Love to Sew Podcast

By Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entr

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 May 16, 2019

 Apr 19, 2019
Great podcast! A good guest lineup plus useful garment sewing tips/technical advice and inspiration. Helen and Caroline are sweet, funny, and friendly.

 Mar 15, 2019
love the conversational tone. love getting more into technical aspects and improving my own sewing practice

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 Aug 28, 2018


Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business. They talk about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs. Listen to interviews with indie business owners and inspiring sewists who totally understand your obsession with sewing.

Episode Date
Episode 107: Denim
Everything you always wanted to know about Denim! What do denim weights mean? How do I choose the right denim for my project? What is selvage denim? We cover it all this week as we deep dive into Denim!
Aug 20, 2019
Episode 106: Couture Sewing with Susan Khalje
Join us as we chat with Susan Khalje about the art of couture sewing! We chat about why couture matters, how to create ‘couture moments’ in your wardrobe, and the tools needed to succeed with couture sewing. We also chat about her Couture Sewing School and her favourite couture shops!
Aug 13, 2019
Episode 105: Speedy Sewing
You’re busy, we’re busy, everyone is busy! We want to highlight how you can make the most of your sewing time and speed up your sewing process. We give our top tips for sewing efficiency and tons of quick pattern recommendations!
Aug 06, 2019
Episode 104: Sewing Through Cancer with Denise Archer

Denise Archer shares her personal experience battling cancer and how sewing played a vital role. We discuss sewing as an escape and the power of knowing our bodies through our relationship with making clothes. Denise also shares her perspective on body image post-cancer and reconstructive surgery.

Jul 30, 2019
Episode 103: Fabric Q&A
We answer fabric questions from the community! From identifying quality textiles to tips for working with tricky fabrics, we cover everything you ever wanted to know in this jam-packed Q&A.
Jul 23, 2019
Episode 102: Vintage Sewing and Refashioning with Evelyn Wood

Vintage sewing expert Evelyn Wood joins us to talk about creating garments from the past! She shares tips for refashioning thrift store finds, the importance of mending, and her top 5 good sewing habits. We also discuss ‘garment archeology’ and how to look for clues when admiring vintage pieces.

Jul 16, 2019
Episode 101: Community Over Competition

How competitive are you? This week we discuss our experience managing our competitive sides and fostering the sewing community. We hear from our listeners and dive into sewing competitions, social media comparison traps, and how to start a business in a competitive environment.

Jul 09, 2019
Episode 100: Get to Know Us 2.0

To celebrate 100 episodes of Love to Sew, Caroline and Helen interview each other. What have we always wanted to know? Favourite fabrics, recipes, podcasts, and more!

Jul 02, 2019
Episode 99: Patternmaking with Suzy Furrer

Suzy Furrer of Apparel Arts joins us to chat about patternmaking. From creating a moulage through to drafting patterns, Suzy has so much knowledge to share. We also talk about building her design school and literally writing the book on patternmaking!

Jun 25, 2019
Episode 98: Scrap Busting

What do we do with all of our fabric scraps? We break down how we store our scraps, what is worth keeping, and loads of project ideas that will have you scrap-free in no time.

Jun 18, 2019
Episode 97: Vlogging with Brittany J. Jones
Brittany J. Jones takes us behind the scenes of running a sewing YouTube channel! How she taught herself to make videos, how she stays on schedule, and how she stays true to her authentic voice online. Plus we chat about the Sew in 30 movement, radiating positivity, and Big 4 patterns.
Jun 11, 2019
Episode 96: Rubbing off Ready-To-Wear
Recreate your favourite ready-to-wear garments! We break down different methods and provide tons of great resources that will help you replace your store-bought with me-mades. Plus, we answer your sewing questions and reveal some exciting podcast news!
Jun 04, 2019
Episode 95: Creative Collaboration with Alexia Abegg
Alexia Abegg talks with us about Ruby Star Society, fabric design, tie-dye, and pottery. She’s an amazing creative force and gives us her secrets to successful collaboration, following your passion, and getting things done!
May 28, 2019
Episode 94: Why Do We Sew?
We share the wonderful, heartfelt, and surprising reasons why we sew. Listeners all around the world wrote in to tell us their ‘why’ and celebrate this wonderful hobby with us!
May 21, 2019
Episode 93: Hey June Handmade with Adrianna Appl
Adrianna Appl of Hey June Handmade is on to talk about juggling a pattern business, building a house, and raising 3 kids while living in an RV. We chat about her popular patterns and her authentic social media voice. Plus, she gives a pep talk for those of us who are ready to put their creative projects out into the world!
May 14, 2019
Episode 92: Sergers and Overlockers 101

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about sergers! We break down different types of stitches and what they are used for, give some top recommendations for entry-level machines, and tell you everything to look out for when choosing the right serger for you. Plus lots of great resources to learn more and get you overlocking in no time.

May 07, 2019
Episode 91: Shirtmaking with David Page Coffin

David Page Coffin joins us to chat about his almost 50 years of sewing experience! He gives us great shirtmaking tips and shares his sewing philosophy. We also dive into his career as an editor of Threads magazine and how he stumbled into the wonderful world of sewing.

Apr 30, 2019
Episode 90: Surface Design with Spoonflower
We chat in person with two fun and enthusiastic Spoonflower employees! Have you ever wanted to try designing your own fabric? We share how you can get started with surface design and all the fun projects you can create. We also hear about Spoonflower’s history and how the custom printing magic happens.
Apr 23, 2019
Episode 89: Feedback Fest 2

We share your feedback from the past 6 months in this semi-annual feedback fest! Hear inspiring stories from fellow listeners, get great sewing tips, and leave feeling inspired to get out there and sew!

Apr 16, 2019
Episode 88: Dress Up and Stand Out with Elisalex de Castro Peake

Elisalex De Castro Peake chats with us about her leap from the fashion world to the home sewing community. We hear the story behind By Hand London and discuss where things are headed next. Elisalex also shares great tips about fitting bodices, embroidering clothing, and dressing to impress.

Apr 09, 2019
Episode 87: How to get your SewJo back

We have all experienced Sewjo (sewing mojo) or lack thereof! Why does it leave us and how do we find it again? We discuss our personal experiences with losing our SewJo and things we have done to get it back.

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 86: Sewn Magazine with Michelle Morris

Michelle Morris of That Black Chic and Sewn Magazine joins us to talk about her return to sewing, starting her blog, and creating her own sewing magazine. We chat about her joyful approach to choosing projects and how she makes garments simply for the love of it!

Mar 26, 2019
Episode 85: Sustainable Sewing with Megan Nielsen
Megan Nielsen shares with us about her journey to becoming an indie pattern designer and her passion for sustainable sewing. We discuss how we can make changes in our sewing practice to be more kind to the earth and to each other.
Mar 19, 2019
Episode 84: Sewing Around the World
We asked for your sewing stories from around the world! In this episode, we make connections and highlight differences in our sewing. We share your stories, tips and experiences.
Mar 12, 2019
Episode 83: Sewing Machines 101

Sewing Machines come in all shapes and sizes! We talk about the history of the sewing machine, what to look for when you shop for one, and how to approach machine maintenance. We also discuss our favourite stitches, feet, and fun features!

Mar 05, 2019
Episode 82: Meet Makers of Color with Mac Housley
Mac Housley joins us to discuss her part in starting the @meetmakersofcolor Instagram account. She shares why following a diverse spectrum of people online creates more cross-cultural dialogue and how Meet Makers of Color is helping us do that. We also discuss creative positive space for important conversations and ‘trying on’ new ideas. 
Feb 26, 2019
Episode 81: Bag Making with Anna Graham

Anna Graham joins us to share her tips on sewing bags, how she got into pattern making, and designing her very own fabric line. We also talk about how she bought her studio space sight unseen and balancing work and family life.

Feb 19, 2019
Episode 80: Maternity Sewing
We catch up with six amazing sewists who are on journeys of motherhood. We find out how being pregnant has impacted their sewing, favourite maternity-friendly patterns, and making time to sew post-partum. We also discuss major body changes and how that can both motivate and de-motivate us in our sewing.
Feb 12, 2019
Episode 79: Sewcializing 2.0

We revisit the topic of sewcializing in this episode. Where can you find fellow makers online? What is good sewcial etiquette? How do you make an Instagram story? How can you start a sewing challenge? We cover all that and much more!

Feb 05, 2019
Episode 78: Interfacing 101

Learn all about interfacing! We discuss the various types of interfacing, their applications, and how to properly use them in our sewing projects. We also highlight some favourite interfacings from you, our listeners!

Jan 29, 2019
Episode 77: The Fold Line with Kate Underdown
Kate Underdown joins us to talk about The Fold Line’s new website and pattern shop! We discuss how things have evolved over the years, working as a team, and growing an online community. Kate also shares her favourite thing about the sewing world and why she loves what she does. 
Jan 22, 2019
Episode 76: Sewing Menswear

Want to sew menswear for yourself or a loved one? We talk about some differences between classic womenswear and menswear, where to get started, and how to approach sewing for a loved one. Plus pattern ideas and tips for success with sewing menswear!

Jan 15, 2019
Episode 75: Sewing with Kids with River Takada-Capel
River Takada-Capel chats with us about starting and growing a sustainable fibre arts business and her work as a kids sewing instructor. We talk about how children aren’t afraid to get started with creative projects and share loads of advice about teaching kids to sew! 
Jan 08, 2019
Episode 74: Start Now with Elise Cripe

Elise Cripe joins us to talk about setting and achieving goals! We discuss taking small steps, tracking your progress, and starting today. Elise also shares her sewing journey and what led her to create Get To Work Book, the ultimate planner for your life and your creative projects.

Jan 01, 2019
Episode 73: The Boys are Back

Shea and Sam join us on this special Holiday episode! We chat about what went down in 2018, what exactly Sam does for the podcast, and whether we got around to making them anything this year. We also find out what sewing tool they want to be and quiz them on fashion and patterns!

Dec 25, 2018
Episode 72: Cultivating Community with Natalie Chanin

Natalie Chanin shares her journey from up-cycling old t-shirts in New York City to returning home to Florence Alabama where she started her clothing line, Alabama Chanin. We talk about building a community of makers and prioritizing transparency in the supply chain. She also tells us about teaching the creative process through The School of Making and the importance of sharing skills with others.

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 71: Sewing Coats

Brrrrrr! It’s cold in here! We discuss everything you need to know about sewing a coat, from beginner tips to advanced tailoring techniques. Learn the difference between wool coating fabrics and how to mentally prepare for a big project like a coat.

Dec 11, 2018
Episode 70: Sew Frosting
Sometimes you want to make something just for fun! We chat about sewing ‘frosting’ in this episode and discuss some of our favourite projects for fancy fabrics, where we find inspiration, and what we want to make for this holiday season.
Dec 04, 2018
Episode 69: Jeans Making with Alina Kroeker
Alina Kroeker joins us to talk about making jeans. Her goal is to provide one-of-a-kind jeans to her customers and encourage people to opt for quality denim products that will last. We chat about making jeans, sewing for others, and how to recover from buttonhole disasters!
Nov 27, 2018
Episode 68: Know Yourself Better with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin joins us to talk about her Four Tendencies framework and how it relates to our creative hobbies. We talk about knowing yourself better, finding accountability, facing your fears, and how colour can influence our everyday lives. Gretchen is a happiness expert and she gives us loads of tips on how to be happy and productive in our sewing practice.

Nov 20, 2018
Episode 67: Clothing Care with Harriet Johnson

Harriet Johnson has a wealth of knowledge to share about caring for our clothes! She believes in extending the life of our garments and the love we put into making them. We talk about how to properly wash and store your clothes, basic mending, and stain removal.

Nov 13, 2018
Episode 66: Sewing Meet-ups

We love meeting fellow sewists in real life! It is so much fun, and we want to encourage you to try it too. We talk about how to meet online friends in person, how to organize a sewing meet-up, basic meet-up etiquette, and lessons learned from our past sewing get-togethers.

Nov 06, 2018
Episode 65: Sew Confident with Marcy Harriell

Marcy Harriell (aka Oonaballoona) talks with us about finding confidence through sewing, embracing her amazing personal style, and blending her passions for acting and sewing in her new series' on Bluprint. We discuss shopping the garment district in NYC, whether Marcy ever wears ‘basics’, and her recently-acquired title of 'the patron saint of Frosting'.

Oct 30, 2018
Episode 64: Sewing as Art with Carolyn Norman

Carolyn Norman joins us to talk about sewing as a form of artistic expression. She shares stories from almost 50 years of sewing and inspires us to look at our sewing hobby as more than just making clothes. We talk about finding inspiration in your everyday life, being buried with your favourite fabrics, and her column in Sewn Magazine.

Oct 23, 2018
Episode 63: Feedback Fest
We get a lot of amazing feedback from our listeners, so this episode is a big feedback fest! We cover seasonal fabric storage, washable silk, zero-waste-fashion, ‘selfish’ sewing, and so much more. Hear from fellow listeners as we answer questions and share their sewing thoughts.
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 62: Sewing with Knits
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing with knit fabrics! We cover what kinds of fabric you can use, the tools you need, and tips for getting a professional finish while sewing. You will be making your own tees, leggings, and sweaters in no time!
Oct 09, 2018
Episode 61: Slow Fashion with Karen Templer

Karen Templer joins us to talk about Slow Fashion October. Can our sewing have an impact on the overall fashion industry? How can we be more intentional with our making practices? Karen shares how she learned to slow down while still enjoying fashion and style.

Oct 02, 2018
Episode 60: Sewing Struggles

Sewing isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes there are tears, anger, and disappointment. On this episode, we share your sewing struggles, based on stories from our listeners. We talk about how hard it is to fit our bodies, how lonely sewing can be, and how comparing ourselves to others can make us lose our sew-jo.

Sep 25, 2018
Episode 59: Block Printing with Jen Hewett

Jen Hewett shares her passion for block printing and tells us how we can print our own fabrics! She walks us through how she got started with block printing, why she loves turning her printed fabrics into garments, and what makes a good block. We also discuss listening to your body while you work, wearing prints, and why not to turn your hobby into a business.

Sep 18, 2018
Episode 58: Planning Projects
We dive into planning sewing projects and cover topics such as why you should plan, tools you can use to plan, and how to stick to the plan once you have it! Following through on sewing can be the hardest part of the process, and we want to help set you up for success.
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 57: Indie Sewing with Allie Olson

Allie Olson shares the story behind Indiesew, her online marketplace for indie patterns and garment fabrics. We discuss the current state of the indie pattern market and the value of sharing your sewing projects online. We also talk about her personal style journey and how her perspective on body image has recently shifted.

Sep 04, 2018
Episode 56: Hand Sewing with Brooks Ann Camper

Brooks Ann Camper shares her incredible sewing journey that has taken her from Broadway costume creation to making custom bridal gowns. She teaches us how you can up your game by incorporating hand sewing into your next projects! Brooks Ann's positive attitude about enjoying the act of sewing and taking care in the details is truly infectious.

Aug 28, 2018
Episode 55: 1 Year Anniversary Q&A

We celebrate one year of podcasting with an extra long question and answer episode dedicated to you, our listeners! Questions about business, our personal lives, our sewing habits, and more in this special anniversary episode!

Aug 21, 2018
Episode 54: Embracing Community with Sarai Mitnick
Sarai Mitnick gives us a peek behind the scenes of Colette Patterns and Seamwork Magazine. We discuss building an inspiring workplace, bringing sewists together online, and handling challenges in business. Sarai also chats with us about body positivity and self-image as it relates to our sewing practice.
Aug 14, 2018
Episode 53: Bra Making with Emerald Erin

Erin Meiklejohn teaches us all about bra making supplies, fitting lingerie, and what is involved in sewing your own bras. We get to hear the story behind her business, Emerald Erin, and her plans for future patterns!

Aug 07, 2018
Episode 52: Financials of Sewing

What is the real cost of making our own clothes? We tackle the tricky topic of money in this episode about sewing financials. How do sewists budget? How much fabric do we buy? How do we feel about our spending habits? Hear what the community told us!

Jul 31, 2018
Episode 51: Tessuti Fabrics with Colette Guanta

Colette Guanta joins us to talk about her fabric shop and pattern company, Tessuti! We hear the inspiring story of how Tessuti Fabrics began, and how it has evolved over the past quarter century.

Jul 24, 2018
Episode 50: A Very Special Road Trip

We are celebrating episode 50 this week with a special recap of our time spent travelling together to Pattern Review Weekend, Prince Edward County, and Montreal. We recorded some mini interviews along the way, including a sewing pep talk from Heather Lou and an intro to bra-making with Emerald Erin!

Jul 17, 2018
Episode 49: Making Time to Sew with Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor is here to talk about running her sewing blog, Lladybird, for almost a decade! Lauren is a sewing instructor, freelance tailor, and inspiring member of the sewing community. She gives us tips for increasing sewing productivity and finding time for creative hobbies.

Jul 10, 2018
Episode 48: Vintage Sewing with Tanya Hughes

Tanya Hughes shares her thoughts on sewing vintage patterns and fabrics. She tells us about some of her more involved projects and what it is really like to wear fashions from past decades. Tanya goes above and beyond with her sewing and has so many great tips to share.

Jul 03, 2018
Episode 47: Sewing Swimwear

Are you thinking about sewing a swimsuit this summer? We’ve got you covered! Get tips on choosing fabrics and patterns and techniques for a professional finish. We also chat about our experiences wearing swimwear and how we can be more body positive at the beach!

Jun 26, 2018
Episode 46: Building an Empire with Lisa Comfort

Lisa Comfort tells the story of Sew Over It, her online and in-person sewing shop. Lisa sells patterns, fabrics, classes, and more! She started small and has grown her business into one of the biggest indie sewing companies in the world.

Jun 19, 2018
Episode 45: MyBodyModel with Erica Schmitz

Erica Schmitz joins us on the show to talk about MyBodyModel, a web app that generates custom, body-positive croquis based on your own measurements. Erica takes us on her journey, from her first ideas and focus-testing to running her successful Kickstarter campaign. Today is launch day and we can't wait to share this app with you!

Jun 12, 2018
Episode 44: Inclusivity and Representation with Erin Weisbart

Erin Weisbart joins us to talk about inclusivity, representation, self-love, and self-expression! We learn more about the work Erin is doing with Tuesday Stitches to make the sewing community more inclusive. We also hear about her new project, Maternity Sewing, launching soon!

Jun 05, 2018
Episode 43: You Can Hack It

This week we break down our favourite simple and advanced hacks that will let you get the most mileage out of your patterns! Everything you need to know, from must-have hacking tools to how to mix your favourite patterns. You can hack it!

May 29, 2018
Episode 42: Sustainability and Sewing Part 2

We hear from the sewing community about ways we can be more sustainable in our sewing practice. We discuss favourite scrap-busters, eco-friendly options for fabric and yarns, and organizations and initiatives making a difference in our community.

May 22, 2018
Episode 41: Inspiring Others to Sew with Tilly Walnes

Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons joins us to chat about her sewing patterns, personal style, and how she balances running a business with being a new mum. We also get all the details about her latest book, Stretch!

May 15, 2018
Episode 40: Our Very Special Mothers

Our mothers join us on the show for this very special episode! We chat about what we were like as kids, the history of sewing in our families, and what our moms think of the sewing community today. These women helped shape who we are and we are so excited to introduce them to you! 

May 08, 2018
Episode 39: The Art of Cultivating a Stylish Wardrobe With Erica Bunker

Erica Bunker joins us to talk about cultivating a stylish wardrobe. We cover exploring your personal style, looking past the pattern envelope, and how to take awesome photos of your makes. Erica is always pushing the boundaries of sewing with her bold fashion choices and couture finishes.

May 01, 2018
Episode 38: Me-Made-May with Zoe Edwards

Zoe Edwards, the creator of Me-Made-May, is on the podcast! We talk about sewing for kids, sustainability, and a decade of blogging. We also cover everything you need to know about the Me-Made-May challenge!

Apr 24, 2018
Episode 37: Up Your Sewing Game

In this episode, we give you tips and ideas to level up your sewing! We want to help you to learn new skills, improve the quality of your work, and sew something you didn't think possible. We hope you'll come away with the encouragement you need to take your sewing practice up a notch.

Apr 17, 2018
Episode 36: Tissue Fitting with Melissa Watson

Melissa Watson is on the show to tell us about the Palmer/Pletsch tissue fitting method. She walks us through common fitting issues and the right order to make fit adjustments. Melissa also shares her experience growing up in the sewing world, designing patterns for McCalls, and some exciting news about the new Palmer/Pletsch fitting book!

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 35: Sustainability and Sewing

This week we are exploring the topic of sustainability as it relates to our sewing practice. We open up about where we are at in our sustainability journey, and how we plan to be kinder to the earth. We also offer tips on what you can do as a sewist to lessen your environmental and social impact on the planet.

Apr 03, 2018
Episode 34: Intentional Making with Aidan Owen

Aidan Owen joins us to chat about connecting with our deeper selves through the act of making. Aidan is an amazing knitter and an enthusiastic beginner sewist with lots of great insight to share. We talk about sustainability, slow making, and just how awe-inspiring it is to create.

Mar 27, 2018
Episode 33: Creativity and Connection with Erin Dollar

Erin Dollar is on the podcast to talk about Cotton & Flax, her collection of handmade textile home goods. We chat about her unique aesthetic, her creative process, and her line of fabrics with Robert Kaufman. Erin prioritizes sustainability in her creative business and this year she is striving to connect with the creative community in a deeper way.

Mar 20, 2018
Episode 32: Beginner Sewing

This episode is all about getting started with sewing! We recommend patterns, classes, and books for newbies, and explain lots of sewing techniques and fabric jargon. Find out what tools you need to get going and how to keep moving forward with your new sewing hobby!

Mar 13, 2018
Episode 31: Find Your Calling with Mimi G

Mimi G inspires us with stories from her journey to becoming a sewing celebrity. We chat about her pattern line with Simplicity, the Sew It Academy, her workshops, and more. Mimi G is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the world and encouraging the next generation to sew.

Mar 06, 2018
Episode 30: Our Very Special Favourites

We are sharing our favourite things with you! Hear about our favourite sewing tools, patterns, sewists in the community, and more. You’ll learn a little bit more about us in this very special episode and maybe discover something new!

Feb 27, 2018
Episode 29: Craft Real Magic with Rochelle New

Rochelle New is on the show to chat all about her sewing journey, pivoting in life and business, and her dog, Lucille! Rochelle is an amazing maker who designs all the prints and textiles for the items for sale in her online shop, Home Row Fiber Co. She loves sewing and knitting and creates truly unique items for crafters.

Feb 20, 2018
Episode 28: Sewing Activewear with Johanna Lu

Johanna Lu is on the podcast to talk about her new book, Sewing Activewear! She shares tips and resources for sewists interested in sewing their own workout gear. We also chat about Johanna's blog and Youtube channel, and her passion for sharing her sewing knowledge with the community.

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 27: Fabrics 101

Today’s episode is all about fabric! We’re covering all the basics such as construction, content, weight, drape, and stretch. We also offer tips for successful fabric shopping online and in person.

Feb 06, 2018
Episode 26: Workroom Social with Jennifer Wiese

This week we are chatting with Jennifer Wiese, owner of Workroom Social in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer joins us to chat about running sewing classes and retreats, creating a custom line of fashion fabrics, and finding your personal style. We also touch on the struggles of running a small business and how we are all going at our own pace.

Jan 30, 2018
Episode 25: Sewing As Therapy with Caz Adams

This week we hear from Caz Adams, the sewing instructor behind UsefulBox in Sydney, Australia. Caz shares a moving story with us and we discuss sewing as therapy and a means to connect with others and with ourselves. She also shares tips for beginner sewists and potential sewing teachers out there!

Jan 23, 2018
Episode 24: Sewing Makes You Love Yourself

In this episode, we’re setting aside our goals and resolutions, and carving out space to talk about self-love! Inspired by the #SMYLY2018 challenge, we each tell our stories of how sewing has changed the way we view our bodies. We also offer tips for how you can be more body positive and kind to yourself this year.

Jan 16, 2018
Episode 23: Face Your Sewing Fears with Heather Lou

Heather Lou, the designer behind Closet Case Patterns, is on the show! We chat about her sewing journey, her pattern line, and her recent move to a new office space. Heather offers our listeners an inspiring pep talk about letting go of fear as a means to improve our sewing practice and our lives.

Jan 09, 2018
Episode 22: New Year’s Re-SEW-lutions

We are talking about sewing resolutions this week on the podcast! What are some of our goals for the new year and how can we help each other stay accountable? Learn about sewing challenges to keep you motivated and get inspired to make your own re-SEW-lution.

Jan 02, 2018
Episode 21 - Confidence in Business with Jess Povenmire

Jess Povenmire is on the show this week to talk about her fabric and yarn shop, La Mercerie. Jess shares her experiences building confidence in business, sticking to a schedule, and planning her creative projects.

Dec 26, 2017
Episode 20: A Very Special Episode with Sam and Shea

Our partners Shea and Sam join us for our 20th episode! We are so excited to introduce you to the guys that support us through our everyday lives as sewists and entrepreneurs. We test their sewing knowledge, laugh about the hardships of living with a sewist, and get their take on our journey as small business owners.

Dec 19, 2017
Episode 19: Cherishing the Process with Emily Hundt

Emily Hundt is the designer behind In the Folds, an independent sewing pattern company based in Sydney, Australia. Emily believes in slow sewing and cherishing the making process. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to take her PDF patterns to print. We chat about planning and launching a crowdfunding campaign, her recent rebrand, and her unique design philosophy.

Dec 12, 2017
Episode 18: Fearless Making with Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole joins us to chat about shoemaking, red carpet DIY, handmade beauty products and more. She's a fearless maker who will try anything! Her approach to making is inspiring and her creative spirit is infectious.

Dec 05, 2017
Episode 17: How Big is Your Pattern Stash?

We dive deep into patterns this week with tips for organizing, storing, and collecting sewing patterns. We cover hot-button topics like indie vs. big 4, paper vs. PDF, and tracing vs. cutting! This is a great episode for beginner sewists navigating the world of patterns!

Nov 28, 2017
Episode 16: Work/Life Balance with Jen Beeman

Jen Beeman, the founder of Grainline Studio, is on the podcast! We get her take on owning and growing an indie pattern company, and how she has found work/life balance as an entrepreneur.

Nov 21, 2017
Episode 15: Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

We take on a ten-day capsule wardrobe challenge and tell you how it went, what we learned, and what we would do differently next time. Lee Vosburgh's 10 x 10 Challenge helped us to reflect on our current lifestyle and wardrobe needs. We walk away feeling motivated to approach our sewing plans thoughtfully and realistically.

Nov 14, 2017
Episode 14: Inside Camp Workroom Social 2017

We go to Camp Workroom Social and chat with our fellow campers about what this sewing weekend means to them. We both found camp to be such a magical, accepting, and heart-opening experience and we really wanted to share that feeling with the sewing community. Get an inside look at this amazing weekend and hopefully we will see you at camp next year!

Nov 07, 2017
Episode 13: BPSewvember with Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams chats with us about her photo a day challenge, #BPSewvember, and shares her passion for bringing the sewing community together. Amanda has a playful approach to sewing and we are in love with her outlook on this creative practice.

Oct 31, 2017
Episode 12: You Don't Have to Sew Everything

This week we are tackling feelings of guilt around NOT sewing all the things and how we can give ourselves grace in our sewing practice. You don’t have to make everything by hand and we can be extra hard on ourselves sometimes for shopping or not making time to sew. We chat about how life is busy and sewing is meant to be a relaxing creative practice, let’s try to keep it that way!

Oct 24, 2017
Episode 11: The Sewcialists with Gillian Whitcombe

Gillian Whitcombe chats with us about The Sewcialists, and her blog Crafting a Rainbow. We discuss her experience running an online community and the compelling Sewcialists blog series, Who We Are. Gillian also has some great advice about taking better blog photos and defining personal style.

Oct 17, 2017
Episode 10: A Very Special Q&A Episode

In our first Very Special Episode, we're answering your questions. We chat about fabric, fitting solo, favourite tools, TNT patterns, sewing machines, and much more. We also reflect on podcasting for ten episodes, and how we make it work with our full-time jobs! 

Oct 10, 2017
Episode 9: The Refashioners with Portia Lawrie

Portia Lawrie joins us to chat about the Refashioners 2017 and all that goes into organizing this fantastic community challenge. Learn how you can participate and get tips on refashioning and shopping for unloved garments. Portia encourages us to get creative, overcome sewing fear, and just go for it!

Oct 03, 2017
Episode 8: Achieving Big Goals with Kelli Ward

Kelli Ward of True Bias chats with us about her rebrand, her move to paper patterns, and reveals an exciting collaboration that she’s been working on! Over the past few years, she has balanced motherhood, school, and her growing business. Kelli’s approach of leaning slowly into her goals proves that big things can happen one day at a time.

Sep 26, 2017