How Sewing Influenced My Life (After 20+ Years)
You might have learned to sew from grandparents or parents, but some of us didn't have sewing elders. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share invaluable lessons and reflections from Seamworkers who have been sewing for more than 20 years.Listen Now
How Sewing Influenced My Life (After 20+ Years)
You might have learned to sew from grandparents or parents, but some of us didn't have sewing elders. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share invaluable lessons and reflections from Seamworkers who have been sewing for more than 20 years.
How to Build a Sewing Ritual
In this episode, Sarai and Haley cover some of the benefits of setting up a ritual for your sewing. Then they show you how to create a creative ritual that fits your mood and attention each time you sew.
Where to Look for Confidence in Your Sewing Practice
Making stuff is brings up issues around confidence because it’s a constant process of learning, and learning will always challenge you. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share 5 moments in your sewing practice that will boost your self-confidence.
How to Revolutionize Your Sewing Space
73% of you said that your sewing space stops you from sewing. In this episode, Sarai and Haley help you figure out the issues that bother you the most about your sewing space, Then they share concrete ideas to fix each of those issues.
Letting Go of Mistakes
What do you do when you make a sewing mistake? Curse? Throw your garment across the room? Give up on your project? In this episode, Sarai and Haley share 3 tips to help you let go of your mistakes.
How (And When) to Ditch Your Sewing Plans
Making sewing plans is a great way to keep you motivated, but sometimes you need to break the rules. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share the reasons why you might want to break your plans along with tips to help you ditch them.
How to Make More Time for Sewing
Ever feel like you don't have time to sew? Sarai and Haley talk about some of the blocks that we commonly encounter when we want to sew, but we can't. And then six strategies that might help you to remove those blocks.
Tips to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Sewing
Sarai and Haley share practical things that you can do to use sewing to slow down and de-stress, including 5 tips to ditch your productivity-focused mindset, even if it's just for a little while, to relax and enjoy your sewing time.
Mailbag: Actionable Ways to Sew More Sustainably
Wondering how you can sew more sustainably? In this episode, Sarai and Haley share four main ways to consider your environmental impact when sewing, including a bunch of actionable tips from the community.
How I Designed a 5-piece Wardrobe
Want to sew a capsule wardrobe? If you need help narrowing down your choices, Sarai and Haley will show you how to turn all the inspiration you’ve gathered for your wardrobe into a final plan that really fits your life right now.
Re-run: Choose Your Adventure
In this episode, Sarai and Haley discuss how a beginner mindset can help you become an advanced sewist. They'll explore niche sewing and how exploring all the unexpected corners of the sewing world can empower you.
Re-run: Find Your Fit
This re-run episode is packed with tips for finding the best fit for your clothes. You'll learn how to treat your measurements like data, diagnose a good fit, and track your fitting adjustments so you can make them quickly and easily.
Re-run: Design Your Wardrobe
In this re-run episode from our Sewing by Design series, Sarai and Haley walk you through the steps of our super popular Design Your Wardrobe program. You'll learn a bunch of tips for sewing a wardrobe full of clothes you love.
Re-run: Build Your Practice
In this re-run episode, Sarai and Haley explore the second step in the Sewing by Design process: Build Your Practice. They'll share 4 ways to build a sewing practice you really love.
Re-run: Lay Your Foundation
You wouldn't start building a house by buying paint and picking out cabinet hardware. You'd start by creating a strong foundation. In this re-run episode, Sarai and Haley explore the first step in the Sewing by Design process: Lay Your Foundation.
Re-run: Sewing by Design
Your sewing practice is like a house. Once you’ve built it and moved in, you can decorate it how you’d like, get into comfy clothes, and unwind in your own personalized creative space. Sarai and Haley explain this metaphor in this re-run episode.
How to Sew Without Overflowing Your Closet
When do you have enough? Making things brings you joy, and you can’t always measure it by the number of clothes in your closet. So how can you sew without overflowing your closet? Sarai and Haley share 10 questions you can ask yourself.
How to Identify and Fill Wardrobe Gaps
What's missing from your wardrobe? If you know there are gaps in your wardrobe, but you don't know exactly what those gaps are, Sarai and Haley share two exercises to help you identify them and fill them with clothes you love to wear.
How to Do More With Your Favorite Patterns
In this episode, Sarai and Haley share tips for making the most of your favorite sewing patterns, with pattern hacks, extra notions to add flair, and fun ways to transform your tried and true patterns into the dynamic wardrobe of your dreams.
Should You Buy it or Should You Make it?
Should I buy it or should I make it? In this episode, Sarai and Haley cover six questions to ask yourself when you're deciding whether you want to take the time to sew something for yourself or simply buy a readymade version.
10 Super Cheap Ways to Buy Fabric
In this episode, Sarai and Haley share ten tips for finding super cheap fabric. Whether you're a bargain hunter or someone who is looking for creative alternatives to muslin, these tips will help you save money on fabric for your sewing projects.
The Sewing Scaries!
In this special Halloween-themed episode, Sarai and Haley share 5 of the most common sewing monsters and give you plenty of tips for taming them and conquering your sewing fears.
Ways to Stay Focused in a World of Shiny New Projects
In this episode, Sarai and Haley help you stay focused. They cover how to decide what you'll actually sew and wear, how to cultivate your personal style, and share concrete strategies that you can use to make clothes you'll love.
6 Fabric Shopping Rules Everyone Should Know
If you buy too much fabric, have yards of unused fabric getting dusty in your stash, or you aren’t sure if you’re buying the right fabric for your projects, here are 6 fabric shopping rules to help you only buy fabric you'll actually sew.