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Podcast Ep016: Barbara Emodi from Sewing on the Edge

Lori and Helena talked holiday sewing with the hilarious and enthusiastic Barbara from Sewing on the Edge. We discuss sewing gifts and also Barbara's book, SEW ...The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge: Real-Life Lessons from a Serial Sewist, which is available for pre-order now. Show notes -

Duration: 01:09:53

Podcast Ep015: Friends Talk Sewing, and so should you!

Inquiring minds want to know! What do you do when you're not sewing? What's on your sewing table right now? These questions and more will be answered by Hila from Saturday Night Stitch, Sasha from Secondo Piano, and hosts Lori & Helena, too. Maven Maris joins us to drop some wisdom about when to follow pattern instructions and when to throw caution to the wind and do it your own way. Listen in to find out how to add your voice to our next podcast! Check out the Show Notes

Duration: 00:59:48

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 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