Sewing your own clothing can change your perspective in surprising ways. Seamwork Radio brings you personal stories about all the ways designing, making, and wearing your own clothing can alter your life. We talk to artists, designers, and everyday creators about how the act of sewing has helped them slow down, get to know their bodies, discover their own identity, and take part in the growing movement to revive the art of sewing.
In 1999, Kristine Vejar took her first trip to India. There, she met the Rabari, a small community that changed her perspective and direction for the future.
In 2008, sewing blogger Melissa Fehr 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.
In September 2015, Marie wrote a post on her sewing blog called “Loving a Person, …
Have you ever wished for a way to just punch in your measurements somewhere and …
Felicia Semple is the creator of The Craft Sessions, an incredible sewing retreat she created to help teach women to find joy and meaning – not perfection – in the practice of craft.
Talking money is tough. In this episode, designer Heather Lewenza talks about how money and spending has shaped her values and led her to a career in sewing.
On a trip to Egypt, Jacqui’s attitude towards clothing was forever changed.
Jennifer Wiese tells the story of putting on a major sewing event, and the unexpected benefits of being open to mistakes.
Gretchen Jones talks about life and design after Project Runway.
Creating something from nothing is Leah Price’s passion. After spending ten years in what she describes as almost complete isolation, caring for her two children with special needs, Leah discovered a deep and abiding creative energy in repurposing what is unloved and wasted.
From the time she was little, Morgan knew she wanted a life that she could control. But when her husband decided to join the military, she thought those dreams might be shattered.
Hear Sadie’s story of starting a US-made clothing label from the ground up, and how and why labels like hers can thrive.
Growing up in Oklahoma, Matthew always had the sense that he wasn’t “normal.” As he grew up, he began to ask questions. What’s wrong with being interested in “feminine” things? And what does it say about how we view women?
Charlie Wensley learned the hard way that trying to fit a pre-existing mold can have devastating effects. But before she rediscovered her love of making clothes, she struggled to meet her own expectations about the kind of person she thought she was supposed to be.
Jenny Rushmore is the sort of person that lights up a room. She’s the blogger behind Cashmerette and a founder of The Curvy Sewing Collective. But Jenny’s confidence and warmth came only after years of bullying and insecurity. Hear how Jenny not only overcame the harshness of childhood bullying, but has helped spread the message of self-acceptance.