I was going to announce a few new tools and kits in our shop today but woke up to find my voice on Seamwork Radio this morning so I will share that first before moving on to product release news! Seamwork Radio Sarai on Seamwork Radio Seamwork Radio is a podcast hosted by Sarai of Colette Patterns.  It is a relatively new endeavor and, from what I understand, it has been a smashing hit with sewists!  Here is the description of Seamwork Radio that you can find on the Seamwork website:
Sewing your own clothing can change your perspective in surprising ways. Seamwork Radio brings you personal stories about all the ways designing, making, and wearing your own clothing can alter your life. We talk to artists, designers, and everyday creators about how the act of sewing has helped them slow down, get to know their bodies, discover their own identity, and take part in the growing movement to revive the art of sewing.
It is a thrill to be on Seamwork Radio and it was wonderful to finally have a chance to chat with Sarai.  When Matt and I travelled to Portland in April 2014 I agonized over whether I should pop by the Colette studio or not - I was so star struck by Sarai and her amazing company that I ended up chickening out and regretting my lack of courage after we left the city!  I don't know what I was so scared of though.  Sarai is incredibly gracious and welcoming.  She was also very understanding of my nerves while being recorded for the radio episode~  I tend to lose my vocabulary when I am nervous and have a very high, squeaky voice - not the best situation for radio! Anyways, if you would like to check out the episode I am featured in, you can find it here.  Thanks, Sarai, and the Seamwork Radio team for including me on your wonderful podcast! Father's Day Tie - Thread Theory - 38 While I'm on a roll here talking about Thread Theory in the 'public eye', SewMamaSew featured my silk tie-making tutorial in their Luxe Gift compilation earlier this week.  The list features all sorts of luxurious gift ideas - some that feature sewing skills and others that do not.  I really love the leather tote bag and beautiful wool cape included within this list!  Thanks for the feature Sara (from Now Try This) and SewMamaSew!
  Okay, moving on to the new goodies in our shop!  Let me announce the newest kit that I have put together for the holiday season:T Shirt Making Kit by Thread TheoryIt's The Strathcona Henley & Tee Sewing Supplies Kit!  This kit features my favorite t-shirt making supplies and is prettily packaged and ready for gift giving!  As I assembled these kits I enjoyed imagining sewists giving them as Christmas presents to their non-sewist friends with the promise of an intro-to sewing t-shirt making session!  Wouldn't that be a nice way to spread the joy and creativity of making this holiday season? While this kit is designed to suit our Strathcona Henley pattern, it would be perfect to create all sorts of t-shirts - there is enough material included to sew any manner of men's or women's top.  You can check out all of the kit details on our website.   We also added a fresh shipment of Merchant & Mills books and tools in the shop this week! Merchant and Mills Tools Thread Theory-5 While the Workbook isn't menswear related at all, I've received quite a few emails from Canadians hoping that we might stock this gorgeous pattern book so that they can avoid the cost of shipping from England!  For male sewists I've added another Merchant & Mills book to the shop:Merchant and Mills Tools Thread Theory-3 This is a great volume for men interested in learning how to sew because it is refreshingly unisex!  The Sewing Book introduces you to all of the basic sewing concepts and then walks you through a series of projects so that you can employ your new skills in a hands on manner.  By the time you have completed the series of projects you will be ready to tackle any project and pattern you might be interested in! In addition to the new books, we've added these tiny glass vials of minuscule hand sewing needles.  Tailors swear by them for evenly stitched invisible hems and quilters swear by them for quick and even hand quilting stitches. Merchant and Mills Tools Thread Theory-2 And here is what is back in stock!  Beautiful, sharp buttonhole scissors and big, strong glass headed toilet pins! NewMMProducts-37NewMMProducts-26 Both of these tools sold out almost instantly last time we added them to our shop so I ordered LOTS this time so that you can be sure to get your hands on them when you need them :). Head on over to our shop to check out the new books and tools in detail.  Please send me an email (info@threadtheory.ca) or comment on the blog to let me know if there is a specific tool that you would like us to stock (Merchant & Mills or otherwise).  I'd love to know! Have a great weekend!

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ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Thanks for taking the time to comment about the Seamwork episode! It was nerve-racking putting so much of my personal life and opinions out there for everyone to hear so it is really nice to know people could relate to what I said :). Have fun sewing the Jutlands! Check out our sew-along if you are interested and happy sewing!

Mainelydad

Mainelydad said:

I LOVED the podcast!!!! Now my admiration of what you do is even more off the charts.

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Wow, thank you! That means a lot coming from you since Matt and I greatly admire both your sewing and your boat building skills!

Julie

Julie said:

I found my way to your website from the Seamwork podcast! I am a longtime fan of independent pattern companies and all-things Canadian. I am going in the direction of a me-made wardrobe for myself and my two young children and now I’m looking to include my husband in this crazy project! Thank you for such an inspiring site!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Wow! What a great project you have made for yourself! Best of luck accomplishing your goal. I’m glad we can help you clothe your husband :D. Happy sewing!

Bethanie

Bethanie said:

I finally got to listen to this podcast last night while cutting out a dress and it was fabulous! You have a lovely voice and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your story. I really admire the simplicity theme in your life – something I strive for, but find difficult to achieve! (Also, I was delighted to recently discover your patterns and can’t wait to make a pair of Jutland pants for my guy!)

Lisa Poblenz (patternandbranch)

Lisa Poblenz (patternandbranch) said:

I just finished listening to the podcast. It was great! I didn’t think your voice sounded high or that you had a limited vocabulary! ;) It was really interesting. Thanks for keeping me company on my walk and at the gym!

zaynabsophiarose

zaynabsophiarose said:

I am going to wait til cooking dinner to listen to this, I am sure it will be as wonderful as the previous podcasts by Sarai.

The packaging for the t-shirt kit looks great!

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