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Clothes Making Mavens is a sewing podcast about handmade fashion. Helena and Lori discuss their favourite pastime--sewing clothes--and talk to other people who are also passionate about sewing. For information and episodes, visit ClothesMakingMavens.com.

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Clothes Making Mavens is a sewing podcast about handmade fashion. Helena and Lori discuss their favourite pastime--sewing clothes--and talk to other people who are also passionate about sewing. For information and episodes, visit ClothesMakingMavens.com.

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Where have you been all my life?

By AnnMarieMakes - Apr 03 2018
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I just listened to Episode #19, and I'm hooked! Going back to Episode #1, so I can hear it all.

Excellent podcast for sewists

By mgdoodlestudio - Oct 30 2017
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Interesting and inspiring content - really enjoyable!

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
4
4
1
2

Where have you been all my life?

By AnnMarieMakes - Apr 03 2018
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I just listened to Episode #19, and I'm hooked! Going back to Episode #1, so I can hear it all.

Excellent podcast for sewists

By mgdoodlestudio - Oct 30 2017
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Interesting and inspiring content - really enjoyable!
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Clothes Making Mavens

Latest release on Feb 04, 2020

All 37 episodes from oldest to newest

Podcast Ep037: A Mavens Extravaganza!

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We decided to start the year with some fun by getting ALL FOUR Clothes Making Mavens together to talk about our plans for the new year. We found that we all have different ways of approaching our sewing project planning! Planning can be fun and inspirational, or suck all the fun out of our creative endeavors. How do we make it work for us? And can Lori guess everyone’s planning style off the top of her head?

Feb 04 2020

1hr 5mins

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Podcast Ep036: Montoya Mayo

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In this episode, Lori invites you to join in the #SlowFashion2020 challenge, our Joy Correspondent Hila recommends some great sewing-themed books for you to slow down and enjoy, and the Mavens chat with Montoya Mayo about her bold and colourful wardrobe that features plenty of Ankara fabric.

Dec 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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Podcast Ep035: sewing, micromastery, and life

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After a filling each other in on a few life updates, we get down to what we've sewn lately. Helena had some fails to share and then we move on to talk about more successful projects. We also hear from a listener on her new mantra for sewing up her stash, and the lovely Hila joins us for a fresh perspective on Micromastery. It is an inspiring way to rekindle or continue our sewing mojo when life gets in the way.

Nov 16 2019

48mins

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Podcast Ep034: Sewing for a Good Cause

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Sometimes we like to use our sewing superpowers for good. In this episode, we share ideas for how our passion for sewing can help more than just our own closets. First, Barbara shares her enthusiasm for helping new sewers fall in love with our hobby. Then Lori and Helena interview Pam Damour and Loriann Payne about their trip to Huánuco, Peru to teach beginning sewing skills with Pam's non-profit Sewing with a Mission. During that unforgettable experience, they met and taught sewing to many women, while Loriann's husband offered much needed repairs to sewing machines. We also share many other ways we can contribute with our sewing skills to several different causes closer to home.

Aug 21 2019

59mins

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Podcast Ep033: Confessions of a Serial Stasher with Psychic Sewer Kathleen

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After the impromptu pledge of no more fabric buying live on last month's episode, both Lori and Helena have taken another look at their stashes. There are a lot of ways to look at those piles of fabric we inevitably collect as sewers. How do we feel about it, how do we manage it? We asked Psychic Sewer Kathleen about her stash habits, too. We also dove into how Kathleen's psychic abilities play out in her life, profession and in her sewing. And our Joy Correspondent Hila pops in to spread a little, well, joy!

Jul 19 2019

1hr 3mins

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Podcast Ep032: Sewing, Stashing and Traveling

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Pull up a sewing machine and grab a cuppa and get your sewing chat on! Lori & Helena catch up on what they've been sewing, their trip to Portland, Oregon to hang out with 98 of their best sewing friends, and more. They also find themselves accidentally committing to a fabric buying fast for the rest of the year! Barbara Emodi checks in with tales from Tulsa, and we introduce a new correspondent who's on a mission to bring you sewing joy.

Jun 06 2019

1hr 9mins

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Podcast Ep031: Sewing, Body Image, and Mental Health

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As both a sewist and a full time psychologist, Charlie from This Blog is not for You" gave us an inside look into just how our hobby benefits our mental health. Many of us have felt the positive environment of the sewing community, but it can be hard to pinpoint why sewists are so nurturing, encouraging and accepting. We dive into some real advantages that we have in negotiating the sometimes fraught landscape of self image and body image. And an added chat with Amy from Making Marilyn, Emulating Elle, on how sewing is integral to her mental health.

Apr 30 2019

55mins

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Podcast Ep030: What Shannon wants pattern companies to know about their fat, queer customers

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An interview with the talented Shannon from the With A Rare Device blog! Not only does she contribute to the sewing community with her stunning garments she creates for her and her partner, but she admits to being somewhat of an activist for the queer, trans and non-binary community.

Mar 04 2019

1hr 2mins

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Podcast Ep029: What we loved, hated, and learned in 2018

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Lori and Helena charged through 2018 with high hopes and big dreams, but didn't quite make their goal of not purchasing clothes for the entire year. Both still learned a lot from their experience, and they share their findings. But they didn't learn half as much as our returning guest Emily, who checked back in for a wrap up of her journey to learn how to sew during this year long challenge! And Barbara's personal challenge of trying out smaller Indie patterns reveals some gems and an appreciation of some great drafting and pattern testing.

Jan 22 2019

1hr 10mins

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Podcast Ep028: Alex of Sewrendipity on the Great British Sewing Bee and Sustainable Sewing

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Alex of Sewrendipity is our guest. We love her style and you're going to love her energy! She tells us what it was like to be a contestant on the Great British Sewing Bee, her thoughts on crafting a meaningful wardrobe and sewing sustainably, and much more.

Dec 20 2018

1hr 3mins

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