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August 2, 2019
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June 28, 2019
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June 21, 2019
Circle Skirts are one of our favorite things! How many circle skirts has Zede made? Well, before you email us to dispute the super high number, keep in mind that she used to make about 40 at a time, and some of those were circle skirts with multiple layers! So, we guess it’s in the [...]
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May 10, 2019
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. We released “What to Get When You Buy a Serger” a couple of weeks ago, and now we’re covering “What to Get When You Buy a Sewing Machine”! While you might already [...]
May 3, 2019
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April 26, 2019
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere gets a commission at no cost to you. Thanks! Sewing Machine Tasha asks: “After years of listening to the podcast, I am about to get the Baby Lock Imagine serger!! She will join Sewphie (my Baby Lock Presto II sewing [...]
April 19, 2019
This episode of Sewing Out Loud is brought to you by LA Finch Fabrics. Use code SPRINGBREAK20 for 20% off site wide now through April 26, 2019 Zede’s Aerial Costume On this episode, Zede and Mallory discuss Zede’s latest aerial costume for the Spring Student Showcase at Burr Oak Brewery in Columbia, MO. More detailed [...]
April 12, 2019
These show notes may contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Today’s podcast is a question and answer session! We asked for topic suggestions and questions in The Self Sewn Wardrobe group a while back, and we were not disappointed. Sometimes, we [...]
April 5, 2019
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Happy National Serger Month! It’s always Serger Month in our hearts, but Baby Lock celebrates it in April. The sheer serger scarf is a quick and easy gift that you can make [...]
March 29, 2019
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. This episode of Sewing Out Loud is brought to you by the Made to Measure Leggings Class. This online class brings Zede right into your sewing room to show you how to [...]
March 22, 2019
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March 15, 2019
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March 1, 2019
This post may contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Zede and Mallory discuss Sewing and Managing a Chronic Illness. Learn about Zede’s personal struggles with chronic illness and listen to input from our community members about how they deal with chronic [...]
February 22, 2019
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. This podcast contains adult themes, specifically costuming exaggerated genitalia! Please don’t listen if: this might offend you, you have minor children around who aren’t ready for mature content, or if you are [...]
February 15, 2019
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February 8, 2019
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February 1, 2019
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Hello! Welcome to our first bonus membership goodie episode. We want our members to know that their digital goodies are ready to go- and if you aren’t a member, you might want [...]
January 25, 2019
Mallory and Zede delve into the world of patterns and how they may be used in non traditional ways. Zede reminisces about her younger years and how she made herself a very large wardrobe of many different dresses but only used two patterns. She would change the embellishments, collar, sleeves and hem to create one [...]
January 18, 2019
Zede and Mallory share some of the other things you can sew on besides fabric, which is what most of us traditionally sew on. Mallory recently auditioned for a new show and her music sheets were printed double sided and she is not a fan of taping them together into a little booklet especially when [...]
January 11, 2019
January 2019 is the ‘Month of Making Sewing Space’ in the Self Sewn Wardrobe (SSW) Facebook group which prompted Zede to reflect and write about her sewing space evolution. Mallory thinks (and people in the SSW group have said) what makes our podcast and media so helpful is Zede’s lifetime of experience. Zede shares about [...]
January 4, 2019
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks! Jersey/Ballpoint Needles A jersey needle is a ballpoint needle and vice versa, these names are used interchangeably. This needle was created for the first knitted fabrics. These first industrially made [...]
December 28, 2018
Zede and Mallory reflect on the past year by answering a sewing questionnaire. Mallory and Zede share some of their favorite makes, what machines they used most and what they are looking forward to making or accomplishing next year both sewing related and not. ********************************************************************** This weeks Podcast is brought to you by: Our [...]
December 21, 2018
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks! December is FFTCM (feel free to compliment me) month over in the Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group and Mallory has shared links everyday to a group member’s page, blog, etsy [...]
December 14, 2018
Zede and Mallory explain what twin needles are and how they are used. Did you know there are many types of twin needles based not only on fabric and needle size but how far apart the needles are from one another. Zede shares how she learned to thread them and how she does it know. [...]
December 7, 2018
Zede and Mallory tackle the art of marking pants hems in this installment of Sewing Out Loud. They share all the steps from start to finish on how to get perfect pant hems on slacks through jeans. They even share the first rule of pants hemming club: the garment should be on the person [...]
November 30, 2018
Why do we line clothes? Zede caveat: you may line clothes for any of these reasons, all of these reasons, or just some of these reasons. Zede says couture clothes are always lined because it’s the nicest way to finish a garment. Lining a garment gives a better look, will hang better on the body, [...]
November 23, 2018
Zede and Mallory are passionate about all things serger and that includes coverstitching. In fact the 3rd or 4th ZigZag member live broadcast was all about coverstitching and it has seemed to help a lot of stitchers. It’s an archived video so if you go to you will get to see it. What is [...]
November 16, 2018
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks! The Dawn of Sewing Furniture Zede and Mal reminisce about some of Zede’s old furniture and one gate leg table is front and center on Mal’s mind. Mallory swears [...]
November 9, 2018
Zede introduces this weeks podcast by stating, “if we are suppose to podcast about what we know, I sure have done a lot of costumes!” To this Mallory adds, “costumes really offer so many opportunities to challenge yourself.” Costuming whether for theatre, dance, acro, aerial arts or halloween has been a part of both Zede [...]
November 2, 2018
The RhapsoTee pattern was developed in the spirit of the Floozy Doozys, where we have drafted out several sizes and included several landmarks on the pattern with body measurements. Our goal was to create a t-shirt pattern/drafting guide that would allow people of all shapes and sizes to get a well fitting knit t-shirt. One [...]
October 26, 2018
Last year Mallory’s daughter Zelda who was about 2.5 years old went as Jessie from Disney’s Toy Story movie. Jessie wears cow print pants so Mallory magic marketed black holstein cow patches over white fabric pants she made. Since the pants were so little this was a quicker than appliquéing black patches on the pants. [...]
October 19, 2018
In case you haven’t heard by now, Mallory is in a production of Sweeney Todd (Fall 2018). Zede proclaims her a quintuple threat because not only does Mal sing and act but she’s baked 166 mini meat pies, altered costumes, and knitted a costume piece. Mallory has really enjoyed performing and is liking the intimate atmosphere [...]
October 12, 2018
Zede and Mallory discuss what interfacings are and what they do for garments. They explore commercially available interfacings and why these are so attractive to use. They also share that they seldom ever use these but still interface. So what do they use as interfacing? Zede’s go to interfacing is a medium weight cotton organdy. [...]
October 5, 2018
This episode was inspired by a message Mallory and Zede received from a lovely Canadian listener, Fred B. Fred asked their advice/help on creating a stitch catalog that she can reference. Mal and Zede suggest keeping a notebook, binder, or some type of organized system with detailed notes and fabric samples. These samples can be [...]
September 28, 2018
In the final installment of this series Mallory and Zede share how to prevent damage to costumes as well as how to clean and care for the garments while the show is going on and when the show has ended. They also share more heartfelt memories and laughs from the past. Sew, have you decided [...]
September 21, 2018
Zede and Mallory talk about stock pieces to keep in your costume inventory. Zede shares some of her all time best stock pieces form her years costuming. They also delve into crafting, there are many non sewing aspects of costuming too. Keep in touch with us at: Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @ZedesSewingStudio on [...]
September 14, 2018
Zede cautions, if you costume a show it will take over your life. You will likely eat, sleep, and breathe everything show related. How does Zede know this? Mallory and her are not just giving out random costuming advice, they are coming from a qualified place with many years of costuming experiences. Having COSTUM vanity [...]
September 7, 2018
Zede and Mallory outline the process of costuming a show whether that is show choir, a musical, theatrical or any type of performance. Mallory and Zede reflect on their past costuming experiences and other community costumers that they personally know. Quite frankly what comes to Mallory’s mind is how often these costumers get taken advantage [...]
August 31, 2018
This episode’s inspiration comes from a very last minute set of bridal alterations that Mallory, with Zede’s guidance and support completed in September 2018. The dress being altered was sold to a bride who needed over a foot of length removed and didn’t have the time or means to do it herself. This and a [...]
August 24, 2018
Mallory and Zede share their online fabric shopping knowledge and offer great suggestions for how to go about making your first online purchase. They cover how to find reputable fabric sources, how to try before you buy (ordering samples and visiting JoAnn’s can be mighty helpful), and explore the new trend in fabric buying – [...]
August 17, 2018
Having the right tool for the job can be invaluable and sewing is no exception to that rule. This episode is all about feet… zipper feet! Each sewing machine brand has different types of zipper feet but for this podcast Zede and Mal will be focusing on the different types of Babylock zipper feet since [...]
August 10, 2018
Studio Redo July 2018 15 months ago the brick and mortar shop closed and Zede lost her garage. A lot of fabric, duplicate supplies, samples, etc… came home with Mallory and Zede. Mind you their studio was not empty because it was used and worked in so all this stuff had to go some where [...]
August 3, 2018
Mallory and Zede are beyond excited to introduce the first SewHere Pattern! That’s right, we have patterns now. We are pleased to introduce you to the Floozy Doozy underwear pattern. This pattern is what Zede and Mal would do if they were in your sewing room with you and you wanted an underwear master pattern [...]
July 27, 2018
Laminating fabric is the process of coating the fabric with a layer(s) of something. Zede and Mallory generally use a product called Heat ‘n Bond Iron on Vinyl to laminate fabric, though there are other similar products on the market. Heat ‘n Bond is a vinyl product that adheres to fabric with a heat application. [...]
July 20, 2018
This podcast was recorded in response to a Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group post. A member posted about how frustrated with sewing they were becoming because they were trashing about 1/3 of their garments. Mal and Zede were saddened to hear about their struggle and were even more surprised by how many people had similar [...]
July 13, 2018
For the June 2018 Babylock Common Threads Conference Mallory and Zede were asked to teach their Made 2 Measure Leggings Class. Common Threads is an annual Babylock event for their influencers, it’s a meet up of many wonderful creative people. As mentioned in a few other Sewing Outloud episodes, Mal and Zede did an impromptu [...]
July 6, 2018
Sometimes it just feels good when others notice your hard work and compliment you on it. This podcast episode is all about some recognition for some fancy, well made, self sewn dresses. Mallory, Zede, and Sam went to Babylock Common Threads (June 2018), which is a meeting of brand influencers. They not only taught the [...]
June 29, 2018
This is the 5th and final podcast in the Fancy month series (June 2018). It’s only fitting we end this series with some sparkle and pizazz. Mallory interviews Zede about her beading beginnings which turns out is related to musical theatre. Zede’s beading passion really progressed when she discovered Nancy Eha and her wonderful book, [...]
June 22, 2018
The hot topic this week? Making your own wedding dress! Zede and Mallory examine all facets of making your own special occasion dress, whether that is embellishing upon a purchased dress, refashioning an heirloom or making the whole dress from dream to reality. They share some thoughtful conversation on the to make or not to [...]
June 15, 2018
Our last two podcast episodes were dedicated to wedding dresses custom designed and produced by Zede herself for her daughters. But what if you don’t want/need to make your own dress. Mallory and Zede share some valuable insight in how to start the process of dress shopping and what to expect when needing alterations. [...]
June 8, 2018
Fancy month continues, this time with an amazing overview of Zede’s eldest daughter Hillary’s wedding dress. Zede constructed a beautiful embroidered silk satin corset style top and a seperate skirt with a slight flared out train in the back which was also embroidered. Zede not only drafted, sewed, fitted, embroidered, hand beaded, and included a [...]
June 1, 2018
We’re so fancy! This episode of Sewing Out Loud coordinates perfectly with the current month’s theme (June 2018) in our Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group, which happens to be the month of sewing “Fancy” attire. Mallory and Zede describe in detail the process of making Mallory’s Wedding Dress. They share everything from the sweet proposal that [...]
May 25, 2018
Zede and Mallory share their top tips for stitch editing (yes, we like to be fancy and call seam ripping that). When taking lock stitches (regular sewing machine stitches) out of woven or knit fabrics always pull the bobbin thread. They both agree snipping the thread every few inches and stitching with the longest stitch [...]
May 18, 2018
Zede and Mallory explore their fabric library “stacks” and Mallory quizzes Zede along the way. Zede does a great job recalling where the fabric is located and what she has made from it. The stacks sometime spill over and the many large bolts of dot sequin end up inhabiting the multiple corners of the library. [...]
May 11, 2018
Sometimes our sewing projects can get the better of us and other times they can fill us with euphoria. Zede found herself frazzled and exhausted after sewing miles of heavy drapes for a very affluent customer. She has since sworn off drapes, putting that sewing project in the hate (or the really, really don’t like) [...]
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