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.
Rachael Gilbert-Burns joins us to chat about the Measurements Movement and the #imnot2D social media hashtag! She also chats about how her sewing curiosity has helped her to grow as a sewist and engage with others in the online sewing community.
Who doesn’t love a tried and true pattern? We share your favourite patterns, and ours too, in this TNT episode. We also share your favourite TNT pattern hacks that always leave you coming back for more!
Learn all about thread! We discuss the different types of thread, its properties and weights, and how to find the right thread for your sewing project. We also discuss top tips for finding a good quality thread!
Chelsea Gurnoe joins us to share her story of starting her indie pattern design company, Friday Pattern Co.! We chat about Friday pattern favourites, the beginning years in the business, and her commitment to social responsibility.
Learn about fabric dyeing! We cover different types of dyes, best practices, and the tools you will need to have success at home. Plus, we share our personal experience and our favourite tips and resources to inspire you to try your hand at fabric dyeing!
Meg McCarthy joins us to chat about pattern testing! We chat about the pattern testing process and her pattern testing experience over the years. We also chat about her successful blog, Cookin’ and Craftin’, and her involvement in the sewing community.
Let’s get fancy and chat about delicate fabrics! We discuss different kinds of delicate fabrics, and the tools and tips you need to succeed in working with fine fabrics. You will be sewing up your silks and chiffons in no time!
Amanda Overs joins us to talk about shoe-making! From starting her business ‘I Can Make Shoes’ to her recent book release, Amanda chats with us about her shoe-making resources and how we too can make our own shoes!
From accommodating small spaces to your favourite organizational tips, we chat all about your sewing spaces and what makes them special! We highlight your tips and tricks for a great sewing space, and also share the details on our sewing spaces too!
Learn all about cotton! We discuss the history of cotton, common characteristics of cotton fabric, and the many popular cotton fabrics we use to sew our garments. We also touch on some tips and tricks for sewing with cotton and our favourite cotton makes!
Paulette Erato joins us to chat about the sewing challenges happening in our community in 2020! We chat about her successful blog, Petit Font, and her annual round-up of sewing challenges each year. We also touch on Paulette’s involvement in this year’s Sew My Style challenge.
Get to know your curves as we dive deep into the curvy sewing resources in our community! We discuss go-to curvy sewing communities, curvy sewists and bloggers to follow, and the sewing tips you need to get that perfect fit.
Linda Lee joins us this week to chat about creating a great fit for any garment! We also touch on The Sewing Workshop sewing patterns and Linda’s expansive teaching and business experience in the sewing community.
Are you looking for the perfect sewing gift to give to a loved one? What about gifts to give to your sewing friends? We’ve got you covered with all our favourites, so your gift can be both as special and unique as your loved one!
We can all relate to the situation when someone asks us to make or mend something! Do you sew for others, or is sewing a solo, self-care activity for you? We discuss how to create sewing boundaries to keep your sewing passion ignited, and also how to graciously say no to those sewing projects you don’t want to tackle.
Meg McElwee joins us to chat about how we can mindfully sew our wardrobes as a form of self-care. Meg chats all about the early days of Sew Liberated Patterns and her recent course release of The Mindful Wardrobe Project!
From creating a strong buttonhole to finding the perfect button for your project, we cover all the details when it comes to buttons and buttonholes! We discuss hand-sewing and machine sewing button techniques, and some helpful tips to ensure you have well-sewn buttons on all your garments!
Sewing starlet Gretchen ‘Gertie’ Hirsch joins us to chat about retro sewing and curvy pattern design! Gertie shares her sewing journey from starting her blog over a decade ago to producing sewing patterns, books, and hosting workshops around the world. Gertie shares her love for retro glam, and the behind-the-scenes of making a pattern that accentuates women’s curves.
Vogue Pattern Designer Carlos Correa gives us a behind-the-scenes preview in the making of Vogue sewing patterns! Carlos also chats about his own sewing journey, his love for high fashion, and his approach to making a handmade wardrobe.
We are sharing our favourite items in our sewing toolkits! We also cover toolkit checklists for specific projects such as jeans-making and bra-making. Do you want to level up your sewing toolkit? We cover that too!
Michelle Brown Colistro from Matchpoint Fabric joins us this week to chat about sustainable sewing. We chat about sustainability in the textile industry, and ways you too can make a positive, sustainable impact with your sewing. We also chat about Matchpoint Fabric as a successful earth-friendly business!
Rumana Lasker joins us to talk about full coverage fashion! From wearing the hijab to her most recent burkini make, we chat with Rumana about her modest sewing approach. Rumana also chats with us about the #sewincolour movement, and we also hear some behind-the-scenes details from The Great British Sewing Bee!
From your favourite sewing tricks to your go-to sewing tools, we cover all your favourite sewing tips. Whether you are looking for ways to organize your sewing space, upgrade your sewing techniques or some simple, but smart, reminders to help you in your sewing journey, we've got you covered in this week's episode!