Seamwork Radio: Sewing Stories

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96 episodes
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32 min.
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Stories about designing, sewing, and wearing your own clothing. On Seamwork Radio, we hear the stories of all sorts of makers and what it means to them to sew clothing. We also explore the craft of sewing, how to stay creative, and the practice of creating your own wardrobe. Join us!

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What is the Best Way to Learn New Sewing Skills?
Sarai and Haley talk about why it’s hard to pick the best projects that challenge you without frustrating you, how to identify the skills you need, and our favorite method for learning new skills, project by project.
What Are Some of the Best Sewing Shortcuts to Save Time?
If you love to sew, you probably love a helpful shortcut. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share a long list of shortcuts to help save you time and headspace while you sew clothes.
The Best Sewing Books for Beginners
Wondering what kinds of sewing books are best for learning how to sew? In this episode, Sarai and Haley share a framework for building a sewing library, including three types of sewing books you should have.
How to Find the Type of Sewing That Fits Your Goals
You might have sewing goals in mind, but it’s easy to get distracted. If you are struggling to set and keep goals, Sarai and Haley share a bunch of ideas to help you uncover your most important sewing goal right now. They also talk about balancing having fun with your sewing while still working towards a larger goal. 
Creative Exercises for When You Only Have 10 Minutes
When you’re feeling crunched for time, it’s hard to make space for sewing. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share 14 different activities for when you're short on time but feel like doing something sewing-related.
How to Sew When You Feel Stressed Out
Feeling stressed out? In this episode, Sarai and Haley talk about why it’s hard to sew when you’re stressed and share super practical tips for using sewing as a way to remove stress and not add to it.
3 Steps to Help You Get Past a Mistake or Failure
Some of your future sewing projects will fail, so what can you do when you make a mistake? In this episode, Sarai and Haley share 3 simple steps to help you get past a mistake or failure.
Tips for more playful sewing
Sewing is such an involved hobby, and with all the possibilities for mistakes, sometimes you can take it a little too seriously. That can kind of suck some of the joy out of sewing. Here are creative ways to make sewing more playful.
How can I get more wear out of the things I sew?
This episode talks about the four main reasons you might not want to wear something you've made, how to plan to make things you'll get more use out of, and a quick exercise you can do at home to help you brainstorm ideas for future projects.
Alexis Bailey's Hand Sewing Kits
What if you could bring your projects with you wherever you go? When Alexis Bailey asked this question, she had an idea. Now she's the owner of Fibr & Cloth, selling supplies and kits for hand sewing and a growing collection of zero-waste patterns.
How can I use more of the fabrics I buy (or buy more fabrics I'll use?)
Are there fabrics that are gathering dust in your stash? If you can already picture a few unused cuts of fabric, and you’re cringing, this episode shares 12 tips to help you use more of the fabric that you buy and buy fabric that you will most definitely use.
How We Sew Through Body Changes
Sewing shines a bright spotlight on any changes your body might be going through. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share 9 tips for sewing through body changes, big and small.

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4.9 out of 5
444 reviews
@sewingsensation 2022/06/09
Encouraging discussions
I really enjoy this podcast some sewing days are challenging you know those days when the seam ripper is your best friend! Their common sense approach...
Makayla Varsn 2022/05/23
I was able to gain some knowledge about quality clothing!
Lady Bookathalon 2022/05/11
Like Therapy, But with a Sewing Machine!
I discovered the podcast once I became a Seamwork member recently. The conversations are thoughtful conversations looking at each sewista’s journey th...
Aunty Lilly 2022/04/19
I just re discovered the pod cast
I just re discovered the pod cast. It helping me in planning my sewing while I am walking my dog. The ladies are full of knowledge and helpful tips.
SewMuchFashion 2022/04/06
Great podcast
This podcast provides lots of great sewing content. It is very well organized and thankfully stays on topic and does not veer into politics. However, ...
gracylue 2022/03/29
Sewing with friends!
I’ve been popping on this delightful podcast while sewing lately and it feels like I’m sewing with friends. Although I’ve been sewing since I was 11 (...
heybelinduhhh 2022/03/25
Sew fun and inspiring!
I’ve always had a thing for sewing as my creative outlet but after a hiatus, my passion has been reignited. I find myself relating to most of the gues...
Sew Shannon 2022/03/18
Seamwork radio
I just listened to Jen Hewett’s interview and I am just wondering what answer she expected from the woman asking about women of color join a sewing gr...
egrace63 2022/02/28
Getting me up and moving closer to my sewing machine
I love your podcast. You’re helping me be motivated for Design Your Wardrobe. I’m hearing more creatively and enablingly (if that’s even a word) how t...
Love, Stephanie 2022/02/15
Thank you
I love listening to the Seamwork podcast while I’m sewing! I’ve been really into the series about Sewing by Design and how you really break down the s...


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