Sewing your own clothing can change your perspective in surprising ways. We talk to makers like you about how the practice of sewing has helped them to slow down, get to know their bodies, discover who they are, and connect to the people around them. What you make is important.
Sometimes you learn something about your childhood that causes you to see it in a new way. As Ashley grew up, her innocence and relationship with her mom eroded. But somehow, sewing provided that thin thread of connection that never went away.
Kristine Vejar is an author, natural dyer, and owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm. In 1999, she took her first trip to India. There, she met the Rabari, a small community that changed her perspective and direction for the future.
Melissa Fehr knows activewear. In 2008, she revealed something on her blog: she'd been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. She'd need a complete bone marrow transplant. This life-changing experience eventually led her to designing patterns.
In September 2015, Marie of the blog A Stitching Odyssey wrote a post called "Loving a Person, Not Their Gender" about the experience of her partner coming out as transgender. In this episode, we speak with Marie and Charlotte.
About Seamwork Radio
Tune in to hear from a community of people who care about sewing and creating, just like you do. We share new stories, interviews, or informal minisodes every other week.
How does creativity enhance our lives? That’s the question that Sarai loves to explore through the stories told on Seamwork Radio, articles she writes for Seamwork Magazine, and videos she creates for the Seamwork YouTube channel. Sarai is the founder of Seamwork and has been producing patterns and writing about sewing for over a decade. She loves hearing (and sharing) a good story.
Managing Editor & Producer
Meg wants you to get excited about sewing, because sewing is magic. One night, Meg had a really happy dream in which she was working as a tailor, so in real life, she dropped out of graduate school and started sewing. Now, as managing editor for Seamwork Magazine, she's here to share your stories and connect you to the worldwide Seamwork community.
Co-Host & Producer
Haley’s love for storytelling and inquisitive nature has always defined her. She is passionate about coming together through the stories that characterize and unify us as sewers. It is this vibrant community of makers that inspired her to pivot from a career path in the apparel industry to pursue home sewing. Since that moment, Haley has dedicated her work to bringing people together through sewing, from writing, design, teaching, and now Seamwork Radio.
Taylor asks a lot of questions, some may think too many, but it stems from her curiosity. She’s curious about people, who they are, where they are from, how they got to where they are and where they want to go. As the UX designer her main priority is making sure she’s providing great online experiences. As a producer on Seamwork Radio she connects with creative people to learn about their real life experiences.