Love to Sew,

Episode 4: Modern Sewing With Katie Marcus

August 29, 2017

Today on Love to Sew, Katie Marcus from What Katie Sews shares how she learned to sew, her favorite makes and patterns, and her passion for sustainability through sewing. Katie has a modern approach to sewing, focusing on wearable makes that reflect her strong sense of style. We loved getting to know Katie and we hope you do too!

Katie Marcus

Here are some of the things we talked about in this episode:

  • Katie’s cat:

Unhelpful, but cute ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • Ray-Stitch in London
  • Janome: In Japanese, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means “eye of the snake.” The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle. The Japanese thought the new round bobbin looked like a snake’s eye, and from the innovative design, a name was born.
  • Katie’s Sewing Room:

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  1. Betty says:

    Loved this episode!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thank you Betty!

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