Love to Sew Podcast

by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs

Love to Sew Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 32
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business. They talk about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs. Listen to interviews with indie business owners and inspiring sewists who totally understand your obsession with sewing.

Episodes (32)

  • Episode 31: Find Your Calling with Mimi G
    Episode 31: Find Your Calling with Mimi G
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:10:12
    Mimi G inspires us with stories from her journey to becoming a sewing celebrity. We chat about her pattern line with Simplicity, the Sew It Academy, her workshops, and more. Mimi G is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the world an... Read more →
    Mimi G inspires us with stories from her journey to becoming a sewing celebrity. We chat about her pattern line with Simplicity, the Sew It Academy, her workshops, and more. Mimi G is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the world an... Read more →

  • Episode 30: Our Very Special Favourites
    Episode 30: Our Very Special Favourites
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:09:27
    We are sharing our favourite things with you! Hear about our favourite sewing tools, patterns, sewists in the community, and more. You’ll learn a little bit more about us in this very special episode and maybe discover something new!
    We are sharing our favourite things with you! Hear about our favourite sewing tools, patterns, sewists in the community, and more. You’ll learn a little bit more about us in this very special episode and maybe discover something new!

  • Episode 29: Craft Real Magic with Rochelle New
    Episode 29: Craft Real Magic with Rochelle New
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:17:41
    Rochelle New is on the show to chat all about her sewing journey, pivoting in life and business, and her dog, Lucille! Rochelle is an amazing maker who designs all the prints and textiles for the items for sale in her online shop, Home Row ... Read more →
    Rochelle New is on the show to chat all about her sewing journey, pivoting in life and business, and her dog, Lucille! Rochelle is an amazing maker who designs all the prints and textiles for the items for sale in her online shop, Home Row ... Read more →

  • Episode 28: Sewing Activewear with Johanna Lu
    Episode 28: Sewing Activewear with Johanna Lu
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:09:23
    Johanna Lu is on the podcast to talk about her new book, Sewing Activewear! She shares tips and resources for sewists interested in sewing their own workout gear. We also chat about Johanna's blog and Youtube channel, and her passion for sh... Read more →
    Johanna Lu is on the podcast to talk about her new book, Sewing Activewear! She shares tips and resources for sewists interested in sewing their own workout gear. We also chat about Johanna's blog and Youtube channel, and her passion for sh... Read more →

  • Episode 27: Fabrics 101
    Episode 27: Fabrics 101
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 58:10
    Today’s episode is all about fabric! We’re covering all the basics such as construction, content, weight, drape, and stretch. We also offer tips for successful fabric shopping online and in person.
    Today’s episode is all about fabric! We’re covering all the basics such as construction, content, weight, drape, and stretch. We also offer tips for successful fabric shopping online and in person.

  • Episode 26: Workroom Social with Jennifer Wiese
    Episode 26: Workroom Social with Jennifer Wiese
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    Published: 30 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:15:02
    This week we are chatting with Jennifer Wiese, owner of Workroom Social in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer joins us to chat about running sewing classes and retreats, creating a custom line of fashion fabrics, and finding your personal style. ... Read more →
    This week we are chatting with Jennifer Wiese, owner of Workroom Social in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer joins us to chat about running sewing classes and retreats, creating a custom line of fashion fabrics, and finding your personal style. ... Read more →

  • Episode 25: Sewing As Therapy with Caz Adams
    Episode 25: Sewing As Therapy with Caz Adams
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:05:19
    This week we hear from Caz Adams, the sewing instructor behind UsefulBox in Sydney, Australia. Caz shares a moving story with us and we discuss sewing as therapy and a means to connect with others and with ourselves. She also shares tips fo... Read more →
    This week we hear from Caz Adams, the sewing instructor behind UsefulBox in Sydney, Australia. Caz shares a moving story with us and we discuss sewing as therapy and a means to connect with others and with ourselves. She also shares tips fo... Read more →

  • Episode 24: Sewing Makes You Love Yourself
    Episode 24: Sewing Makes You Love Yourself
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:21:10
    In this episode, we’re setting aside our goals and resolutions, and carving out space to talk about self-love! Inspired by the #SMYLY2018 challenge, we each tell our stories of how sewing has changed the way we view our bodies. We also offe... Read more →
    In this episode, we’re setting aside our goals and resolutions, and carving out space to talk about self-love! Inspired by the #SMYLY2018 challenge, we each tell our stories of how sewing has changed the way we view our bodies. We also offe... Read more →

  • Episode 23: Face Your Sewing Fears with Heather Lou
    Episode 23: Face Your Sewing Fears with Heather Lou
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:06:13
    Heather Lou, the designer behind Closet Case Patterns, is on the show! We chat about her sewing journey, her pattern line, and her recent move to a new office space. Heather offers our listeners an inspiring pep talk about letting go of fea... Read more →
    Heather Lou, the designer behind Closet Case Patterns, is on the show! We chat about her sewing journey, her pattern line, and her recent move to a new office space. Heather offers our listeners an inspiring pep talk about letting go of fea... Read more →

  • Episode 22: New Year’s Re-SEW-lutions
    Episode 22: New Year’s Re-SEW-lutions
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:38:41
    We are talking about sewing resolutions this week on the podcast! What are some of our goals for the new year and how can we help each other stay accountable? Learn about sewing challenges to keep you motivated and get inspired to make your... Read more →
    We are talking about sewing resolutions this week on the podcast! What are some of our goals for the new year and how can we help each other stay accountable? Learn about sewing challenges to keep you motivated and get inspired to make your... Read more →

  • Episode 21 - Confidence in Business with Jess Povenmire
    Episode 21 - Confidence in Business with Jess Povenmire
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:04:45
    Jess Povenmire is on the show this week to talk about her fabric and yarn shop, La Mercerie. Jess shares her experiences building confidence in business, sticking to a schedule, and planning her creative projects.
    Jess Povenmire is on the show this week to talk about her fabric and yarn shop, La Mercerie. Jess shares her experiences building confidence in business, sticking to a schedule, and planning her creative projects.

  • Episode 20: A Very Special Episode with Sam and Shea
    Episode 20: A Very Special Episode with Sam and Shea
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:08:06
    Our partners Shea and Sam join us for our 20th episode! We are so excited to introduce you to the guys that support us through our everyday lives as sewists and entrepreneurs. We test their sewing knowledge, laugh about the hardships of liv... Read more →
    Our partners Shea and Sam join us for our 20th episode! We are so excited to introduce you to the guys that support us through our everyday lives as sewists and entrepreneurs. We test their sewing knowledge, laugh about the hardships of liv... Read more →

  • Episode 19: Cherishing the Process with Emily Hundt
    Episode 19: Cherishing the Process with Emily Hundt
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 57:54
    Emily Hundt is the designer behind In the Folds, an independent sewing pattern company based in Sydney, Australia. Emily believes in slow sewing and cherishing the making process. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to take her ... Read more →
    Emily Hundt is the designer behind In the Folds, an independent sewing pattern company based in Sydney, Australia. Emily believes in slow sewing and cherishing the making process. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to take her ... Read more →

  • Episode 18: Fearless Making with Jasika Nicole
    Episode 18: Fearless Making with Jasika Nicole
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:22:41
    Jasika Nicole joins us to chat about shoemaking, red carpet DIY, handmade beauty products and more. She's a fearless maker who will try anything! Her approach to making is inspiring and her creative spirit is infectious.
    Jasika Nicole joins us to chat about shoemaking, red carpet DIY, handmade beauty products and more. She's a fearless maker who will try anything! Her approach to making is inspiring and her creative spirit is infectious.

  • Episode 17: How Big is Your Pattern Stash?
    Episode 17: How Big is Your Pattern Stash?
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:24:27
    We dive deep into patterns this week with tips for organizing, storing, and collecting sewing patterns. We cover hot-button topics like indie vs. big 4, paper vs. PDF, and tracing vs. cutting! This is a great episode for beginner sewists na... Read more →
    We dive deep into patterns this week with tips for organizing, storing, and collecting sewing patterns. We cover hot-button topics like indie vs. big 4, paper vs. PDF, and tracing vs. cutting! This is a great episode for beginner sewists na... Read more →

  • Episode 16: Work/Life Balance with Jen Beeman
    Episode 16: Work/Life Balance with Jen Beeman
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 52:18
    Jen Beeman, the founder of Grainline Studio, is on the podcast! We get her take on owning and growing an indie pattern company, and how she has found work/life balance as an entrepreneur.
    Jen Beeman, the founder of Grainline Studio, is on the podcast! We get her take on owning and growing an indie pattern company, and how she has found work/life balance as an entrepreneur.

  • Episode 15: Capsule Wardrobe Challenge
    Episode 15: Capsule Wardrobe Challenge
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 48:48
    We take on a ten-day capsule wardrobe challenge and tell you how it went, what we learned, and what we would do differently next time. Lee Vosburgh's 10 x 10 Challenge helped us to reflect on our current lifestyle and wardrobe needs. We wal... Read more →
    We take on a ten-day capsule wardrobe challenge and tell you how it went, what we learned, and what we would do differently next time. Lee Vosburgh's 10 x 10 Challenge helped us to reflect on our current lifestyle and wardrobe needs. We wal... Read more →

  • Episode 14: Inside Camp Workroom Social 2017
    Episode 14: Inside Camp Workroom Social 2017
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:38:59
    We go to Camp Workroom Social and chat with our fellow campers about what this sewing weekend means to them. We both found camp to be such a magical, accepting, and heart-opening experience and we really wanted to share that feeling with th... Read more →
    We go to Camp Workroom Social and chat with our fellow campers about what this sewing weekend means to them. We both found camp to be such a magical, accepting, and heart-opening experience and we really wanted to share that feeling with th... Read more →

  • Episode 13: BPSewvember with Amanda Adams
    Episode 13: BPSewvember with Amanda Adams
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:05:34
    Amanda Adams chats with us about her photo a day challenge, #BPSewvember, and shares her passion for bringing the sewing community together. Amanda has a playful approach to sewing and we are in love with her outlook on this creative practi... Read more →
    Amanda Adams chats with us about her photo a day challenge, #BPSewvember, and shares her passion for bringing the sewing community together. Amanda has a playful approach to sewing and we are in love with her outlook on this creative practi... Read more →

  • Episode 12: You Don't Have to Sew Everything
    Episode 12: You Don't Have to Sew Everything
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 42:35
    This week we are tackling feelings of guilt around NOT sewing all the things and how we can give ourselves grace in our sewing practice. You don’t have to make everything by hand and we can be extra hard on ourselves sometimes for shopping ... Read more →
    This week we are tackling feelings of guilt around NOT sewing all the things and how we can give ourselves grace in our sewing practice. You don’t have to make everything by hand and we can be extra hard on ourselves sometimes for shopping ... Read more →