Love to Sew,

Episode 5: How to Sewcialize

September 05, 2017
Sewcializing = sewing + socializing! Today we’re chatting all about the different ways sewists connect online. We cover everything from Instagram etiquette to our favourite Facebook groups. We also confess how many times a day we check Instagram, and how many people we follow! A great episode if you’re new to the sewing community or just looking for a new way to interact with fellow makers.

Sewcialize with Helen! Blog: Helen’s Closet, Instagram: @helens__closet
Sewcialize with Caroline! Shop: Blackbird Fabrics, Instagram: @blackbirdfabrics
Sewcialize with the Podcast! Instagram: @lovetosew.podcast, Twitter: @lovetosewpod, Facebook: /LovetoSewPod
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  1. Sarah Smith says:

    Listening to this episode made a tedious cutting out session way more fun and thanks for the shout out guys xxx

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Yay! Glad to hear it. Thanks for listening!

  2. Janome Gnome says:

    I’m loving the podcasts. They’re sewingy, fun and yeah, basically I just binged them all while sewing an Ogden cami and tidying up my sewing area. Great saturday! One quick point on sharing and re-posting – with pictures of children, we need to be unequivocal about asking permission (preferably in writing) of the parents. Some kids model their parents’ patterns a lot and we’re really used to seeing them, but it’s worth just underlining that control over their imagine needs to stay with them and their parents. Probably obvious, but I’m sure all you lovely folks won’t mind me mentioning it. Thanks again!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thank you for your comment! We agree completely about asking permission before sharing kids makes. It certainly doesn’t hurt to re-iterate!

  3. Sarah says:

    Have you tried link tree for multiple links in your Instagram profile?

    I love it!

    I love your podcasts! Keep up the great work!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thanks Sarah!

  4. Julia says:

    Has anyone mentioned the American Sewing Guild for sewists in the US? It’s slightly more formal than finding someone on Instagram, but it’s also an easy way to plug into a large network of folks who love to sew. Check out to find a chapter near you. I didn’t know anyone who sewed in my town when I saw a flyer for a pants fitting workshop being hosted by the local chapter. I screwed up my courage, signed up, and met my new best friends! Each chapter is different, but most chapters have groups that meet monthly to talk sewing, plan classes, workshops and retreats. There are groups doing home dec, or couture techniques, or machine embroidery, or mastering your sergers. Most also do charity sewing for the local community. There’s a national conference where you can spend four days with your 700 closest sewing friends (and heros!) Highly recommended!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thanks so much for this tip, Julia! This sounds like a great resource for our listeners to get in touch. The national conference sounds AMAZING!!

  5. Margarita says:

    I loved the comment about not suggesting a weekend away for your first internet to real life meet up. I snorted my coffee! Fortunately, my I’d put my knitting down! Great show!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      LOL! Glad you find us funny Margarita 🙂 Thanks for listening!

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