Melissa Fehr is one of the top resources for activewear patterns and fabrics in the sewing community. In 2008, she revealed something on her blog: she’d been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Soon, she’d need a complete bone marrow transplant. In this episode, Melissa shares how her relationship with her body changed before and after this life-changing experience – and how this relationship eventually led her to designing her own patterns.
Beating the Odds with Melissa Fehr
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 this episode, we’ll hear stories from the Seamwork team about how past and future generations of sewists have impacted our sewing stories.
Folkwear has been creating patterns for nearly 50 years. Despite four changes in ownership and two recessions, this women-owned business is still making patterns today.
In this episode, we’ll hear stories about how we share our craft with our loved ones. We asked you about a time that you sewed for someone else.
What would you do if your body kept changing? If you lost 30 pounds in a month or gained 90 pounds in a year? Maggie's chronic illness causes extreme changes in her body, affecting her desire to sew and her relationship to the craft she loves.