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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.

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  • Episode 55
    Escaping the Cult of Efficiency

    An obsession with goals, productivity, and checking things off can be really unhealthy. In this week's episode of the podcast, we explore how the Cult of Efficiency came to dominate our cultures and share 5 tips to help.

  • Episode 54
    Nia Kelley

    In this episode, Sarai speaks to Nia Kelley. At just 36, Nia suffered a stroke that would damage about a third of her brain, making basic tasks like speech and reading difficult. The road to recovery was long. But on that journey, Nia discovered new

  • Episode 53
    Create Your Own Personal Sewing Challenge

    After packing up and moving to a new house, Sarai decided to create a queue of 5 projects that she believes she’ll wear for at least 10 years. She’s calling it The Decade Project. Learn how to set up your own personal sewing challenge.

  • Episode 52
    Create a Personal Wardrobe Palette

    Building a palette of colors and prints that works with your style can be challenging, especially when there are so many beautiful fabrics out there in the world! Today, some tips for thinking about color and building a palette that works for you.

  • Episode 51
    Going Deep with Moodboards

    What exactly is a moodboard, and why would you want to create one? Today, we're talking about the goals of creating a moodboard, how they can help you to clarify your ideas and desires, and creative ideas you can use to make them more meaningful.

  • Episode 50
    Rediscover Your Style When Life Changes

    Sometimes life throws you a curve ball; other times, you make a big change on your own; and sometimes changes accumulate over time. When that happens, exploring your personal style can help you reconnect with who you are at the present moment.

  • Episode 49
    Paperless Sewing Using a Projector

    Have you ever wished that you could just SEW, without all the hassle of printing and assembling paper patterns? Today, Fuyo from Projectors for Sewing tells us how.

  • Episode 48
    What We’ve Learned From a Year of Pandemic Making

    The last year and a half have been transformative for many of us. In this episode, we explore how the pandemic shaped our thoughts about making, and the lessons we've learned about the importance of craft in our lives.

  • Episode 47
    6 Tools We Wish We’d Bought Sooner

    Are there sewing tools you wish you'd bought sooner than you did? In this episode, we discuss the six sewing tools and notions that we love so much, we wish we'd always had them in our lives.

  • Episode 46
    How Much Clothing Do I Really Need?

    Do you ever look at your closet and wonder, how much of this stuff do I really need? In today's episode, we share some approaches to this question, and ideas we've used (or want to use) to eliminate clutter and maintain a reasonable wardrobe.

  • Episode 45
    Finding Your Sewing Why, Part 2

    In the last episode, we explored the reasons that we sew in order to uncover our individual sewing "why." Today, we discuss how to use that "why" to make decisions with purpose and intention.

  • Episode 44
    Finding Your Sewing Why, Part 1

    What is the real reason you sew? By understanding the "why" behind your sewing practice, you can find new ways to stay motivated, understand your sewing, and make meaningful choices about how you spend your time.

  • Episode 43
    Behind the Scenes: The Seamwork Philosophy

    We're looking inward this week and sharing a bit about what it's like working at Seamwork. Sarai and Haley share our values and philosophy and why we're pursuing B Corp certification this year.

  • Episode 42
    A Rising Ruby Star

    If you love fabric, you might be familiar with both Cotton + Steel and Ruby Star society. In this episode, Haley sits down with all five founding designers to talk about their creative journey, their close friendship, and what designing fabric means

  • Episode 41
    Why Buy Organic? (featuring Birch Fabrics)

    What exactly is organic fabric? And why should you buy it? We're joined by Arleen, Director of Operations for Birch Fabric to talk about the how and why of organics, and why they focus their business on organic cotton.

  • Episode 40
    Taking the First Steps to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

    Ever thought about turning the hobby you love into a business? Today, we're joined by Abby Glassenberg of Craft Industry Alliance, who shares her wisdom after working with over a thousand craft businesses of all sizes.

  • Episode 39
    Three DIY Replacements for Disposables in the Bathroom

    This month, we had an amazing article about making your own non-disposable bathroom products. Today, we'll talk through those DIY ideas to help us all reduce waste in the home while using the scraps we already have.

  • Episode 38
    What are the Signs of High Quality Clothing?

    How do you know if a piece of clothing is high quality? And how do you build quality into the clothing that you make? In this episode, we discuss the three areas to look for quality in clothing, and what "high quality" really means for us.

  • Episode 37
    Creative Mending Tips and Ideas

    This month, we're talking about making clothes last. In this episode, learn 10 different ways you can mend, adapt, or wear your clothes when they've gotten a little past their prime.

  • Episode 36
    Quick Tips to Make Paper Patterns Last

    Today's episode was inspired by a video on our YouTube channel called "3 Tips to Make Paper Patterns Last". We'll share the 3 tips from that video, and also adding a few more ideas to keep your paper patterns around longer.

  • Episode 35
    How to Use the Rule of Three Outfits

    In last week's episode, we talked about prioritizing your projects. This week, we're quickly digging into one specific technique that will help you to plan and develop an idea, and make sure it fits your wardrobe.

  • Episode 34
    How to Prioritize Your Projects

    This week, we address a question in the Seamwork community about how to prioritize projects and prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed. We share Seamwork members' tips, and our own experiences to give you a few ideas to try.

  • Episode 33
    What to do When Your Hobby Feels Like a Chore

    Do you ever feel a bit "meh" about sewing? We'll explore how you can tackle the creative doldrums by asking yourself a few key questions, and figuring out the right approach for you to find your way back to a hobby you love.

  • Episode 32
    Creativity Runs in the Family, with the Burrells

    The Burrells are a tight-knit family that sews together. Patricia, Sierra, and Sone-Seerè each know how to sew, but it wasn't something that they did together—until recently. These three women tell the story of how they share this creative spark.