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Sew & Tell

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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Great Sewing Pattern Debate — Episode 13

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?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

2 May 2019

Rank #1

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Keep Learning — Episode 27

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What kind of sewing courses would you like to take?Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Sew Cozy — Episode 26

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!Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What's the coziest thing you've ever sewn?Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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A Sewist’s Gift Guide — Episode 28

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® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Find Your (Sewing) People – Episode 20

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. Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What's your favorite thing about your sewing community?Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Forget Stash Stigma — Episode 10

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What's your favorite stash-busting technique?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Sewing Body Positive – Episode 19

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: How has sewing helped you embrace your body?Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

8 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Playing Favorites — Episode 29

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

26 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Selfish Sewing: Words Matter — Episode 12

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: How does your sewing support your mental health?Sponsored by BerninaUSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Jumpsuits And Mad Sewing Skills – Episode 16

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What sewing skills do you want to improve?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Summertime Sewing — Episode 14

Join the hosts for an inspiring conversation on all things summer, from trends to personal plans to 90s-inspired fashions.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What are you planning to sew for summer?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

16 May 2019

Rank #11

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Get On The Planning Train — Episode 4

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What are your sewing resolutions?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Getting Started Sewing

Episode Summary:  Welcome  Discussion Segment: Getting Started  Discussion Segment: Patterns for Beginners  Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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The Sewing Slump — Episode 8

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: Do you ever suffer from sewist's block and how do you deal with it?Sponsored by Bernina USA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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When Sewing Sparks Fly — Episode 5

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What are your tried-and-true patterns?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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The Honeymoon Phase – Episode 24

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.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: What sewing pattern would you or did you use to make your wedding look?Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Bunnies & Bag Sewing — Episode 11

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?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Wedding Sewing with Mimi G. — Episode 9

Meg’s getting married! And so is our guest host, Mimi G of Mimi G Style! Weddings are on our minds, so we’ll talk about sewing for the big day and discuss how much wedding DIY is too much wedding DIY.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell Question: How much wedding DIY is too much wedding DIY?Sponsored by Bernina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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No Pattern Necessary — Episode 34

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Sew Spooky — Episode 25

We’re celebrating Halloween with scary sewing horror stories. Think they don’t exist? We promise you’ll be flinching at these tales. Then we’ll talk through our worst sewing fears.Click here to view the show notes.Sew & Tell: What is your greatest sewing fear?Sponsored by Husqvarna Viking® Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #20