Louise Sparrow podcasts

Louise Sparrow, Chair of Australian Sewing Guild

Louise is the Chair of the Australian Sewing Guild and she has been instrumental is ensuring there are challenges and workshops to keep their members sewing skills alive this year as we’ve all had to live with stay at home orders.

The Australian Sewing Guild (ASG) is the all about sharing and furthering the art of sewing. Each week we’ll hear about the way is making their resources and workshops more accessible to the sewing community. These podcasts and their transcripts are all part of making ASG more accessible to everyone, including Guild members 😉 Thank you for Helene Gassman for preparing the podcast transcripts to keep ASG accessible.

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Monday 19 October 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of the Australian Sewing Guild updates us on 2 industry partner developments – Sure-Fit Designs presentation on 24 October and Trish Hargraves new online video to develop your own trouser block pattern.

Monday 19 October 2020 – Sure-Fit Design and Draft T Studio
Sure-Fit Designs online presentation 24 October

ASG partners with Sure-Fit Designs to bring you this private online event. Join Glenda the Good Stitch in this LIVE broadcast on Saturday 24 October, starting at 12:00 noon QLD time (check your home time zone please!).  Trish Hargrave of Draft T Studio has now developed an online trouser drafting workshop. Trish was on the podcast in July

You really should bookmark the ASG events page to stay up to date with all the new online workshops being announced.

Monday 28 September – Online bra making tutorials

Monday 28 September 2020: Louise is back this week discussing another industry partner Linda Jobson. Linda is a successful bra making tutor and she now offers bra making classes and she’s offering ASG members a special discount. Linda is an Aussie who has adapted her face to face workshops and now offers set of bra making videos for anyone who’s keen on making bras and then continue onto making your own custom made bras.

Here is the podcast transcript courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

Harlow Pajamas

Monday 21 September 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of ASG is back with the details of October’s sewing challenge and it’s a fun sewing challenge for everyone to enjoy – Gertie’s Harlow Pajamas.

October Sewing Challenge – Gertie’s Harlow Pajamas

Gertie’s Charm Patterns are vintage inspired and come in a great range of sizes for all body shapes. This is another online sewing challenge the Australian Sewing Guild has developed to keep their members connected through fun and achievable sewing challenges in 2020.

#memademonday for October 2020

Here is the podcast transcript , courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 14 September 2020: A message from ASG Chair, Louise Sparrow

‘Over the past few months I have enjoyed running a series of online workshops.  In particular, I enjoy chatting with participants and getting to know members that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.  One theme that keeps coming up is that being in isolation or lock-down has given people more time to sew.  Lots of new garments are being made with no occasion to wear them as there are fewer opportunities to get dressed up. Let’s fix that!  October 2020 will be ‘show and tell’ month.

We want to see what is being produced in sewing rooms around the nation.  Every Monday, post a picture in social media (Facebook or Instagram) of one of your creations, using two hashtags – #MeMadeMonday and #AustralianSewingGuild.  The hashtags will enable us to search for your pictures and compile an album.

Add a short description including information such as what pattern you used, type of fabric, special techniques employed, challenges faced, etc. Garments, quilts, patchwork, applique, handbags, embroidery – we want to see it all!
There are only 2 rules:
Some form of sewing must be used – machine, overlocker, hand-stitching.
The item must be made my you.  Please don’t post someone else’s work. Don’t be shy.  This is your chance to show off and brag.’

Monday 14 September – #memademonday October Challenge

Here is the podcast transcript, courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 24 August 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of the Australian Sewing Guild is back this week. There are 2 new online sewing technique workshops available for September. French Seam refinement is a great technique to include to elevate your Spring sewing projects. For unlined jackets, mitred corners of all dimensions is another useful technique to add to your sewing skills. These are just 2 of the online sewing workshops on offer in September.

Monday 24 August 2020: More online sewing workshops and a new challenge
French Seam refinement online sewing workshop

The September sewing challenge is based on the oh-so-simple Harvest Top from Peppermint Magazine is our pattern of choice.  The design lines present lots of options for use of colour, patterns, plains, trims…endless possibilities.

September sewing challenge

Jocelyn Holley offers A0 printing and delivery.  She can be contacted at print@asewlution.com.au.  Jocelyn’s website is www.asewlution.com.au

Here is the podcast transcript, courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 27 July 2020: Louise Sparrow updates about 1. The Pleated Skirt sewalong, 2. Two workshops – Triangle buttonhole and V-neckband techniques, 3. New Shirtmaking technique workshops.

ASG Monday 27 July 2020

Monday 6 July 2020: Last week ASG launched their pleated skirt sewalong to give Specialty Pleaters a boost. If you want fabric to be pleated for you, it’s wonderful to be able to find a business that can pleat fabric for you. Specialty Pleaters was established in 1925 and they’re located in Melbourne.

Last year ASG ran a similar sewalong using a circle skirt as the project. This year, the sewalong is all guides you through making a straight skirt with a yoke. Tatyana Anderson is managing this sewalong over the next 8 weeks. Make sure you register today.

Pleated skirt sewalong starts now!

If you need pleating ideas for this challenge and other makes, go to my Pinterest board.

Here is the podcast transcript, courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 22 June 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of ASG discusses the sewing challenges ASG has developed to keep their members engaged in sewing while we’re in social isolation. This month they’re having fun sewing stuffed toys. We also thank Helene for volunteering to produce the transcripts for each ASG podcast.

Sewing stuffed toys and providing podcast transcripts
Triangle bound buttons taught by Louise Sparrow

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 15 June 2020: Louise Sparrow updates us on the success of ASG running online sewing workshops using Zoom. There are so many more workshops being run and you’ll hear about their planned workshops that are filling up fast.

Monday 15 June 2020: Louise Sparrow announces 4 new workshops
Louise Sparrow will walk you through creating Bluff pockets

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 25 May 2020: Louise Sparrow has another exciting workshop the ASG have developed for Guild members. Anne Whalley, the Pattern Whisperer is running a fun and informative workshop about how to use your sewing machine feet – Get to know your machine feet. Go to the ASG events page and book in today.

Get ready for a new sewing machine foot workshop by Anne Whalley

Here is the podcast transcript for 25 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 18 May 2020: The Australian Sewing Guild has started using Zoom to run interactive workshops for their members. But don’t fret if you weren’t able to get into these workshops. The recording will be available on their website for free to members.

Here is the podcast transcript for 18 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Beautiful bound buttonholes

Monday 4 May 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of the Australian Sewing Guild gives us the details for their latest collaboration with Evelyn Wood, ASG Industry Partner and founder of the Vintage School of Fashion and the Vintage Sewing SchoolVintage Re-fashion Workshop. Registrations open on 15 May and close on 31 July 2020! Why not join. It’s free for ASG members.

Vintage Re-Fashion Workshop is free for ASG members.

Here is the podcast transcript for 4 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 27 April 2020: The first sewing challenge anyone can enter is the cozy sweater challenge. Once you hear how easy this challenge is, you’ll want to enter it. Louise gives us the basics to enter this challenge. Go to their challenge website to enter and keep informed as you sew. It’s free to enter.

27 April 2020: Hear more about the Cozy sweater challenge from Louise Sparrow.

Here is the podcast transcript for 27 April 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 20 April 2020: Louise Sparrow has agreed to update us each week about what’s happening across the Australian Sewing Guild while their local groups can’t meet while we’re all staying home. They’ve developed a page with projects and learning modules for the sewing community on their Australian Sewing Guild website.

Monday 20 April 2020 – Louise Sparrow introduces that Australia Sewing Guild to us.

Here is the podcast transcript for 20 April 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this podcast transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild

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