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Threads Magazine Podcast: "Sewing With Threads"
38 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Diane Ericson on Creativity in Adversity | Episode 45
A 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.
4 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Sustainable Approach to Sewing, with Wendy Ward | Episode 44
This 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.
33 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Emily Hallman on Designing a Wardrobe Collection | Episode 43
Learn how designer and stylist Emily Hallman approaches sewing a closet full of beautiful clothes that work together and fit her aesthetic.
33 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Sue and Emma Folts of BraBuilders.com | Episode 42
Why 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.
30 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Jenny Rushmore and Sewing for an Expanded Size Range | Episode 41
Jenny 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.
34 minutes | May 5, 2021
Tabitha Sewer and the Joy of Sewing | Episode 40
Tabitha 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.
29 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Erica Bunker's Advice for a Stylish Self-Sewn Wardrobe | Episode 39
Erica 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.
29 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Expert Linda Lee's Advice on Fitting Pants | Episode 38
Linda 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.
31 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Challenge Yourself with a PatternReview.com Contest | Episode 37
In 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.
31 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
A Colorful Approach to Sewing | Episode 36
Marcy 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.
32 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Organization Tips | Episode 35
In this episode of Sewing with Threads, the magazine's editors offer organization tips for keeping your sewing tools and supplies tidy and accessible, and for improving efficiency when performing a range of sewing-related tasks. They also confess to some less-than-ideal habits and admit that tidiness is not always their top priority when sewing.
30 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your Sewing Machine | Episode 34
Expert sewing machine technician Bernie Tobisch discusses troubleshooting and maintaining your sewing machine in this video podcast of Sewing With Threads. He also fields previously submitted questions from the Threads audience and even uses a few props to better explain his answers.
29 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Meet Doris Raymond, the Fairy Godmother of Fashion Inspiration | Episode 33
The editors talk in this Sewing With Threads video podcast with Doris Raymond, whose vast collection of vintage, antique, and designer clothing has been a source of fashion inspiration for a coterie of designers, celebrities, and fashion insiders for years.
29 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
A Collector of Couture | Episode 32
Claire B. Shaeffer, a frequent author for Threads and owner of a couture collection, chats with Editorial Director Sarah McFarland and Senior Technical Editor Carol Fresia.
34 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Eyewear Options for Better Sewing | Episode 31
Professional optician and Threads author Susan Kistler of Nashville, Tennessee (SpecsNashville.com), discusses the special vision needs sewers have for a variety of tasks and offers advice for how to get the best eyeglasses for the kind of sewing you do. You can read Susan's article in Threads #211 (Oct./Nov. 2020), "Essential Techniques: See better, sew better."
39 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Shapewear and Wardrobe Building from a Patternmaker | Episode 30
Sewing instructor and fitting expert Pamela Leggett discusses her latest shapewear and other patterns, shares sewing tips, and talks about how her business has weathered the pandemic, in the Sewing With Threads video podcast, Episode 30.
36 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Fearless Experimentation | Episode 29
Threads Digital Ambassador Becky Fulgoni muses about design experimentation—planning, testing, and executing beautifully made garments, without stress or anxiety—in the Sewing With Threads video podcast, Episode 29. Becky is tall—6 feet tall—and has been sewing since childhood, when she realized she'd never find ready-to-wear clothes to fit her lanky frame. She talks about learning to sew with her mother and eventually moving on to a career in costume construction. She credits her training in the theater with teaching her to sew quickly and to think analytically about the engineering aspects of garment construction.
30 minutes | May 6, 2020
Patternmaker Liesl Gibson Designs with Fit in Mind | Episode 28
Garment pattern designer Liesl Gibson says she thinks about the fit whenever she creates a new pattern. In Episode 28 of Sewing With Threads, the founder and chief designer of Liesl + Co., Inc., describes a few fitting factors she considers when pattern drafting: the amount of ease needed, style, and a sewer's personal preferences.
23 minutes | May 1, 2020
Sewing for Beginners | Bonus Podcast 5
During this time of social isolation, creative people are keeping busy making useful and beautiful things. It's the perfect time for beginner sewers to improve their skills. As sewing machines fly off the shelves across the country, Threads has brought together lots of online content to get you started making clothes, accessories, and home décor items to suit your style. You'll enjoy the process now, and you'll end up with handmade projects to be proud of for years to come. In this bonus podcast episode of Sewing with Threads, editors Sarah McFarland, Carol Fresia, and Jeannine Clegg steer listeners to some favorite posts and videos for sewing newbies.
22 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Sewing Inspiration on YouTube | Bonus Podcast 4
With most of the country currently sheltering in place, we need to find inspiration to keep our creative juices flowing. In this bonus episode of the Sewing with Threads podcast, Threads editors Carol Fresia, Sarah McFarland, and Erica Redfern share some of their favorite YouTube content. Threads also invites listeners to visit our own YouTube channel for tips, how-to content, and project videos.
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