Sew & Tell

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Three sewists from different backgrounds — fashion, indie sewing and theater — discuss sewing topics and chat with big names from the sewing world. Join Meg Healy of and Amanda Carestio and Kate Zaynard of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines as they share their collective knowledge, insight and inspiration, connecting the sewing community and keeping listeners up-to-date on news and trends of sewing and fashion.

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Jumpsuits And Mad Sewing Skills – Episode 16
Episode number: 16 Episode title: Jumpsuits & Mad Sewing Skills Episode description: We dive into the jumpsuit trend (Patterns! Fitting tips! Plans!), then we get into some skills we’d like to develop and the best way to do it.
Jun 13, 2019
Sustainable Sewing: Simple Strategies For You Episode 15
Episode number: 15 Episode title: Sew Sustainable Episode description: Reducing one’s carbon footprint is an admirable goal. We’ll talk about how to apply it to your sewing hobby by getting into slow fashion and sustainable sewing. Plus, we play a game of Sewing Would You Rather.
May 30, 2019
Sewing For Cosplay with Cheryl Sleboda
We welcomed Cheryl Sleboda (@sewmuchcosplay) to the studio for a special cosplay-themed convo!  Catch the mini-episode, out now! If you don't know much about cosplay, start here, then watch Cheryl's new Con Crunch series, free at Sew Daily TV! Sponsored by :
May 23, 2019
Sew & Tell Podcast 14: Summertime Sewing
Episode number: 14 Episode title: Summertime Sewing Episode description: Join the hosts for an inspiring conversatin on all things summer, from trends to personal plans to 90s-inspired fashions. Sponsored by @berninausa.
May 16, 2019
Sew & Tell Podcast Episode 13: Great Sewing Pattern Debate
Episode number: 13 Episode title: The Great Sewing Pattern Debate Episode description: Paper or digital? Indie of Big 4? What are your favorite kinds of patterns to sew? Hear from co-hosts Meg, Kate and Amanda on their faves, plus guest co-host Deepika Prakash of weighs in as well.
May 02, 2019
Sew & Tell: Episode 12: Selfish Sewing – Words Matter
Episode number: 12 Episode title: “Selfish” Sewing: The Words Matter Episode description: Is sewing for yourself selfish? Or is it self-care? We’ll talk about the stigma of so-called #SelfishSewing and why you should never feel bad about using your skills to make yourself happy. Plus, hear the tales of our greatest sewing fails. Sponsored by BerninaUSA
Apr 18, 2019
Sew & Tell Episode 11:Bunnies & Bag Sewing
Episode number: 11 Episode title: Bunnies & Bag Sewing Episode description: Are you team #bagsewing? Or do you prefer to buy your bags? Join the podcast hosts this week for a deep dive into all things bags: favorite materials, favorite patterns, bag sewing philosophy and more. Fair warning: you just might be inspired! We all wanted to sew more bags after this episode! Plus, to buy or to sew - jeans, bras, swimsuits? What's on your list?
Apr 04, 2019
Sew & Tell Episode 10: Forget Stash Stigma
Episode number: 10 Episode title: Forget Stash Stigma Episode description: Do you suffer from stash stigma? We’ll discuss the ups and downs of collecting fabric, plus we’ll challenge each other (and you) to help us figure out what to do with some of our favorite stashed fabrics.
Mar 21, 2019
Sew & Tell Episode 9: Wedding Episode with Mimi G of Mimi G. Style
Episode: 9 Title: The Wedding Episode with Mimi G Description: Meg’s getting married! And so is our guest host, Mimi G of Mimi G Style! Weddings are on our minds, so we’ll talk about sewing for the big day and discuss how much wedding DIY is too much wedding DIY. Sponsored by:
Mar 07, 2019
Sew & Tell Bonus Episode: Quilt Podcast
New bonus episode! Kate and Amanda  talk all things quilting with FW editor and co-host of the new The Quilting Company Podcast Tracy Mooney, including our mutual love of the perfect quilting/sewing crossover project, the #tamarackjacket. We're curious: do you sew and quilt? Sponsored by:
Feb 28, 2019
Sew & Tell Episode 8: The Sewing Slump
Episode number: 8 Episode title: The Sewing Slump Episode Description: We talk inspiration every week, but what happens when you just can’t find any? Our hosts will discuss “sewist’s block” and how to deal with it. Brought to you by Bernina USA
Feb 21, 2019
Sew & Tell Episode 7: Sew Romantic
Episode Number: 7 Episode Title: Sew Romantic Episode Description: Dial up the romantic mood Meg, Amanda and Kate dig into sewing for date night. Plus, let’s chat about menswear! Sponsored by Bernina OK
Feb 07, 2019
Sew & Tell Episode 6: Rock That Trend
Episode Number: 6 Episode Title: Rock That Trend Episode Description: Take advantage of Meg’s fashion expertise to dig into the new spring trends and get a look at what’s hot for 2019. Then join us for a chat with maker and all-around awesome person Tiffany Pratt. Sponsored by Bernina
Jan 24, 2019
Sew & Tell Podcast Bonus Episode: Never Have I Ever
Episode: Bonus Episode: Never Have I Ever. Description: Play along with Meg, Amanda and Kate as they play a sewing-themed version of the quintessential party game "Never Have I Ever." Sponsored by Bernina
Jan 17, 2019
Sew & Tell Podcast Episode 5: When Sewing Sparks Fly
Episode Number: 5 Episode Title: When Sewing Sparks Fly Episode Description: Do you have a pattern you sew again and again? We do! Learn about Meg, Amanda and Kate’s tried-and-true patterns and maybe discover something to add to your repertoire. Plus, play along with our Sewing Controversy and Trend Lightning Round. Sponsored by Bernina
Jan 10, 2019
Sew & Tell Podcast Episode 4: Get On The Planning Train
Episode Number: 4 Episode Title: Get On The Planning Train Episode Description: Get on the Planning Train! We'll discuss our favorite makes of 2018 - from, discuss our sewing goals for 2019 and dip into wardrobe planning with special guest, Erica Bunker. Sponsored by Bernina
Dec 27, 2018
Sew & Tell Podcast Episode 3: In The Holiday Zone
Episode Number: 3 Episode Title: In The Holiday Zone Episode Description: Get ready for the holidays with a discussion of what to sew for your seasonal parties and what’s great and not-so-great about sewing gifts. Sponsored by Bernina
Dec 13, 2018
Sew & Tell Podcast Episode 2: Italian Lace with Lime Green Bling-Bling
Episode number: 2 Episode title: Italian Lace with Lime Green Bling-Bling Episode description: Go to Italy with Meg on a fashion sewcation, then sit in on a chat with Kelli Ward from True Bias about the best clothes to sew and pack for travel. Sponsored by Bernina
Nov 29, 2018
Sew & Tell Podcast Episode 1: Deadly Under 36 Inches
Episode number: 1 Episode title: Deadly Under 36 Inches Episode description: Get to know the hosts of Sew & Tell and learn where Meg, Amanda and Kate got their respective sewing starts. SHOW NOTES: Episode Summary: Welcome Podcast mission: the elevator pitch Host Introduction: Who are Meg, Amanda and Kate? Discussion Segment: Getting-to-know-you sewing question lightning round Discussion Segment: Our Sewing Origin Stories SewJo: What’s giving us our sewing mojo this week Sew & Tell: What made you want to start sewing? Related Links: Sew News magazine: BurdaStyle: Common Thread column from Feb/March 2018 Sew News Abby Glassenburg’s blog: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities: Roscoe Blouse by True Bias Patterns: Closet Case Patterns: Amanda’s (current) fave pinafore pattern: Roberts Collection by Marilla Walker, Amanda’s slightly crunchy creations: @seamsandstone Meg’s most the time #SewFrosting wardrobe and bunny mascot Other notes: Meg in her lime green mermaid sequin dress, Grade 8 Meg in her lime green mermaid sequin dress, Grade 8 Meg’s GIANT bunny! Kate in her newest Roscoe blouse We’re waiting on arrival of Amanda’s toga from her mom, but we’ll put up a pic as soon as we can! Check out #SewFrosting on Instagram, hosted by @truebias and @closetcase.patterns In this episode we asked you: “What made you want to start sewing?” Leave your answers in the comments below! Note: By answering our Sew & Tell question, you are giving us permission to read your answer in an upcoming episode. Find us on Instagram: @sewandtellpod Email us: Sponsored by Bernina
Nov 15, 2018
Coming Soon: The Sew & Tell Podcast!
There’s a new sewing podcast in town starting November 15! Hosted by three sewists from different backgrounds, the Sew & Tell Podcast features sewing topics and conversation, interviews with big names from the sewing world, sewing trivia, insights from the online sewing community and more. Hear from hosts Meg Healy of and Amanda Carestio and Kate Zaynard of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines and explore modern sewing, seam by seam. Brought to you by
Nov 07, 2018