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Welcome to my first podcast about sewing and life
Rank #1: Welcome to Sew Charming Handmade.
For my first podcast, I want to introduce myself and let you know who I am as a seamstress and as a person :)
Rank #1: C-210: T is for T-Shirts.
Making a T-shirt is a simple matter. The fabric used is usually a lightweight single- or double-knit selected from a wide variety of colors and fabric designs. This publication gives guidelines for constructing T-shirts, including a basic T-shirt and several creative variations.
Rank #2: C-401: Clothing Hints for Young Children.
A baby or young child cannot be expected to cooperate very much in the job of dressing. Many are far more interested in taking clothes off than putting them on! Some will be cooperative and enjoy being dressed while others will be a greater challenge.
FD 54: Basic Apparel Manufacturing
Rank #1: Lesson 5: Reversible Jacket.
This lesson covers the assembly of a reversible jacket.
Rank #2: Lesson 4: Sweatshirt - Part 2.
This lesson covers the final assembly of the sweatshirt project.
FD 50: Basic Apparel Construction
Rank #1: Lesson 6: Skirt and Hand Stitches.
Fashion Design and Apparel Technologies
Rank #2: Lesson 5: Basic Seams and Zippers Part 3.
Fashion Design and Apparel Technologies
This Californian sews for her lifestyle, one that includes hiking, biking, school, and a casual work environment. She prefers arty romantic styles, like embellished tee shirts. Laurel sews pretty clothes that make her wardrobe work. Her monthly “Enchanted By Sewing” shows are garment themed, and include chat about techniques and patterns, as well as short interviews with other local San Francisco Bay Area sewists.
Rank #1: Ench By Sew-028: A Very Fitting Sewing Day With Susan .
Recently I went to visit with my buddy, Susan, and her household’s two dogs, Bruce and Bain. You’ll hear Bain’s comments at various times during the show, just the way you occasionally hear some of the audio from things in my house like the train that runs just behind our yard. I’m partial to including a little locally occurring audio ,because it adds another sense to the personal journal style of the show. Don’t you feel like you know Susan by now? I’m always mentioning her and the time we’ve spent together in this show. This month I got a chance to share a sewing day at Susan’s house with you. It started out as an interview, but it became a duologue – even when I cut out several of the places where I interrupted! Pensamientos Primeros/First Thoughts . . . we talked about our sewing relationship and some of the non-sewing things that give you a sense of who Susan is and what drew us together. Entonces/Then . . . we talked about some of the things that she learned about fitting patterns, that I’ve benefitted from over the past couple years. This month's Pensamientos Finales/Final Thoughts . . . are scattered throughout the show as we each share with you a little something about where Susan is living. The area she’s recently moved to has a very long-term historic role in agriculture and pre-agriculture, within California, that has provided people with both food, fabric, and more, for over 4,000 years.
Rank #2: Ench By Sew-027: Festive Holiday Tees and Tes - Our best holiday episode ever!.
Socializing at this time of year, sharing a cup of tea and a light meal, admiring something a friend has made, engaging together with a sewing project, and getting advice on it, that’s the kind of thing that keeps me . . . enchanted by sewing. Our best holiday episode ever! Of course, every year it's better than the last :-) Listening Option I) You can listen to the show right on the web by clicking on this link http://traffic.libsyn.com/enchantedbysewing/CastFINALNov2014VancouverEmbellishmentD6.mp3 ***** ~ OR ~ Listening Option II) Click on this link to iTunes to download this and other Enchanted by Sewing shows to your mobile device (iPhone, Android, etc.) free from iTunes ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/enchanted-by-sewing/id566370325) The Enchanted by Sewing Podcast is, an extension of my regular sewing blog - Me Encanta Coser, (http://www.meencantacoser.blogspot.com) which, roughly translated means, Enchanted By Sewing My blog is written in English. The name celebrates the historical and modern use of the beautiful Spanish Language in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where I live. This show is created, produced and brought to you by Laurel Shimer. This month’s show is *Festive Holiday Tees and Tea* 1) Holiday Tees and More * Crafternoon - Finishing my beaded cap, started in Vancouver http://meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-crafternoon-tea-finished-my.html * Three Tees - Tee Shirts i. Rumpelstiltskin Cowl Neck Top (M6078 - tried and true pattern) http://www.meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/12/spinning-straw-into-gold-my.html ii. Two versions of the Princess Laurel Tee V8323 FUTURE LINKS UNDER CONTSTRUCTION - When I blog them, I'll add them:-) 1. Floral velour (Test Garment - but I'm wearing it all the time!) http://www.meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/10/princess-seamed-tee-shirt-pattern-work.html 2. A plain Red version - still a little work to do finishing up the neckband. Perfect for Christmas and Valentines day, but it will see plenty of other use. * Ivy –A new shirtdress from my tried-and-true M3623 pattern, Inspired by Mrs. Obama! - http://www.meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/11/terminado-ivys-ready-for-holidays-raw.html - Mrs. Obama’s Arms Inspire Shirt Dress Sewing http://meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/11/romancing-dress-mrs-obama-arms-inspire.html - Fabric from a favorite local and online store – Exotic Silks/Thai Silks http://www.exoticsilks.com - Wrap-up posting about my first shirt dress project, "Peaches and Cream" http://www.meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/09/terminado-completing-peaches-and.html * Julia Morgan – Arts and Crafts movement architect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Morgan YWCA Hostess House in Palo Alto, built in 1918 and later to become the site of the MacArthur Park Restaurant *Technicos – Green Sewing Gifts* Covered books and chou chous Use up those beautiful remnants and scraps FUTURE LINKS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - When I blog them, I'll add them:-) I created a pattern for my fabric book cover from a paper bag first. 13 step tutorial http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Paper-Bag-Book-Cover *Come on over for holiday tea and sewing* In the show, I share lighter holiday offerings, inspired by three sewing and tea parties I've gone to or been hostess at recently. I wish you could have come too! a. To drink I'd offer Roibos tea with milk and Easy Microwave No-Sugar Cocoa (you can have sugar if you want!) made with soy milk or non-fat milk I like these cocoa powders (non-sweetened varieties) Cadbury, Schafen Bergen, Ghirardhelli, Trader Joes, Droste b. Laurel's Holiday Lights Pumpkin Gingerbread http://simpleromantic.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-lights-laurels-pumpkin.html c. Blueberry muffins (Whoops! Not the Mayo Clinic it's from the Harvard School of Public Health - chock full of blueberries!) I substitute white whole wheat flour for the all-purpose. Love the texture of the almond meal and the flavors of the orange zest and blueberry. Made them twice in short order. Very popular with my family. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/blueberry-muffins/ d. Persimmon oatmeal cookies - I didn't have the psyllium husks and substituted some applesauce for the persimmon when I ran short. They were great anyway! http://www.food.com/recipe/healthy-persimmon-cookies-recipe-322630 e. Laurel's London Loaf - A very light schoosh-of-oatmeal and lemon peel bread http://simpleromantic.blogspot.com/2010/08/for-anna-london-loaf.html f. Harry Potter's Bath Buns, like Hagrid never made http://hpcooking.blogspot.com/2012/07/bath-buns.html I have the The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook this Bath Bun recipe came from (someone else has typed up on this page) and I made these buns for supper one night, along with a nice meaty beef stew. I used golden raisins. Many recipes in the book are heavy on the butter, but this much less so. Delicious, very holiday tasting with the caraway seeds. g. Laurel's Dried fruit truffles Quick Recipe Recap, For more description, listen in to the later part of this month's podcast Food processor - Take out all pits! - 12 dried apricots, 6 medjdool dates, 6 dried plums/prunes - 2 full graham crackers, 2 t almond meal (optional) - zest of one orange or lemon Pulse the food processor till all broken up - drizzle in enough honey to get mixture to hold together (maybe 1 teaspoon?) - Press plain cocoa powder (no sugar or fat added) through a sieve so that it's all a fine powder - Roll mixture into a lot of little balls - Roll balls in cocoa - Store in your cutest tin!
Get a Big Bang from Every Stitch You Sew, Every Time
Rank #1: 002 – Get Out of Your Sewing Rut.
Welcome to this week’s Sewing Theory Podcast episode. All about getting out of your sewing rut… Big Bang in a Snap I’m hoping this Week’s Tip can catapult you back into creativity and get you sewing again. Or at least excited about it! This is a brand new find – an APP – that’s perfectly […] The post 002 – Get Out of Your Sewing Rut appeared first on Sewing Theory Podcast.
Rank #2: 001 – Reach Your Sewing Goals Faster.
Welcome to the pilot episode of this sewing podcast. This is Season 1 Episode 1 – and to kick it off . . . I’m giving you a quick tip for threading sewing needles. If you’ve ever had any difficulty with threading, even if you’ve felt like the eye of a sewing needle is the […] The post 001 – Reach Your Sewing Goals Faster appeared first on Sewing Theory Podcast.
A podcast all about sewing! My goal is to help you learn to sew with useful tips and techniques, easy sewing projects, book reviews, sewing tool recommendations and recommendations to other online sewing resources.
Rank #1: ESFB 003: A New Easy Sewing Project, A Sew Along and More.
In This Episode A new easy sewing project from me A softie sew along from Abby Glassenberg with a cool prize A recommended resource for one of my favourite magazines An update on my sewing machine buying guide A recommended sewing podcast that you should listen to You can now subscribe to this podcast in iTunes! Click here. Links to Things Talked About in the Podcast A New Easy Sewing Project My new easy sewing project along with the video tutorial and downloadable PDF can be found here. Send me photos people! Softie Sew a Long Hosted by Abby Glassendberg. You can read more about Abby here. You can find the blog where Abby talks about the sew along here. Find the pattern for the Peanut Baby here. Upload your photo to Abby’s Facebook Page to enter the competition. You can see Abby’s awesome softie patterns here. Here are my peanut babies! My Magazine Recommendation: Sew-It Today Magazine Find the subscription details for this magazine here. An Update for the Sewing Machine Buying Guide Find the downloadable buying guide and more in depth details on this blog post. A Recommended Sewing Podcast You can check out the Modern Sewciety website here. Find the podcast on iTunes here. And More Great News! My podcast will be available in iTunes and other podcast directories very soon. Yay! I’ll let you know when that all happens. If you want to know as soon as the podcast is available, or to keep up with Easy Sewing for Beginner updates in, sign up using the form below. Until next time, happy listening to podcasts while sewing The post ESFB 003: A New Easy Sewing Project, A Sew Along and More appeared first on Easy Sewing For Beginners.
Rank #2: ESFB 004: Tips for Maintaining Your Sewing Machine at Home – An Interview With My Sewing Machine Technician.
In This Episode: I interview my local sewing machine technician to get some helpful tips and advice for how to maintain and care for your sewing machine at home. I’m out and about interviewing Malcolm Vaughan from Vaughans Shoe Store and Sewing Centre in my local area. He has been servicing sewing machines for 25 years, so lets just say he knows a bit about sewing machines! Wait until you hear what his most interesting thing was that he found inside a sewing machine during a service. It’s gross and will leave you wondering how it even got in there! Do You Still Have Unanswered Questions? This podcast episode has inspired me to create a video and printable resource guide for maintaining and caring for your sewing machine at home so if you have any other questions on this topic then contact me here and let me know or leave your questions in the comments section below and I’ll do my best to answer them in the video tutorial or resource guide that will be coming in the near future. The Podcast is Now Available in iTunes! Yay! It can be annoying listening to the podcast from the website so now you can listen to it from your smartphone or tablet device wherever you are. You can now download the podcast from iTunes. You can find it here. If you’re not sure how to listen to podcasts on your smartphone or tablet device then leave a message in the comments below and I’ll create a video to show you how. Happy listening! The post ESFB 004: Tips for Maintaining Your Sewing Machine at Home – An Interview With My Sewing Machine Technician appeared first on Easy Sewing For Beginners.
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.
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!
Rank #2: Episode 7: How to get your Sewjo Back.
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)
An interview style podcast with people in the Custom Home Furnishings industry.
Rank #1: 150 - Diana Hershey - I Tried To Absorb As Much As I Could.
Diana Hershey, the owner of DBH Designs, provides custom furnishings for the home, office, or business. The services offered to clients include draperies, valances, cornice boards, bedding, pillows, roman shades, blinds, slipcovers, and re-upholstery, just to name a few! Diana takes the time to thoroughly guide her clients through the process of uncovering their style and selecting the optimal fine decorator fabrics and hardware for the space to pull their room together and showcase their exceptional style to all those who enter the room! Diana is on Facebook and Instagram. Resources; Kim's Upholstery Scarlet Thread Consulting The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by; The WCAA The Workroom Channel Scarlet Thread Consulting
Rank #2: 139 - Laura Hawley - I Am The Monday Morning Optimist.
Laura Hawley is a co-owner of AD Window Treatments, a Custom Window Treatment and Hunter Douglas Showroom in Blue Bell, PA. Ambiance is on Facebook, Pinterest and Houzz. Resources; Dave Ramsey's Every Dollar App Disto Measuring Device Profit First The Podcast is sponsored by; The Workroom ChannelScarlet Thread ConsultingThe WCAA
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.
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
Rank #2: The Sewing Room podcast: Episode 7 – interfacing versus stabilizer.
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
Each episode Christine Cyr Clisset, of the sewing blog daughterfish.com, interviews creators and makers in the home sewing, fashion, and textile communities, ranging from independent pattern and textile designers, to couture experts and museum curators.
Rank #1: #36 Uncommon Threads, an Interview with Rebecca Ringquist.
Artist and teacher Rebecca Ringquist pulls embroidery out of its classic confines, using her needle and floss to tell modern stories in cloth. This episode she and Christine chat about her process, the art of collecting, and her new book, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer. Outro music: "Inspire me Forever" by Spinningmerkaba
Rank #2: #17: Jeans! Couture Advice from Angela Wolf.
Jeans are probably one of the toughest garments to sew and get right (you know, so they don't look homemade). This episode, Christine catches up with Angela Wolf, contributor to Threads and Sew Stylish magazines, founder of ABO Apparel, and custom jean maker extraordinaire. Angela dishes on what to look for in fabric, how to distress denim (hint: a trip to Home Depot is in order), the perfect pockets, and how to get great topstitching. If you've been thinking of making jeans, or already tried and want to learn more, this is the episode for you!
Follow along on Mallory's journey to a 97% Self Sewn Wardrobe. She shares sewing tips and a synopsis of the shenanigans that ensue in The Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group. Check out the Sewing Out Loud podcast for more sewing tips and antics from Mallory and her mom Zede.
Rank #1: SSW002 Finding Time to Sew and Double Standards between RTW Clothes versus Self Sewn Clothes.
This broadcast was originally recorded as a live Facebook video for the Self Sewn Wardrobe group. If you would like to get special coupon codes, a chance to watch live videos, and get questions answered live on Facebook, go to facebook.com/groups/SelfSewnWardrobe and request to join the group. The post SSW002 Finding Time to Sew and Double Standards between RTW Clothes versus Self Sewn Clothes appeared first on sewhere.com.
Rank #2: SSW055 Trace Your Patterns, People!.
This broadcast was originally recorded as a live Facebook video for the Self Sewn Wardrobe group. If you would like to get special coupon codes, a chance to watch live videos, and get questions answered live on Facebook, go to facebook.com/groups/SelfSewnWardrobe and request to join the group. The post SSW055 Trace Your Patterns, People! appeared first on sewhere.com.
Stories about designing, making, and wearing your own clothing
Rank #1: Episode 10: Let’s talk money with Heather Lewenza.
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. Links and Resources Related links from this episode: Closet Case Files, Heather’s company The Bombshell Swimsuit The Ginger Jeans The Clare Coat The Morgan Jeans Listen
Rank #2: Episode 3: The Proud Sewist with Matthew Holloway.
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? Links and Resources Links from this episode: The Thorn and Thread, Matthew’s blog Matthew also recommends: Male Pattern Boldness TaylorTailor Listen
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.
Rank #1: Podcast Ep020: Sew with the Flow.
When we sew garments, we're sewing to fit our bodies. But women's bodies change often -- at least once a month. So we're Sewing with the Flow on this episode: sewing for menstruation and menopause. Lori & Helena talk with Erin Van Handel of the sewing blog Sie Macht to talk about garments and accessories that might make us feel comfy during that time of the month. We hear from Erin Beauchamp about her successful quest to sew the perfect period underwear. And Barbara Emodi drops some humourous wisdom on the subject.
Rank #2: Podcast Ep003: Fabric Zeal.
Fabric Zeal - What do sewists talk about when they get together? Fabric! Helena and Lori find so much inspiration in fabric and they bet you do, too. This month they talk about their favorite fabrics to sew with, where they buy their treasures, the exciting possibility of designing their own, and challenges they've encountered. They also introduce a new regular contributor to the discussion, Maris Olsen from SewMaris.com. Show notes are posted here: http://www.clothesmakingmavens.com/?p=200
Rank #1: Otis College Fashion Design Profile 2010.
Rank #2: Future Fashion: Materials for as Sustainable World, with Leslie Hoffman.