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July 12, 2019
Sewing Don’ts
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36 min
July 5, 2019
Sewing Flub Ups
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32 min
June 28, 2019
Circle Skirts Part 2
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48 min
June 21, 2019
Circle Skirts Part One
Circle Skirts are one of our favorite things! How many circle skirts has Zede made? Well, before you email us to dispute the super high number, keep in mind that she used to make about 40 at a time, and some of those were circle skirts with multiple layers! So, we guess it’s in the [...]
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47 min
June 14, 2019
Machine Smart 2019
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34 min
June 7, 2019
Thrift and Resale Resourcing
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41 min
May 31, 2019
Pocket Podcast
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pocket http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/history-of-pockets/ https://www.etymonline.com/word/pocket https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket
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46 min
May 24, 2019
What to Get When You Buy an Embroidery Machine
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65 min
May 17, 2019
Gathering Over a Cord
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50 min
May 10, 2019
What to Get When You Buy A Sewing Machine
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. We released “What to Get When You Buy a Serger” a couple of weeks ago, and now we’re covering “What to Get When You Buy a Sewing Machine”! While you might already [...]
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37 min
May 3, 2019
Swimwear Discussion
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52 min
April 26, 2019
What To Get When You Buy A Serger
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere gets a commission at no cost to you. Thanks! Sewing Machine Tasha asks: “After years of listening to the podcast, I am about to get the Baby Lock Imagine serger!! She will join Sewphie (my Baby Lock Presto II sewing [...]
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45 min
April 19, 2019
Zede’s Aerial Costumes April 2019
This episode of Sewing Out Loud is brought to you by LA Finch Fabrics. Use code SPRINGBREAK20 for 20% off site wide now through April 26, 2019 Zede’s Aerial Costume On this episode, Zede and Mallory discuss Zede’s latest aerial costume for the Spring Student Showcase at Burr Oak Brewery in Columbia, MO. More detailed [...]
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71 min
April 12, 2019
Tearing Wovens and Indie Pattern Knowledge
These show notes may contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Today’s podcast is a question and answer session! We asked for topic suggestions and questions in The Self Sewn Wardrobe group a while back, and we were not disappointed. Sometimes, we [...]
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35 min
April 5, 2019
Sheer Serger Scarf
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Happy National Serger Month! It’s always Serger Month in our hearts, but Baby Lock celebrates it in April. The sheer serger scarf is a quick and easy gift that you can make [...]
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33 min
March 29, 2019
How To Clean Your Serger
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. This episode of Sewing Out Loud is brought to you by the Made to Measure Leggings Class. This online class brings Zede right into your sewing room to show you how to [...]
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36 min
March 22, 2019
How to Clean Your Sewing Machine
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55 min
March 15, 2019
Going Rogue With Garment Fabrics
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32 min
March 8, 2019
Trouser Basting, Fitting, and Crotch Preferences
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47 min
March 1, 2019
Sewing and Managing a Chronic Illness
This post may contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Zede and Mallory discuss Sewing and Managing a Chronic Illness. Learn about Zede’s personal struggles with chronic illness and listen to input from our community members about how they deal with chronic [...]
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44 min
February 22, 2019
Lysistrata EXPLICIT
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. This podcast contains adult themes, specifically costuming exaggerated genitalia! Please don’t listen if: this might offend you, you have minor children around who aren’t ready for mature content, or if you are [...]
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40 min
February 15, 2019
My Body Model Review
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40 min
February 8, 2019
Made to Measure Leggings Questions 2.0
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34 min
February 1, 2019
BONUS: February 2019 Membership Goodies
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Hello! Welcome to our first bonus membership goodie episode. We want our members to know that their digital goodies are ready to go- and if you aren’t a member, you might want [...]
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February 1, 2019
Buying Fabric Intentionally
These Show Notes contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. This episode of Sewing Out Loud is brought to you by MyBodyModel. Create a custom design template based on your body measurements using this custom app created especially for garment stitchers! [...]
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38 min
January 25, 2019
Using Patterns for an Unintended Purpose
Mallory and Zede delve into the world of patterns and how they may be used in non traditional ways. Zede reminisces about her younger years and how she made herself a very large wardrobe of many different dresses but only used two patterns. She would change the embellishments, collar, sleeves and hem to create one [...]
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January 18, 2019
Sewing on Paper and Other Sundry Materials
Zede and Mallory share some of the other things you can sew on besides fabric, which is what most of us traditionally sew on. Mallory recently auditioned for a new show and her music sheets were printed double sided and she is not a fan of taping them together into a little booklet especially when [...]
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January 11, 2019
Zede’s Sewing Space Evolution
January 2019 is the ‘Month of Making Sewing Space’ in the Self Sewn Wardrobe (SSW) Facebook group which prompted Zede to reflect and write about her sewing space evolution. Mallory thinks (and people in the SSW group have said) what makes our podcast and media so helpful is Zede’s lifetime of experience. Zede shares about [...]
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January 4, 2019
Needles For Stretchy Fabrics
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks! Jersey/Ballpoint Needles A jersey needle is a ballpoint needle and vice versa, these names are used interchangeably. This needle was created for the first knitted fabrics. These first industrially made [...]
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December 28, 2018
2018 Year End Review
Zede and Mallory reflect on the past year by answering a sewing questionnaire. Mallory and Zede share some of their favorite makes, what machines they used most and what they are looking forward to making or accomplishing next year both sewing related and not. ********************************************************************** This weeks Podcast is brought to you by: Our [...]
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December 21, 2018
FFTCM – Feel Free To Compliment Me December 2018
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks! December is FFTCM (feel free to compliment me) month over in the Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group and Mallory has shared links everyday to a group member’s page, blog, etsy [...]
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December 14, 2018
Twin Needles
Zede and Mallory explain what twin needles are and how they are used. Did you know there are many types of twin needles based not only on fabric and needle size but how far apart the needles are from one another. Zede shares how she learned to thread them and how she does it know. [...]
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December 7, 2018
How to Mark Pants Hems
Zede and Mallory tackle the art of marking pants hems in this installment of Sewing Out Loud. They share all the steps from start to finish on how to get perfect pant hems on slacks through jeans. They even share the first rule of pants hemming club: the garment should be on the person [...]
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November 30, 2018
Garment Linings
Why do we line clothes? Zede caveat: you may line clothes for any of these reasons, all of these reasons, or just some of these reasons. Zede says couture clothes are always lined because it’s the nicest way to finish a garment. Lining a garment gives a better look, will hang better on the body, [...]
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November 23, 2018
Coverstitching
Zede and Mallory are passionate about all things serger and that includes coverstitching. In fact the 3rd or 4th ZigZag member live broadcast was all about coverstitching and it has seemed to help a lot of stitchers. It’s an archived video so if you go to sewhere.com/zigzag you will get to see it. What is [...]
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November 16, 2018
Sewing Furniture
This post contains affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a small commission at no expense to you. Thanks! The Dawn of Sewing Furniture Zede and Mal reminisce about some of Zede’s old furniture and one gate leg table is front and center on Mal’s mind. Mallory swears [...]
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November 9, 2018
Zede’s Aerial Costumes
Zede introduces this weeks podcast by stating, “if we are suppose to podcast about what we know, I sure have done a lot of costumes!” To this Mallory adds, “costumes really offer so many opportunities to challenge yourself.” Costuming whether for theatre, dance, acro, aerial arts or halloween has been a part of both Zede [...]
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November 2, 2018
RhapsoTee Pattern
The RhapsoTee pattern was developed in the spirit of the Floozy Doozys, where we have drafted out several sizes and included several landmarks on the pattern with body measurements. Our goal was to create a t-shirt pattern/drafting guide that would allow people of all shapes and sizes to get a well fitting knit t-shirt. One [...]
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October 26, 2018
Halloween Sewing
Last year Mallory’s daughter Zelda who was about 2.5 years old went as Jessie from Disney’s Toy Story movie. Jessie wears cow print pants so Mallory magic marketed black holstein cow patches over white fabric pants she made. Since the pants were so little this was a quicker than appliquéing black patches on the pants. [...]
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October 19, 2018
Mallory’s Sweeney Todd Performance
In case you haven’t heard by now, Mallory is in a production of Sweeney Todd (Fall 2018). Zede proclaims her a quintuple threat because not only does Mal sing and act but she’s baked 166 mini meat pies, altered costumes, and knitted a costume piece. Mallory has really enjoyed performing and is liking the intimate atmosphere [...]
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October 12, 2018
Interfacings
Zede and Mallory discuss what interfacings are and what they do for garments. They explore commercially available interfacings and why these are so attractive to use. They also share that they seldom ever use these but still interface. So what do they use as interfacing? Zede’s go to interfacing is a medium weight cotton organdy. [...]
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October 5, 2018
How To Organize Stitch Samples
This episode was inspired by a message Mallory and Zede received from a lovely Canadian listener, Fred B. Fred asked their advice/help on creating a stitch catalog that she can reference. Mal and Zede suggest keeping a notebook, binder, or some type of organized system with detailed notes and fabric samples. These samples can be [...]
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September 28, 2018
Sew You Want Want To Costume A Show: Part 4
In the final installment of this series Mallory and Zede share how to prevent damage to costumes as well as how to clean and care for the garments while the show is going on and when the show has ended. They also share more heartfelt memories and laughs from the past. Sew, have you decided [...]
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September 21, 2018
Sew You Want To Costume A Show: Part 3
Zede and Mallory talk about stock pieces to keep in your costume inventory. Zede shares some of her all time best stock pieces form her years costuming. They also delve into crafting, there are many non sewing aspects of costuming too. Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @ZedesSewingStudio on [...]
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September 14, 2018
Sew You Want To Costume A Show: Part 2
Zede cautions, if you costume a show it will take over your life. You will likely eat, sleep, and breathe everything show related. How does Zede know this? Mallory and her are not just giving out random costuming advice, they are coming from a qualified place with many years of costuming experiences. Having COSTUM vanity [...]
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September 7, 2018
Sew You Want to Costume A Show: Part 1
Zede and Mallory outline the process of costuming a show whether that is show choir, a musical, theatrical or any type of performance. Mallory and Zede reflect on their past costuming experiences and other community costumers that they personally know. Quite frankly what comes to Mallory’s mind is how often these costumers get taken advantage [...]
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August 31, 2018
Wedding Hems and Add-Ons
This episode’s inspiration comes from a very last minute set of bridal alterations that Mallory, with Zede’s guidance and support completed in September 2018. The dress being altered was sold to a bride who needed over a foot of length removed and didn’t have the time or means to do it herself. This and a [...]
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August 24, 2018
Online Fabric Shopping
Mallory and Zede share their online fabric shopping knowledge and offer great suggestions for how to go about making your first online purchase. They cover how to find reputable fabric sources, how to try before you buy (ordering samples and visiting JoAnn’s can be mighty helpful), and explore the new trend in fabric buying – [...]
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August 17, 2018
Zipper Feet
Having the right tool for the job can be invaluable and sewing is no exception to that rule. This episode is all about feet… zipper feet! Each sewing machine brand has different types of zipper feet but for this podcast Zede and Mal will be focusing on the different types of Babylock zipper feet since [...]
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August 10, 2018
Studio Redo
Studio Redo July 2018 15 months ago the brick and mortar shop closed and Zede lost her garage. A lot of fabric, duplicate supplies, samples, etc… came home with Mallory and Zede. Mind you their studio was not empty because it was used and worked in so all this stuff had to go some where [...]
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August 3, 2018
Floozy Doozy Underwear Pattern Development
Mallory and Zede are beyond excited to introduce the first SewHere Pattern! That’s right, we have patterns now. We are pleased to introduce you to the Floozy Doozy underwear pattern. This pattern is what Zede and Mal would do if they were in your sewing room with you and you wanted an underwear master pattern [...]
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July 27, 2018
How To Laminate Fabric
Laminating fabric is the process of coating the fabric with a layer(s) of something. Zede and Mallory generally use a product called Heat ‘n Bond Iron on Vinyl to laminate fabric, though there are other similar products on the market. Heat ‘n Bond is a vinyl product that adheres to fabric with a heat application. [...]
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July 20, 2018
How To Not Throw Away Sewing Projects
This podcast was recorded in response to a Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group post. A member posted about how frustrated with sewing they were becoming because they were trashing about 1/3 of their garments. Mal and Zede were saddened to hear about their struggle and were even more surprised by how many people had similar [...]
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July 13, 2018
Common Threads 2018 – Legging Class
For the June 2018 Babylock Common Threads Conference Mallory and Zede were asked to teach their Made 2 Measure Leggings Class. Common Threads is an annual Babylock event for their influencers, it’s a meet up of many wonderful creative people. As mentioned in a few other Sewing Outloud episodes, Mal and Zede did an impromptu [...]
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July 6, 2018
FFTCM Common Threads Dresses
Sometimes it just feels good when others notice your hard work and compliment you on it. This podcast episode is all about some recognition for some fancy, well made, self sewn dresses. Mallory, Zede, and Sam went to Babylock Common Threads (June 2018), which is a meeting of brand influencers. They not only taught the [...]
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June 29, 2018
Hand Beading
This is the 5th and final podcast in the Fancy month series (June 2018). It’s only fitting we end this series with some sparkle and pizazz. Mallory interviews Zede about her beading beginnings which turns out is related to musical theatre. Zede’s beading passion really progressed when she discovered Nancy Eha and her wonderful book, [...]
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June 22, 2018
Making Your Own Wedding Dress
The hot topic this week? Making your own wedding dress! Zede and Mallory examine all facets of making your own special occasion dress, whether that is embellishing upon a purchased dress, refashioning an heirloom or making the whole dress from dream to reality. They share some thoughtful conversation on the to make or not to [...]
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46 min
June 15, 2018
Wedding Retail Experience
Our last two podcast episodes were dedicated to wedding dresses custom designed and produced by Zede herself for her daughters. But what if you don’t want/need to make your own dress. Mallory and Zede share some valuable insight in how to start the process of dress shopping and what to expect when needing alterations. [...]
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45 min
June 8, 2018
Hillary’s Wedding Dress
Fancy month continues, this time with an amazing overview of Zede’s eldest daughter Hillary’s wedding dress. Zede constructed a beautiful embroidered silk satin corset style top and a seperate skirt with a slight flared out train in the back which was also embroidered. Zede not only drafted, sewed, fitted, embroidered, hand beaded, and included a [...]
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41 min
June 1, 2018
Mallory’s Wedding Dress
We’re so fancy! This episode of Sewing Out Loud coordinates perfectly with the current month’s theme (June 2018) in our Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group, which happens to be the month of sewing “Fancy” attire. Mallory and Zede describe in detail the process of making Mallory’s Wedding Dress. They share everything from the sweet proposal that [...]
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43 min
May 25, 2018
How To Take Out Stitches
Zede and Mallory share their top tips for stitch editing (yes, we like to be fancy and call seam ripping that). When taking lock stitches (regular sewing machine stitches) out of woven or knit fabrics always pull the bobbin thread. They both agree snipping the thread every few inches and stitching with the longest stitch [...]
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44 min
May 18, 2018
Fabric Library Development
Zede and Mallory explore their fabric library “stacks” and Mallory quizzes Zede along the way. Zede does a great job recalling where the fabric is located and what she has made from it. The stacks sometime spill over and the many large bolts of dot sequin end up inhabiting the multiple corners of the library. [...]
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39 min
May 11, 2018
Sewing Projects: A Love/Hate Relationship
Sometimes our sewing projects can get the better of us and other times they can fill us with euphoria. Zede found herself frazzled and exhausted after sewing miles of heavy drapes for a very affluent customer. She has since sworn off drapes, putting that sewing project in the hate (or the really, really don’t like) [...]
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47 min
May 4, 2018
FFTCM: Leos and Easy T Dress Alteration
Zede and Mallory are feeling free to compliment each other on their recent makes. Zede loves staying active and slays at aerial yoga. She does not love silk burns however and has been inspired to make leotards to combat this problem. She shares her progression from her quick-leo makes using t-shirts and ready to wear [...]
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31 min
April 27, 2018
Serger Tool Box
Zede and Mal share their go-to items that they like to keep at arms reach when working at their serger. They of course have the obvious and most utilitarian items such as screwdrivers, needles, and thread nearby but they also love having thread lifts, spool nets, and dental tools available too. What are some of [...]
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44 min
April 20, 2018
Sharing Your Sewing Space
Mallory and Zede have many years of sewing experience and many years of sharing their sewing space. In this episode they discuss having to share sewing space with other sewers and other non sewers. Sometimes sharing can be an area, like a dining room or an office that is used for more than one activity [...]
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43 min
April 13, 2018
Professional Sewing Machine Service and Repair
Zede and Mallory get into the nitty gritty of professional machine service and repair. They discuss in great detail what to bring, what to expect from your service/repair, what the consumer’s responsibilities are, and so much more. If you are curious why service repair times seem lengthy, or what purpose that stitched on piece of [...]
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50 min
April 6, 2018
Should You Service Your Machine Yourself
To service or not to service? Mallory and Zede both agree that regular machine cleaning, including a light oiling (on parts where metal contacts metal) is absolutely something you as a consumer should be doing. If you are feeling extra ambitious they even encourage cleaning the top part of the machine on the left side [...]
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38 min
March 30, 2018
Knit Construction and Finishing Techniques
In this installment of Sewing Out Loud Zede and Mallory discuss construction and finishing techniques for knit fabrics. They dedicate the entire first half of the episode to neck binding and treatments. If this is an area of knit garment construction you struggle with or could use some new technique information, you are not going [...]
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47 min
March 23, 2018
Maxi Lock Stretch Thread
Zede and Mal share their favorite attributes of Maxi Lock Stretch thread. They also give tips on how to use it and when to use it. They both love using this thread for active wear and find it actually works well for almost all their serger construction needs. Curious about using Maxi Lock Stretch Thread? [...]
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38 min
March 16, 2018
Three Thread Narrow
Talk about a long overdue podcast! Well here it is, finally. The three thread narrow is adored by many and to our surprise questioned by many too. Both Mal and Zede are huge proponents for the three thread narrow and just love (and we mean LOVE) using this stitch on the serger. Zede and Mallory dedicate [...]
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48 min
March 9, 2018
Hobby Shaming
In this episode Mallory and Zede explore the many facets of hobby shaming. They get personal and share how they have felt hobby shamed and have witnessed it in the sewing world, even by other sewers. That’s right, sewer on sewer hobby shaming. Zede and Mallory share their views and advice on the topic, including [...]
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49 min
March 2, 2018
How To Thread Your Serger Wrong
Sometimes talking about doing the wrong thing can be so right. Mallory and Zede continue their discussion of how to thread sewing equipment wrong – serger style this time. Again they highlight the importance of threading properly as well as using good supplies. Sergers have challenges all their own including but not limited to multiple [...]
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50 min
February 23, 2018
How To Thread A Sewing Machine Wrong
Zede and Mallory have threaded sewing machines many, many times and have taught people how to thread their machines numerous times as well. So, it is no surprise that they would know many common ways to thread one incorrectly. Podcast Mentions including some affiliate links to help you thread your best: Thread With your Presser [...]
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51 min
February 16, 2018
Mistakes to Avoid
Have you ever accidentally cut two left legs while making pants? Sewn those fabric pieces wrong sides together or backwards? Mal and Zede have too. Through their combined sewing experiences they have learned a thing or too about making sewing mistakes and thought they would pass all those learned tidbits from those trials and tribulations [...]
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32 min
February 8, 2018
A Review of “I Sew For Fun” by Nancy Zieman
We’re honored to be included in the “I Sew For Fun” book launch blog tour! This new book is all about how to sew with the young people in your life, and it’s a wonderful addition to Nancy Zieman’s lasting sewing legacy. Sewing with kids can be a rewarding experience, but it’s a task many [...]
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43 min
February 2, 2018
Safety In The Sewing Room
Sewing is rewarding, fun, creative and sometimes requires safety precautions. Zede and Mallory highlight some important safety tips in this episode. They touch on the more obvious concerns such as proper rotary cutter technique and pin safety; lets just say you’ll know how they feel about sewing over pins after this broadcast and the not [...]
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43 min
January 26, 2018
Ruffling, Pleating and Puffing
Ruffles, pleats and puffs oh my! How does a ruffle differ from a pleat? What does a gathering foot create? Zede and Mallory dedicate this podcast episode to answering all those confusing questions about the what, hows, and whys to ruffles, pleats and puffs. Mallory’s amazing differential feed blog post ****************************************************************************** THIS BROADCAST IS [...]
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36 min
January 19, 2018
The Best Marking Pen
Zede and Mallory explore the world of marking pens. There are a plethora of choices including chalk (in multiple styles), iron away or wash away markers, tracing wheels, sharpie and good old pencils to name a few. They both agree that the fabric to be marked upon can really dictate what color or type of [...]
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33 min
January 12, 2018
Machine Embroidery
It’s not always leggings and ballgowns in the SewHere studio. Mallory and Zede both have a long machine embroidery history too. Do you know the largest hoop available for the first embroidery machines was 4″x4″? Crazy, right? Mal and Zede take a stroll down memory lane and recount the history of machine embroidery. They also [...]
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33 min
January 5, 2018
Smart Machines
There are three categories of sewing machine (when talking about smart machines) and those are: mechanical, electronic and computerized. The smarter the machine the more it does for the sewer. Mal and Zede talk about some of the more popular or novel “smart” machine features. Want to know when your bobbin thread is almost out, [...]
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33 min
December 29, 2017
2017 In Review
Mal and Zede journey back through the year (2017) and share some of their big changes, challenges, surprises, and things they wished worked out better. There was the closing of the brick and mortar sewing shop, the uprising of SewHere.com and all the wonderful media creation and of course the welcoming of Mallory’s second baby, [...]
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33 min
December 22, 2017
Stitch Busters: Dulling Rotary Cutters & Fiber Blending
That’s right, the dynamic duo of Mallory and Zede are busting some stitchin’ myths. They are starting this stitch busters series off with the exploration into what dulls your rotary cutter (hint-it’s everything!) and can you blend fibers? ************************************************************* This episode is brought to you by: LA FINCH FABRICS! LA Finch Fabrics is a high quality apparel [...]
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35 min
December 15, 2017
Handmade Gifts
Mallory and Zede offer up their thoughts and advice on receiving and giving handmade gifts. This episode is chock full of personal stories and laughter and possibly some relatable moments.
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40 min
December 8, 2017
Zede’s Sewing Process
Mallory interviews Zede about her sewing process. Zede shares her evolution from using patterns and picking specific fabrics to now having a fabric and sloper library to make her wardrobe. ***************************************************************************************** THIS BROADCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The SewHere Patreon Page Hello Stitchers! Thank you for Sew-pporting the media and community that Zede and [...]
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41 min
December 1, 2017
Obscure Serger Stitches
Mallory and Zede love sergers and all the amazing stitches that the serger allows them to make. But what are all these stitches? A two thread flat lock? A five thread safety stitch? Sergers with 8 thread spots and three needle places? This episode is dedicated to all these lesser known stitches and combinations of [...]
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53 min
November 24, 2017
Pattern Placement
Pesky plaids, sassy stripes, and cutting three left legs sound all too familiar? Zede and Mallory share some fabric pattern placement tips and tricks to help tame those troubles. They offer their experience and advice for how and when to place a pattern piece on fabric to make sure you get two mirror image pieces [...]
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42 min
November 17, 2017
Tape Guides on Serger Feet & The Elastic Foot for Sergers
Mallory and Zede both like to think outside of the box. It’s no surprise that they have figured out how to make their serger feet pull double duty. Does your standard or original presser foot that came on your serger have a little opening in front of the needle space? If it does, you’re in [...]
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27 min
November 10, 2017
Those Who Test & Those Who Wish They Had
It should come as no surprise that there is finally a whole podcast episode dedicated to Zede’s favorite manta : There are those who test and those who wish they had. Zede and Mallory both agree that this is more of a life mantra versus a sewing specific one, but testing sure belongs in sewing. [...]
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45 min
November 3, 2017
Bias
Mallory and Zede have been podcasting for almost two years and they can t believe they haven t talked about bias yet, especially since Zede loves bias. She is a bias freak. What is Bias? Bias can be anything that is not cut on the true grain of the fabric. If you are not cutting on the warp [...]
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32 min
October 27, 2017
Pattern Drafting
Zede and Mallory share their pattern drafting experiences. Zede has been drafting her own slopers since she was thirteen. Her drafting journey started out of her frustration with commercial patterns and the need to always alter them to fit her better. Zede has drafted for herself and family over the years but has a lot [...]
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45 min
October 20, 2017
Rebroadcast: Thread With Your Presser Foot Up
What’s the Golden Rule of Sewing and the most commonly missed step when getting ready to sew? Threading with your presser foot up!!! Zede and Mallory explain why it’s so important and why you should tell all your friends about this rule! ******************************************************************************** THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THE [...]
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20 min
October 13, 2017
Class Etiquette
When to Arrive Arrive when the teacher instructs you to- not late, not 2 hours early with lunch that you spread out on a class table that the teacher is trying to set up on. Sometimes the teacher will allow a time period before the class starts to come and setup your machine and supplies. [...]
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36 min
October 6, 2017
Parenting and Sewing
Mallory and Zede share their personal struggles of juggling sewing time with parental or other caretaker responsibilities. We won’t lie to you this episode will pull at your heartstrings. The struggle is real and you are not alone in your quest for carving out precious sewing time. Mallory recently (as in 15 days ago) had [...]
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46 min
September 29, 2017
Sewing for Body Changes
In this episode of Sewing Out Loud Mallory and Zede explore how to sew for the changing body. They touch upon how different health situations such as fluctuations in size, rapid weight gain or weight loss can create a need for a flexible wardrobe. They have lots of advice on the subject as Mallory has [...]
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50 min
September 22, 2017
Legging Mods Part 2
As promised Zede and Mal give you another podcast all about legging hacks. This time around they talk about the different ways to color block your leggings and what color blocking can help you achieve. Whether your goal is to have a slimming effect or enhance certain body features, color blocking can help you achieve [...]
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42 min
September 15, 2017
Legging Mods Part 1
Do you have a leggings pattern you love or maybe you’re jumping on the Made 2 Measure class bandwagon but want to update or try new leggings techniques? This episode is for you! Zede and Mallory talk through their plans for leggings hacks. They explore why you might want to add a power mesh waistband panel – [...]
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39 min
September 8, 2017
Ready to Wear vs. Self Sewn vs. Self Drafted Garments
This episode is in response to the many fitting questions and concerns Mallory and Zede receive through the SelfSewn Wardrobe Facebook group. Zede and Mal confront ready to wear garments head on and discuss how these garments really don’t fit most people well which is why many people sew clothes – better fit. To further [...]
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49 min
September 1, 2017
Zede’s Alterations Musings
Mallory interviews Zede about her alterations experiences which range from hemming jeans to creating custom renaissance wedding gowns. Zede dishes on some of her harder earned alteration secrets and also keeps you in stitches with some of her fun sewing memories. ******************************************************************************** This episode is brought to you by: LA FINCH FABRICS! LA Finch Fabrics is a high [...]
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51 min
August 25, 2017
Creating Sewing Media
Mal and Zede get into the nitty gritty of making sewing media with this behind the making/scene episode of Sewing Out Loud. This topic really gets Mal heated. She shares the day to day challenges she faces when trying to film sewing tutorials. Don’t worry, Zede shares her woes too; hot filming lights, her feet [...]
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29 min
August 18, 2017
Clothing Durability
In this episode Zede and Mal address a listener’s question about how clothing durability. Specifically, does using a sewing machine or serger make a more durable garment. The ladies discuss the topic in depth and from the very beginning – we’re talking thread choice, fabric choice, and expectations. This weeks answer may surprise you, given [...]
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45 min
August 11, 2017
All About Tracing & Tracing Paper
Like Zede says, “There’s always more then one right way, but definitely a wrong way”! That mantra firmly applies to tracing if you ask her or Mallory. In this podcast the ladies explain in detail why they like to trace their patterns and how they do it. They describe the many types of tracing paper [...]
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29 min
August 4, 2017
Podcast Crossover Special – Cotton Organdy
In this special crossover edition of the Sewing Out Loud/Self Sewn Wardrobe podcast Mallory and Zede discuss cotton organdy and it’s many uses. Zede and Mal take to Facebook live to show off past projects that utilize cotton organdy. They also answer viewer questions about what it is, can you dye it, and so much [...]
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42 min
July 28, 2017
Mal and Zede’s Favorite Lifts: Thread and Knee Lifts!
That’s right this episode is about lifts – sewing related of course! Mallory and Zede explain what a thread lift is and how it can improve your sewing life. This episode wouldn’t be complete without talking about Zede’s love of the knee lift. Don’t even think about asking her to sew without it! Are you [...]
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32 min
July 21, 2017
Seam Allowances
In this Sewing Out Loud installment Mal and Zede discuss what seam allowances are used in garment sewing and why those seam allowances are important. They also explore how seam allowances are especially helpful when sewing curves. Do you follow the 5/8″ rule of garment seam allowance or are you a rule breaker and enjoy [...]
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32 min
July 14, 2017
Hems Part 1
HEMS PART 1 Zede and Mal start a new podcast mini series all about hems. In this podcast they focus on Zede’s tiny hem, aka the bridal hem. Jump into this century’s fashion trends with appropriate sized hems. In a turn of events the ladies discuss the largest hems you might encounter, heirloom hems. What [...]
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25 min
July 7, 2017
Serger Stitches
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were [...]
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35 min
June 30, 2017
Durable and Non Durable Sewing Notions
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were [...]
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35 min
June 23, 2017
Made To Measure Leggings Class
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were [...]
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38 min
June 16, 2017
Common Threads!
Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of the business. It was a time filled with many emotions, long work hours, and lots of exhaustion. Sewpporters to the rescue! Zede and Mal were showered with thoughtful and encouraging cards from around the globe. If you were [...]
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65 min
June 9, 2017
Stop! Before You FBA – Full Bust Adjustment
This podcast episode is all about the FBA – Full Bust Adjustment that has been buzzing up a storm on social media. Before Zede and Mal share their many thoughts on the FBA they give their sincerest thanks. Thank You’s In early 2017 Zede and Mal made the tough decision to close the retail storefront of [...]
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24 min
June 2, 2017
Buying Used Machines
********************************************************************************* THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THE MINI VACUUM ATTACHMENT KIT Zede and Mal are big advocates of a clean machine. Sewing and serging makes a lot of lint that gets inside your machine. Get back to sewing faster by properly cleaning (no canned air in their studio- moisture not welcome!) your machine with this [...]
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36 min
May 26, 2017
Mallory’s Salmon Prom Dress
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28 min
May 19, 2017
Fons & Porter
Mallory went to Iowa for her national television debut! ********************************************************************************* THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ZEDE’S FAVORITE SCISSORS Comfort Handle 6″ Snips The perfect scissor to bridge the gap between large shears and tiny snips, these large handled scissors let you cut super precisely with ease. Lightweight and comfortable, we have a [...]
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33 min
May 12, 2017
What Information Is Found On A Pattern Envelope
This is not the first time Mallory and Zede have discussed the importance of pattern envelopes and it probably won’t be the last! In earlier podcast episodes they released a 5 episode series on garment sewing which included a discussion about pattern envelope labels. This was in response to a listeners request. Mal gushes that [...]
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33 min
May 5, 2017
How to Reduce Bulk in Your Projects
Let’s talk about bulk baby, and we aren’t talking about the kind of bulk purchased at Costco or the Mr.Bulky’s candy store- although shovels full of candy does sound nice! This is a favorite topic/area of critique for Zede and she will frequently say, “Think about the bulk!” or “Are you adding bulk?” when talking [...]
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36 min
April 28, 2017
What to Clean in Your Sewing Room
Cleaning! Zede s favorite subject and Mallory s biggest weak point! Did you know there s more to clean in your sewing room than just your sewing machine? Maybe you don t clean your sewing machine- you should- but just in case you re looking for more to clean, and there s no shortage of options! Rotary Cutters and Scissors While [...]
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31 min
April 21, 2017
Fleece
In this episode Zede and Mallory divulge their feelings about fleece fabric. They both agree that fleece has a reputation for being easy to make projects with (as evident by the oodles of no-sew fleece blanket tutorials) but it’s qualities suggest otherwise. They explain that fleece is a manufactured material usually made from recycled plastics [...]
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30 min
April 14, 2017
Sewing Through Changes
Zede and Mal get extra personal and feel good in this episode about life’s changes and how sewing fits in. They share a bit about why they sew and what sewing gives to them. They touch on some of their own life changes such as pregnancies, moves and closing a retail location and how their [...]
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34 min
April 7, 2017
Buttonholes
These show notes contain affiliate links. When you click through, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. Buttonholes Machine-sewn buttonholes can be frustrating. We often see questions or just outright gripes about them in our group. Have you ever wondered how to get super smooth and lovely buttonholes? Are you tired of feeling [...]
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46 min
March 31, 2017
Special Crossover Episode: Zede’s AMA! (Ask Me Anything)
This week Zede and Mal throw out a curve ball with their special live recording of the podcast. That’s right, this episode was recorded live through Mal’s SelfSewn Wardrobe Facebook group. And the surprises don’t stop there! We hope you enjoy and if you have any other questions for Zede you are always welcome to [...]
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34 min
March 24, 2017
Non Sewing Items For Sewing
Hammers, film canisters (yay, from back in the day), and painters tape are a few of Mallory and Zede’s favorite things to use in the sewing studio. This week Zede and Mal share some of the wonderful things they use to pull double duty as sewing implements. Do you find yourself bringing non sewing intended [...]
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27 min
March 17, 2017
Zede’s Brick and Mortar Store Closing
Zede and Mallory discuss their big business decision and welcome your feedback. You can reach Zede and Mallory by email at mallory@sewhere.com
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26 min
March 10, 2017
Are Walking Feet For Knits Or Not?
Zede explains her history with walking feet and how she has used them. Mal and Zede then hash out if walking feet are appropriate/helpful for sewing on knit fabric. Have you successfully used a walking foot on knits, or maybe had a different experience? We would love to hear about them!
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36 min
March 3, 2017
Parts Of A Sewing Machine
What are all those bits and bobs on the top, sides, back and front of a sewing machine? Zede and Mal break it all down bit by bit (really from right to left) and explain what each item on a sewing machine is and how it functions. Ever own a machine with something on it [...]
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38 min
February 24, 2017
FFTCM: Baby Lock Tech Dress & Leggings
Have you recently finished a sewing project you’ve been dreading? Made that perfect fitting shirt? Join Mallory and Zede and tell us about your sewing successes in the comments so we can feel free to compliment you!
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17 min
February 17, 2017
Screwing Up Is A Part Of Life
Zede and Mal share some of their sewing misfortunes, but in true Sewing Superstar fashion also share how they learn and grow from those mistakes…we mean, design elements.
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February 10, 2017
Warp, Weft, and Bias
This episode will have you in stitches as Mal and Zede discuss the warp and weft of fabric and what the bias is (in relation to fabric of course).
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February 3, 2017
What Sewing Advice Do You Take?
Mallory and Zede talk about sewing advice: the good, the bad and the grandmotherly of it. Do you have any funny stories about sewing advice you’ve received or given? Tell us in the comments, we’d love to hear.
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January 31, 2017
Bonus Episode: Now Available! SewHere Box – Dressmaker’s Delight Edition
In this fun bonus episode Mal and Zede talk about the newest edition of the SewHere Box. Want to get a sneak peak of what’s inside? Check out the latest episode of Sewing out Loud! To order your very own Dressmaker’s Delight Box go to sewhere.com/box
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January 27, 2017
Sewcabulary 2: Ease, Easing, Ruffles & Flounces
Trying to set in a sleeve or make sure you don’t have twisty pant leg problems? Mal and Zede discuss the sewing terms Ease versus Easing so you will have sewing success. They also talk about ruffles and flounces, and make no mistake, they are very different.
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January 20, 2017
Sewcabulary 1: Croquis, Sloper, Muslin, Moulage, Pattern, Tailor Tack
Mallory and Zede clarify these sewing terms to create a more universal sewcabulary for conversing.
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January 13, 2017
Zede’s Name & Sewing Machine Purchasing
Zede shares the origin story of her name, from pronunciation to spelling, she tells all. Zede also compares her first paddle board experience to buying a sewing machine. Curious how those relate? Check out the latest podcast episode. For a glimpse into Zede’s past check out this video (in grays, as Mal would say) – Rootie [...]
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January 6, 2017
Zede’s Unconventional Sewing Tips Part 1
Mallory interviews Zede about some of her more novel sewing tips. Want to know how to handle strands of sequins or why Zede stashes nail polish in her studio? All shall be revealed in this episode.
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December 30, 2016
Sewing is Complex, Only Smart People Do It
Mal and Zede discuss how sewing is viewed differently than other skills and how much multi-tasking and knowledge is required.
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26 min
December 23, 2016
Zede’s Rules for Troubleshooting
Zede shares her tried and true sewing rules for machine troubleshooting.
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26 min
December 16, 2016
When People Ask you to Sew for Them
Warning! Zede and Mal get real, real sassy that is, about what it’s like when other non-sewers ask/expect you to do some sewing for them.
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26 min
December 9, 2016
Pressing Part 1
Zede and Mal discuss pressing and ironing and why you might need a ham (and sadly we don’t mean the kind involved in sandwich making) whilst pressing those armhole seams.
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26 min
December 2, 2016
Funky Stitches
Mallory and Zede discuss how those funky stitches can come about. And what to do, if anything to deal with them.
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21 min
November 25, 2016
Darts and Curved Seams
Mallory and Zede talk about the differences between darts and curved seams in garments and what these things accomplish/address.
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30 min
November 23, 2016
Bonus Episode: SewHere Box!
Mal and Zede talk about the first SewHere Box and how it came in to being. They also rave about some of the amazing products and extra special goodies available in the SewHere Box. SewHere box is available at SewHere.com/Box until December 7, 2016. Indulge yourself or a loved one with this sewing themed box of [...]
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16 min
November 18, 2016
Thread Blending
Ever run out of that special colored thread before you are finished with your project? Or how about that time you forgot to pick up that black thread and now it’s 2am? Well, Zede and Mal may have a solution for you. In this episode the ladies discuss thread blending techniques like using different colored [...]
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19 min
November 11, 2016
Blindhem and Overcast Feet
Mallory and Zede discuss the differences between the blindhem and overcast feet. They compare and contrast the physical attributes of each foot, what each of their stitches look like and when to use them.
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29 min
November 4, 2016
Dot Sequin
Ever wonder how to sew with dot sequin fabric? Well, Zede and Mal tell all, from how to cut dot sequin to care for it. Fear not, sequin fabric can be in your future projects.
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30 min
October 28, 2016
Last Minute Projects
Ever wait to the last minute to sew up a costume or stitch together that perfect accessory for that special event? Well you are not alone. In this episode Zede and Mal share some of their last minute sewing projects/adventures. Have one of those stories too, we’d love to hear about it.
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20 min
October 21, 2016
Rulers
Mallory and Zede discuss their plans for sewing world domination and what type of Rulers they would be. Not really, but you could imagine how entertaining that would be. In this episode they explore a variety of measuring devices, most of which are rulers. Zede and Mal share some of their must-haves and how they use [...]
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24 min
October 14, 2016
Types of Fabric
Cottons, and lycras, and naugahydes, oh my! Zede and Mal break down fabrics into 4 main types, starting from the dawn of early humans and hide use to present day vegan leathers. Want to learn more about what those first hide fabrics were sewn with? Check out this article about the oldest sewing needle: Siberian Cave Needle
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46 min
October 11, 2016
Bonus Episode: Stitcher’s Social 10/16
Mal and Zede gush over this months Stitcher’s Social giveaway (hint: it’s sposored by L.A. Finch Fabrics) and share how to win it.
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10 min
October 7, 2016
Serger Thread
Mallory and Zede demystify serger thread and share some of their thread savvy. They cover the wide range of threads that can be used in your serger, some of which may not be specifically labeled for sergers.
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30 min
October 5, 2016
Bonus Episode: Easy T FAQ
Mallory and Zede answer questions about the Easy T class in anticipation of its launch on November First. Pre-Order the Easy T class now at www.sewhere.com/easyt/
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15 min
September 30, 2016
Feel Free to Compliment Me: Zede’s Rug Fix
Zede explains how she uses her serger to repair her favorite rug and Mallory brags about her mom’s ingenuity. Mallory also makes a special announcement about an upcoming project of hers. Please, feel free to compliment the ladies and also share some of your own brag worthy sewing prowess in the comments.
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18 min
September 28, 2016
Bonus Episode: Pre Order the Easy T Class
Visit www.SewHere.com/EasyT to pre-order the Easy T Class for $9.99. You’ll be showing your support for Mallory, Zede, and the podcast! The Easy T class is scheduled for release on November 1st, 2016 and the price will go up to $14.99 on November 15th, 2016. In this episode, Mallory and Zede discuss how the class will [...]
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13 min
September 23, 2016
Fabric Snobbery
Zede and Mallory share what it means to them to be fabric snobs and how important fabric choice can be to your sewing success.
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23 min
September 16, 2016
Sewing Machines in Schools
Zede and Mallory talk about the value of sewing in schools and how the quality of the machines used can make or break the success of students.
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21 min
September 13, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: Stitcher’s Social 9/16
A little bonus episode about how to win a prize at this month’s Stitcher’s Social. For sewists near and far!
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8 min
September 9, 2016
The Resurgence of Garment Sewing
Zede and Mallory talk about the resurgence in the popularity of garment sewing and how people used to scoff at them for trying to teach garment classes. Do you make your own clothes? Tell us about it at sewingoutloud.com or on Instagram @ZedesSewingStudio
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26 min
September 2, 2016
Machine Marketing Buzzwords
Zede and Mallory talk about the language of marketing sewing machines and what it really means for the consumer.
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20 min
August 26, 2016
Vodka & Dis-Stain
Learn why you should move the vodka to the laundry room and get the recipe for Zede’s Dis-Stain solution. Smells and stains beware! Zede teaches laundry care! www.sewhere.com/clothingcare
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29 min
August 19, 2016
Sewing Classes
Mal & Zede talk about the all types of sewing classes and the benefits of social stitching.
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26 min
August 12, 2016
Body Image
Zede and Mallory discuss the language of bodies and how we use descriptors to make the best fitting garments, but also how our words affect the way we feel about our bodies. Feminist thought lies ahead!
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30 min
August 5, 2016
Machine Transportation & Storage
The gals discuss the do’s and dont’s of hauling your machine to and fro.
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20 min
August 5, 2016
What If You Didn’t Sew
What if you didn’t sew? Zede and Mallory discuss this alternate reality!
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21 min
July 29, 2016
Sewing Anxiety & Procrastination
You want finish that project. But will it turn out right? Do you have the time? Take a deep breath, Mal & Zede are here to talk you through your sewing based anxiety and maybe enable your procrastination habits too.
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25 min
July 22, 2016
Bobbins
From buying pre-wound to winding your own and more, Zede and Mal breakdown the beauty of bobbins.
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36 min
July 15, 2016
UPF Fabrics
From the importance of skin safety to the thrill of a cute swim outfit–the ladies talk about UPF fabrics that will work swimmingly in your watery wardrobes.
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21 min
July 8, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills: Fabric Selections
On the last installment of our Garment Sewing Skills series, the ladies discuss the fine points of fabric selection.
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27 min
July 1, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills: Pattern Adjustments
In this fourth installment of the Garment Sewing Skills series, Zede and Mallory offer advice on taking the custom measurements we learned about last episode and applying those numbers to adjust your patterns for a perfect fitting final garment.
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22 min
June 29, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: The Bra Zone Review
Zede and Mallory get review Elisabeth Dale’s new book “The Bra Zone”, talk brassiere buying, sewing, and wearing. Boob business abounds. Buy “The Bra Zone” at www.SewHere.com/BOOBS Books will ship in late July 2016.
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23 min
June 24, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills: Taking Measurements
Zede and Mallory discuss how to properly take measurements on yourself or a friend before you choose a pattern size.
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32 min
June 21, 2016
BONUS EPISODE Interview with a Sewlebrity
Zede interviews Mallory about her newfound STARDOM… *wink* *wink* Suscribe to Baby Lock’s YouTube Channel HERE
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16 min
June 17, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills Pattern Information
The second episode in our Garment Sewing Skills series. Zede and Mallory talk about reading pattern envelopes, multi-size patterns, and commercial paper vs. PDF patterns.
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25 min
June 10, 2016
Garment Sewing Skills Series: Cutting Out Garments
Zede and Mallory take you through their favorite and most accurate ways of cutting out garment patterns! Thanks to @MapleStitch for the series suggestion! Get our favorite rotary cutterHERE
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22 min
June 3, 2016
Different Seam Finishes
Zede and Mallory discuss options for different seam finishes- and Zede schools Mallory on the order of operations! Pinking shears *Zede hates them* Double stitch Overcasting Hong Kong Finish Serged edge Five Thread Safety Stitch
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25 min
May 27, 2016
How We Hem Jeans
Zede explains her jeans-hemming method and why it makes people gasp in excitement every time we demo it at the store! Then we get down to the dirty work of deconstructing the “save the hem” jeans hemming trend, and we we are not fans of this technique. Do you hem your jeans? What’s your favorite [...]
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18 min
May 20, 2016
Feel Free To Compliment Me: Mallory’s Ginger Jeans
In this episode, Mallory brags on her Ginger Jeans and then there’s some heartfelt mother/daughter bonding time. Along with lots of snark. Blog Post: Mallory’s Ginger Jeans Review Buy the Ginger Jeans pattern HERE Buy Stretch denim HERE. Buy Topstitching thread HERE Buy Size 100 Topstitching needles HERE Buy the Hancy Ultimate Marking Pen HERE.
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25 min
May 13, 2016
Discouraged at Sewing?
Zede and Mallory talk about why some people get discouraged when they are learning to sew, and what you can do to help it. Made a big sewing mistake recently? No worries- we’ve probably done it before! Shop Cone Mills Streatch Denim here: SewHere.com/SHOP Tell us a discouraging sewing story in the comments!
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23 min
May 6, 2016
Your “Stash”: Be Not Ashamed!
Zede and Mallory discuss the psychology of the stash, and encourage you to be proud of your sewing passion (go buy some more fabric). Mallory also tells you about her meeting with Bob the Misogynist! Have you been made to feel ashamed of your fabric horde? Tell us in the comments!
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19 min
April 29, 2016
Feel Free To Compliment Me! Zede’s Life Saving Dog Corset.
Zede and Mallory explain the origin of the phrase “Feel Free To Compliment Me” and proceed to brag a little on Zede’s innovative, life-saving dog-corset. Look forward to more episodes where Zede and Mallory discuss a specific project and, please, feel free to compliment us in the comments!!! Video: Inside Zede’s Sewing Studio: Dog Corset [...]
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13 min
April 29, 2016
Why We Don’t Like Burrito Pillowcases
Burritos with meat, cheese, lettuce, guac, etc. are all welcome in our sewing room- but not Burrito Pillowcases! Zede and Mallory discuss why some sewing trends aren’t always your friend. Have you made a burrito pillowcase? Do you disagree with us? Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn [...]
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22 min
April 22, 2016
Repurposed Clothing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Zede and Mallory discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of repurposed clothing projects and why Zede has a mental block about the word “craft” (hint, pinecones are involved). The main lesson: Be careful with T-shirt pencil skirts. Read Mal’s rant about T-shirt crafts HERE! Have you ever made a fabulous repurposed project? Have [...]
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20 min
April 15, 2016
Sewing Reputation: Do You Tell People That You Sew?
Zede and Mallory talk about their sewing reputations and the responses they receive when people find out that they sew. Good, bad, presumptive, demeaning- responses run the gamut. Do you tell people that you sew? Do you even let them know you have a sewing machine Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with [...]
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19 min
April 8, 2016
Annie’s Soft and Stable
Annie’s Soft and Stable is one of our favorite products to use. It’s sold as a “batting alternative” for bags and quilting/crafting projects, but let’s not underestimate it! Mallory has used it for bra cups and Animal masks. The flexible yet strong nature of Annie’s Soft and Stable makes it perfect for functional and artistic [...]
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20 min
April 1, 2016
How To Sew On Beaded Fabric
Zede and Mallory discuss a unique sewing challenge with a big payoff. When your beaded fabric is $100/yard, it’s nice to know how to handle it right! Listen to the ladies discuss two beaded dress projects and their unique challenges. Article: How To Sew On Beaded Fabric Have you ever sewn on a “weird” fabric? [...]
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21 min
March 25, 2016
Confusing Sewing Terms
Have you ever talked about sewing and had your friends look at you like a crazy person? In this episode, we go beyond the sewing machine and talk about: Hams, Gimp, Faggoting, Gore, Armscye, Bias, Sewer, Clapper, Welt and MORE! Have you ever made someone’s mouth drop with your sewing stories? Tell us in the [...]
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21 min
March 18, 2016
Should You Have a Serger? Which one?
Zede and Mallory get real about which sergers work for you instead of against you. Do you think that sergers have decorative stitches? Why is it important to have a serger with NO threading order? Why would you want automatic tensions on a serger? Does it seem to good to be true? How do these [...]
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24 min
March 11, 2016
Zede’s Sewing History
Do you like superhero origin stories? Listen to Mallory interview Zede about how she started sewing, and why Zede’s mom didn’t want her to have a sewing machine! Do you remember your first sewing machine? Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com [...]
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18 min
March 4, 2016
Fabric Care
Do you pre-wash your fabric? Can you wash silk? Zede and Mallory discuss fabric care before and after you make a garment. Do you pre-wash? Have you had a laundry nightmare? Tell us in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page
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25 min
February 26, 2016
Sewing Machine Dealerships
Zede and Mallory talk about why you should buy a sewing machine at a dealership- even though that’s not what they thought this episode would be about! Hopefully, you learn a lot about dealer support, and we learn about how we shouldn’t actually title a podcast before we record it. Want to buy machine from [...]
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28 min
February 19, 2016
Sewing Machine Needles Part 2
The scoop about different types of sewing machine needles. Article: How Sewing Machine Needles Work Video: How A Stitch Is Formed With Doug From Baby Lock Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page
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23 min
February 12, 2016
Needles Part 1
Needles 101…Part 1! Learn how needles can be your biggest supporters as you sew. If you can’t remember the last time you changed the needle in your machine- go change it! Article: Sewing Machine Needles: Grooves, Eyes and Butts Video: How a Stitch is Formed with Doug from Baby Lock Keep in touch with [...]
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25 min
February 5, 2016
Our Personal Fitting Issues
Why do we sew? To have control over our own fashion and fit! Zede and Mallory talk about their personal fitting issues. What are YOUR personal fitting issues? Share in the comments! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page
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23 min
January 29, 2016
Zede’s Work Prep
Want to know what Zede does to get ready to sew? Check it out in this episode! Keep in touch with us at: www.SewHere.com Self Sewn Wardrobe Facebook Group @sewherecom on Instagram SewHere.com Facebook Page
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17 min
January 22, 2016
Favorite Feet: Edge Joining Foot and Open Toe Foot
These show notes contain affiliate links to products we love to use. Zede and Mallory discuss two of their favorite sewing machine presser feet. Edge Joining Presser Foot This foot may also be referred to as the stitch in the ditch foot or joining foot. This foot has a blade down the center of [...]
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19 min
January 14, 2016
Stretch Lace Trim
These show notes contain affiliate links to products we love to use. Mallory brings a bunch of stretch lace trim into the shop to sell and play with. Zede and Mal start up a conversion about it which leads to Zede asking Mallory if she knows how to piece it together. Conversations at the [...]
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18 min
January 8, 2015
Thread With Your Presser Foot Up
These show notes contain affiliate links to products we love to use. What’s the Golden Rule of Sewing and the most commonly missed step when getting ready to sew? Threading with your presser foot up!!! Zede feels this is the most neglected information when teaching/re-teaching someone to use a sewing machine. She notes it’s [...]
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18 min
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