Monday, December 5, 2011

Episode 73 - Custom Sewing

An interview with Claire Kennedy, of Claire Kennedy Designs.

Some photos and information provided by Claire (click on the picture to view in a larger format)

Some liinks from the interview, provided by Claire

Kai scissors
Olfa Mat (watch for coupons)

bamboo stilleto

Clover rotary cutter

Direct download
Podcast length 1 hour 3 minutes

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Episode 72 - Irons and Pressing

Types of Irons
Gravity feed irons
Press While you Sew article

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Sandra Betzina video

Press Cloth Guide

Sewing 101

Patterns mentioned in podcast
Vogue 1250
McCall's 5525
New Look 6628
McCall's 6282
Simplicity 2150
Simplicity 2154

Length 25 minutes

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hot Patterns Mens' Jean Pattern Winners

I received the patterns this week and it is time to draw two winners.  I used twice to get the winner and took duplicate posts from commenters.

Number 8 is:

Number 5 is:

Congrats to the winners.   email me with your addresses

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Episode 71- Return to Sewing

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.

First sewing information
National Sewing Month - September is National Sewing Month, check out the site for lots of information
My Singer Story - celebrating the 160th annivesary of Singer Sewing Company
Ruffle Fabric - check out for unique fabric
Ruffle Fabric skirt tutorial
U-Create National Sewing Month project  a cute bag's Fall Trend Report
Pattern Scissors Cloth bound buttonhole tutorial
Hot Patterns is 6
Hot Pattern new denim notions

Interview with Lynne from Wonderfully Made
Remember to go to her site to sign up for her giveaways.

Simplicity 2728
Podcast length 1 hour 15 minutes

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Patterns I made since last podcast
Butterick 5495
New Look 6030
Vogue 1250
Simplicity 2369
McCall's 6329
Simplicity 2728
Simplicity 2313
McCall's 5477

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Marvy Pen

I have had several emails about the pen Sharon mentioned in the last podcast.

It is called a Marvy Pen and I buy mine from Anne at Needle Nook
email her
or here is her blog with telephone numbers

Here is a picture and information for it
Marvy erasable fabric marker

Hope that helps

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Now for your input, should I do something on Facebook for the podcast?  Leave a comment with your thoughts and ideas.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Episode 67- Sewing Schools

Winners of the patterns with a bit of their comment (sizes are 4 to 12 and 12 to 20) tell me which size range you would like.

Judi – recently found podcast

Donna G – I ‘ve enjoyed every one

Megan – My favorite #33

Marcela – Congrats Lori

Winner of Sandra Betzina book:

Jan K – “ I love this podcast you always get me motivated to try new sewing projects”

Winners remember to email me with your mailing address
An interview with Robin from A Little Sewing about sewing schools.

Suedesays™ Rock Your Look Contest from Simplicity

Suedesays RockYour Look You Tube Videos
You Tube Basting technique video
You Tube Basting Technique Video 2
Style Arc Patterns

Sewing Schools:
Susan Khalje
Sandra Betzina
Palmer and Pletsch
Marcy Tilton
Claire Kennedy

To directly download this episode

click here

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Episode 66 - Four Years in Review

This episode is a look back at the four 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.

Thank you all for your support over the years and your future support.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Episode 65 - Inspired by Project Runway Contest Winner

Sewing information from the internet:
PR Chicago Weekend
Threads You Tube Videos
Theads article on how to pick a Sewing Machine Dealer
Threads article on Press Cloths
Anthro inspired skirt - tutorial at
Messenger bag
Baby blanket and cap

Contest winner page (you will find link to video on this page - in the picture with girl in fushcia dress)

Part of press release from Simplicity:
We wanted to reach out to let you know of some news that we are happy to announce - the winning pattern from our Inspired by Project Runway® Pattern Design Contest has just been issued in our Spring 2011 Catalog!  Grand Prize Winner Meredith Kramer submitted the winning design - a dress with trumpet skirt and halter/strapless top variations. 

Video of Meredith's trip to Simplicity in NYC

Here is Meredith's pattern:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Episdoe 63- Resolutions

Have you made New Year's Resolutions/goals for your sewing.

Here are some ideas:
Resolutions defined

1. Learn a new technique

2. Try a pattern from a magazine

3. Make a tailored garment

4. Tackle fitting issues

5. A new fabric for you

6. Welt pockets, bound buttonholes, notched collars, lining

7. Classes

8. Sewing group

9. Teaching others

10. Cleaning sewing room

11. New machine

12. Stitches on machine or serger

13. Pressing

News from Internet
Kenneth King on Martha Stewart
Patterns to buy from Stitch Magazine
Interweave (Stitch Magazine)
Couture Sewing Techniques book at Interweave
Pattern Poll at Diana Moden

top 10 garments of 2010
Riveria Jacket with links in post
Cabi site

Podcast length - 36 minutes