Sewing Superstar

Craft Schmaft

Sew along with Claire from Craft Schmaft

Claire Waring
Balgowlah, Australia
Creative Director

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

I learnt in high school. My crafty mum has a complete sewing aversion but saw that I loved sewing and bought a machine for me to use at home.

Can you remember the first thing you made?

A pair of shorts – which were probably terrible but I was amazed you could actually make things yourself.

Do you have any favourite pattern designers or celebrity sewers?

I do have a secret Tula Pink crush – I adore her fabric designs and the way she uses colour.

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

Usually chaos. I swing between supreme organization, like my fabric filing cabinet, and creative sessions that see fabric, stuffing and threads strewn all over the place.

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

I used to love CraftyPod and re-runs of sex in the city. Lately I’ve been listening to Smart People Podcast which is fascinating.

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

I love cross stitch and cooking, I’ve also been getting back into running on the beach.

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Mad Men
Florence + the machine
Sydney, Australia
Roman Holiday
Time Traveler’s Wife
Fabric Brand
Tula Pink
Sewing accessory or Tool
Vintage Singer sewing box