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Welcome to Sewing Together! I'm a PDF Sewing Pattern Designer for Apple Tree Sewing Patterns and this is a sewing podcast where I share sewing tips and information as well as a bit about me. Each week I invite you to participate in the conversation online through social media. View more info and the show notes by visiting www.AppleTreeSewing.com

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Welcome to Sewing Together! I'm a PDF Sewing Pattern Designer for Apple Tree Sewing Patterns and this is a sewing podcast where I share sewing tips and information as well as a bit about me. Each week I invite you to participate in the conversation online through social media. View more info and the show notes by visiting www.AppleTreeSewing.com

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By Mind blo - Mar 09 2019
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Really enjoyed this podcast:) I hope more are on the way 🤞🏼

Sincere and useful!

By Natazavrik - Nov 04 2018
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Lovely and interesting podcast! Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
3
1
0
1

1st time listener

By Mind blo - Mar 09 2019
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Really enjoyed this podcast:) I hope more are on the way 🤞🏼

Sincere and useful!

By Natazavrik - Nov 04 2018
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Lovely and interesting podcast! Thank you!

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Sewing Together

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Welcome to Sewing Together! I'm a PDF Sewing Pattern Designer for Apple Tree Sewing Patterns and this is a sewing podcast where I share sewing tips and information as well as a bit about me. Each week I invite you to participate in the conversation online through social media. View more info and the show notes by visiting www.AppleTreeSewing.com

Rank #1: Episode 3: 6 Reasons Why You Should Learn To Sew Your Own Clothes

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In this episode I share my top 6 reasons why I think you should learn to sew your own clothes. I go over the fun reasons, the practical reasons and the ethical reasons why sewing your own clothes is awesome.  I also share some of our Facebook friends’ reasons why they sew their own clothing.

This episode gets a bit dark when we go over the ethics of clothing manufacturing so you might want to just skip over reasons 3 & 4 if your wanting to stick more to the happy fun parts of sewing

The documentary I mentioned is called The True Cost. You can learn more about that here: http://truecostmovie.com/

I think this video on crayons is probably the one I watched as a kid, but looking back on it, it actually does have a lot of people involved in the process. Don’t they all look super happy though?

Here are links to the Facebook pages for our friends that shared their responses for this episode:

Sew Many Monkeys

And Me Sewing

Tiffany And Tot

I’d love to hear from you, why you love to sew your own clothing, or why you want to start sewing your own clothing. Share below or in our Facebook Group, on our Facebook Page or on Instagram @appletreesewing.

If you are interested in purchasing The Bunnyhug Grow with me hoodie pattern, you can find that here.

Music Attribution:

TITLE: Back In Summer
ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music

Why do you like to sew your own clothes? Comment below or join our Facebook group!

Mar 20 2017

19mins

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Rank #2: Episode 4: Sewing Patterns & Pattern Drafting

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In this episode I share some exciting news about the website, how I draft sewing patterns, some sewing pattern history and a few reasons why you might want to learn some basic pattern drafting skills.

The website for The Great British Sewing Bee TV Show I discussed:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ssxqf

Here’s a link to the Butterick website I mentioned: https://butterick.mccall.com/our-company/butterick-history

And a link to the t-shirt drafting section of my page

Mar 26 2017

16mins

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Rank #3: Episode 7: How to get your Sewjo Back

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In this episode I share a few ideas on how to get your sewjo (or sewing motivation) back!

In this episode I talk a bit about dresses. I mention a fun little book I’ve been enjoying. It’s this book, but I purchased mine from Indigo here in Canada. Here is my Instragram post with the dress I made from the bustier pattern.
The other dress I made can be seen here. Check out our Facebook group for more info on that.
I also mentioned the Lengends Dress from Sew Straight and Gather as well as the Zadie from Tilly & The Buttons.
Here’s the link to my PDF Pattern shop that I mention  http://etsy.com/shop/appletreepatternco

The 5 possible reasons why you might have lost your sewing motivation are:
1. You need to be inspired- I discuss how you can use social media to jumpstart your inspiration.
2. You are sewing for your business- I share some changes I made to my sewing business to make it more fun for me to sew.
3. You are bored of sewing- I give you a few new things you might like to learn to do that are sewing related.
4. You don’t have time to sew- I tell you a bit about what I do to manage my sewing time in a more effective way.
5. You are working on a big project- I share my advice, but later in the episode we get some listener advice on how to get motivated to work on those big projects.
I have one additional tip I recommend if you have lost your sewjo and that is to try making something useful.

We also hear advice from 3 of our friends on social media: Ieva from @everyspecialday on instagram, @girlandboyd on Instagram,  and @bjoys4 on instagram.

At the end of this episode I share a bit about how sometimes it is okay to lose your sewjo and not try to get it back.

What do you do to get your sewjo back? Share in the comments below!

Music Attribution:

TITLE: Back In Summer
ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

Apr 17 2017

28mins

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Rank #4: Episode 6: 15 Sewing Mistakes I’ve Made

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In this episode I share 15 common sewing mistakes I have made, that I really try not to make anymore.

The sewing pattern reviews/tips website (The Fold Line) I shared in the episode can be found here. I love that you can search for a specific style, or narrow it down to what will look good on your body.

I have create a printable document that lists the 15 mistakes I discuss in this podcast, so you can print it off and have a quick reminder of what to avoid. You can find that document here.

Join in on the sewing conversation by joining our Facebook group or participate on Instagram.

Music Attribution:

TITLE: Back In Summer
ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

Apr 10 2017

19mins

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Rank #5: Episode 5: The Surprising History of How The Sewing Machine Was Invented

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In this episode I share some sewing machine history. Who knew the invention of the sewing machine lead the way for so many new things like the very first patent pool and the first instalment payment plan in the United States? The article references in the podcast can be found here.

I also mentioned Abby Glassenberg’s newsletter. You can find her website here.

Next week I’ll be finishing this episode by sharing with you my 15 mistakes I have made so you don’t have to.

Join in on the sewing conversation by joining our Facebook group or participate on Instagram.

Music Attribution:

TITLE: Back In Summer
ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
MUSIC LICENSE: CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)

Apr 03 2017

13mins

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