Wednesday 17 February 2021: We’re replaying Carrie Cunningham’s June 2020 podcast for Black History Month 2021. This is to celebrate and recognise the black sewists who are part of the Sewover50 community.
Sewover50 Daily series: Carrie Cunningham began sewing garments when she was 11 years old. She was self- taught until she started High School. She is the owner of Endless Dzns by Carrie, which is a custom garment, alterations, and accessory business that she began in 2007. She loves using photos and drawings of garments to bring them to life for her clients and family members.
Along with her passion for sewing and embroidery, Carrie also loves to teach both beginner and intermediate sewing classes. She began teaching sewing classes in 2008. Since then, she has taught numerous private classes as well as group classes for adults and children. She loves seeing the smiles of pride when her students learn a new technique or complete a project.
She became an Embroidery Garden educator in 2019 to teach their “In The Hoop” classes.
Although she often creates patterns for herself and her clients, she created her 1st pattern for sale, a fold-over bag last year. Her 1st garment patterns are slated to be published and sold in the coming months.
She began a Sewing Ministry in 2019, which consists of about 18 sewists who make dresses for orphans in Africa.
Carrie blogs about her creations and shares tips and techniques at SewCarrieSew and can be found on Facebook and Instagram under her business name: EndlessDznsbyCarrie. She also has a growing Facebook Group: Endless Dzns By Carrie Sewing Group. Carrie lives in Schaumburg, Illinois and is the proud Mom of 2 adult Daughters and 6 wonderful Grandchildren.
Black History Month podcast replays: Sewover50 will be replaying previous podcasts featuring Black sewing community sewists that keep the over50s sewists in our community visible. They give their time to sewists everyday and in so many ways in during Black History Month, we’ll replay these podcasts one more time. Carol Crocker-Ware, Carrie Cunningham, Cennetta Burwell and CeeSews.