Material Mama Podcast Show #26 ~~ Women in Labor

Show #26, Women in Labor

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A discussion with my friend, Anne about life, podcasting, sewing, women in the labor force as well as in actual labor (we met in LaMaze/childbirth class which you will hear about). Anne is an amazing writer. She is working on her master’s in English Literature and wrote a wonderful paper about women in podcasting, and we talked about why she chose this topic for the symposium.

Sorry about the lawn mowing sound in the middle. Life happening, you know? :)

Links we talked about:

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
Pride and Prejudice
Grammar Girl
Jumping Monkeys
Annie’s Quilting Stash
Alex Anderson Quilting Podcast

CookiePants

Handmaid’s Tale

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material mama podcast #24

Welcome friends!

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Show 24 Notes

Measuring standards

ASG Conference here in Sacramento! I hope to see you, be sure to say hello!

New dress pattern, with many easy adjustments to custom fit

Click for a free printable to put by your machine:

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Change your bobbin, change your needle – some little products I made up, when you purchase them you help support the show!

Great dye tutorial videos are up I have one from Sewing With Nancy on how to change the sizing of knit patterns, but I can’t get it from .tivo to a format YouTube will take.

Fabric magnet buttons, I got the idea from NotMartha:

and some button push pins:

New patterns are up from Kwik Sew! Also the new Ottobre has been posted! I love these times of year. I am planning on ordering these patterns:


3542 Tunic and Dress


3536 Dress

Two-Hour Tote Bag by Be Sew Stylish

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Sew A Clean Sweep Apron!

Take a look at BurdaStyle, they’ve changed the interface a bit and new patterns are added all the time!

Kerri from Miss You Sew Much (http://www.missyousewmuch.com/ have offered a free zippered bag tutorial! Check it out!!!!!

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Special thanks to Sarah from Mad Mommy Blog (one of my favorites!) for leaving me this voicemail. Check out this awesome mommy patch site she found!

Listener Ginger asks:

Hi,

I have a couple of suggestions for topics. One of the things I had down was sewing for boys but I was thinking about my 8-year-old son. What can I practically sew for him that he would actually wear? I’m thinking in the 8 to 10 year range.

Another thing is sewing motivation. I have a hard time just getting up to do it. I have a jacket cut out now that I need to mark and sew but I have a difficult time.

Any advice sisters and brothers? Send me an email or give me a call! Thanks for listening and I’ll be back on the air in a week or two.

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support! If you’d like to participate you can:

email me materialmama at gmail dot com
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Got a Mic? Record A Two-Minute Question or comment.

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Nutmeg

Material Mama Podcast Show #23

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Show 23 notes

This just in! Make fabric labels, and don’t forget your 40% off coupon

Fabric Cards

These are just about the most fun thing I’ve ever sewn! So easy and they turn out so pretty!

I got my wovens together, mostly scraps. I ironed them on to heat and bond. I sewed them in patchwork style, cut them up, resewed them until they looked like a crazy quilt.

I then ironed it on to some thick interfacing. I popped on my darning/embroidery foot, lowered the feed dogs and using a variegated embroidery thread I quilted the heck out of the sheet of fabric in a random pattern.

Then I cut them out to fit the card, so that there was a bit of a margin all the way around. I used a straight stitch around the card to secure it to the paper. I didn’t have any spray on glue, or I would have used that too.

I either sewed on the tag or a button to the front by hand. Then I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the inside of the card, again with a small margin, to hide the stitches.

I can’t decide if I should put some in the summer swap or the card swap or sell them LOL. I scanned them to the color is a little stark, they are softer IRL

Fabric at Ikea

Dying tutorial on Uncommon Threads — YouTube Link

dying pillowcases, fabric and dresses for the girls I used Dharma dyes, salt, hot water and dark green, rasberry and ice blue to make some lwi dyed clothing and pillowcases.

Other finds:
Home dec sewing – bathroom valances, pillowcases, etc.
I like using shower curtains (not plastic) for drapes and grocery bags. tough and generally pretty water resistant.

I visited JapanTown, and picked up some (more) fabulous Japanese craft books. Bags, home decoration, patchworks, and some girl’s wardrobe 110-150. I’ll have the ISBN numbers on my podcast notes

I didn’t do any fabric shopping, but my husband’s company gave him a fun little digital camera. It’s truly just point and shoot! I’ll have to do a few little projects for an upcoming podcast.

block printing –
I found some linoleum squares for a dollar and a wood block for a few more, and some cutting tools at the Japanese shop in SF as well. I have been practicing printing/stenciling with styrofoam from meat trays, like I did back in my childhood.

For dying: Look at H and M, if you have one close. I don’t think you can order online but I could be wrong. They have really cute tops for around 4.00 each for kids. Much better price than Dharma or anywhere else, IMO.

Purses and bags!
I made the purse I chatted about earlier, as well as one out of the fabric I bought from that eBay seller in China. I used one of the patterns from my Japanese Bag book I got in San Francisco.

New purchases from JapanTown:

There is a bag contest going on over at Sew Mama Sew

and another contest at Sewing Mamas

A day in my life: I took a 2 hour nap in the middle of the day, but I didn’t document that LOL. Here we are on a very typical day You can use the slide show feature to watch it easier, IMO.

Neat blogs: CraftApple

Lotus bag free bag pattern
neat seamstress apron

Pink Chalk Studio
Note Taker Pattern

A fabric folio designed to hold an 8 1/2″ x 11 3/4″ paper notepad. Built in pockets provide roomy storage for important papers, writing utensils and business cards. Wherever you go, take notes in style. Great for gifts too. Pattern includes instructions and full sized pattern sheet. Make everyday art today!

Jointed Waldorf Doll Sew Along

DIY:

MovieMom

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support! If you’d like to participate you can:
email me materialmama at gmail dot com
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How can I help support this podcast?

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Support Material Mama

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Inspiration! Jayme Bodice

You can do so many things with a pattern. This time I’m highlighting the ‘Jayme Bodice Pattern’ that was created by Jayme DeHart, of Dehart Designs. She shared this with the Sewing Mama board and I’m uber thankful.

If you have finished Jayme bodice items, you can post a link here in the show notes. Thank you so much!

This is a free pattern she offers the sewing world, you can download it here:

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You can download the directions here or view them here

These are dresses made by Jayme, followed by other mamas who took up the idea!

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From Amanda, her daughter’s favorite tank tops are the jayme bodice just lengthened:

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From Shannon Undershirt/boxers sets and an A-line summer dress:

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From Cheryl These are wovens! she puts elastic inside the straps at top, for an easy fit, that doesn’t have the straps falling down on her “skinny minnie”. She also just did this one for St Pattys day, with a tie shoulder strap.

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From Heather

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From Mich

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Bobbi Jo has done a lot with one pattern as well:

I use snap closure on the top instead of ties and I have also always used wovens for these:

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This one is made into a lined bodice with regular straps instead of bias and with button closure:

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Here is a shortened version as a shirt and capri’s:

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As an a-line summer dress

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Some things I’ve made for my girls:

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Material Mama Podcast #15

Yikes! I just heard a section where it sounds like I’m on some major Valium. Let me remix that and re up load it. Sorry!!!!! Here is the correct one:

Welcome to show #15

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Today I chatted about: The Puyallup SewExpo, www.sewexpo.com, is coming to town again and with it all the speakers, vendors, innovators, authors, and instructors from around the sewing world. My understanding is that this is the largest sewing world event of the year in the country and possibly the world for home-sewists.

Listener Mary suggested SewBaby as well as Lamington Lane . I also have gotten them off ebay, from Serena, and Luscious Labels.

Listener Amy was wondering:

Something interesting I have learned about myself is that Spring makes me sew. My machine can be dormant for long stretches but something about April causes me to make a skirt, dress, or something else to wear. I wonder if any of your listeners have noticed they also have seasonal stitcher’s itch (and if so, what season?).

Alex Anderson was also chatting about it on her podcast, I think it was #50. I really enjoy her podcast, she interviews very interesting shop owners and more! Whether you quilt or not, take a listen. Her most recent podcast is about how to buy a new machine.

So far my podcasters challenge is going great! Sage Tyrtle mentioned it on her podcast, Quirky Nomads. I know we can be so divided on political opionions but I am so pleased that we can come together as mothers and humans to give even a little love and hope to a child. Thank you Sage!!!!!

If you’d like another great sewing podcast to listen to, check out Alex Anderson’s podcast. While she does focus on quilting, I think there is a lot to learn from her sewing experience and she has a great voice for podcasting!

Check out the free Ottobre tank top for a fun addition to the summer wardrobe for the kids. If you’d like a direct link to the .pdf version, click here.

Sister Diane from Crafty Pod is knitting up in Second Life and I’m thinking of logging in again.

Here is my ‘brand new’ serger!

This week’s review, Sewing with Sergers: The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing by Pati Palmer and Gail Brown

Need some Valentine’s Inspiration? Check these out: fold an oragami heart, make bookmarks, the goodie-bag ideas, Paper CD sleeves for Valentine’s cookies, Heart Garland, easy sewn fortune cookies

Sewzanne’s Fabrics is offering a discount to Material Mama listeners. If you use the coupon code MM5, you’ll get 5% off your total order! Plus they discount shipping if you’re ordering just patterns.

Please check out Lisa’s great dolls here. She is a true artisan! I have two of her dollies and my girls are in absolute love with them. I can’t wait to purchase more. Hurry, they won’t last I’m sure!!! Here are my girls opening up thier special orders from LaSageFemme:

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