June 18, 2021
Sew Ab Fabs Caroline and Aly chat to the wonderfully talented Sian owner of Darn Knit a shop dedicated to Alterations and Wool. Sian shares her journey of taking on this business and her aspirations for the future. Sian also tells us how she has had to adapt during the Pandemic to keep her business fresh.
May 28, 2021
If you've ever printed a PDF pattern at home you will appreciate hearing how Su and Mark went ahead and created Patternsy, becoming the first company dedicated exclusively to printing full size sewing patterns from downloaded sewing patterns for home dressmakers and Designers. And what a journey in life they have taken to get to where they are today, its inspiring. So join us and listen in to this enlightening and informative episode.
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May 21, 2021
In our sixth episode Aly and Caroline chat to Damien a Textile Agent who for 12 years has been the middleman between manufacturer and retailer, he describes his business to us and gives us a peek at what it's like being a travelling fabric salesperson.
We gossip about the Great British Sewing Bee technical challenges and Carolines first trip back to a London hospital after a break of 18 months.
May 14, 2021
Aly and Caroline chat with Julia Claridge about the journey that led her to the birth of Bobbins and Buttons. She tells us the processes involved from idea to publishing a sewing pattern and why creating home dressmaking patterns for men is becoming popular. Caroline and Aly talk about Sweet Pea dramas and Aly shares a tale as to why its best to wear appropriate clothing at all times.
May 7, 2021
Caroline and Aly catch up with what's been happening in their own lives this week and then talk with Fiona Pullen Founder of the fabulous online sewing and craft resource The Sewing Directory. Fiona tells us how The Sewing Directory came about and how she has gone on to write two books for creative people who own or are starting businesses themselves , 'Craft a Creative Business' and 'Making and Marketing a Creative Art and Craft Business'. She tells us her plans for the future and gives us some amazing tips about looking after websites.
April 30, 2021
Aly and Caroline chat to Nicola owner of Sew Busy a sewing and craft shop in Fleet, Hampshire. Nicola describes how she juggled family and business in the early days of Sew Busy. Nicola also tells us how important Sew Busy has become to many people in her community and how that led to an invitation to one of HRH Queen Elizabeth II Garden Parties.
April 23, 2021
Aly is the co host of the Sew Ab Fab podcast along with Caroline. In this episode Caroline questions Aly so you can find out a bit more about her and how she came to run Bobbin Sewing School. She tells us what plans she has for the future and why giving the best experience to her clients is important to her.
We hear how a competition in her teens led to her love of sewing and how she occasionally swapped Welly boots for Bond Street in her first career.