Episode 224: Sewing Help Line
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
2M ago
Hello Caller, this is the Love to Sew Help Line! What’s your sewing struggle? We answer questions from our listeners about pattern alterations, interfacing, re-fashioning, regaining sewjo after a long break, and more! We also share an inspiring listener email about whether or not to go to fashion school. Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 223: Fancy Weaves
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
2M ago
We dive into fancy weaves - those fabrics that are made with special looms, special tools, special yarn twists, or otherwise unusual processes! We cover satins, jacquards, velvets, dobby weaves, and more, describing what they’re like, how they’re made, and how to sew with them. We also give advice to a listener who’s starting her own business. Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 222: Machine Stitches
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
2M ago
Have you ever looked at all the stitches you can do on your machine and wondered, “What’s that one for?” In this episode, we explain the function of each stitch, give tips on how to get the best results from machine stitching, and share some ideas for how to use decorative stitches. We also share listener feedback about sewing social media platforms! Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 221: Home Decor Sewing
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
3M ago
Home decor sewing can make your house into a warm, inviting home! In this episode, we chat about the home decor fabrics, notions, and tools you’ll need to do a bevy of projects. We also give home-decor specific sewing tips, share the projects we’ve made ourselves, and discuss inspiring project ideas. Plus, listener feedback about our quilted garments episode! Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 220: Bralettes
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
3M ago
Soft, cute, and always wire-free, we are HERE for bralettes! In this episode, we talk about the fabrics, patterns, and techniques you can use to make the perfect bralette for you. We review the different ways bralettes can give support, notions you might need, and how to switch out finishes. We also share listener feedback about chalk hem markers! Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 219: Sewing Horror Stories
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
3M ago
Is there anything scarier than a really bad sewing mishap? Okay, there are a few things, but this episode is about the sewing moments that made our listeners’ hearts drop. We share their funny and harrowing stories, plus answer a listener question about getting a flat bias tape-finished neckline. Happy Spooky Season! Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 217: Sewing Quilted Garments
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
4M ago
This episode is all about making cozy cool quilted garments! We talk you through every step: choosing fabric, making patchwork, quilting, assembling, and finishing. We also review batting options, give seam finishing tips specifically for those bulky quilt seams, and chat about inspiring quilted garments we love. In our listener question section, we recommend A-line skirt patterns in plus sizes and name a source of nickel-free jeans buttons and rivets. Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 216: Caring for your Me-Mades
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
4M ago
From laundering to mending, this episode is all about caring for your precious me-made garments! We cover pre-washing, sewing tips to make your clothes last, stain removal, storage, and more. Plus, a listener letter about swim trunks notions! Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 215: Surprising Gadgets and Guidance
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
4M ago
We share your most unexpected tips and tools in this community episode! From fun gadgets to expert guidance, be prepared to have your mind blown! Show Notes ..read more
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Episode 214: What's your Me-Made Style?
Love to Sew Podcast
by Caroline Somos & Helen Wilkinson : Sewing Enthusiasts and Indie Sewing Entrepreneurs
4M ago
In this episode, we review components of design (volume, colour, texture, print, and more) so that you can pinpoint your ideal personal style. Then we offer suggestions to bring your ideal down to earth so that it’s wearable in your everyday life. Plus: how to have fun with fashion, a listener question about getting flat knit neck bands, and our favourite part: the phrases listeners use to describe their style!  Show Notes ..read more
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