Love to Sew
The weekly podcast from Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos offers a mix of sewing skills, community chat and interviews with inspiring makers. The duo talk about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs.
While She Naps
Dressed: A History of Fashion
Image © Dressed Podcast: confirming it is indeed possible to be addicted to a podcast.
Very Serious Crafts Podcast
It’s basically a cup of tea and a chat with two friends – joyful, relatable and a celebration of living creative lives (and talking about them with our besties).
The pair met at a sewing meetup and now get together for regular sewing days (watch them over on Gabby’s Gabberdashery Vlog). They talk all things sewing alongside a dose of knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery plus general chit chat about life and what they’re binge-watching on TV.
They also invite inspiring guests from the creative world to join them and share a behind-the-scenes look at turning their hobby into their businesses, blogs and vlogs.
Join Vicky Howell as she interviews some of the biggest names in the creative world, from Pussyhat Designer Kat Cole to one of our quilting heroes: digital quilt designer Libs Elliot and fabric designer Tula Pink.
Her series doesn’t stick to just sewing but explores the wider world of creative industries, from poets to authors and film directors as well as makers who have spread the word about crafting. We cannot recommend enough the episode where Vicky talks to the Godmother of Craftivism, Betsy Greer, in which Betsy talks about using needlework to protest war and promote positivity.
Sewing with Threads
Journalist and sewing blogger Christine Cyr Clisset’s ran this monthly podcast up until March 2017 and thankfully her archive of podcasts for the sewing, fashion and textile obsessed are still available to listen to!
Chrstine’s monthly interviews with crafters and creators from the sewing and fashion communities feel just as relevant today. She chats to everyone from pattern and textile designers to couture experts and curators. Guests included Rosie Martin of DIY Couture, Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S and Spoonflower co-founder Stephen Fraser.
threadcult.com – Each episode gives you something to listen to while you stitch, weave, dye, or work.
Mel Giedroyc is Quilting
Looking for a relaxing listen? Our favourite comedian Mel Giedroyc and her presenter friend Andy Bush have teamed up to make podcast all about quilting. Be warned: this isn’t a podcast for quilting purists because Mel tries to sew together fabrics of different weights on a couple of occasions. If you can forgive Mel for that, this is a fun podcast for crafters to enjoy.
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Stitch Please podcast
Stitch Please is a fabulous US podcast hosted by Lisa Woolfork (@blackwomenstitch on Instagram), which highlights the sewing skills and creative projects of black women, girls and femmes. Lisa comes from a family of crafters and her passion for sewing and quilting really shines through.
This podcast has a variety of inspiring guests covering everything from sewing to felting and embroidery.
Image © Stitch Please podcast.