Listen to these while you SEW!

Do you put your headphones on while sewing? or put the speaker on?

I do. most of the time.

I am one of those people who really like multitasking whenever I can. Multitasking had some bad reps lately but I still do it sometimes. One of the things I love to do is listening while doing some light sewing or free motion quilting.

Sew while listening to podcast and audiobook - a great way to multitask - get list of things to listen to through the blog.

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I have these wireless headphones that my husband bought and I love it! I connect them to my phone and listen to podcast and audiobook. I can go around the sewing room uninterrupted by the wire or having to carry my phone around. Not really a tech person but this wireless headphones tech is awesome!

But I also love this rose-gold headphones – but they hurt my ears after some time. So much for being super expensive. I bought them cause they were too lovely and they can be interchangeable. Now I use them mostly for photo props – still love them though. See how gorgeous they look in photos as compared to my bulky Senheisser.

Anyway, I am not here to talk about headphones…

I am here to share with you some of the thing I listened to so you too can enjoy listening, reading and gaining knowledge (yup try listening to fiction books and podcast -you’ll be amazed how much you’ll learn while sewing!).

Here are some of the things I put on while sewing, maybe you’ll love them too.

1. Audiobook:

Ooo this one ticks both boxes – reading and sewing! If you have lots of those books to read on your list – try this option! I go through a book in a couple of days -which is very unlikely me. And I got a whole lot of things done (sewing, dishwashing) while finishing the book! Isn’t that awesome?

Ever since I fell for the audiobook. I have been struck.  Fiction novel is my go to when sewing, although I do have a collection of non-fiction (nerdy me).

I am always reluctant to buy fiction books as I always doubt that I would just sit and read. I am not that type of person. However, I do enjoy them whenever I do – it is just the guilt afterward. The guilt that I have not done much except reading that novel feeling.

So, this audiobook was a game changer! I get to enjoy novels AND be productive in my sewing room!

Try it, am sure you’ll be addicted too 🙂

If you haven’t tried Audible and want to try it out, sign up through the image below (aff link) and get two FREE audiobooks of your choice. That was how I tested it and decided. Don’t worry you can unsubscribe from it anytime and still keep your books!

Each audible can be expensive but if you are subscribed to audible, you get one audiobook of your choice every month which I find was so worth it – I tend to choose those expensive ones to make them more valueable 😛

My favourite so far?

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – O this one is definitely the book to listen to! Narrated by the author herself -this book is just so inspiring.

Another one is Goddesses Never Age. These two are worth it -love the narrative and I learned so much from them! I am not into that aging stage yet, but I enjoyed Dr Christine’s book so much. more than I thought I would.

As for novels : Hmmm, I am still have doubts whenever I have to choose them – always a hit and miss for me. but so far I have enjoyed

Me before you and The Girl On the Train.

Let me know some good novels you’ve read! I’d like to find them on audible and listen to them…


2. Podcast:

Other than audiobooks, podcast is also on my list of things I listen to while sewing. Although there are times that I wish to skip and just get to the good parts. There is no way around that with podcasts as you will really never know which episodes are good. I guess I pick them based on my level of knowledge about the person they interview.

My favourites have been so far are those related to my favourite designers or quilters.

Here are some podcast channel that I listened to and some of my favourite episode. If you like to get to know more about a certain designer you have long admired – podcast is a great resource for that!


American Patchwork & Quilting Radio with Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan – a name that is not a stranger in this quilting world. I love this podcast as they are relatively short and she interviews a couple of awesome quilters/designers in an episode. There is so many that I love from her podcast. You should just check them all! 😛

I suggest you go for the one you knew or have always admired. Listening to them is like getting a chat with them. So that is always nice!


Modern Sewciety

This is probably the first sewing podcast I came to. Stephanie interviews mostly modern quilters and I love her accent/slang! They are many of my favourites here too but I definitely love listening to the one where she interviewed one of my favourite designer: Elizabeth Hartman.

You can check out Modern Sewciety Podcast Gallery for more inspiring interviews!

While She Naps

I love that Abby does not cover only sewist and quilters but other creatives as well. I love listening to the bussiness side and the bacground of the creatives she interviews and often learn a lot from those interviews.

I love Sarah Benning’s work and drool over her Instagram – and loved learning more about her in this episode.


Crafty Planner Podcast

This is new to me – I recently stumbled upon this and listened to the following episode -which was great as I love Amy SInibaldi’s! And her new line with Art Gallery Fabric — going on my forever growing wish list!

I love her blog and having to know her backstage stories are fun! Seeing her growth into this quilting/surface pattern business has been inspiring too.

Click here for that episode. Otherwise, check out Crafty Planner Podcast Gallery.

I just love listening to all of these crafty business ladies talk about their journey and how they come up with all their inspirational work!


3. Quiltville Quilt-Cam:

Well, this is not exactly just listening, but it is not a heavy watch and I love listening to Bonnie chats as she sews! She has live facebook in her facebook group everytime she does this but it is rarely the convenient time for me to sit and sew while she does so too. So, I often just pick her replay videos in the past episodes gallery.

I love watching her sew and chat all things quilty like vintage sewing machine and scrappy quilting!! SO go check that out if you haven’t.

O Well, that concludes all for now to what I put on my ear while sewing. I hope you will find something new and to explore more of from here.

Do you have a favourite things or book to listen to while you sew? Share with me by dropping a comment! I’d love to hear about them.


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