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Podcast Ep014: Deepika from Pattern Review

An interview with's fearless leader, Deepika Prakash, about the resources you may not be familiar with on the community-driven site. With her heart full of love for sewing, Deepika facilitates a wonderful community of passionate sewists that offer help, encouragement and knowledge for everyone. She also answers the burning question "What is it like to work in an office stocked with every pattern imaginable?"

Duration: 00:51:08

Podcast Ep013: A Tour of Sharadha's Closet Full of Handmades

Sharadha of has made herself a million-dollar wardrobe on a dime-store budget. Having spent way too many hours fawning over Sharadha's blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel, Lori finally decided to just invite herself over to Sharadha's place to have a look in her closet in person! Sharadha was happy to give Lori the personalized come have a peek in Sharadha's closet and join in our conversation. You can find photos of all the pieces we talk about in the...

Duration: 01:05:17

Podcast Ep012 Sew Small Talk: The Literary Sewalong with Melanie from Following the Thread

Lori and Helena invited Melanie from Following the Thread to chat about her idea for a Literary Sewing Circle. We will be reading a book and sewing a garment that the book inspires. There are so many possibilities with this sew along idea and we had a great time discussing it!

Duration: 00:56:00

Podcast Ep011 Sew Small Talk with Dawn from Two On Two Off

Clothes Making Mavens is a sewing podcast about handmade fashion. In this Sew Small Talk episode, hosts Helena and Lori chat with guest Dawn of Two On Two Off ( about sewing athletic wear.

Duration: 00:59:42

Podcast Ep010 Michelle Morris - That Black Chic

Podcast Ep010 Michelle Morris - That Black Chic by Clothes Making Mavens

Duration: 00:43:02

Podcast Ep009 Sewjo

Podcast Ep009 Sewjo by Clothes Making Mavens

Duration: 00:52:02

Podcast Ep008 Madame Tifaine

Lori chats with Tif of about her year-long ready-to-wear fast, why she did it, and what she learned along the way.

Duration: 00:33:50

Podcast Ep007 Sewing Contests & Sewalongs

Helena and Lori chat about sewing contests and sewalongs; listeners give us their take on what makes something look handmade and whether that's a good or bad thing; and Maven Maris gives her tips on hand-sewing.

Duration: 00:53:54

Podcast Ep006 - Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow

Clothes Making Mavens is a sewing podcast about handmade fashion. In this episode, Lori interviews Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow ( We chat about finding your personal style, taking better pictures of your sewing makes, and Gillian's fun "Sewing Dares" that have us all fearlessly asking her to peer into our deepest sewing hearts and dare us to sew something outside of our comfort zone.

Duration: 00:36:02

Podcast Episode005 - Inspiration Overload

It seems that neither Helena nor Lori suffer from being uninspired - they both say the world provides more inspiration than they can handle! In this episode they chat about all the ways their lists of sewing projects grow long, longer and longest. We also hear from several listeners about their proudest sewing moments. We loved the contributions! Maris Olson , our resident sewing teacher, gets passionate about trying all those different sewing feet your machine probably came with. They can...

Duration: 00:51:07