Sewing Superstar

Charm Stitch

Sew along with Laura from Charm Stitch

Laura Bednash
Blogger and Marketing Consultant

When did you first start sewing and how did you learn?

I asked for my first sewing machine when I was 8, but it was a tiny frustrating hand held thing. I dabbled throughout my 20’s but only found the patience to follow a pattern in my early 30’s. This changed everything.

Can you remember the first thing you made?

Not sewing related I made a mermaid diorama and folded paper furniture for my dolls around 1980-1981.

Do you have any favourite pattern designers or celebrity sewers?

I prefer Oliver + S patters for when I want to create a polished piece while refining skills.

What's your sewing room like and how do you organize your stash?

I organize by rainbow colors on a bookcase. Scraps go into baskets. Sometimes they are folded nicely but right now they are not. I have an ikea wall system of drawers that holds most of my notions. It’s a system of organized chaos. It could be much tidier but I’d just mess it up once I started working.

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to stitch along to?

I like Ray Lamontagne, Jose Gonzalez, M. Ward, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Brigitte Bardot on my Pandora.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I have been knitting like a fiend since August. On a good day I call myself a runner. I’m big into reading and interior design research.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?


Laura Bednash
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I also knit and embroider

What's your favorite...

TV Show
Game of Thrones. But I really enjoy Girls, too.
The Xx for now
Baltimore for home, Miami for sun, Paris and London for inspiration, New York for everything else
nearly every Wes Anderson movie and Annie Hall
The End of the Affair or 84, Charing Cross Road
Orange with a dash of pink
Fabric Brand
Nani Iro
Sewing accessory or Tool
seam ripper