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Sewing with Threads Podcast

Inspired Sewing From Paris, with Hannah Hamill | Episode 58

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California native Hannah Hamill, who now lives in central Paris, tells what it’s like to sew and shop for fabric in the City of Light. In Episode 58 of the Sewing With Threads podcast, the part-time tour guide and full-time wife and mother to two small children, also talks about places that inspire her along with how she has developed a chic and laid-back style.

Hannah Hamill wearing black-and-white checked pants in front of ornate blue door in Paris

Fabric shopping in Paris

Hannah says the Sentier area in the city’s second arrondissement is a popular place to shop for fabric, but she usually heads to the Sacré-Cœur area of Montmartre, in the 18th arrondissement. This neighborhood is home to Marché Saint-Pierre Dreyfus, perhaps the largest fabric store anywhere. It is surrounded by other shops selling fabric and sewing supplies, including Tissus Reine. Find out how Hannah prepares for her shopping excursions and why Sacre-Coupon is her all-time favorite fabric store.

She also reveals the pleasant surprise she receives whenever ordering from Boutique Modes et Travaux, which is part of Les Coupons de Saint-Pierre.

City of Light and inspiration

Hannah draws inspiration from those she follows on Instagram, even if they do not share her aesthetic. She may be influenced as much by her surroundings in Paris. From the French museums to the streetwear, she has lots of opportunities to observe personal style. Her recent stop at the Louvre led her to think more about color.

Learn more about Hannah’s love of elastic-waist pants, in-seam pockets, and pockets secured into waistbands.

Hannah Hamill in Emerson pants, 3 images

Then listen to how she incorporated her California aesthetic into her Paris lifestyle.

Find more about Hannah’s garment sewing on Instagram @hann_made, and enjoy her collection of images in front on fabulous doors of Paris.


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