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The Sewing Soundtrack – Ed Sheeran : You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

My sewing soundtrack seems to be more of a shorthand soundtrack these days!

Right about now I’m a little bit obsessed with a certain Ed Sheeran. I’ve been keeping an eye on his work since Becca reviewed his gig at Sin City for The Siren, and I’ve been playing ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ on repeat since he released the newest version of the hit made viral by his one take version filmed by SB:tv. Any live version of Sheeran’s work is well worth watching, as you get a far better idea of what it is which makes him so unique and so popular as an artist. Saying that, the single version of ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ is one which, without a doubt, captures the essence of his live work brilliantly, and the video’s pretty swish too!

The only problem really is I end up having a little dance to myself rather than sewing or practicing my shorthand outlines… what music is everyone boogying to in their sewing breaks at the moment?


The Sewing Soundtrack – Janelle Monáe : Tightrope [feat. Big Boi]

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m bringing back the sewing soundtrack, where I highlight a few choice tracks from my iTunes playlist which dominate my sewing time.

My good friend Ki Shah recommended Janelle Monáe to me, guessing rightly that this funky tune would be right up my street. I have to say, I wish I could pull off a tux and brogues as well as Ms Monáe does – future sewing project perhaps? Listening to ‘Tightrope’, I instantly get the feeling I should put down the needle and thread and pull on my dancing shoes instead…

So who’s adding this one to their personal sewing soundtrack?

The Sewing Soundtrack – Wir Sind Helden : Nur Ein Wort

What’s the soundtrack to your sewing? I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to get my stitching action on the go without some motivational music in the background. For that reason, my sewing station wouldn’t quite be the same without some tunes to get me going.

Photo: xLucas

This week, it’s been all about Deutschland, with German music blaring from my laptop’s speakers on more than one occasion. Sad to say, but I’ve been neglecting my German these past few weeks, so it’s only been right to pump my speakers full of some aural delights from the land of bikes, Bratwurst and beer.

Wir Sind Helden is an old favourite, easy listening for when you’re having to unpick that seam for the seventh time. So when you feel like you spend more time undoing seams than you do actually sewing them, whack on a little bit of Nur ein Wort to calm your nerves. The video’s pretty adorable too, harking back to some classic Bob Dylan action. Even if you kann kein Deutsch, it’s a fun listen.