The podcast for people who love to sew – from the people who love to write about sewing! Brought to you by the editors of Threads magazine, this insightful podcast takes on topics important to sewing enthusiasts. Listen in for humor, wisdom, and opinions from expert guests and the Threads staff as they discuss sewing techniques, fashion design, fitting conundrums, and more. Use your ears to become a better sewer! Hear the talent behind the world’s top garment-sewing magazine.
Diane Ericson on Creativity in Adversity | Episode 45
38:25A seasoned artist and designer, Diane has been sharing ideas and design techniques as a contributor to the sewing industry through workshops and magazine articles over the years. Her focus is always on how to expand your creative process as you build the design skills to express a more personal style. Based in Ashland Oregon, she teaches workshops and offers Design Outside the Lines Retreats nationally. Diane blogs at DianeEricson.com and you can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as @DianeEricson.
Sustainable Approach to Sewing, with Wendy Ward | Episode 44
36:15This episode, we’re going to talk with Wendy Ward. Wendy is a writer, designer, maker and educator. She has worked as a designer in fast fashion and for a small sustainable brand. For her master’s degree in 2004 she explored novel ways to recycle textiles and in 2007 she moved into education and has taught numerous garment-making, textile recycling and garment alterations classes with adults. Wendy has her own line of sewing patterns called MIY Collection and has written five best selling sewing books including her most recent, How to Sew Sustainably which published in June. Her blog is www.wendyward.co.uk and you can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as @thatwendyward.
Emily Hallman on Designing a Wardrobe Collection | Episode 43
33:18Learn how designer and stylist Emily Hallman approaches sewing a closet full of beautiful clothes that work together and fit her aesthetic.
Sue and Emma Folts of BraBuilders.com | Episode 42
33:04Why pay high retail prices for a so-so bra that doesn't fit? The experts at BraBuilders.com explain how easy and worthwhile it is to sew beautiful, custom-fitted lingerie.
Jenny Rushmore and Sewing for an Expanded Size Range | Episode 41
30:25Jenny Rushmore is the founder and creative director of Cashmerette. Her business empowers curvy and plus-size women to feel confident through sewing a wardrobe of fabulously fitting clothes. Originally from Scotland, Jenny has lived in nine countries and is now proud to call Boston, Massachusetts, her home. Join Threads editors Sarah McFarland and Carol J. Fresia as they chat with Jenny about her sewing and her patterns.
Tabitha Sewer and the Joy of Sewing | Episode 40
34:02Tabitha Sewer just may be the quintessential sewing enthusiast. A sewing content creator, she uses social media and her website to share with the world her sewing joy. She talks with the Threads editors in the Sewing With Threads Episode 40 podcast about her patterns, her button business, and some of the keys to her success.
Erica Bunker's Advice for a Stylish Self-Sewn Wardrobe | Episode 39
29:30Erica Bunker's fashionable garments are an inspiration to many sewers. Not only does she sew well-fitted, colorful, and contemporary styles, but she pairs them with admirable accessories, wears them with confidence, and photographs them skillfully. The Threads editors were eager to catch up with Erica for Episode 39 of the Sewing with Threads podcast, and talk about the fundamentals of creating a luxurious home-sewn wardrobe.
Expert Linda Lee's Advice on Fitting Pants | Episode 38
28:47Linda Lee, owner of the Sewing Workshop pattern collection and fabrics and notions store, shares valuable tips for making pants that fit in Episode 38 of the Sewing With Threads podcast. The prolific author, pattern designer, and popular teacher packs loads of information that home sewers need for fitting pants into her discussion.
Challenge Yourself with a PatternReview.com Contest | Episode 37
31:11In this episode of “Sewing with Threads,” the monthly podcast by the staff of Threads magazine, Editorial Director Sarah McFarland and Senior Technical Editor Carol J. Fresia talk with Deepika Prakash, founder of PatternReview.com.
A Colorful Approach to Sewing | Episode 36
30:55Marcy Harriell is Threads' newest digital ambassador, and she sat down with Editorial Director Sarah McFarland and Senior Technical Editor Carol J. Fresia to talk about her beginnings in sewing, the inspiration for garments she has made, and her favorite parts of the garment construction process.