About

We’ve produced this podcast channel to showcase people in our community that help others. You’ll hear a range of interviews about style and sewing with Anne Whalley and Susan Goodwin and with people who are also working through various ways to manage issues affecting their lives. They bravely share their strategies with our creative online community everyday.  We hope you’ll support us through Patreon.

Meet the Producers

Maria Theoharous, Velosews who keeps sewing


Maria is small in stature but a giant of a woman. She has a big heart and an even bigger smile. She has a passion to sew and help others on their sewing journey also. Her eye for fashion is matched by her attention to detail in everything she does.
This pint sized force sees no object that can’t be moved. Now sewing project too complicated to master. Come within range of her smile and you will be at ease and relaxed in an instant.
Within a short while you’ll be inspired to do great things. Listen carefully as she is quietly spoken but full of wisdom. Sewing everyday and monthly blogging for Minerva makers.

Anne Whalley, The Pattern Whisperer and style specialist


Anne Whalley is passionate about fabric, patterns and is an avid sewer.
Helping people Dress to Express themselves and feel confident is something she lives for.
She knows what Patterns work best for different body shapes.
Anne Whalley empowers women and men with new ideas of how to use Style and Colour and apply that knowledge to take on new challenges in their lives.
She is a mentor who loves to encourage and equip people for fulfilling their life dreams no matter their size shape or age.
If you have a Wardrobe that doesn’t equip you for your day Anne will help you!
Your Wardrobe and Your life will never be the same again!
You can see Anne on Youtube. see her daily on instragram, or delve into her blog posts.

Susan Goodwin, Measure twice cut once Industry sewing specialist and social media consultant

Susan Goodwin is a rare talent.
She knows how to sew of course however there are many facets to her that make Susan Goodwin stand out.
Her heart beat is to provide industry standard patterns, instructions and designs for home sewers. She had the experience and shares her knowledge of Stretch textiles/techniques in classes teaching how to best combine fabrics with different properties and stretch to achieve a great fit and a professional finish.
Known as _measuretwice on social media – an apt description of who Susan is. Accurate, friendly, knowledgeable, creative and empowering. You can trust her patterns to be fit for purpose.

Bruce Whalley, our oracle and marketing guru

Melbourne’s Happiest Tram Driver
Can be seen regularly on National Television ABC 2 Think Tank
Avid book reader and historian
Born in 1843
Keeps his age well, loves talking about history because he has lived through most of it!
Loves his Vintage motorcycles
Advocate for Prostate Cancer
Mental Health Advocate for Movember Foundation
Board member of The Wolves Theatre

Music: https://www.bensound.com