Annika of Naeh-Connection talks about the German sewing community: Podcast Episode 13

Introduction to the German Sewing Community with Annika Ferk: Podcast Episode 13

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In episode 13 of the Maternity Sewing Podcast, Lisa chats with Annika Ferk of Nähconnection about the German Sewing Community. They talk about preferences in design, fabric choice, how they find each other, and how a designer can get into this market. Podcast Player: Show Notes: You can find Maternity Sewing at MaternitySewing.com. Keep in touch with us by following …

Erin Miss Crayola Creepy on the Maternity Sewing Podcast

Miss Crayola Creepy on Quilting and Garment Sewing: Podcast Episode 9

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In Episode 9 of the Maternity Sewing Podcast, Erin talks with another Erin, Miss Crayola Creepy, about her journey from quilting to garment sewing back to quilting. She talks about what she’s learned from quilting that helps her with garment sewing (and vice versa) and shares some really exciting news! Podcast Player: Show Notes: You can find Maternity Sewing at …

Jodi of Sew Fearless

Sewing Self-Confidence after Pregnancy: Jodi of Sew Fearless

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Through pregnancy and post-partum our bodies go through massive changes in size and shape, unfamiliar redistributions of weight, and are constantly changing. These changes can be disorienting and can cause even the most self-confident of women to feel alien in her body. Today on the Maternity Sewing blog we have Jodi from Sew Fearless to talk about how she uses …

The Maternity Sewing Podcast Episode 5: Sewing for Dementia with Chuleenan Svetvilas of CSews

Sewing for Dementia with Chuleenan: Podcast Episode 5

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In Episode 5 of the Maternity Sewing Podcast, Erin talks with Chuleenan of CSews about sewing for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and the simple but important things to consider when sewing for someone with dementia that can help both them and their caregiver. Podcast Player: Show Notes: You can find Maternity Sewing at MaternitySewing.com. Keep in touch with us …

How to Sew Nursing Pads (With Free Pattern)

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If you plan on nursing your new baby, you’ll soon find that nursing pads are a necessity. Leaks are inevitable, especially those first months as your flow is the strongest, and even before you give birth you can have some colostrum leaks already. Did you know your milk can start flowing as soon as you hear your baby cry? How …

Sewing & Body Image with Charlie of This Blog is Not for You on the Maternity Sewing Podcast: Episode 3

Sewing and Body Image with Charlie: Podcast Episode 3

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In Episode 3 of the Maternity Sewing Podcast, Erin talks with Charlie, M.Sc., a sewing blogger and psychologist, about a few of the ways sewing is good for your mental health, why it’s important to be selfish, and how sewing is a practice in mindfulness. Podcast Player: Show Notes: You can find Maternity Sewing at MaternitySewing.com. Keep in touch with …

Maternity Friendly Fringe Dress

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Hi Maternity Sewists! I’m Lara, the blogger behind Lara Handmade. When I was pregnant, I focused on sewing patterns that worked for both pregnancy and postpartum and ones that required no pattern adjustments because I’m a #lazysewist. However, I had one maternity dress in mind that required two small adjustments to make it maternity (and postpartum/nursing) friendly. I wanted a …

How to Create a Maternity Top or Dress with Elastic

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If you’ve seen or made a knit top or dress that isn’t drafted for maternity, you can easily turn it into maternity wear by adding some elastic to the side seam. The RTW dress I used here is not a maternity garment and it shows, pulling around my belly and creating excess fabric at the back. Although I can get …