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Rank #118 in Fashion & Beauty category

Arts
Society & Culture
Design
Fashion & Beauty
Leisure
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Stories about designing, making, and wearing your own clothing

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Stories about designing, making, and wearing your own clothing

iTunes Ratings

259 Ratings
Average Ratings
253
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Like This American Life

By yttap - Jan 06 2018
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It's a very good podcast. Too bad they stopped making them.

Very professional

By QMS1979 - Jul 27 2017
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So well done! Seamwork Radio is "This American Life" for sewists!

iTunes Ratings

259 Ratings
Average Ratings
253
6
0
0
0

Like This American Life

By yttap - Jan 06 2018
Read more
It's a very good podcast. Too bad they stopped making them.

Very professional

By QMS1979 - Jul 27 2017
Read more
So well done! Seamwork Radio is "This American Life" for sewists!
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Seamwork Radio

Latest release on Oct 15, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 6 days ago

Rank #1: It’s Worth It with Sadie Roberts of Tradlands

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Sadie Roberts and her partner started their label, Tradlands, without a lot of money or experience. They produce menswear-inspired shirting for women, and they believe strongly in what they make and how they serve their customers. But starting a US-made fashion label isn’t easy.

In this episode, Sadie shares how she got through some harrowing moments, why she didn’t quit, and what she’d recommend to other aspiring designers.

"I’m really comfortable saying, we had no idea what we were doing." – Sadie Roberts

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Sadie wanted to let you know that if you have any questions about starting a small fashion label, she would be happy to help. You can find her email address at the end of the episode

Nov 05 2015

26mins

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Rank #2: The Proud Sewist with Matthew Holloway

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Growing up in Oklahoma, Matthew always had the sense that he wasn’t “normal.” As he grew up, he began to ask questions. What’s wrong with being interested in “feminine” things? And what does it say about how we view women?

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Oct 21 2015

27mins

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Rank #3: Creative Community with Kristine Vejar

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In 1999, Kristine Vejar took her first trip to India. There, she met the Rabari, a small community that changed her perspective and direction for the future. In this story told by contributor Jessica Yen, Kristine shares what she learned, and how that informed the direction of her growing business, A Verb for Keeping Warm.

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Oct 01 2016

40mins

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Rank #4: Beating the Odds with Melissa Fehr

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In 2008, sewing blogger Melissa Fehr revealed something on her blog: she’d been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Soon, she’d need a complete bone marrow transplant. In this episode, Melissa shares how her relationship with her body changed before and after this life-changing experience – and how this relationship eventually led her to designing her own patterns.

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Sep 01 2016

38mins

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Rank #5: Loving a person, not their gender with Marie of A Stitching Odyssey

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In September 2015, Marie wrote a post on her sewing blog called “Loving a Person, Not Their Gender.” In that post, she talked about the experience of having her partner come out as transgender. In today’s story, we talk to Marie and her girlfriend Charlotte about that experience, and what came after.

Editor’s note: At the end of this episode, the name of Marie’s blog is misidentified as Diary of a Sewing Fanatic, another lovely sewing blog. Marie’s blog is called A Stitching Odyssey. We apologize for the error.

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Aug 01 2016

54mins

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Rank #6: The Learning Process with Joost De Cock

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Have you ever wished for a way to just punch in your measurements somewhere and get a pattern that’s drafted just for you? That’s the idea behind makemypattern.com, a menswear-focused website created by Belgian sewist Joost De Cock. Joost went from only sewing a few curtains and pillows to making his own wardrobe to creating this incredible online service in the span of just a few years. In this episode, we talk about his learning process and resources he recommends to improve your own sewing.

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Jul 01 2016

30mins

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Rank #7: The “head stuff” with Felicia Semple

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Felicia Semple is the creator of The Craft Sessions, an incredible sewing retreat she created to help teach women to find joy and meaning – not perfection – in the practice of craft. In this episode, I talk to Felicia about her path to creating the sewing retreat she dreamed of, and how the "head stuff" around sewing and creating has affected her life.

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Jun 01 2016

34mins

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Rank #8: Let’s talk money with Heather Lewenza

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Talking publicly about money is a little bit taboo for most of us. And yet, it motivates and influences much of what we do with our lives, how we spend our time, and how we cope with feelings.

In today’s episode, designer Heather Lewenza of Closet Case Files opens up about how money and spending have shaped her life and career, and led her to the world of home sewing. From working in an auto factory to designing shopping centers to running her own business, see how Heather’s relationship with money has transformed her thinking over time.

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May 01 2016

30mins

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Rank #9: A Shift in Mindset with Jacqui Palhegyi

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Jacqui Palhegyi is the blogger behind Birds of a Thread, a sewing and ethical fashion blog. She’s always been passionate about issues of social justice. But it was on a trip to Egypt with her husband that an encounter forever shifted the way she thought about how her clothing was made – and what she could do about it.

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Apr 01 2016

32mins

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Rank #10: Open Up with Jennifer Wiese

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Jennifer Wiese had a dream. The founder of Brooklyn sewing studio Workroom Social wanted to create a weekend-long sewing event that brought a spirit of play and fun to sewing. In 2015, she hosted Camp Workroom Social, an overnight sewing camp for adults. She talks about why being present and open to imperfection is always better than fretting over mistakes – in sewing and in life.

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Mar 01 2016

33mins

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