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Three sewists from different backgrounds — fashion, indie sewing and theater — discuss sewing topics and chat with big names from the sewing world. Join Meg Healy, Amanda Carestio and Kate Zaynard as they share their collective knowledge, insight and inspiration, connecting the sewing community and keeping listeners up-to-date on news and trends of sewing and fashion.

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Three sewists from different backgrounds — fashion, indie sewing and theater — discuss sewing topics and chat with big names from the sewing world. Join Meg Healy, Amanda Carestio and Kate Zaynard as they share their collective knowledge, insight and inspiration, connecting the sewing community and keeping listeners up-to-date on news and trends of sewing and fashion.

iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
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67
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2
5
3

Enjoyable interaction & motivation

By Phepper - Jun 30 2019
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Love learning new techniques & products

Enjoy this podcast has many tips and tricks for sewing

By Mitte27 - Jan 21 2019
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Enjoy this podcast has many tips and tricks for sewing

iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
10
2
5
3

Enjoyable interaction & motivation

By Phepper - Jun 30 2019
Read more
Love learning new techniques & products

Enjoy this podcast has many tips and tricks for sewing

By Mitte27 - Jan 21 2019
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Enjoy this podcast has many tips and tricks for sewing
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Sew & Tell

Latest release on Jul 24, 2020

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Three sewists from different backgrounds — fashion, indie sewing and theater — discuss sewing topics and chat with big names from the sewing world. Join Meg Healy, Amanda Carestio and Kate Zaynard as they share their collective knowledge, insight and inspiration, connecting the sewing community and keeping listeners up-to-date on news and trends of sewing and fashion.

Rank #1: Great Sewing Pattern Debate — Episode 13

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Paper or digital? Indie or Big 4? What are your favorite kinds of patterns to sew? Hear from co-hosts Meg, Kate and Amanda on their faves, plus guest co-host Deepika Prakash of PatternReview.com weighs in as well.

Click here to view the show notes.

Sew & Tell Question: Big four, indie, paper, digital: what's your preference?

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May 02 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Keep Learning — Episode 27

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We talk about taking your skills from basic to advanced via continuing sewing education, from types of sewing courses you can take to other things you can study to boost your abilities.

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Sew & Tell Question: What kind of sewing courses would you like to take?

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Nov 28 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: Sew Cozy — Episode 26

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We’re snuggling into our winter sewing and talking about the fabrics and patterns to use for the coziest possible me-mades. Plus we’re celebrating our first podiversary!

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Sew & Tell Question: What's the coziest thing you've ever sewn?

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Nov 14 2019

54mins

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Rank #4: Small Yardage Patterns

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In this bonus episode of Sew & Tell, we’re discussing patterns that use small yardage so you can really make the most of the fabric you have at home already. We also look at some of the smaller pieces of fabric we have in our stashes and help each other figure out what to do with them.  

Episode Summary: 

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Small Yardage Patterns 
  • Discussion Segment: Stash Fabric Help/Ideas 

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Apr 09 2020

52mins

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Rank #5: A Sewist’s Gift Guide — Episode 28

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Guest host Brittany J. Jones joins us for an episode dedicated to gift-sewing! We discuss our suggestions for your own wish list as well as items for the sewists in your life, and then each share the best sewing gifts we’ve personally received.

Click here to view the show notes.

Sew & Tell Question: What’s on your sewing wish list this holiday season?

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Dec 12 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: Getting Started Sewing

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Episode Summary: 

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Getting Started 
  • Discussion Segment: Patterns for Beginners 

Show Notes

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Mar 26 2020

55mins

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Rank #7: Find Your (Sewing) People – Episode 20

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We talk sewing communities, both in-person and online, get into why they’re valuable and discuss how to find the perfect community for you. 

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Sew & Tell Question: What's your favorite thing about your sewing community?

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Aug 22 2019

43mins

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Rank #8: Forget Stash Stigma — Episode 10

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Do you suffer from stash stigma? We’ll discuss the ups and downs of collecting fabric, plus we’ll challenge each other (and you) to help us figure out what to do with some of our favorite stashed fabrics.

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Sew & Tell Question: What's your favorite stash-busting technique?

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Mar 21 2019

56mins

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Rank #9: Sewing Body Positive – Episode 19

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Has sewing changed your relationship with your body? Join the hosts for a discussion on how sewing has impacted how they feel about their body, then listen to an inspired interview with My Body Model founder Erica Schmitz.

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Sew & Tell Question: How has sewing helped you embrace your body?

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Aug 08 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #10: Playing Favorites — Episode 29

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We’re getting into the day-after spirit and talk about sewing loungewear. We also take some time to review our 2019 sewing success, failures and favorites. 

Click here to view the show notes.

Sew & Tell Question: What was your greatest sewing accomplishment in 2019?

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Dec 26 2019

1hr

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Rank #11: Selfish Sewing: Words Matter — Episode 12

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Is sewing for yourself selfish? Or is it self-care? We’ll talk about the stigma of so-called #SelfishSewing and why you should never feel bad about using your skills to make yourself happy. Plus, hear the tales of our greatest sewing fails.

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Sew & Tell Question: How does your sewing support your mental health?

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Apr 18 2019

55mins

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Rank #12: Jumpsuits And Mad Sewing Skills – Episode 16

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We dive into the jumpsuit trend (Patterns! Fitting tips! Plans!), then we get into some skills we’d like to develop and the best way to do it.

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Sew & Tell Question: What sewing skills do you want to improve?

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Jun 13 2019

57mins

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Rank #13: Summertime Sewing — Episode 14

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Join the hosts for an inspiring conversation on all things summer, from trends to personal plans to 90s-inspired fashions.

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Sew & Tell Question: What are you planning to sew for summer?

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May 16 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: Quarantine Sewing — Episode 36

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We’re talking sewing in quarantine (what else would we talk about?) – how to use sewing for self care, and how you can use your skills to sew your support. We also get into how we’re weathering the stay-at-home paradigm and what our isolation wardrobes are like. 

Episode Summary:

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Quarantine Sewing 
  • Discussion Segment: Getting Involved & Helping Out 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


Sew & Tell:

Last episode’s question: What’s your favorite (and least favorite) color to sew with? 

This episode’s question: How are you using sewing to support your mental health right now?

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Apr 02 2020

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: Get On The Planning Train — Episode 4

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We'll discuss our favorite makes of 2018 - from, discuss our sewing goals for 2019 and dip into wardrobe planning with special guest, Erica Bunker.

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Sew & Tell Question: What are your sewing resolutions?

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Dec 27 2018

50mins

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Rank #16: No Pattern Necessary — Episode 34

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Join us for a discussion of no pattern sewing patterns. We cover sewing from dimensions, draft your own patterns based on your measurements and draping. Then take part in a fun sewing fill in the blanks featuring silly summer fashion trends.


Episode Summary:

  • Discussion Segment: No Pattern Necessary – Sewing without a pattern, draping, draft your own
  • Discussion Segment: Sewing Fill in the Blanks – Silly Summer Fashions
  • SewJo


This week’s Sew & Tell question: What’s your experience with no pattern sewing patterns?

Show notes available at https://www.sewdaily.com/sewandtell/no-pattern-necessary-episode-34

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Mar 05 2020

54mins

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Rank #17: The Sewing Slump — Episode 8

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We talk inspiration every week, but what happens when you just can’t find any? Our hosts will discuss “sewist’s block” and how to deal with it.

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Sew & Tell Question: Do you ever suffer from sewist's block and how do you deal with it?

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Feb 21 2019

45mins

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Rank #18: When Sewing Sparks Fly — Episode 5

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Do you have a pattern you sew again and again? We do! Learn about Meg, Amanda and Kate’s tried-and-true patterns and maybe discover something to add to your repertoire. Plus, play along with our Sewing Controversy and Trend Lightning Round.

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Sew & Tell Question: What are your tried-and-true patterns?

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Jan 10 2019

40mins

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Rank #19: The Honeymoon Phase – Episode 24

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We're talking all wedding - from DIY to disasters - with co-hosts Meg, Kate and Amanda and very special guest Mimi G. Learn what went right and wrong for these inspiring sewists and what they'd change if they did it all again.

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Sew & Tell Question: What sewing pattern would you or did you use to make your wedding look?

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Oct 17 2019

58mins

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Rank #20: Bunnies & Bag Sewing — Episode 11

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Are you team #bagsewing? Or do you prefer to buy your bags? Join the podcast hosts this week for a deep dive into all things bags: favorite materials, favorite patterns, bag sewing philosophy and more. Fair warning: you just might be inspired! We all wanted to sew more bags after this episode! Plus, to buy or to sew - jeans, bras, swimsuits? What's on your list?

Click here to view the show notes.

Sew & Tell Question: What's your best bag-making tip?

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Apr 04 2019

54mins

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The Art of Fabric: Painting, Potatoes & More — Episode 44

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Join us for a deep discussion about fabric manipulation with designer Bianca Springer. From screen printing to dyeing to wax resists and more, we talk through techniques, tools you need and ways to build experimentation into your sewing time. Then jump in for a fun game of What Would You Make based on prompts from the fish bowls. An inspiring show all around!

Episode Summary

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Fabric Manipulation with Bianca Springer 
  • Discussion Segment: What Would You Make game with Fish Bowls 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


This week's question: What fabric manipulation technique are you excited to learn more about?

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Jul 24 2020

1hr 14mins

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No Fabric is Safe: Refashioning for Fun and Sustainability — Episode 43

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We’re talking about one of our favorite things: refashioning garments, whether me-made or ready-to-wear, to give them new life and flair.

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Refashioning 
  • Discussion Segment: Alternative Fabric Sources 
  • SewJo  
  • Sew & Tell


This episode's question: “What’s your favorite thing you’ve refashioned?” 

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Jul 10 2020

58mins

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Sewing Machines: Beginner & Beyond — Episode 42

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We’re talking about sewing machines for new sewists — what we started out using and what we think are the best features to look for. Then we’ll talk with Regena Carlevaro with Janome about what to keep in mind when you’re ready for an upgrade.

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Sewing Machines for Beginners 
  • Interview Segment: Regena Carlevaro 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


This episode's question: What tips do you have for someone looking to buy a new machine?

Episode sponsored by Janome

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Jun 26 2020

1hr 18mins

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Sheer Summer Style — Episode 41

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We’re talking about our favorite summer layer – the swimsuit coverup! We’ll talk favorite patterns and fabrics and discuss how to successfully sew sheer fabrics. In our Sew & Tell segment, we address the conversation taking place in the nation and within the sewing community regarding racism and racial injustice.

Note: While we were recording, Amanda was having a sound delay that resulted in a few awkward pauses and some overtalking. Please forgive our rhythm being a bit off in this episode!

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Cover-ups 
  • Discussion Segment: Sewing Sheers 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


In this episode, we’re taking a pause on our standard Sew & Tell format to address the conversation taking place in the nation and within the sewing community regarding racism and racial injustice.

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Jun 11 2020

50mins

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Capsule Time — Episode 40

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We’re talking capsule collections and wardrobes: we discuss what they are and how to create them. Then we dive into a Q & A with Amanda, who couldn’t chime in on our listener questions episode in January.

Episode Summary

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Capsule Collections & Wardrobes 
  • Q&A Segment: Listener Questions for Amanda 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


Last episode’s question: What’s your best online sewing-fabric shopping tip?

This episode’s question: What would your dream capsule’s theme be?

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May 28 2020

58mins

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Online Fabric Shopping Tips — Episode 39

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We talk about online fabric shopping, since it’s harder to buy in fabric stores right now. We all share our tips for finding what you want and recommend some of our favorite online stores. Then we talk about the makers in our lives and sharing our love of sewing with them.

Episode Summary:

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Buying Fabric Online 
  • Discussion Segment: The Makers in Our Lives 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


Sew & Tell:

Last episode’s question: What’s your favorite way to hack a pattern? 

This episode’s question: What’s your best online fabric-buying tip?

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May 14 2020

1hr 27mins

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MeMadeMay

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Join us for a discussion of all things MeMadeMay. We'll talk a little bit about the history of the challenge, dig into our approaches in previous years and discuss our plan this year, from #isewlation. From everyday wardrobe inspiration to wearing not-so #secretpajamas all day, every day, the sewing discussion is lively!

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May 07 2020

32mins

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Hack It! — Episode 38

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We’re talking about pattern hacks, why we love them and how to get started with them. Then, by special listener request, we to talk about the funny mistakes we made as beginner sewists, which evolves into a discussion about how we never stop making mistakes — even basic ones!

Episode Summary

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Pattern Hacking 
  • Discussion Segment: Beginner Mistakes 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell: 


Sew & Tell

Last episode’s question: “What are your summer sewing plans?” 

This episode’s question: “What’s your favorite way to hack a pattern?” 


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Apr 30 2020

1hr 3mins

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Sewing Dreams: Summer & Beyond — Episode 37

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We’re looking forward to summer by talking through our summer sewing plans. Then we play a game that allows us to dream about the time when we can travel again! 

Episode Summary: 

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Summer Sewing Plans 
  • Game Segment: Random Draw Outfits 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell

Sew & Tell

Last episode’s question: How you using sewing to support your mental health right now? 

This episode’s question: What event would you love to sew for and what would you make for it?

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Apr 16 2020

1hr 1min

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Small Yardage Patterns

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In this bonus episode of Sew & Tell, we’re discussing patterns that use small yardage so you can really make the most of the fabric you have at home already. We also look at some of the smaller pieces of fabric we have in our stashes and help each other figure out what to do with them.  

Episode Summary: 

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Small Yardage Patterns 
  • Discussion Segment: Stash Fabric Help/Ideas 

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Apr 09 2020

52mins

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Quarantine Sewing — Episode 36

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We’re talking sewing in quarantine (what else would we talk about?) – how to use sewing for self care, and how you can use your skills to sew your support. We also get into how we’re weathering the stay-at-home paradigm and what our isolation wardrobes are like. 

Episode Summary:

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Quarantine Sewing 
  • Discussion Segment: Getting Involved & Helping Out 
  • SewJo 
  • Sew & Tell


Sew & Tell:

Last episode’s question: What’s your favorite (and least favorite) color to sew with? 

This episode’s question: How are you using sewing to support your mental health right now?

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Apr 02 2020

1hr 13mins

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Getting Started Sewing

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Episode Summary: 

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Getting Started 
  • Discussion Segment: Patterns for Beginners 

Show Notes

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Mar 26 2020

55mins

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Sewing the Spectrum — Episode 35

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We talk all things color: your top picks, your least faves, color ruts, color seasons and more. Then we kick off the #sewyourroll challenge for your spring sewing. 

Episode Summary:

  • Welcome
  • Discussion Segment: Color!
  • Game Segment: #sewyourroll
  • SewJo 


Show notes: https://www.sewdaily.com/sewandtell/sewing-the-spectrum-episode-35/

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Mar 19 2020

53mins

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No Pattern Necessary — Episode 34

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Join us for a discussion of no pattern sewing patterns. We cover sewing from dimensions, draft your own patterns based on your measurements and draping. Then take part in a fun sewing fill in the blanks featuring silly summer fashion trends.


Episode Summary:

  • Discussion Segment: No Pattern Necessary – Sewing without a pattern, draping, draft your own
  • Discussion Segment: Sewing Fill in the Blanks – Silly Summer Fashions
  • SewJo


This week’s Sew & Tell question: What’s your experience with no pattern sewing patterns?

Show notes available at https://www.sewdaily.com/sewandtell/no-pattern-necessary-episode-34

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Mar 05 2020

54mins

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Sew the Spring Runway —Episode 33

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We talk fashion trends for spring and summer 2020 and how to incorporate them into your sewing plans. Then we each review a favorite pattern for the upcoming seasons.


Episode Summary:

  • Welcome 
  • Discussion Segment: Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends 
  • Discussion Segment: Pattern Reviews: Kielo Wrap Dress, Roscoe Blouse, Copper Mountain Coat 
  • SewJo 


This week’s Sew & Tell question: What 2020 trend are you most likely to incorporate into your sewing plans?

Show notes available at https://www.sewdaily.com/sewandtell/sew-the-spring-runway-episode-33

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Feb 20 2020

52mins

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Hoop It — Episode 32

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Meg, Kate and guest host Ginger talk all things machine embroidery, from favorite projects to how to make your machine go back in time. 

Episode Summary

  • Welcome -- Special Guest Host Ginger Sheehy Tatic 
  • Discussion Segment: All About Embroidery 
  • Discussion Segment: Machine Embroidery Q&A with Kate 
  • SewJo 


This week's Sew & Tell question: What is your favorite embroidery style? 

Show notes available at https://www.sewdaily.com/sewandtell/hoop-it-episode-32

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Feb 06 2020

1hr 12mins

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Host Q&A — Episode 31

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Meg and Kate answer listener-submitted questions, from when they got their first sewing machines to their favorite musical groups.

Episode Summary:

  • Welcome
  • Discussion Segment: Q&A with Meg and Kate!
  • SewJo

This week’s Sew & Tell question: Why do you like to listen to Sew & Tell? 

Show notes available at https://www.sewdaily.com/sewandtell/host-qa-episode-31

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Jan 23 2020

55mins

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Sewing 2020 — Episode 30

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Join Kate, Meg and Amanda for a discussion of sewing resolutions and sewing challenges in 2020. From sewing your stash to sewing more for your home to taking on more challenging projects, join the hosts for a lively discussion, find out their plans for the new year and more.

Click here to view the show notes.

This episode’s question: What sewing challenge are you going to tackle in 2020?

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Jan 09 2020

52mins

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Playing Favorites — Episode 29

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We’re getting into the day-after spirit and talk about sewing loungewear. We also take some time to review our 2019 sewing success, failures and favorites. 

Click here to view the show notes.

Sew & Tell Question: What was your greatest sewing accomplishment in 2019?

Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking.

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Dec 26 2019

1hr

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A Sewist’s Gift Guide — Episode 28

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Guest host Brittany J. Jones joins us for an episode dedicated to gift-sewing! We discuss our suggestions for your own wish list as well as items for the sewists in your life, and then each share the best sewing gifts we’ve personally received.

Click here to view the show notes.

Sew & Tell Question: What’s on your sewing wish list this holiday season?

Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking®

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Dec 12 2019

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
10
2
5
3

Enjoyable interaction & motivation

By Phepper - Jun 30 2019
Read more
Love learning new techniques & products

Enjoy this podcast has many tips and tricks for sewing

By Mitte27 - Jan 21 2019
Read more
Enjoy this podcast has many tips and tricks for sewing