Why I Sew Podcast

Sulky Why I Sew Podcast

Why do we sew? Everyone's story is different. We interview sewing stars & industry professionals, quilters & embroiderers, menders & makers to bring you inspiring stories that give you all the feels. Listen while you sew or on the go and learn about sewists from all walks of life; what motivates their passion; how they innovate their craft; and more. Then go make something great!


Sewing as therapy & finding a community with
Desiree Habicht of Desiree's Designs

Desiree Habicht, owner and designer of Desiree's Designs, creates machine embroidery designs, patterns and more. She truly has an artist's eye and loves sharing her creations with others. Learn how she honed her sewing skills through her competitive Girl Scout spirit. Plus, hear how a family tragedy sparked her creativity and rejuvenated her spirit.

"I was so isolated and looking for a friend and [sewing] gave me a community." ~Desiree

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Accidental successes, big-ass books & making things for mom - Mark Montano

Addicted, smitten and obsessed with making quilts - Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts

From peek-a-boo to patternmaking and perfectionism with Angela Wolf

Breaking away from home-ec sewing with Michelle Morris, That Black Chic

Finding a path to joy through quilting with Mary Fons, self-proclaimed Quilt Nerd

"It's not about WHAT I made. It's about the MAKING."  - Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts


Jason Prater loves to hear about why people sew. As the President of Sulky, and an industry veteran of 25+ years, it seems like he's heard it all. But there's always a new story, a new reason, a new event that sparks a new interest in sewing, and he's happy to share those stories with you. Jason brings extensive industry knowledge and his enthusiastic personality to the podcast. His infectious energy will have you reflecting on your sewing story, and you'll want to run to the sewing machine to start making something new.

Don’t miss an episode! We publish new ones every week.

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"I love the Sulky brand. It is like painting with threads."  - Desiree Habicht of Desiree's Designs

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