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The podcast for sewing lovers everywhere. Find out what’s being designed and made in the Bishy Barnababes sewing room!

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The podcast for sewing lovers everywhere. Find out what’s being designed and made in the Bishy Barnababes sewing room!

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
3
3
1
2

So nice.

By Svhmom - Nov 06 2016
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I enjoying listening while I sew. Very relaxing and informative.

Cheerful and informative

By Lier122 - Jul 09 2016
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Lots of info about sewing tools and pattern ideas!

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
3
3
1
2

So nice.

By Svhmom - Nov 06 2016
Read more
I enjoying listening while I sew. Very relaxing and informative.

Cheerful and informative

By Lier122 - Jul 09 2016
Read more
Lots of info about sewing tools and pattern ideas!
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The Sewing Room by Bishy Barnababes

Latest release on Apr 20, 2017

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The podcast for sewing lovers everywhere. Find out what’s being designed and made in the Bishy Barnababes sewing room!

Rank #1: The Sewing Room Podcast: episode 3, diary of a sew-along

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Today’s podcast is a little different – recorded over several sessions, it tracks the progress of the Easter Bunny Puppet Purse sew-along, from behind the scenes preparations to what went on in the Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group. Find out what I use for pattern weights (not as exciting as some I’m sure – let me know what you use in the comments!) and a little of what’s gone on in my sewing room.


Do you use pattern weights? What’s the most unusual thing you have grabbed to use?

This episode:

Animal Puppet Purse  – buy your copy of the pattern used in the sew-along

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Mar 22 2016

26mins

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Rank #2: The Sewing Room podcast: Episode 7 – interfacing versus stabilizer

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In today’s episode I share with you more about the latest Bishy Barnababes pattern releases – more free-motion appliqué, the difference between interfacing and stabilizer and what I’ve been sewing in my sewing room!

This episode:

Bishy Barnababes Etsy shop – Mermaid Millie, Princess Paige, Fairy Fiona and Cool As Ice free-motion appliqué patterns – use coupon code APPLIQUE to get 20% off, buy 3 patterns and use code 3BUNDLE to get 30% or buy 5 and use code 5BUNDLE to get 35% off.

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Swhetty Bettie’s blog – check out the Designer Pairs challenge with Lauren and I on 7th June

Darcy Dress by Daydreams Patterns

Check out Kristen’s blog post about the patterns over at My Sew Inspired Life

May 28 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: The Sewing Room podcast: episode 5 – fabric addiction and the rabbits are multiplying

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I’m pleased to get the next episode of the podcast out to you, after hopefully the last of the website problems. This episode I share about the latest Bishy Barnababes testing (free-motion appliqué), a little about my fabric addiction and another favourite product (Kam snaps) that can also be addicting to collect, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!

This episode:

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

KAM snaps website

Plush Addict – where I buy my KAM snaps in the UK

Animal Puppet Purse – includes a rabbit!

If you are enjoying the podcast, I’d love for you to head over to iTunes and leave a review!

May 02 2016

23mins

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Rank #4: The Sewing Room podcast: episode 8 – Designer Pairs and coverstitch

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Join me as I chat about the latest Bishy Barnababes free-motion applique patterns and the Swhetty Betties Designer Pairs challenge. I explain how I’m getting on with my coverstitch and the differences between this and a sewing machine or overlocker/serger, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!

Use coupon code BOYTHINGSPC to get 20% off your order until Sunday 19th June.

Dudley the Dinosaur FMA pattern

Prince Patrick FMA pattern

Rocket Racer FMA pattern

Shwetty Betties blog – Designer Pairs: Bishy Barnababes and Sew by Pattern Pieces

Sarah Hoggett’s blog – Me Made

Sewing Machines Direct – where I bought by coverstitch

Manlybaloo boxers – affiliate link to Sewabaloo

Deluxe Charlotte: Kids leggings and sweatpants by Laela Jeyne

Prince Patrick FMA

Jun 11 2016

37mins

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Rank #5: The Sewing Room podcast: episode 4 – Cuddly Carriers and website sagas

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After a longer break from the podcast than I had wanted, due to website sagas, I am excited to share the latest Bishy Barnababes pattern – the Cuddly Carrier – and a great tool that makes turning the straps a breeze. I tell the story of the website saga and share what I’ve been making in the sewing room.

This episode:

Cuddly Carrier PDF pattern – latest Bishy Barnababes pattern

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Prym Turning Set

Turn-It-All

MCM Studio Designs – Gertie’s Soda Shop Dress

UPDATED: This post was originally published on the 17th April. Unfortunately due to website problems it was lost and has now been re-posted.

May 02 2016

32mins

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The Sewing Room: Episode 15 – Measure for Measure

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After all my great intentions to record podcasts regularly, life still gets in the way! I recorded this podcast in February but it’s now April before I even get the blog post up. I was aiming for a podcast every two week but at the moment I’m not even managing once a month. As I listen to the recording again to remember what I talked about, it seems wrong to be talking about Christmas when we’ve just had Easter. However, I will keep the podcast and just apologise for those things that are not quite relevant now as I hope there are many things that are still worth listening to!

In this episode I chat about all the things that have stopped me recording, plus forest schools, house sales, balloons etc. The product focus is a basic but essential piece of kit – the humble tape measure – and I also review a fabulous coat pattern.

This episode:

Bella Sunshine – Gabriella’s Winter Coat

Here is the link for the instructions for the first part of the sew-along (there is lots of helpful information on the sew-along blog posts)

Bella Sunshine Facebook Group –  there are also codes for free patterns

My balloon penguin:

Bishy Barnababes Facebook group

Apr 20 2017

33mins

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The Sewing Room Podcast: Episode 14 – Mary Christmas

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Can’t believe it’s so long since I last recorded a podcast – time just flies! This episode I chat about why I had to make two nativity costumes for my daughter, other Christmas sewing (both the good and bad) and rotary cutters.

This episode:

Nativity costume – this year as Mary

Last year as an angel!

One of the UFOs I finished – Christmas Star Table Centre (my FREE foundation piece pattern can be found here)

Olfa rotary cutter

Fiskars rotary cutter

Using a rotary cutter to cut pattern pieces  tutorial here

Dec 19 2016

27mins

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The Sewing Room Podcast: Episode 13 – Time for a coat

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The weather has definitely turned Autumnal and is perfect to snuggle down in the sewing room and make a coat or two. This episode, I review one of these coats, an animal coat that can be made using recycled blankets, chat about what’s been keeping me from podcasting and a household item that gets used more in my sewing room than elsewhere – the iron!

This episode:

Wild Things Coat by Twig + Tale (previously Big Little)

Bishy Barnababes patterns Facebook group

PDF Patterns Sales and Promotions Facebook group

Oct 22 2016

35mins

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The Sewing Room Podcast: Episode 12 – It’s pants!

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I’m sorry it’s been longer than between episode than I would have liked – the summer has been crazy busy but hopefully I can now get back to fortnightly episodes! Today I chat about the latest Bishy Barnababe news (or lack of), wonder clips and why I love them and a pattern that made my daughter very happy – pants!

This episode:

Kid’s Scrundlewear by Stitch Upon A Time

Scrundlewear Ladies’ Underwear by Stitch Upon A Time

Bishy Barnababes patterns Facebook group

Sep 18 2016

26mins

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The Sewing Room Podcast: Episode 11 – pink shorts and pinking sheers

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On today’s podcast I explain why I didn’t release a podcast last week, chat about things I’ve been making for daughter, including felt play pasta and shorts, as well as the when I’ve used pinking sheers and their general uses. 

This episode:

Felt play pasta tutorial

Pinking sheers – please let me have your recommendations as I really need a new, decent pair!

Sunny Day shorts by Oliver and S – free pattern that I have used to make loads of variations (see top photo)

Bishy Barnababes patterns Facebook group – make sure you get the updated free Flower Purse pattern

Aug 03 2016

33mins

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The Sewing Room Podcast: Episode 10 – strike offs

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Join me today as I chat about the strike off I’ve been sewing for Second Star Fabrics. I share about the favourite features of my new sewing machine, including the thread cutter, and also the latest Bishy Barnababes news.

This episode:

Second Star Fabric – Custom Knits UK Facebook group,  Second Star Fabric website – round 5 closes 10th July

Bishy Barnababes patterns Facebook group – free butterfly appliqué in files

Boo Sleeved Skater Dress – pattern reviewed on episode 9

Abby’s Trailblazing Socks by The Wolf and the Tree

Butterfly headband tutorial

Janome DKS100

Jul 09 2016

25mins

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The Sewing Room podcast: episode 9 – thread tails and needles

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Today I explain why Bishy Barnababes has been a bit quiet recently and what I’ve had to be spending my time doing – getting my house ready to sell! I discuss my favourite method for dealing with the thread tails left when overlocking/serging and my favourite type of needle to use. I also share something I made a few weeks ago in my sewing room.

This episode:

Second Star Fabric – Custom Knits UK – new round opening on 1st July

Sack needle – cheapest way I’ve found to buy a sack needle is part of an assorted set (search Ebay for leather needle as it seems to find the sets better)

Boo Sleeved Skater Dress

Jun 26 2016

28mins

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The Sewing Room podcast: episode 8 – Designer Pairs and coverstitch

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Join me as I chat about the latest Bishy Barnababes free-motion applique patterns and the Swhetty Betties Designer Pairs challenge. I explain how I’m getting on with my coverstitch and the differences between this and a sewing machine or overlocker/serger, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!

Use coupon code BOYTHINGSPC to get 20% off your order until Sunday 19th June.

Dudley the Dinosaur FMA pattern

Prince Patrick FMA pattern

Rocket Racer FMA pattern

Shwetty Betties blog – Designer Pairs: Bishy Barnababes and Sew by Pattern Pieces

Sarah Hoggett’s blog – Me Made

Sewing Machines Direct – where I bought by coverstitch

Manlybaloo boxers – affiliate link to Sewabaloo

Deluxe Charlotte: Kids leggings and sweatpants by Laela Jeyne

Prince Patrick FMA

Jun 11 2016

37mins

Play

The Sewing Room podcast: Episode 7 – interfacing versus stabilizer

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In today’s episode I share with you more about the latest Bishy Barnababes pattern releases – more free-motion appliqué, the difference between interfacing and stabilizer and what I’ve been sewing in my sewing room!

This episode:

Bishy Barnababes Etsy shop – Mermaid Millie, Princess Paige, Fairy Fiona and Cool As Ice free-motion appliqué patterns – use coupon code APPLIQUE to get 20% off, buy 3 patterns and use code 3BUNDLE to get 30% or buy 5 and use code 5BUNDLE to get 35% off.

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Swhetty Bettie’s blog – check out the Designer Pairs challenge with Lauren and I on 7th June

Darcy Dress by Daydreams Patterns

Check out Kristen’s blog post about the patterns over at My Sew Inspired Life

May 28 2016

33mins

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The Sewing Room Podcast: episode 6 – exciting delivery and darning feet

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In this episode, a very exciting delivery interrupts the podcast – my new sewing machine and coverstitch! I chat about which machines I’ve bought and why,  the latest Bishy Barnababes pattern – the Ballerina Briony free-motion appliqué (FMA) – the essential foot for FMA and what I’ve been sewing in my sewing room!

This episode:

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Janome DKS100 – I have the special edition version

Janome Coverpro 2000CPX

Swhetty Bettie’s blog and the Aspiring Designers Challenge

Ballerina Briony free-motion appliqué

Thread Faction Studio #108

May 14 2016

32mins

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The Sewing Room podcast: episode 5 – fabric addiction and the rabbits are multiplying

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I’m pleased to get the next episode of the podcast out to you, after hopefully the last of the website problems. This episode I share about the latest Bishy Barnababes testing (free-motion appliqué), a little about my fabric addiction and another favourite product (Kam snaps) that can also be addicting to collect, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!

This episode:

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

KAM snaps website

Plush Addict – where I buy my KAM snaps in the UK

Animal Puppet Purse – includes a rabbit!

If you are enjoying the podcast, I’d love for you to head over to iTunes and leave a review!

May 02 2016

23mins

Play

The Sewing Room podcast: episode 4 – Cuddly Carriers and website sagas

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After a longer break from the podcast than I had wanted, due to website sagas, I am excited to share the latest Bishy Barnababes pattern – the Cuddly Carrier – and a great tool that makes turning the straps a breeze. I tell the story of the website saga and share what I’ve been making in the sewing room.

This episode:

Cuddly Carrier PDF pattern – latest Bishy Barnababes pattern

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Prym Turning Set

Turn-It-All

MCM Studio Designs – Gertie’s Soda Shop Dress

UPDATED: This post was originally published on the 17th April. Unfortunately due to website problems it was lost and has now been re-posted.

May 02 2016

32mins

Play

The Sewing Room Podcast: episode 3, diary of a sew-along

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Today’s podcast is a little different – recorded over several sessions, it tracks the progress of the Easter Bunny Puppet Purse sew-along, from behind the scenes preparations to what went on in the Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group. Find out what I use for pattern weights (not as exciting as some I’m sure – let me know what you use in the comments!) and a little of what’s gone on in my sewing room.


Do you use pattern weights? What’s the most unusual thing you have grabbed to use?

This episode:

Animal Puppet Purse  – buy your copy of the pattern used in the sew-along

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Mar 22 2016

26mins

Play

The Sewing Room podcast: Episode 2, Easter Bunnies ripping along

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Join me today as I chat about the exciting, upcoming Easter Bunny sew-along, my new website, an essential pieces of sewing equipment – the seam ripper, and finally, what I’m making in the sewing room.


This episode:

Animal Puppet Purse – to join in the Easter Bunny sew-along

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Pumpkin and Bunny Patterns – Primrose, Bluebell

Rock the Stitch – Fawn Lily tunic and dress

tinman patterns – Vault Pants/Shorts , Orbit Skirt

Pollywoggles – Autumn Grace

Mar 08 2016

13mins

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The Sewing Room podcast: Episode 1, To be a pattern tester

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Join me today as I introduce myself and my sewing journey, share the inspiration for Bishy Barnababes and the latest pattern release, give an insider look into pattern testing, and finally, what I’m making in the sewing room.


This episode:

Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group

Prairie Petticoat and Skirt – latest pattern released

Mandy K Designs – English Rose Dress

Pollywoggles – Autumn Grace

Mar 06 2016

25mins

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iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
3
3
1
2

So nice.

By Svhmom - Nov 06 2016
Read more
I enjoying listening while I sew. Very relaxing and informative.

Cheerful and informative

By Lier122 - Jul 09 2016
Read more
Lots of info about sewing tools and pattern ideas!