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Maz Lifestyle

Series 2 episode 5: When you live in rural Australia and wouldn’t live anywhere else, you’ll hear how Maz of Maz lifestyle goes about her busy life, battling the elements and finding time to sew. On this podcast you’ll realise why we think Maz is the type of person you’ll want as your neighbour.

Maz is a mum of 4 and a grandmother however she gives her time and energy to her community in Carinda so you’ll hear about they celebrate David Bowie each year at the Carinda pub.

You’ll also hear how her family manage her regular photo taking for her Instagram account.

There are so many funny stories in this podcast but also many stories about how the local community comes together to help their neighbours in times of need.

Maz is a Cossie Confidence ambassador, showing women that you should have fun and embrace who you are now.

Maz and her daughter Lizzie also have an online store Lizzy and me designs selling their handmade clutches, bags and earrings. It’s their way of bringing their outback aesthetic to you. 

episodes · health · sewing advice

Find your tribe in Brisbane

Series 2 episode 5: When you live in rural Australia and wouldn’t live anywhere else, you’ll hear how Maz of Maz lifestyle goes about her busy life, battling the elements and finding time to sew. On this podcast you’ll realise why we think Maz is the type of person you’ll want as your neighbour

Maz Lifestyle force who’s also known as Marion Saunders

Maz is a mum of 4 and a grandmother however she gives her time and energy to her community in Carinda so you’ll hear about they celebrate David Bowie each year at the Carinda pub.

Always together helping one another

You’ll also hear how her family manage Maz’s regular photo taking for her Instagram account.

There are so many heart warming stories in this podcast and also many stories about how the local community comes together to help their neighbours in times of need.

Maz is a Cossie Confidence ambassador, showing women that you should have fun and embrace who you are now.

Maz and her daughter Lizzie also have an online store Lizzy and me designs selling their handmade clutches, bags and earrings. It’s their way of bringing their outback aesthetic to you. 

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#BHMpatterndesigners

Myra and Nateida spoke to us about their #BHMpatterndesigners this month. Go to Youtube to keep up to date with Nateida and Myra.

3 simple rules

  1. Must tag both @sewnaturaldane and @OneSewSweet and use the hashtag #BHMpatterndesigners in order to have your entry counted
  2. You must use a design by a Black pattern designer from any craft ie sewing, knitting, crotchet or any other craft that you love. Check with Myra at @OneSewSweet or Natieda at @sewnaturaldane
  3. You can only sew and post your item (garment/s, handbag, knitting etc) created from 1 – 29 February 2020. Your entry is due 29 February 2020.

This year has a theme – include details about someone who inspires your style.

Pattern designers include: Bayron HandmadeMontoya MayoStyle Sew MeTabitha SewerShannon MoniqueKama SewtraGG Made ItLeJanaroB patternsHey Brown Berry. During this challenge more designers may be discovered and we’ll list them here.

Don’t forget Tracey ReeseBeaute J’DdoreKhaliah Ali and Sarah Trails.

Fabric companies include: Sew much fabric , Fabric FixAnkara and lace and My Daily Threadz

This challenge is supported by their four Ambassadors (new this year!) @crumpetsteaandsewing@crystalsewsandstuff@islandsewcialist@lejanarobpatterns

A HUGE thank you to 2020 #BHMpatterndesigner sponsors:
@mydailythreadzme@sewnmagazine@bayronhandmade@thanksImadethem@sewmuchfabric@stylesewmepatterns@claire_cochran@laststitch@montoyamayo. ⠀
Use BHM20 for a 20% discount and free shipping from Style Sew Me patterns You can read about Eryn, the design force behind Style Sew Me patterns on Making the Flame.

Go to Youtube to keep up to date with Nateida and Myra. Here’s a link to their kick off video. There’s also a great write up on Making the Flame you should read.

episodes · sewing advice · Style series

Lara Thornberry and Sewjourn

Series 2 Episode 2: Lara is a sewer who blogs. She’s a Melbourne sewing local that makes everything and gets everything done. That’s our view. You’ll hear Lara’s view on how she gets things done and what Sewjourn is all about. Sewjourn. It’s like a Sewcation but Australian.

Lara loves everything about sewing.
The formal gown Lara made for her daughter

You can find Lara:
on her website
on instagram
and her pattern reviews on PR
Oh here’s the link to her Style Arc Lara Jane dress

Lara knows her style

episodes · resources · sewing retailer

Vero of Sacotin patterns

Series 2 episode 1: Vero Pinson of Sacotin patterns

Vero Pinson of Sacotin patterns

Vero Pinson, the designer who is Sacotin patterns has gone from strength to strength since she first decided to take time off from her full time job and bring her bag designs to life 6 years ago. Sacotin patterns have grown slowly and steadily through word of mouth creating a huge following of Sacotin addicts. That is the name of the facebook group that generates and showcases their multitude of sacotin bags every week.

Vero has studied communication, however her patterns have shown that a well-developed product will sell itself. You’ll hear how Vero builds each pattern using techniques she is developing. Meanwhile she has new bag pattern ideas forming in her creative mind just bursting to become the next new pattern. Keep an ear out for Vero’s handy tips for using Odicoat.

This podcast has a transcript in both English and French.
Thank you Vero and Cyrielle for creating the French transcript. Each of these transcripts took 6 hours to create and we’ve done this especially for our global listening friends.

A special treat for our listeners are these sewing planners designed for you by Vero.
sewing note planner in English
sewing note planner in French

Podcast episode links:
Sacotin website;
Sacotin facebook page;
Sacotin addicts facebook page;
Sacotin pattern reviews on Pattern Review.
Maria’s Limbo bag review;
Maria’s Samba bag reviews;
Threads and needle reviews,
Odicoat link

episodes · health · sewing advice · Style series

Kenneth D King: Life lessons and sewing

Episode 18: In part 2 Kenneth gives us life lessons and tips about sewing.

A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

In this second episode with Kenneth D King we learn 3 more things about his talents. Well there really are more gems we learn about Kenneth in this episode and re-listening to both episodes is a must.

Kenneth also gives us some sewing tips he’s learnt the hard way. He’s a wonderful bloke and so his podcasts are wonderful. Go and listen to Kenneth’s All Grown Up Now podcast and have a good binge listen to them. Go to his website kennethdking.com or see him at Sew Expo at Friday Night Live on 28 February 2020. Our own Anne Whalley is sharing a booth with Kenneth and Ryliss Bod at Sew Expo

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. 

Cocoon coat

Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!
episodes · health · sewing advice · Style series

Kenneth D King: A man of many talents

Episode 17: Kenneth D King is a man of many talents. A many faceted gem – millinery, jewellery, sewing, couture, developed the KDK bag and more recently barbie doll couture. This is just part 1 of our chat with Kenneth D King.

Kenneth D King
A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. 

Cocoon coat

Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!

Part 2 of this chat will be published on New Years Eve!