That Sewing Blab's Events

Uncuttable Fabric Challenge #2Cool2CutTSB

Do you have an uncuttable fabric in your stash? Myra and I sure do. In episode 136 of That Sewing Blab Myra asked viewers if they had any uncuttable fabrics and to share photos and the story behind them with us using the hashtag #2Cool2CutTSB. We also shared some of our uncuttable fabrics and asked for suggestions as to what we might do with them - if forced.   ;)  Want to join the challenge, or offer a pattern suggestion? Share photos of your fabric, and we might feature it on the March 12th episode of the live video podcast That Sewing Blab.

All you need to do is: 

Post a photo of your fabric with the hashtag #2cool2cuttsb to Instagram or on the That Sewing Blab Facebook Group
tag Myra @onesewsweet and I @duellingdesigns 
Please let us know in the comments if it is okay for us to use your photo on the show. 


We would love to know the story about your fabric. In the That Sewing Blab's FB GROUP you can get a badge for the challenge, and give other people suggestions on what they can do with their 2 Cool 2 Cut fabrics as well in the group.

TSB Viewer's Choice Awards

In November we asked viewers of the show to fill in a questionnaire listing their favourite sewists and sewing related companies in various categories. We had a fabulous response from our lovely viewers. On December 11th we will dedicate a whole episode of That Sewing Blab to cover the TSB Viewer's Choice Awards. On the night viewers will vote for the favourite out of the finalists. * Here is the link for the live show!! To watch the replay, please visit the Duelling Designs YouTube channel where all our replays can be found.

There so many talented people in the sewing community and it has been fabulous to recognize their hard work on the show. Although there will be a winner in each category it ends up that we are the true winners, as we get to revisit some of our favourite sewing personalities and learn about new ones too. I am thrilled to have learned about a bunch of new talented people to binge-watch their videos and read their blogs. I think I am guaranteed to be inspired in 2019 and I hope you will be too!

The pdf document below is a document listing everyone who was nominated and their links so you can find them online.

*Why did we vote twice? Viewers voted once in the survey and once on air, why? Unfortunately, you cannot add names into the polling feature on the platform we hold the live show on, Crowdcast. You can only vote in a multiple choice fashion.

TSB Viewer's Choice Awards 2018
This is a list of everyone who was nominated for an award including links to their websites, YouTube channels, or Instagram accounts.
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Adobe Acrobat document [133.4 KB]

So You Think You Can Sew Competition

That Sewing Blab will be featuring the, “So You Think You Can Sew” contest on our weekly LIVE shows from September through to November. Join us as talented sewists go head-to-head in sewing challenges. Watch the show live so you can vote for the winners of each round.
Missed this year's or last year's show? Watch the replays of finales here.

How Does the competition Work? Closed until July 2019
The So You Think You Can Sew competition will take over That Sewing Blab for the first and third Tuesday of the month (September-November). On the first show of the month, we will introduce the contestants and they will open the packages we sent them earlier in the mail that contain the mystery item they must use for the challenge. 
The third Tuesday of the month they return to reveal the garments they have made using the mystery item. They discuss their creative process, and how things went during the construction of their garment. The audience will then vote (live) for their favourite garment. 

The winners of round one and round two then face off in the finals (in November)following the same format as the months prior. The winner of this round will be the winner of the Sew You Think You Can Sew competition. 

Contestants for Season Two:

The contestants for the first round of the Sew You Think You Can Sew competition were Patrice Johnson and Tisa Taylor. The second round featured Andréanne and Katelyn. The finals saw Andréanne and Patrice competing with Patrice winning the finals.

Want to learn more about these talented sewists? Find out more about them here: 

You can find Patrice online at:
Instagram: @patricej715
YouTube: @patricej715

You can find Tisa online at:
Instagram: SimplyTFashions
Facebook: SimplyTFashions

You can find Andréanne online at:
Instagram: yogagirl
YouTube: The Minimal Approach 

You can find Katelyn online at:
Instagram: becauseimcrafty
YouTube: Because I'm Crafty 



As we firmly believe that anyone who is willing to come on camera and participate in this challenge is a champion we have made sure that all the participants receive a prize for joining us. There will also be prizes for the winner of each round and for the overall winner. Thank you to the following companies for supporting us through donating prize(s) for the So You Think You Can Sew competition!!!!!

Pattern Review
Tilly and the Buttons
Friday Pattern Company:
Sew Over It:


Interested in Sponsoring the Event?

Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Let us know if you would like to donate a prize for participants or a for a random viewer through our contact page. We will mention you on the show and during the promotion of the show prior to the event and include your logo and information on this page.

Pin It Sew It Event & Competition

It's the fun event that encourages you to use a photo from Pinterest or Instagram as your inspiration to sew a garment. Last year was the first year we held the Pin It Sew It event, and it was a huge success. We enjoyed seeing where their initial inspirations took all the participants. Missed last year's episode? You can watch the replay on YouTube here 


NOW is the time to participate in this year's event.

We would love it if you joined us in making a garment inspired by an image you like from Instagram or Pinterest. 

How to Participate - CLOSED UNTIL 2020
* Choose a photo from Pinterest or Instagram as your inspiration
* Recreate the whole garment from the photo or just one detail you love
* Post photos of your garment in the Pin It Sew It Participants Group on Facebook. You will need to ask to join this secret group. 
Photos must be posted in the Pin It Sew It   Participants Group by TBD

* Watch THAT SEWING BLAB on TBD to see photos of your garment on the show live.
* Depending on how many entries we have we will invite people on camera to share too!


Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Let us know if you would like to donate a prize for participants or a for a random viewer through our contact page. We will mention you on the show, during the promotion of the show prior to the event, and add your logo here!

TSB Viewer's Choice Awards

Have you watched the That Sewing Blab's Viewer's Choice Awards. Watch the replay to help us celebrate some of the fabulous Sewists and sewing related business that viewer's chose in our earlier survey. 

For a full list of everyone who was nominated and their links click here to be taken to our EVENTS page.

Show Schedule

Want to see which talented sewist we will be interviewing next on That Sewing Blab? Click here to see our show schedule.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in being a sponsor of That Sewing Blab? Do you want to provide prizes for one of our competitions, an episode or for the season? We will feature sponsors here on our webpage as well as live on That Sewing Blab. Contact us here for more details.

TSB Shows that Feature the Sewing Community

We try to dedicate one episode a month to a community event or competition where we can spotlight some of the work of the talented people in the sewing community. We have planned shows for:

  • The Day and Night Dress challenge
  • #SMYLY2018
  • Pin It Sew It Challenge
  • So YouThink You Can Sew
  • and more

Interested in having your event of competition mentioned live on air? Contact us to discuss the possibility.


In episode 44 we invited guests to join us on camera to review their favorite sewing books.

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