Let’s talk about sewing podcasts! Personally, I love them and also I love that there are so many crafty podcasts out there these days. I find hearing other people talking about their crafts really inspiring and makes me want to do stuff even more. Plus it’s super interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at the crafty world and the personalities that populate it. So I’ve compiled a list of crafty podcasts.
What a fun podcast for us sewing super nerds! Hosted by a mother and daughter team they chat and banter about all things sewing related. This podcast is full of helpful tips and tricks, with lots of machine talk (they used to run a sewing machine shop and are very big on Babylocks). They are strong in their opinions, but I find myself agreeing with a lot of the stuff they say. If you want to become sewing smarter in just 30 minutes, this is the podcast for you.
By Canadian sewing entrepreneurs Helen Wilkinson from Helen’s Closet and Caroline Somos of Black Bird Fabrics. They do both interviews with various sewing profiles, including yours truly, and make episodes around different sewing topics. The episode about perfection and sewing offered a lot of food for thought and I liked how they integrated voices from the listeners into the discussion. Great sound quality and a professional delivery right from the get-go, I really like this podcast and the hosts. There are in fact a lot Canadians doing sewing podcasts and what I will say now might sound a bit odd, but as a Swede, I can really resonate and connect with the tonality of those Canadian hosts. Perhaps it’s because we are both surrounded by cold weather and conifer!
This one is by British prolific sewists and vloggers Gabby Young and Megan Valero. This podcast is lighthearted and chatty, kinda like a sewing meet-up! If you like listening to a bunch of friends having a fun chat this is definitely a podcast for you. So far they have featured interviews with some well-known sewing profiles, including Elisa Alix from By Hand London and Fiona Parker from Diary of a Chainstitcher.
Sew and Tell is published by the team behind the blog and magazine Sew Daily and Sew News. The podcast has three hosts, including Meg of Burdastyle.com fame, and it’s a bit like a sewing talk show, similar to Stitcher’s Brew in that sense. They have also started to feature guests in recent episodes such as legendary sewing blogger Erica Bunker. The production is very professional and the format is nicely structured, which I appreciate.
A somewhat irregular podcast hosted by sewists Lori Beckstead and Helena Ashbridge. Mixes interviews with prolific sewists with themed chats about sewing things. The format is really professional with good sound quality and they also have some nice listener interactions features. I highly recommend the interview with Madame Tifaine about her year-long-ready-to-wear-fast.
Yes, the legendary Threads magazine has launched a podcast too. It looks like it will be a monthly occurrence and the format reminds me a bit of a traditional radio show, which I enjoy! After listening to the first two episodes I would say that this podcast is kinda geared to the more mature sewists if that makes sense. I’m definitely in that category myself and I appreciate the in-depth discussions plus it is light on the gushy stuff (which some podcasts can suffer from). So worth a listen for sure!
I really enjoy this crafty podcast because Abby Glassenberg is such a great interviewer that is not afraid to ask some prodding questions and doesn’t shy away from “touchy” topics like money and the more challenging sides to running crafty businesses. She isn’t as prone to gushing and saying things like “that’s fantastic” or “I love that” frequently, as some other podcast hosts have a habit of, and I appreciate that.
A weekly livestream about all things sewing. Each week features a guest from the sewing community that is interviewed by the hosts Dawn and Althea. Not technically a podcast as it livestreams on Crowdcast each Tuesday at 7:30 EST US time and then is uploaded to Youtube afterwards. But it has everything else you want, plus the livestream format allows for viewers interaction such as asking questions in the chat room and even showing up on the screen if you like. A very clever format and something I think will grow in the future.
This podcast has been going since 2014 and is a true sewing podcast veteran. Somewhat quilt focused, but there are also interviews with sewing bloggers, clothes pattern designers and other prolific garment makers. Great range of topics and I appreciate the host’s frank and honest approach.
A Swedish sewing podcast that two of my online sewing mates have started. Sy och sprätta means Sew and rip in English. Is all about garment sewing!
A sewing space podcast hosted by professional declutterer and organizer Nadia Arbach. She also loves to sew and decided to combine those two interests into a sewing space themed podcast. The episodes covers everything from your ideal sewing space to overspending on hobbies and the mental blocks that comes with letting go of sewing things that you don’t actually use. Definitely a different perspective than your usual sewing podcast!
A podcast by Candian sewing enthusiast and blogger Rachel from Maker Style. The content is primarily geared towards the clothes sewing community and includes interviews with prolific sewing folks mixed with episodes containing helpful sewing tips and other cool stuff. Also some sewing business talk.
This podcast features interviews with people from various creative pursuits, including garment sewing. In the archive, there are interviews with both prolific sewists and indie pattern designers, including Peter Lappin from Male Bold Patterns, True Bias and Cashmerette. The interviews are through so a great way to learn more about the people and brands we encounter.
A sewing podcast that is really geared towards us who loves to make clothes. Journalist Christine Cyr Clisset interviews profiles in the sewing arena, such as Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns fame and sewing gurus like Claire Shaeffer and Angela Kane. Christine Cyr Clisset’s own sewing passion really shines through in the interviews, and the conversation style is very informal, like two friends chatting almost. Currently not updated much.
Another crafty podcast entirely dedicated to sewing! From Colette Patterns headquarter, this podcast has an interesting angle as it approaches sewing from a transformative point of view where the guests share how sewing has shaped their life story. A lot of famous sewing community folks are interviewed and Colette founder Sarai Mitnick is the host. She has a great narrative voice, but this podcast doesn’t use the traditional interview format. Instead, it’s more of a guided monologue with the interviewee, intercepted with post-recorded comments by Sarai. Currently not updated much.
The first ever crafty podcast and I’ve been listening to it since its inception in 2006. In fact this was the first podcast I ever listened to! Made by the journalist Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, every episode features a long in-depth interview with a crafter. The audio quality isn’t always great, especially in the older episodes, but that comes with being a trailblazer!