Behind the Scenes at Threads | Bonus Podcast 2
As working from home is a new reality for many readers and listeners, the Threads staff has once again put remote technology to use to record bonus episodes of our Sewing With Threads podcast. We’ll be sharing weekly episodes on Fridays through the month of April, and possibly beyond.
This week, editors Carol J. Fresia and Jeannine Clegg sat down in front of their webcams and microphones to talk about some of the ways we work in the Threads offices.
The Threads stash
Find out how the Threads team manages a constantly growing stash of fabric and patterns, the leftovers from the many garments staff seamstress Norma Bucko sews for each issue. You’ll hear why we like to hoard remnants and older patterns, and how we benefit from the occasional effort to rein in the stash.
Check out the fine print
Discover where readers can locate essential information about patterns, fabrics, and styling garments shown in each magazine. The editors also answer two questions we often hear: Why are patterns shown in the issue sometimes out of print by publication time, and why are fabrics sold out by the time readers receive their copies?
A focus on inspiring sewers
Carol and Jeannine share thoughts on how Threads tries to inspire readers to take techniques they learn in the magazine in new, creative directions. We always hope you like the garments we show, but we’re even happier when you make something that’s uniquely yours.
As always, the editors encourage listeners to visit Conversational Threads, our online forums, to ask and answer questions from our community of fellow sewing enthusiasts.
This behind-the-scenes bonus podcast episode is sponsored by our friends at Baby Lock.
Baby Lock has introduced Sew In This Together to help people make it through this unprecedented time through their shared love of sewing.
They are offering 60 days free of their SEWED online classes to sewers in the United States and Canada. The classes cover sewing basics, new techniques, and projects.
In addition, Baby Lock is encouraging sewers to make and donate homemade face masks. A step-by-step mask-making video and pattern can be found on the Baby Lock blog, as well as a list of organizations in need of masks.