love sergers and all the amazing stitches that the serger allows them to make. But what are all these stitches? A two thread flat lock? A five thread safety stitch? Sergers with 8 thread spots and three needle places? This episode is dedicated to all these lesser known stitches and combinations of […] The post Obscure Serger Stitches appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 01, 2017
Pattern Placement
42:15
Pesky plaids, sassy stripes, and cutting three left legs sound all too familiar? Zede and Mallory share some fabric pattern placement tips and tricks to help tame those troubles. They offer their experience and advice for how and when to place a pattern piece on fabric to make sure you get two mirror image pieces […] The post Pattern Placement appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 24, 2017
Tape Guides on Serger Feet & The Elastic Foot for Sergers
27:21
Mallory and Zede both like to think outside of the box. It’s no surprise that they have figured out how to make their serger feet pull double duty. Does your standard or original presser foot that came on your serger have a little opening in front of the needle space? If it does, you’re in […] The post Tape Guides on Serger Feet & The Elastic Foot for Sergers appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 17, 2017
Those Who Test & Those Who Wish They Had
45:48
It should come as no surprise that there is finally a whole podcast episode dedicated to Zede’s favorite manta : There are those who test and those who wish they had. Zede and Mallory both agree that this is more of a life mantra versus a sewing specific one, but testing sure belongs in sewing. […] The post Those Who Test & Those Who Wish They Had appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 10, 2017
Bias
32:35
Mallory and Zede have been podcasting for almost two years and they can t believe they haven t talked about bias yet, especially since Zede loves bias. She is a bias freak. What is Bias? Bias can be anything that is not cut on the true grain of the fabric. If you are not cutting on the warp […] The post Bias appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 03, 2017
Pattern Drafting
45:46
Zede and Mallory share their pattern drafting experiences. Zede has been drafting her own slopers since she was thirteen. Her drafting journey started out of her frustration with commercial patterns and the need to always alter them to fit her better. Zede has drafted for herself and family over the years but has a lot […] The post Pattern Drafting appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 27, 2017
Rebroadcast: Thread With Your Presser Foot Up
20:06
What’s the Golden Rule of Sewing and the most commonly missed step when getting ready to sew? Threading with your presser foot up!!! Zede and Mallory explain why it’s so important and why you should tell all your friends about this rule! ******************************************************************************** THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THE […] The post Rebroadcast: Thread With Your Presser Foot Up appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 20, 2017
Class Etiquette
36:24
When to Arrive Arrive when the teacher instructs you to- not late, not 2 hours early with lunch that you spread out on a class table that the teacher is trying to set up on. Sometimes the teacher will allow a time period before the class starts to come and setup your machine and supplies. […] The post Class Etiquette appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 13, 2017
Parenting and Sewing
46:17
Mallory and Zede share their personal struggles of juggling sewing time with parental or other caretaker responsibilities. We won’t lie to you this episode will pull at your heartstrings. The struggle is real and you are not alone in your quest for carving out precious sewing time. Mallory recently (as in 15 days ago) had […] The post Parenting and Sewing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 06, 2017
Sewing for Body Changes
50:25
In this episode of Sewing Out Loud Mallory and Zede explore how to sew for the changing body. They touch upon how different health situations such as fluctuations in size, rapid weight gain or weight loss can create a need for a flexible wardrobe. They have lots of advice on the subject as Mallory has […] The post Sewing for Body Changes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 29, 2017
Legging Mods Part 2
42:43
As promised Zede and Mal give you another podcast all about legging hacks. This time around they talk about the different ways to color block your leggings and what color blocking can help you achieve. Whether your goal is to have a slimming effect or enhance certain body features, color blocking can help you achieve […] The post Legging Mods Part 2 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 22, 2017
Legging Mods Part 1
39:26
Do you have a leggings pattern you love or maybe you’re jumping on the Made 2 Measure class bandwagon but want to update or try new leggings techniques? This episode is for you! Zede and Mallory talk through their plans for leggings hacks. They explore why you might want to add a power mesh waistband panel – […] The post Legging Mods Part 1 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 15, 2017
Ready to Wear vs. Self Sewn vs. Self Drafted Garments
49:06
This episode is in response to the many fitting questions and concerns Mallory and Zede receive through the SelfSewn Wardrobe Facebook group. Zede and Mal confront ready to wear garments head on and discuss how these garments really don’t fit most people well which is why many people sew clothes – better fit. To further […] The post Ready to Wear vs. Self Sewn vs. Self Drafted Garments appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 08, 2017
Zede’s Alterations Musings
51:26
Mallory interviews Zede about her alterations experiences which range from hemming jeans to creating custom renaissance wedding gowns. Zede dishes on some of her harder earned alteration secrets and also keeps you in stitches with some of her fun sewing memories. ******************************************************************************** This episode is brought to you by: LA FINCH FABRICS! LA Finch Fabrics is a high […] The post Zede’s Alterations Musings appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 01, 2017
Creating Sewing Media
29:47
Mal and Zede get into the nitty gritty of making sewing media with this behind the making/scene episode of Sewing Out Loud. This topic really gets Mal heated. She shares the day to day challenges she faces when trying to film sewing tutorials. Don’t worry, Zede shares her woes too; hot filming lights, her feet […] The post Creating Sewing Media appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 25, 2017
Clothing Durability
45:36
In this episode Zede and Mal address a listener’s question about how clothing durability. Specifically, does using a sewing machine or serger make a more durable garment. The ladies discuss the topic in depth and from the very beginning – we’re talking thread choice, fabric choice, and expectations. This weeks answer may surprise you, given […] The post Clothing Durability appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 18, 2017
All About Tracing & Tracing Paper
29:40
Like Zede says, “There’s always more then one right way, but definitely a wrong way”! That mantra firmly applies to tracing if you ask her or Mallory. In this podcast the ladies explain in detail why they like to trace their patterns and how they do it. They describe the many types of tracing paper […] The post All About Tracing & Tracing Paper appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 11, 2017
Podcast Crossover Special – Cotton Organdy
42:05
In this special crossover edition of the Sewing Out Loud/Self Sewn Wardrobe podcast Mallory and Zede discuss cotton organdy and it’s many uses. Zede and Mal take to Facebook live to show off past projects that utilize cotton organdy. They also answer viewer questions about what it is, can you dye it, and so much […] The post Podcast Crossover Special – Cotton Organdy appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 04, 2017
Mal and Zede’s Favorite Lifts: Thread and Knee Lifts!
32:12
That’s right this episode is about lifts – sewing related of course! Mallory and Zede explain what a thread lift is and how it can improve your sewing life. This episode wouldn’t be complete without talking about Zede’s love of the knee lift. Don’t even think about asking her to sew without it! Are you […] The post Mal and Zede’s Favorite Lifts: Thread and Knee Lifts! appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 28, 2017
Seam Allowances
32:08
In this Sewing Out Loud installment Mal and Zede discuss what seam allowances are used in garment sewing and why those seam allowances are important. They also explore how seam allowances are especially helpful when sewing curves. Do you follow the 5/8″ rule of garment seam allowance or are you a rule breaker and enjoy […] The post Seam Allowances appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 21, 2017
Hems Part 1
25:43
HEMS PART 1 Zede and Mal start a new podcast mini series all about hems. In this podcast they focus on Zede’s tiny hem, aka the bridal hem. Jump into this century’s fashion trends with appropriate sized hems. In a turn of events the ladies discuss the largest hems you might encounter, heirloom hems. What […] The post Hems Part 1 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 14, 2017
Serger Stitches
35:21
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were […] The post Serger Stitches appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 07, 2017
Durable and Non Durable Sewing Notions
35:26
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were […] The post Durable and Non Durable Sewing Notions appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 30, 2017
Made To Measure Leggings Class
38:47
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were […] The post Made To Measure Leggings Class appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 23, 2017
Common Threads!
1:05:51
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were […] The post Common Threads! appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 16, 2017
Stop! Before You FBA – Full Bust Adjustment
24:52
This podcast episode is all about the FBA – Full Bust Adjustment that has been buzzing up a storm on social media. Before Zede and Mal share their many thoughts on the FBA they give their sincerest thanks. Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of […] The post Stop! Before You FBA – Full Bust Adjustment appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 09, 2017
Buying Used Machines
36:32
********************************************************************************* THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THE MINI VACUUM ATTACHMENT KIT Zede and Mal are big advocates of a clean machine. Sewing and serging makes a lot of lint that gets inside your machine. Get back to sewing faster by properly cleaning (no canned air in their studio- moisture not welcome!) your machine with this […] The post Buying Used Machines appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 02, 2017
Mallory’s Salmon Prom Dress
28:39
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May 26, 2017
Fons & Porter
33:58
Mallory went to Iowa for her national television debut! ********************************************************************************* THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ZEDE’S FAVORITE SCISSORS Comfort Handle 6″ Snips The perfect scissor to bridge the gap between large shears and tiny snips, these large handled scissors let you cut super precisely with ease. Lightweight and comfortable, we have a […] The post Fons & Porter appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 19, 2017
What Information Is Found On A Pattern Envelope
33:32
This is not the first time Mallory and Zede have discussed the importance of pattern envelopes and it probably won’t be the last! In earlier podcast episodes they released a 5 episode series on garment sewing which included a discussion about pattern envelope labels. This was in response to a listeners request. Mal gushes that […] The post What Information Is Found On A Pattern Envelope appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 12, 2017
How to Reduce Bulk in Your Projects
36:22
Let’s talk about bulk baby, and we aren’t talking about the kind of bulk purchased at Costco or the Mr.Bulky’s candy store- although shovels full of candy does sound nice! This is a favorite topic/area of critique for Zede and she will frequently say, “Think about the bulk!” or “Are you adding bulk?” when talking […] The post How to Reduce Bulk in Your Projects appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 05, 2017
What to Clean in Your Sewing Room
31:43
Cleaning! Zede s favorite subject and Mallory s biggest weak point! Did you know there s more to clean in your sewing room than just your sewing machine? Maybe you don t clean your sewing machine- you should- but just in case you re looking for more to clean, and there s no shortage of options! Rotary Cutters and Scissors While […] The post What to Clean in Your Sewing Room appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 28, 2017
Fleece
30:20
In this episode Zede and Mallory divulge their feelings about fleece fabric. They both agree that fleece has a reputation for being easy to make projects with (as evident by the oodles of no-sew fleece blanket tutorials) but it’s qualities suggest otherwise. They explain that fleece is a manufactured material usually made from recycled plastics […] The post Fleece appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 21, 2017
Sewing Through Changes
34:08
Zede and Mal get extra personal and feel good in this episode about life’s changes and how sewing fits in. They share a bit about why they sew and what sewing gives to them. They touch on some of their own life changes such as pregnancies, moves and closing a retail location and how their […] The post Sewing Through Changes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 14, 2017
Buttonholes
46:22
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Buttonholes Machine-sewn buttonholes can be frustrating. We often see questions or just outright gripes about them in our group. Have you ever wondered how to get super smooth and lovely buttonholes? Are you tired of feeling […] The post Buttonholes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 07, 2017
Special Crossover Episode: Zede’s AMA! (Ask Me Anything)
34:12
This week Zede and Mal throw out a curve ball with their special live recording of the podcast. That’s right, this episode was recorded live through Mal’s SelfSewn Wardrobe Facebook group. And the surprises don’t stop there! We hope you enjoy and if you have any other questions for Zede you are always welcome to […] The post Special Crossover Episode: Zede’s AMA! (Ask Me Anything) appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 31, 2017
Non Sewing Items For Sewing
27:33
Hammers, film canisters (yay, from back in the day), and painters tape are a few of Mallory and Zede’s favorite things to use in the sewing studio. This week Zede and Mal share some of the wonderful things they use to pull double duty as sewing implements. Do you find yourself bringing non sewing intended […] The post Non Sewing Items For Sewing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 24, 2017
Zede’s Brick and Mortar Store Closing
26:32
Zede and Mallory discuss their big business decision and welcome your feedback. You can reach Zede and Mallory by email at mallory@sewhere.com The post Zede’s Brick and Mortar Store Closing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 17, 2017
Are Walking Feet For Knits Or Not?
36:41
Zede explains her history with walking feet and how she has used them. Mal and Zede then hash out if walking feet are appropriate/helpful for sewing on knit fabric. Have you successfully used a walking foot on knits, or maybe had a different experience? We would love to hear about them! The post Are Walking Feet For Knits Or Not? appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 10, 2017
Parts Of A Sewing Machine
38:07
What are all those bits and bobs on the top, sides, back and front of a sewing machine? Zede and Mal break it all down bit by bit (really from right to left) and explain what each item on a sewing machine is and how it functions. Ever own a machine with something on it […] The post Parts Of A Sewing Machine appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 03, 2017
FFTCM: Baby Lock Tech Dress & Leggings
17:48
Have you recently finished a sewing project you’ve been dreading? Made that perfect fitting shirt? Join Mallory and Zede and tell us about your sewing successes in the comments so we can feel free to compliment you! The post FFTCM: Baby Lock Tech Dress & Leggings appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 24, 2017
Screwing Up Is A Part Of Life
0:00
Zede and Mal share some of their sewing misfortunes, but in true Sewing Superstar fashion also share how they learn and grow from those mistakes…we mean, design elements. The post Screwing Up Is A Part Of Life appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 17, 2017
Warp, Weft, and Bias
0:00
This episode will have you in stitches as Mal and Zede discuss the warp and weft of fabric and what the bias is (in relation to fabric of course). The post Warp, Weft, and Bias appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 10, 2017
What Sewing Advice Do You Take?
0:00
Mallory and Zede talk about sewing advice: the good, the bad and the grandmotherly of it. Do you have any funny stories about sewing advice you’ve received or given? Tell us in the comments, we’d love to hear. The post What Sewing Advice Do You Take? appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 03, 2017
Bonus Episode: Now Available! SewHere Box – Dressmaker’s Delight Edition
0:00
In this fun bonus episode Mal and Zede talk about the newest edition of the SewHere Box. Want to get a sneak peak of what’s inside? Check out the latest episode of Sewing out Loud! To order your very own Dressmaker’s Delight Box go to sewhere.com/box The post Bonus Episode: Now Available! SewHere Box – Dressmaker’s Delight Edition appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 31, 2017
Sewcabulary 2: Ease, Easing, Ruffles & Flounces
0:00
Trying to set in a sleeve or make sure you don’t have twisty pant leg problems? Mal and Zede discuss the sewing terms Ease versus Easing so you will have sewing success. They also talk about ruffles and flounces, and make no mistake, they are very different. The post Sewcabulary 2: Ease, Easing, Ruffles & Flounces appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 27, 2017
Sewcabulary 1: Croquis, Sloper, Muslin, Moulage, Pattern, Tailor Tack
0:00
Mallory and Zede clarify these sewing terms to create a more universal sewcabulary for conversing. The post Sewcabulary 1: Croquis, Sloper, Muslin, Moulage, Pattern, Tailor Tack appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 20, 2017
Zede’s Name & Sewing Machine Purchasing
0:00
Zede shares the origin story of her name, from pronunciation to spelling, she tells all. Zede also compares her first paddle board experience to buying a sewing machine. Curious how those relate? Check out the latest podcast episode. For a glimpse into Zede’s past check out this video (in grays, as Mal would say) – Rootie […] The post Zede’s Name & Sewing Machine Purchasing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 13, 2017
Zede’s Unconventional Sewing Tips Part 1
0:00
Mallory interviews Zede about some of her more novel sewing tips. Want to know how to handle strands of sequins or why Zede stashes nail polish in her studio? All shall be revealed in this episode. The post Zede’s Unconventional Sewing Tips Part 1 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 06, 2017
Sewing is Complex, Only Smart People Do It
26:22
Mal and Zede discuss how sewing is viewed differently than other skills and how much multi-tasking and knowledge is required. The post Sewing is Complex, Only Smart People Do It appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 30, 2016
Zede’s Rules for Troubleshooting
26:22
Zede shares her tried and true sewing rules for machine troubleshooting. The post Zede’s Rules for Troubleshooting appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 23, 2016
When People Ask you to Sew for Them
26:22
Warning! Zede and Mal get real, real sassy that is, about what it’s like when other non-sewers ask/expect you to do some sewing for them. The post When People Ask you to Sew for Them appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 16, 2016
Pressing Part 1
26:22
Zede and Mal discuss pressing and ironing and why you might need a ham (and sadly we don’t mean the kind involved in sandwich making) whilst pressing those armhole seams. The post Pressing Part 1 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 09, 2016
Funky Stitches
21:50
Mallory and Zede discuss how those funky stitches can come about. And what to do, if anything to deal with them. The post Funky Stitches appeared first on sewhere.com.
Dec 02, 2016
Darts and Curved Seams
30:23
Mallory and Zede talk about the differences between darts and curved seams in garments and what these things accomplish/address. The post Darts and Curved Seams appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 25, 2016
Bonus Episode: SewHere Box!
16:37
Mal and Zede talk about the first SewHere Box and how it came in to being. They also rave about some of the amazing products and extra special goodies available in the SewHere Box. SewHere box is available at SewHere.com/Box until December 7, 2016. Indulge yourself or a loved one with this sewing themed box of […] The post Bonus Episode: SewHere Box! appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 23, 2016
Thread Blending
19:10
Ever run out of that special colored thread before you are finished with your project? Or how about that time you forgot to pick up that black thread and now it’s 2am? Well, Zede and Mal may have a solution for you. In this episode the ladies discuss thread blending techniques like using different colored […] The post Thread Blending appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 18, 2016
Blindhem and Overcast Feet
29:45
Mallory and Zede discuss the differences between the blindhem and overcast feet. They compare and contrast the physical attributes of each foot, what each of their stitches look like and when to use them. The post Blindhem and Overcast Feet appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 11, 2016
Dot Sequin
30:16
Ever wonder how to sew with dot sequin fabric? Well, Zede and Mal tell all, from how to cut dot sequin to care for it. Fear not, sequin fabric can be in your future projects. The post Dot Sequin appeared first on sewhere.com.
Nov 04, 2016
Last Minute Projects
20:37
Ever wait to the last minute to sew up a costume or stitch together that perfect accessory for that special event? Well you are not alone. In this episode Zede and Mal share some of their last minute sewing projects/adventures. Have one of those stories too, we’d love to hear about it. The post Last Minute Projects appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 28, 2016
Rulers
24:53
Mallory and Zede discuss their plans for sewing world domination and what type of Rulers they would be. Not really, but you could imagine how entertaining that would be. In this episode they explore a variety of measuring devices, most of which are rulers. Zede and Mal share some of their must-haves and how they use […] The post Rulers appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 21, 2016
Types of Fabric
46:08
Cottons, and lycras, and naugahydes, oh my! Zede and Mal break down fabrics into 4 main types, starting from the dawn of early humans and hide use to present day vegan leathers. Want to learn more about what those first hide fabrics were sewn with? Check out this article about the oldest sewing needle: Siberian Cave Needle The post Types of Fabric appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 14, 2016
Bonus Episode: Stitcher’s Social 10/16
10:20
Mal and Zede gush over this months Stitcher’s Social giveaway (hint: it’s sposored by L.A. Finch Fabrics) and share how to win it. The post Bonus Episode: Stitcher’s Social 10/16 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 11, 2016
Serger Thread
30:51
Mallory and Zede demystify serger thread and share some of their thread savvy. They cover the wide range of threads that can be used in your serger, some of which may not be specifically labeled for sergers. The post Serger Thread appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 07, 2016
Bonus Episode: Easy T FAQ
15:11
Mallory and Zede answer questions about the Easy T class in anticipation of its launch on November First. Pre-Order the Easy T class now at www.sewhere.com/easyt/ The post Bonus Episode: Easy T FAQ appeared first on sewhere.com.
Oct 05, 2016
Feel Free to Compliment Me: Zede’s Rug Fix
18:22
Zede explains how she uses her serger to repair her favorite rug and Mallory brags about her mom’s ingenuity. Mallory also makes a special announcement about an upcoming project of hers. Please, feel free to compliment the ladies and also share some of your own brag worthy sewing prowess in the comments. The post Feel Free to Compliment Me: Zede’s Rug Fix appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 30, 2016
Bonus Episode: Pre Order the Easy T Class
13:14
Visit www.SewHere.com/EasyT to pre-order the Easy T Class for $9.99. You’ll be showing your support for Mallory, Zede, and the podcast! The Easy T class is scheduled for release on November 1st, 2016 and the price will go up to $14.99 on November 15th, 2016. In this episode, Mallory and Zede discuss how the class will […] The post Bonus Episode: Pre Order the Easy T Class appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 28, 2016
Fabric Snobbery
23:27
Zede and Mallory share what it means to them to be fabric snobs and how important fabric choice can be to your sewing success. The post Fabric Snobbery appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 23, 2016
Sewing Machines in Schools
21:29
Zede and Mallory talk about the value of sewing in schools and how the quality of the machines used can make or break the success of students. The post Sewing Machines in Schools appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 16, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: Stitcher’s Social 9/16
8:33
A little bonus episode about how to win a prize at this month’s Stitcher’s Social. For sewists near and far! The post BONUS EPISODE: Stitcher’s Social 9/16 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 13, 2016
The Resurgence of Garment Sewing
26:21
Zede and Mallory talk about the resurgence in the popularity of garment sewing and how people used to scoff at them for trying to teach garment classes. Do you make your own clothes? Tell us about it at sewingoutloud.com or on Instagram @ZedesSewingStudio The post The Resurgence of Garment Sewing appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 09, 2016
Machine Marketing Buzzwords
20:52
Zede and Mallory talk about the language of marketing sewing machines and what it really means for the consumer. The post Machine Marketing Buzzwords appeared first on sewhere.com.
Sep 02, 2016
Vodka & Dis-Stain
29:36
Learn why you should move the vodka to the laundry room and get the recipe for Zede’s Dis-Stain solution. Smells and stains beware! Zede teaches laundry care! www.sewhere.com/clothingcare The post Vodka & Dis-Stain appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 26, 2016
Sewing Classes
26:51
Mal & Zede talk about the all types of sewing classes and the benefits of social stitching. The post Sewing Classes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 19, 2016
Body Image
30:09
Zede and Mallory discuss the language of bodies and how we use descriptors to make the best fitting garments, but also how our words affect the way we feel about our bodies. Feminist thought lies ahead! The post Body Image appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 12, 2016
Machine Transportation & Storage
20:08
The gals discuss the do’s and dont’s of hauling your machine to and fro. The post Machine Transportation & Storage appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 05, 2016
What If You Didn’t Sew
21:30
What if you didn’t sew? Zede and Mallory discuss this alternate reality! The post What If You Didn’t Sew appeared first on sewhere.com.
Aug 05, 2016
Sewing Anxiety & Procrastination
25:05
You want finish that project. But will it turn out right? Do you have the time? Take a deep breath, Mal & Zede are here to talk you through your sewing based anxiety and maybe enable your procrastination habits too. The post Sewing Anxiety & Procrastination appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 29, 2016
Bobbins
36:33
From buying pre-wound to winding your own and more, Zede and Mal breakdown the beauty of bobbins.     The post Bobbins appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 22, 2016
UPF Fabrics
21:16
From the importance of skin safety to the thrill of a cute swim outfit–the ladies talk about UPF fabrics that will work swimmingly in your watery wardrobes. The post UPF Fabrics appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 15, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills: Fabric Selections
27:59
On the last installment of our Garment Sewing Skills series, the ladies discuss the fine points of fabric selection. The post Garment Sewing Skills: Fabric Selections appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 08, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills: Pattern Adjustments
22:15
In this fourth installment of the Garment Sewing Skills series, Zede and Mallory offer advice on taking the custom measurements we learned about last episode and applying those numbers to adjust your patterns for a perfect fitting final garment. The post Garment Sewing Skills: Pattern Adjustments appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jul 01, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: The Bra Zone Review
23:50
Zede and Mallory get review Elisabeth Dale’s new book “The Bra Zone”, talk brassiere buying, sewing, and wearing. Boob business abounds. Buy “The Bra Zone” at www.SewHere.com/BOOBS Books will ship in late July 2016. The post BONUS EPISODE: The Bra Zone Review appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 29, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills: Taking Measurements
32:18
Zede and Mallory discuss how to properly take measurements on yourself or a friend before you choose a pattern size. The post Garment Sewing Skills: Taking Measurements appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 24, 2016
BONUS EPISODE Interview with a Sewlebrity
16:36
Zede interviews Mallory about her newfound STARDOM… *wink* *wink* Suscribe to Baby Lock’s YouTube Channel HERE   The post BONUS EPISODE Interview with a Sewlebrity appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 21, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills Pattern Information
25:54
The second episode in our Garment Sewing Skills series. Zede and Mallory talk about reading pattern envelopes, multi-size patterns, and commercial paper vs. PDF patterns. The post Garment Sewing Skills Pattern Information appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 17, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills Series: Cutting Out Garments
22:41
Zede and Mallory take you through their favorite and most accurate ways of cutting out garment patterns! Thanks to @MapleStitch for the series suggestion! Get our favorite rotary cutterHERE     The post Garment Sewing Skills Series: Cutting Out Garments appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 10, 2016
Different Seam Finishes
25:42
Zede and Mallory discuss options for different seam finishes- and Zede schools Mallory on the order of operations! Pinking shears *Zede hates them* Double stitch Overcasting Hong Kong Finish Serged edge Five Thread Safety Stitch   The post Different Seam Finishes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jun 03, 2016
How We Hem Jeans
18:17
Zede explains her jeans-hemming method and why it makes people gasp in excitement every time we demo it at the store! Then we get down to the dirty work of deconstructing the “save the hem” jeans hemming trend, and we we are not fans of this technique. Do you hem your jeans? What’s your favorite […] The post How We Hem Jeans appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 27, 2016
Feel Free To Compliment Me: Mallory’s Ginger Jeans
25:48
In this episode, Mallory brags on her Ginger Jeans and then there’s some heartfelt mother/daughter bonding time. Along with lots of snark. Blog Post: Mallory’s Ginger Jeans Review Buy the Ginger Jeans pattern HERE Buy Stretch denim HERE. Buy Topstitching thread HERE Buy Size 100 Topstitching needles HERE Buy the Hancy Ultimate Marking Pen HERE. The post Feel Free To Compliment Me: Mallory’s Ginger Jeans appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 20, 2016
Discouraged at Sewing?
23:14
Zede and Mallory talk about why some people get discouraged when they are learning to sew, and what you can do to help it. Made a big sewing mistake recently? No worries- we’ve probably done it before! Shop Cone Mills Streatch Denim here: SewHere.com/SHOP Tell us a discouraging sewing story in the comments! The post Discouraged at Sewing? appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 13, 2016
Your “Stash”: Be Not Ashamed!
19:40
Zede and Mallory discuss the psychology of the stash, and encourage you to be proud of your sewing passion (go buy some more fabric). Mallory also tells you about her meeting with Bob the Misogynist! Have you been made to feel ashamed of your fabric horde? Tell us in the comments! The post Your “Stash”: Be Not Ashamed! appeared first on sewhere.com.
May 06, 2016
Feel Free To Compliment Me! Zede’s Life Saving Dog Corset.
13:09
Zede and Mallory explain the origin of the phrase “Feel Free To Compliment Me” and proceed to brag a little on Zede’s innovative, life-saving dog-corset. Look forward to more episodes where Zede and Mallory discuss a specific project and, please, feel free to compliment us in the comments!!! Video: Inside Zede’s Sewing Studio: Dog Corset […] The post Feel Free To Compliment Me! Zede’s Life Saving Dog Corset. appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 29, 2016
Why We Don’t Like Burrito Pillowcases
22:30
Burritos with meat, cheese, lettuce, guac, etc. are all welcome in our sewing room- but not Burrito Pillowcases! Zede and Mallory discuss why some sewing trends aren’t always your friend. Have you made a burrito pillowcase? Do you disagree with us? Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn […] The post Why We Don’t Like Burrito Pillowcases appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 29, 2016
Repurposed Clothing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
20:30
Zede and Mallory discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of repurposed clothing projects and why Zede has a mental block about the word “craft” (hint, pinecones are involved). The main lesson: Be careful with T-shirt pencil skirts. Read Mal’s rant about T-shirt crafts HERE! Have you ever made a fabulous repurposed project? Have […] The post Repurposed Clothing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 22, 2016
Sewing Reputation: Do You Tell People That You Sew?
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Zede and Mallory talk about their sewing reputations and the responses they receive when people find out that they sew. Good, bad, presumptive, demeaning- responses run the gamut. Do you tell people that you sew? Do you even let them know you have a sewing machine Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with […] The post Sewing Reputation: Do You Tell People That You Sew? appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 15, 2016
Annie’s Soft and Stable
20:05
Annie’s Soft and Stable is one of our favorite products to use. It’s sold as a “batting alternative” for bags and quilting/crafting projects, but let’s not underestimate it! Mallory has used it for bra cups and Animal masks. The flexible yet strong nature of Annie’s Soft and Stable makes it perfect for functional and artistic […] The post Annie’s Soft and Stable appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 08, 2016
How To Sew On Beaded Fabric
21:58
Zede and Mallory discuss a unique sewing challenge with a big payoff. When your beaded fabric is $100/yard, it’s nice to know how to handle it right! Listen to the ladies discuss two beaded dress projects and their unique challenges. Article: How To Sew On Beaded Fabric Have you ever sewn on a “weird” fabric? […] The post How To Sew On Beaded Fabric appeared first on sewhere.com.
Apr 01, 2016
Confusing Sewing Terms
21:48
Have you ever talked about sewing and had your friends look at you like a crazy person? In this episode, we go beyond the sewing machine and talk about: Hams, Gimp, Faggoting, Gore, Armscye, Bias, Sewer, Clapper, Welt and MORE! Have you ever made someone’s mouth drop with your sewing stories? Tell us in the […] The post Confusing Sewing Terms appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 25, 2016
Should You Have a Serger? Which one?
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Zede and Mallory get real about which sergers work for you instead of against you. Do you think that sergers have decorative stitches? Why is it important to have a serger with NO threading order? Why would you want automatic tensions on a serger? Does it seem to good to be true? How do these […] The post Should You Have a Serger? Which one? appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 18, 2016
Zede’s Sewing History
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Do you like superhero origin stories? Listen to Mallory interview Zede about how she started sewing, and why Zede’s mom didn’t want her to have a sewing machine! Do you remember your first sewing machine? Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com […] The post Zede’s Sewing History appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 11, 2016
Fabric Care
25:41
Do you pre-wash your fabric? Can you wash silk? Zede and Mallory discuss fabric care before and after you make a garment. Do you pre-wash? Have you had a laundry nightmare? Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page   The post Fabric Care appeared first on sewhere.com.
Mar 04, 2016
Sewing Machine Dealerships
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Zede and Mallory talk about why you should buy a sewing machine at a dealership- even though that’s not what they thought this episode would be about! Hopefully, you learn a lot about dealer support, and we learn about how we shouldn’t actually title a podcast before we record it. Want to buy machine from […] The post Sewing Machine Dealerships appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 26, 2016
Sewing Machine Needles Part 2
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The scoop about different types of sewing machine needles. Article: How Sewing Machine Needles Work Video: How A Stitch Is Formed With Doug From Baby Lock Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page   The post Sewing Machine Needles Part 2 appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 19, 2016
Needles Part 1
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Needles 101…Part 1! Learn how needles can be your biggest supporters as you sew. If you can’t remember the last time you changed the needle in your machine- go change it! Article: Sewing Machine Needles: Grooves, Eyes and Butts Video: How a Stitch is Formed with Doug from Baby Lock   Keep in touch with […] The post Sewing Machine Needles Part I appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 12, 2016
Our Personal Fitting Issues
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Why do we sew? To have control over our own fashion and fit! Zede and Mallory talk about their personal fitting issues. What are YOUR personal fitting issues? Share in the comments!   Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page   The post Our Personal Fitting Issues appeared first on sewhere.com.
Feb 05, 2016
Zede’s Work Prep
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Want to know what Zede does to get ready to sew? Check it out in this episode! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page   The post Zede’s Work Prep appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 29, 2016
Favorite Feet: Edge Joining Foot and Open Toe Foot
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These show notes contain affiliate links to products we love to use.   Zede and Mallory discuss two of their favorite sewing machine presser feet. Edge Joining Presser Foot This foot may also be referred to as the stitch in the ditch foot or joining foot. This foot has a blade down the center of […] The post Favorite Feet: Edge Joining Foot and Open Toe Foot appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 22, 2016
Stretch Lace Trim
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These show notes contain affiliate links to products we love to use.   Mallory brings a bunch of stretch lace trim into the shop to sell and play with. Zede and Mal start up a conversion about it which leads to Zede asking Mallory if she knows how to piece it together. Conversations at the […] The post Stretch Lace Trim appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 14, 2016
Thread With Your Presser Foot Up
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These show notes contain affiliate links to products we love to use.   What’s the Golden Rule of Sewing and the most commonly missed step when getting ready to sew? Threading with your presser foot up!!! Zede feels this is the most neglected information when teaching/re-teaching someone to use a sewing machine. She notes it’s […] The post Thread With Your Presser Foot Up appeared first on sewhere.com.
Jan 08, 2015