Love to Sew Podcast

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Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business. They talk about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs. Listen to interviews with indie business owners and inspiring sewists who totally understand your obsession with sewing.

 
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  • cricketdoll
    Love it!
    There’s a great mix of practical tips and insight into the wider sewing community. I am learning a ton! I love that it is informative and I get your awesome personalities shining through. Listening makes me think and smile every time!
  • Sew Shannon
    Giggles
    There are not enough good podcast regarding sewing. This one is pretty good, however stop the useless giggles and dragging outer your last syllables. It makes the podcast less professional.
  • Nubian716
    Information & Knowledge
    Listening to this podcast has made me keep a pen & paper close! I do review the show notes. I have been introduced to others who sew, craft & design items related to sewing. There are so many new Instagrams sewers that I now follow. I’m learning a ton of sewing related info. Inspired to sew more and be happy with all of my new garments. I’ve sewn for many years, but the podcast makes me want to create more & more. Thanks for your work with the podcast, keep up the good work.
  • AJA 24
    They bring the sewing community together!
    I absolutely love Helen and Caroline. They really bring the community together and I love how much fun they have together while recording the podcast. I always learn something new from them! And I love how they are body positivity—it is so important and sewing can play a big role in that so I’m glad they have a body positive framework for the show. I’m a Patreon contributor and am so glad I donate to the show! Keep up the amazing work!
  • e_kaye_u
    Can we all be friends?
    Hello hello. If you’re a sewist, please listen! Where I live doesn’t really have a sewing community, but when listening to Love to Sew I feel like I do indeed have a sewing community, although it’s virtual and not local. I am a beginning sewist, and while I’m sure I could have figured everything out without Love to Sew, I’m sure glad I didn’t. First time sewing with knits? Listen to the episode right before. Jeans? There’s an episode for that! It gives me so much confidence that I can sew anything... and so far I’ve worked through a lot of skills with Love to Sews help (with the help of my well used seam ripper).
  • Zoe Seamstress
    Like
    Stop using the word “like” in every sentence—almost every other word. Very irritating.
  • 3o4u3o4iu
    My Favorite podcast
    Love to Sew is my favorite podcast. I am middle-aged and nearing retirement. I grew up sewing, then got too busy with life, parenthood, and career to make time for sewing. Helen and Caroline have drawn me back into what I love about all things sewing. Listening every week reminds me that I am part of a very creative tribe. Caroline and Helen are our glue. Thank you for inspiring and connecting us!
  • JMGVTA
    Where are links in show notes?
    I love this podcast but I don’t know where links are?
  • Robin Dini
    Great listen
    I love having good conversation to listen to when I'm working at my machine. My first listen with this podcast was with Meg of Sew Liberated and I was so inspired afterwards. What a great communal space to help one another in the making and creative process.
  • Ali Moncrieff
    Happy new listener
    I just discovered this podcast after following an instagram thread (I’m not even sure where it started but it had something to do with the Cheyenne tunic by Hey June!) and I’m basically in heaven now when a new one comes out. The diversity of topics and folks interviewed and Helen & Caroline’s humor and the gigantic well of sewing wisdom & techniques & rich resources. I’m just over the moon. Thank you so much for this offering, it’s golden!
  • ElinT17
    A Must-Listen for Home Sewers
    Never before have I heard of home sewers so connected in the world of garment sewing. This is a must listen for all home sewers who are looking for advice, challenges, and community.
  • RayinBoston
    More than sewing
    Caroline and Helen are wise, articulate and self aware. They are so knowledgeable about sewing, and they promote sustainability, diversity and compassion. Their voices are my comforting companions. Plus great show notes - “thank you Sam!”
  • Pick112
    Professional and Fun Podcast
    The podcast is well researched and polished. Helen and Caroline are so open and fun to listen to. Thanks for helping to make sewing cool.
  • Q2w6kauai
    Sewists of all ages--please listen!
    Very pleasant on the ear and very informative for sewists.
  • Tedkaren
    Geek out on sewing!
    I LOVE this sewing podcast! Caroline and Helen are my sewing heroes. I’ve learned so much from listening to all the episodes (I’ve bought an overlocker after listening to that episode numerous times. I love using it! Thanks for the pep talk 🤣). Please make your guys those animal capes they talked about.
  • KristyMiddleUSA
    Wonderful sewing friends!
    If you want to learn about sewing and listen to 2 besties chat and interview super interesting guests this is a fantastic podcast. Thank you for publishing every Tuesday and I REALLY appreciate the show notes Sam! Oh, and my kids know your theme song and we all can’t help but sing along with it, it is nice that this podcast is PG.
  • LizJoff
    The best
    Full of helpful info, well thought-out interviews, and inspiration for sewing and life in general. Listening to Helen and Caroline is like hanging out with friends while you sew.
  • Non-fiction
    Disclaimer:
    These ladies are Canadian not valley girls. Genuine personalities from both. This show is addictive. Listeners should be aware your skills may change after this show. Sewists unite🧵
  • jessk7
    so helpful and delightful
    they've improved my beginner sewing skills and given me confidenc to try new things and "level-up" - plus they are adorable and listening to them is so pleasant!
  • Cataluna40
    So Cool!
    I found this on a surf looking for sewing podcasts and am now fully hooked. I love Caroline and Helen’s fresh and user friendly approach
  • Frustrated100%
    Time and energy well spent!!!
    Due to some pretty crazy life circumstances over the last two years (son diagnosed with leukemia - blood cancer), my “creative time” has been spoken for and I haven’t had the time or energy to spend actually being creative! However, to keep my brain engaged and my creative soul fed, I began listening to podcasts and watching YouTube videos. The one podcast that I have not gotten enough of has been Love To Sew!!! Once I tuned in for the first time, I was hooked. I am learning, being inspired and encouraged and simply enjoying the conversation. I feel like Helen and Caroline (and Sam too!) really pour their heart and souls into their pod cast. Their energy into engaging awesome guests is energies well spent. Love to See offers a VAST array of guests, topics, viewpoints and interests. Keep it up! We still have 9 months of these 2.5 years of chemo treatments left for my sweet son and you’re the bright spot to my Tuesday morning drives to bring him to the hospital! I just wish I had found the show sooner...I could be all caught up by now! 😂😂
  • debbayyyy
    Informative and SEW entertaining!
    This podcast is a great resource for modern sewists and really inspires me to continue my sewing journey.
  • sophtware
    Best Sewing Podcast
    I've listened to a lot of sewing podcasts over the years and this one is by far the best one out there. These girls are very organized! I really like hearing from other sewers in the community. Keep up the great work!
  • Jeremymmm
    Love this show
    I started bingeing this today and I cannot stop listening! I’ve learned so much already!
  • egrace63
    I love this podcast. You’re so cheerful!
    I find myself humming your theme song. Your interviews are inspiring. I look forward to reading your episode notes too. Thank you SO much!
  • SlowCrafter
    Inspirational
    Great, fun, inspirational podcast for this listener, who is returning to her sewing machine for something more than just altering and mending family clothing. Love it. I am so very thankful to have discovered Love to Sew!
  • lovesflags
    Refreshing my Skills
    I listen to Ed Tech podcasts for work and when I decided to take up sewing again I realized that there must be podcasts about sewing and quilting. Love to Sew has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts! I’ve even gone back to the beginning to listen to most of the old ones. Thanks ladies, you are incredible. I’m catching up on what I’ve missed out on for the past twenty-five years.
  • Tetedanmar
    Perfection!
    If you love to sew you will adore this podcast content, hosts, format, everything!
  • Elaine1924
    If you love to sew, you must subscribe to Love To Sew
    Love, love this podcast. I love the variety of interviews and the overall affirming positivity of Helen and Caroline. Every week I learn new things and connect to what is new in the sewing and creating world. One of my favorite go to pod casts. Keep up the great work Helen and Caroline!
  • Oceannity
    I love love to sew!
    It’s fun to listen to and keeps my excited about sewing as I learn and play around with different pieces :)
  • Faerin341
    Fav sewing podcast!
    I love listening to love to sew! Lots of tips, lots of interesting interviews, pattern and fabric inspiration, and passes the time nicely on my commute. Highly recommended for sewists!
  • LUCY/LARRY/LUCIFER/LUCIUS(MALFOY OF COURSE!!!)
    Best Sewing Podcast!
    You need to listen to this fun and informative podcast if you sew or are just interested in sewing. Caroline and Helen are smart, creative, and ask great questions of their subjects. You will feel like friends after your first listen! Enjoy and you're welcome.
  • LizzyLizzyBangBang
    Great Content & Hosts!
    I’m so happy to have found this podcast! The hosts are awesome and knowledgeable and entertaining. I don’t have any friends who sew but listening to this podcast I kind of feel like I do! The interviews and discussion topics are all right on point with what I want to know and it’s just such a fun, relatable, and engaging platform. Well done! This is what podcasts should be like!
  • flquilter
    Love the show
    Great informative podcast. I am new to sewing garments but not new to sewing. The ladies make it not so intimidating to dive in and sew any garment.
  • GigiMadeIt
    Best Sewing Pod!
    Caroline & Helen are so positive and have a great collaborative dynamic with one another, the people they interview, and their listeners. They’re open, inclusive, welcoming, and informative. Their tone is encouraging and humorous, never judgey or snobbish. I love all of their episodes, from their interviews with guests, to just the two of them, to the reader feedback sessions. Keep them coming, ladies!
  • bridgesbaby
    Finally an INFORMATIVE sewing podcast without all the mind-numbing chit-chat....!!
    This interview with David Page Coffin was the best sewing podcast I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been searching for one forEVER...!!! So helpful, so innovative, so full of actual information and helpful tips.... THIS is what sewing podcasts should be... all others, TAKE NOTE....!!!!
  • elmcel
    My favorite sewing podcast
    If you want to learn more about sewing garments, resources, tips, designers, fabrics, etc. you can't go wrong with Love to Sew Podcast. Plus you'll get motivation, support, and community! Love these ladies.
  • Lee_1126
    An absolute delight!
    This is the first podcast I’ve found that has me eagerly waiting for the latest episode. It’s fun, informative, and really gets my creative juices flowing. Plus, I often can’t stop smiling while I listen to it. You go, girls!
  • Cinhart24
    Love To Listen
    It’s their voices, it’s their laughter, it’s the subject matter......it’s all of this that makes me Love This Podcast. There are a lot of sewing podcasts, I’ve listened to many, this one is by far my favorite. Presentation, pacing, tone of voice, being real....these things I love. I thank you for bringing joy to my life while I listen. You choose the best people to interview and your questions to them are just what I would ask. Keep up the good work ladies.
  • Gile B
    You will have two new friends after listening
    I love listening to this podcast. The shows are so informative. Helen and Caroline host interesting guests and share valuable information about sewing techniques and sewing in general. The best part is Helen and Caroline are so authentic. After listening to the podcast I wish I lived near them so I could go out for coffee and catch up as friends!
  • GusterGurl
    Sewing motivation
    Not only is this a great podcast about all things sewing I also find it to be great motivation. Sometimes I want to sew but just can’t get started, one episode of Love to Sew gets me excited about sewing and I find I’m ready to get my machine out.
  • snoozinkay
    ❤️
    This helped me get my sewjo back so much! Love this podcast!! Helen and Caroline are amazing.
  • 14InStitches
    I Look Forward To Tuesday
    Simply the best sewing podcast!! Helen and Caroline’s topics and interviews are helpful, insightful and pure pleasure. It’s quite evident that much thought, time and care go into every podcast.
  • User56785678
    The best!
    This is my favorite podcast by far!!
  • Knparrish
    Love it!
    I recently discovered this podcast & love it! They cover beginning sewing to improving your skills & advanced projects. They’ve done shows on how to get your creative spirit back-your “Sewjo” and one where they talk about how to overcome stumbling blocks. They’re warm, fun and their love for sewing really shines through in the show. They’ve rekindled my love of sewing!
  • sarahb971
    Cheerful and interesting
    Listening to this podcast always cheers me up, plus I learn about my favorite hobby!
  • LittleStitcher
    My new favorite!
    Thank you!! I can’t believe I’m so late in finding this. I’ve been binge listening for a week now and totally nerding out!!!! As a lonely sewist in Louisville KY this is a new link to my people. You guys are so entertaining and relatable. Keep on spreading the love, creativity and info!!
  • beginner sewist
    Friendly and inspiring
    As a beginner I love this podcast for being so welcoming, inspirational, and encouraging!
  • doctoramazingyarnandknitting
    Love “the laughing girls”
    My kids get to listen to a lot of my favorite podcasts in the car. This is my 6 year old daughter’s favorite. She calls it “the laughing girls.” I love to listen to these best friends talk about life and sewing. Makes me feel like I have sewing friends. I have only been garment sewing for 8 months, but I have taken off with great enthusiasm and ambition (jeans! Bras! A blazer!) partly because of the pep talks from my buddies Helen and Caroline.
  • terri in mililani
    Best podcast in the world!
    This was one of the first podcast I listened to when I first discovered the podcast world last year. I felt like I discovered the best thing in the world. Since then, I’ve listened to other podcasts and it just reaffirmed my original opinion. If you love to sew, you will love it even more after listening to Caroline and Helen. You can actually feel their passion for sewing and friendship through their words. I have not only learned more about sewing, but also about other sewists from around around the world. They are generous with their guests and listeners. One day I hope to meet them in person so I can tell them in person how much they have enriched my life. They are the best.
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