Crafty Planner Podcast

A podcast about crafting and the creative process.

Melissa Fehr of Fehr Trade {Episode #113}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's guest is Melissa Fehr of Fehr Trade. Living on a boat in England, Melissa is a garment maker, thriving transplant athlete and runner. We talk about her passion for exercise, dealing with a major health issue and the empowerment of making activewear fit for you. We recorded in two segments so you may notice a difference at the end of the episode. I hope Melissa inspires you to follow your dreams and believe in your abilities. Thank you for listening.  

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Today's episode is sponsored by imagine gnats

imagine gnats is a one stop shop for apparel fabrics, printed and digital patterns, and notions. along with everything you need to stitch a handmade wardrobe, you can also find sewing and crafting inspiration on the imagine gnats blog, including pattern reviews, fabric information, and crafting tutorials. see it all at imaginegnats.com and use coupon code "memademay" for 10% off all regular priced items for the entire month of may.

 

 

 

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Deepika Prakash of Pattern Review {Episode #112}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, community, makers

Continuing my garment sewing podcast series, today's guest is Deepika Prakash of Pattern Review. We talk about what motivated Deepika to create her website in 2001, why she feels that now is our time to sew, the technological changes since she started the website and what excites her about those changes and so much more. I hope you enjoy the episode.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to imagine gnats for sponsoring this episode. imagine gnats is a one stop shop for apparel fabrics, printed and digital patterns, and notions. Along with everything you need to stitch a handmade wardrobe, you can also find sewing and crafting inspiration on the imagine gnats blog, including pattern reviews, fabric information, and crafting tutorials. See it all at imaginegnats.com and use coupon code “memademay” for 10% off all regular priced items for the entire month of May.

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Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness {Episode #110}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, makers

Today's guest is Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness. Living in New York, Peter is a garment maker, partner to Michael and dog dad. During our conversation, we talk about Peter's love for vintage sewing machines and patterns, the story behind his cousin Cathy Lane and why he considers himself a "craftsperson".

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to imagine gnats for sponsoring this episode. 
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Kelli Ward of True Bias {Episode #109}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

In honor of Me Made May, I'm hosting a series of garment designers/industry leaders on the podcast. My first guest is Kelli Ward of True Bias. Living in Denver, Colorado, Kelli is a pattern designer, garment maker, wife and mother.  During our discussion, we talk about finding identity as a mother, following passion in your career, how she sources fabric and background on her Hudson pant, Southport dress and LoDo dress patterns. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

Special thanks to imagine gnats for sponsoring this episode.

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Ashley Nell Tipton {Episode # 106}

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, diversity, community, makers
 

Today's podcast guest is Ashley Nell Tipton. Living in San Diego, Ashley is a fashion designer and winner of Season 14 of Project Runway. During our discussion, we talk about her design process for plus sized clothes, her experience on Project Runway and the importance of self acceptance. There are a few cuss words but I have not labeled this episode as explicit so I'm warning you now. I love Ashley's energy and perspective and hope you enjoy our conversation.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Simplicity Patterns is proud to sponsor this podcast episode with Ashley Nell Tipton. Ashley brings her bold fashion sense to our creative group and designs wearable plus sized clothes. She has a fantastic knit bodysuit pattern (Simplicity number 8344) and a dress, top and skirt combination pattern (Simplicity number 8345). We can't wait to see what she comes up with next! You can see her latest collection at simplicity.com

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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Jen Hewett {Episode #105}

Today's podcast guest is Jen Hewett. Living in San Francisco, Jen is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist, teacher and mother to Gus, her adorable dog. During our discussion, we talk about her personal challenges such as Print, Pattern, Sew along with her 52 Weeks of Printmaking. We delve into the importance of self confidence while making, the sensitivity to nuance created when in between "worlds", how anxiety can shape creative work, and more. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website
 
Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
 
Special thanks to Hunter's Design Studio for sponsoring this episode (and check out her latest quilt pattern: a tribute to Carrie Fisher and General Organa with proceeds going to ChickTech)
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Liesl Gibson / Episode 85

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's podcast guest is Liesl Gibson. Living in Madrid, Spain, Liesl is the owner of Liesl & Co whose pattern companies include Straight Stitch Society, Lisette, Oliver & S and Liesl & Co. She also designs fabrics and writes books along with being a wife and a mother. During our podcast, we talk about working with her husband, the importance of living genuinely and why you could buy and make what you love. 

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.

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Amy Barickman / Quilty Box August Edition

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, fabric design, quilting, makers, quilty box

Today's podcast guest is Amy Barickman. Living in Kansas City, Amy owns Indygo Junction and designs both patterns and fabric. During our podcast, we talk about the role her mother has played in her career, her design process, what she included in her Quilty Box and the changes she has seen in the last twenty five years in the industry. I hope you love the episode!

For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
Special thanks to Quilty Box for sponsoring this episode. 
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Melissa Mora of Melly Sews / Episode 77

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Today's podcast guest is Melissa Mora of the blog Melly Sews. Living in Texas, Melissa is a sewist, teacher, wife and mother. During our podcast, we talk about the creative energy in Austin, the real life of a football coach's wife, her garment making history and how she gives everyone permission to make clothes that fit you. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

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Charlotte Newland / Episode 72

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, quilting, modern quilting, makers

Today's guest is Charlotte Newland. Living in England, Charlotte is a garment sewist, quilter, wife, mother and a contest on this season's Great British Sewing Bee. During the podcast, we talk about the process of becoming a contestant for the show, her garment making journey and her adorable bunny slippers. We talk extensively about this season (and there are some swear words) so let this serve as your spoiler alert. 

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Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing / Episode 70

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, diversity, makers

Today's podcast guest is Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing. Living in San Francisco, California, Sonya is a maker, garment pattern designer, wife and mother.  During our podcast, we talk about her journey, how the act of sewing changed her perspective about herself, her thoughts on "fast fashion" and the empowerment of making for yourself.

Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.
Special thanks to Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics for sponsoring this episode. 
For more information about this episode and a chance to win a subscription to Creativebug, please check out my website craftyplanner.com.
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Jen Beeman of Grainline Studio / Episode 57

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's podcast guest is Jen Beeman of Grainline Studio. Living in Chicago, Illinois, Jen is garment pattern designer, maker, knitter, and wife. During our podcast, Jen and I talk about her journey to today, her advice for new designers and why being an entrepreneur is a perfect fit for her.

This episode is sponsored by A Gathering of Stitches retreat, Creativebug and Fat Quarter Shop. 
You can find notes from this episode at craftyplanner.com/podcast.
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Cal Patch / Episode 47

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's podcast guest is Cal Patch. Living in upstate New York, Cal is a teacher, author, textile artist and farmer. As a maker extraordinaire, we talk about her creative journey from fashion design to today, her passion for teaching both in person and through Creativebug along with describing her perfect day.


This episode is sponsored by Textillia (textillia.com), Fat Quarter Shop (fatquartershop.com) and Creativebug (creativebug.com).

Music by Mekanism Sound.

For more information, please check out the show notes here. (craftyplanner.com/podcast)


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Anna Maria Horner / Episode 38

Today's podcast guest is Anna Maria HornerDuring our conversation, we talk about how her childhood supported her career as an artist, the progress of her career starting out as a boutique fabric store owner to her new space at Craft South, the inner workings of the fabric industry, her advice about living your brand, why she loves recording Creative Bug classes and how she stays true to her brand and artistic vision. 


This episode is sponsored by 
Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and Sew Modern (sewmodern.com). Music by Mekanism Sound. You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast).

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Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns / Episode 37

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing, makers

Today's podcast guest is Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns. During our fun conversation, we talk about how her background in user interface helps with her work now, the power of story tellings across multiple mediums, and why taking time to enjoy all aspects of the sewing experience is important to her. 

This episode is sponsored by Sewtopia (gosewtopia.com) and imagine gnats (imaginegnats.com). Music by Mekanism Sound. You can find the show notes here (craftyplanner.com/podcast). 
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Jenelle Montilone

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, sewing

Episode 5!  My guest is Jenelle Montilone of Trash N 2 Tees.  We talk about textile recycling, the start of her business and our mutual love of gummy bears (although not the same brand! :) )  For more information and show notes, please check out this post.

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Christine Haynes

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Crafty Planner podcast.  My guest is Christine Haynes. We talk about everything (garment sewing, the Great British Sewing Bee, Paris, and...)!  As a a warning, there are a few cuss words!  Sorry!!  For more information and show notes, please check out this post.

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April Rhodes

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, fabric design, sewing, quilting

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Crafty Planner podcast.  My guest is April Rhodes. We talk about the explosion of her Staple Dress on the garment sewing scene, the inspiration behind her two fabric lines and how our husbands play a role in our creative process.  For more information and show notes, please check out this post.  

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Jaime Jennings of Fancy Tiger Crafts

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Crafty Planner podcast.  My guest is Jaime Jennings of Fancy Tiger Crafts. We talk about garment sewing, how quilters can make clothes and the sustainability of clothing. For show notes, please check out this post.  

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Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness

Posted by craftyplanner in garment sewing, bag sewing

Welcome to the first episode of the Crafty Planner podcast.  My guest is Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.  We talk about her bag patterns, designing process and upcoming book and fabric line.  For more information, please check my website at www.craftyplanner.com

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