Sew Forth Now (podcasts)
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All about the history of pattern companies, news from web and whta I am sewing.

Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_78_Pattern_Company_History.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

Cathing up on what I have been sewing and news from the web.  Catch all links and shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_77_What_I_have_been_sewing_and_catchup.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

A follow-up interview with Sarah Veblen - answerering your fitting questions sent in my email or left on comment section.


also, some sites from the internet.  Check out the blog for complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_76_-_Your_Fitting__Questions__Answered.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm CST

Please note there is an issue with the recording, "noise" during Sarah's conversation.  I apologize to you for the quality and know I am trying to resolve this issue in the future.


Interview with Sarah Veblen on her new book. The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting. 

Direct download: Episode_75_Fitting_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50am CST

Information about seam finishes, what I am sewing and an interview with Amanda from Amanda's Adventures in Sewing  The interview is all about Amanda's finish techniques.  She makes beautiful garments inside and out.  For complete shownotes go to Episode 74

Direct download: Episode_74-Finishing_the_Inside_of_a_Garment.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm CST

An interview with Claire Kennedy all about her custom sewing business, Claire Kennedy Designs


Complete shownotes and links at

Direct download: Episode_73_Custom_sewing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm CST

This podcast is about pressing and irons for your sewing.  What I am sewing and one website.

complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_72_Irons_and_pressing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm CST

Maybe you have been away from garment sewing for awhile and are wanting to return to sewing garments, this episode has some great ideas for you.

sewing information including National Sewing Month, Hot Patterns,'s Fall Trend Report, Singer Sewing Company's 160th anniversary, Ruffle Fabric site, skirt tutorial, purse pattern.

What I am sewing - lots of jackets

Then a great interview from Lynne of Wonderfully Made blog, how she returned to sewing and more



Direct download: Episode_71_Returning_to_Sewing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm CST

news on the web, what I am sewing and interview with Jeremy of Hot Patterns. Complete shownotes at


Direct download: Episode_70_Menswear.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

What is new from the internet

What I am sewing

Interview with Kay Whitt, Serendipity Studio, pattern maker and author

Complete shownotes at

email me at

Thanks for listening and enjoy

Direct download: Episode_69_Skirts_Skirts_Skirts.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm CST

What's new on the web, what I am sewing and an interview with Sharon from Sharon Sews.  Sharon shares tips on getting articles published in sewing magazines.  check out the blog for all the links.

Direct download: Episode_68_Get_Published.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

This episode has an interview with Robin from A Little Sewing blog.  Robin has attended Susan Khalje's sewing schools and she shares her experience with us.  Also, news from the web and what I am sewing.

complete show notes at Episode 67 email me at

Direct download: Episode_67_sewing_schools.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32pm CST

This episode is a look back at the 4 years of the Sew Forth Now Podcast.  I talk about interviews, sewing, topics and little mishaps along the way.  Also, what I am sewing and listen to the  end to hear abou the prizes for the anniversary.


Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_66_Four_Years_In_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22am CST

Interview with the winner of Simplicity's Inspired by Project runway winner, Meredith Kramer

Also, sewing news from the internet and what I am sewing.

For complete shownotes go to

email me

Direct download: Episode_65_Inspired_by_Project_Runway_Winner.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:46pm CST

News from the web - facing tutorial, matching plaids, Sandra Betzina's new book.

What I am sewing

Interview with Meg McDonald from Shopping the Garment District - we chat about the garment district in NYC and what stores you find there.

Complete links and shownotes at under Episode 64


Direct download: Episode_64_Garment_District.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm CST

Complete shownotes at

Sewing resolutions/goals, news for the internet and what I am sewing

Direct download: Episode_63_Resolutions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm CST

Episode 62 - Sewing as a Business

News from the web - tutorials,  fabric information, what I have been sewing and interview with Ann Brodsky, owner of Sew Baby.  For complete shownotes and links please go to

Direct download: Episode_62_Sewing_As_A_Business.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32pm CST

An interview with Carolyn from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic.  We discussed sewing, alterations and online fabric shopping.  Carolyn gives us tips and hints to help with our online fabric shopping.

Also, what I have been sewing.

Direct download: Episode_61_Online_Fabric_Shopping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55pm CST

Today we are chatting with Barbara from Sewing on the Edge about The Never Too Many White Shirts Project.

Complete show notes at

Direct download: Episode_60_-_White_Shirt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:56am CST

How to decide what to sew.  Prioritize with 1. Seasons 2. Inspiration 3. Fabric 4. Patterns 5. Needs.  How do you decide/ prioritize? 

Links- pressing videos, notched collar how-to, jacket contest, staying a curve

What I am sewing

Link to the blogpost

Direct download: Episode_59_Decisions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm CST

Go to for complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_58_Markings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm CST

for complete show notes

Direct download: Episode_57_Stash_Game.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32pm CST

For complete shownotes visit

Direct download: Episode_56_Calling_All_Designers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm CST for complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_54_Finding_the_Time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm CST

for complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_55_Vintage_Patterns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CST


Complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_53_What_Do_You_Enjoy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13am CST


for complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_52_Wrapping_Up_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_51-Needles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm CST

Complete show notes at

Direct download: Episode_50_Back_into_the_swing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm CST

Web information and summer sewing

Complete Show notes at:

Direct download: Episode_49_Summer_Sewing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50am CST

Interview with Sarah Veblen

shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_48_-All_About_Knits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_47_Tailoring.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm CST


See link for complete shownotes.

Direct download: Episode_46_This_That_and_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm CST


for complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_45_Bags_Totes_Purses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31pm CST

Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_44_Personalities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08pm CST

Shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_43_CPSIA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34pm CST

For complete shownotes:


Direct download: Episode_42_New_Year_New_Ideas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15pm CST

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Direct download: Episode_41_Visit_with_Pati_Palmer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm CST

Saf-T-Pocket interview, news from the web, what I am sewing

Direct download: Episode_40_Pockets.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm CST

New items, pattern review, information on bamboo and soy fabrics and interview with Nancy Shriber on Sashiko

complete show notes here:

Direct download: Episode_39_Sashiko.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35am CST

Sewing for others, sewing as a business

Interview with Mimi Goodwin

complete shownotes:

Direct download: Episode_38_Sewing_for_others_Mimi_Goodwin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm CST

Sewing on a budget, making your sewing dollar go a bit farther.  Complete shownotes:

Direct download: Episode_37_Sewing_on_a_budget.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm CST

September is National Sewing Month

Interview with Peggy Sagers

Full shownotes:

Direct download: Episode_36_National_Sewing_month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06am CST

Interview with Connie Crawford

complete shownotes:

Direct download: Episode_35_The_Industry.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm CST

All about wedding sewing

complete shownotes:

Direct download: Episode_34_Wedding_Bells.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

This podcast is all about encouraging younger sewers.


Complete show notes at

Direct download: Episode_33_Sharing_Gift.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03am CST

A recap of my trip to the ASG National Convention

complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_32_ASG_Convention.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14am CST

Discussion on patterns, new patterns for fall, what I am sewing and an interview with Trudy from Hot Patterns.


Complete show notes at

Direct download: Ep_31_Patterns_oh_my.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am CST

Ergonomics in the sewing room

complete shownotes at


Direct download: Episode_30_Back_edit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm CST

Episode 29 - Chatting with Marcy Tilton

Interview with Marcy Tilton

Complete shownotes at:

Direct download: Episode_29_Marcy_Tilton_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am CST

Dress forms, information and history

Complete show notes:

Direct download: Episode_28_Dress_forms.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01am CST

Finding time to sew - hints and tips

Two websites to check out and what I am sewing.

No interview this week

Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_27_Time_To_Sew.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03am CST

Interview with Cheryl Weiderspahn of


Sewing machine needle information

An anniversary contest - the Sew Forth Now podcast is 1 year old

see blog for complete shownotes:

Direct download: Ep26_New_View_New_Year.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

Couture history, couture sewing and an interview with Susan Khalje on couture sewing details.


Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_25_Couture_Details.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm CST

Bra construction and fitting interview by Ann St. Clair Needle Nook Fabric


Elastic waist tutorial

What I am sewing

Complete show notes at

Direct download: Episode_24_Good_Foundation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm CST

Interview with Mary Ray, contributing editor of Threads magazine.

What I am sewing and website information

Complete shownotes

Direct download: episode_23_Adding_Texture.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

Serger interview with Pam Mahshie from Babylock

Scissor information

Comlete show notes at

Direct download: Episode_22_Serger_and_Scissors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm CST

Interview with Ann St. Clair - slinky fabric

website, what I am sewing and a story

Complete show notes

Direct download: Episode_21_Slinky_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am CST

Interview with Nancy Nix-Rice


Also, buttonhole information, how-to, placement and measuring

Complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_20_Buttoning_up_your_wardrobe.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02pm CST

Interview with Sandra Betzina

Complete shownotes

Direct download: Episode_19_Sandra_Betzina.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am CST

Holiday Music for your listening pleasure during all your gift sewing time.


All music from the Podsafe Music Network - for links check out the blog

Direct download: Episode_18__Holiday_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am CST

Episode 17 - Adjustments and Ezines

Shownotes at


Direct download: Episode_17_Adjustments_Ezines.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm CST

New E-zines

Interview with Shannon Gifford on muslins

Complete shownotes:

Direct download: Episode_16_Muslin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm CST

Episode 15 - Machine Shopping

Sewing machine history

What I am sewing

Interview with Sue Hausmann of Husqvarna Viking about shopping for a new machine

Complete show notes at:

Direct download: Episode_15_Machine_shopping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm CST

Holiday gift ideas to sew and create.  Interview with Autum of Creative Littley Daisy.  Complete shownotes at

Direct download: Episode_14_Holiday_sewing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

Sewing for stress reliever

Interview with Pam Erny on interfacing

Complete Show notes at

Direct download: Ep__13_Sew_Health.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03am CST

Interview with Deborah of Simplicity patterns.


Please visit for complete shownotes


Direct download: Episode_12_pattern.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm CST

Episode 11 - Fabric

A bit of fabric history

Final purse sew-along installment

Interview with fabric designer, Anna Maria Horner

Complete shownotes and links:

Direct download: Episode_11_Fabric.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm CST

Help to plan your next season's wardrobe. 

Interview with Erica of Erica's DIY Style


complete shownotes at:

Direct download: Episode_10_Your_Wardrobe_Plan_and_Sew.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04pm CST

I haven't forgotten, just having technical troubles and a busy life trouble.

Short and sweet podcast (2 minutes)

The one link:


Show notes:

Direct download: Episode_9.5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

Episode 9 - Pattern Software

Interview with Lisa of Wild Ginger, website inspirations, purse sewalong.


Complete show notes:

Direct download: Episode_9_Pattern_software.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09pm CST

Episode 8 - A Pressing Matter

Bag sewalong, interview about pressing with Ann of Gorgeous Fabric


For complete shownotes visit:


Direct download: Episode_8_Pressing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm CST

Episode 7- Material Matters

Interview with Ressy from Fabric and Notions a Yahoo Group

Bag sewalong

Information on fabric types

For complete show notes visit:

Direct download: Episode_7_Material_Matters_e.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm CST

Episode 6 - A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words (Revised)

Revised Episode 6 , I am so sorry for the audio troubles.  I am hoping this is better. 


Shownotes at

Direct download: ep6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm CST

Episode 5 - Dive into swimsuits

All about sewing a swimsuit.

History of the swimsuit, websites and information on finding a swimsuit for your body type.  Music, what I am sewing and an interview with Anne St. Clair on sewing swimsuits.


Complete show notes at:

Direct download: Episode_5_diveinto_swimsuits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

Episode 4 - Did you say free?

Presser feet, music and an interview with Stacy, discussing the Burda Style website


Complete show notes at

Direct download: Episode_4_Did_you_say_free_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm CST

Website reviews, what I am working on, my fabric and pattern stash.  An interview with Teri providing ideas and information on organizing your fabric and patterns.

Visit for complete show notes.

Direct download: Episode_3_Stash.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

Interview with Anne St. Clair, owner of Needle Nook Fabrics.  The interview is covering knit fabric: types, prewashing, construction tips. 

For complete show notes please visit:

Direct download: Episode2annelast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

Fashion sewing podcast with music, website reviews, recent garments and favorite garments.  To see complete show notes visit

Direct download: Episode1_Start_somewhere.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm CST