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What Is Elastane: Elastane vs Spandex vs Lycra

If you’ve ever worn an item with stretch factor in the fabric, chances are that you’ve worn elastane. But what is elastane and how does it differ from other stretch materials like spandex and lycra? And is elastane toxic to wear or perhaps sustainable? That’s what this article is about! What Is Elastane? Elastane is …

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9 Professional Sewing Tips For A Superior Finish To Clothing

I’ve got a lot of fabulous sewing tutorials on the website which will help anyone new to sewing get started, but for those who are a little more practiced and want to know how to sew high quality clothes I thought a quick guide covering some more professional sewing tips was in order. These are …

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Passive Income Streams For Fashion Businesses

We all know that time is money. And owning a fashion business usually means that your business’s income is limited to the amount of time you have available. Sure, as your business grows and you increase the number of employees or outsource manufacturing further afield you personally have more time, but you also have more …

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Creative Stay At Home Business Ideas

Who ever thought we creatives would actively be *wanting* some stay-at home business ideas? And yet, since the pandemic started back in the spring of 2020, a significant number of people around the world have had to start working from home. While not everyone has enjoyed being home 24/7 alongside their partner and / or …

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Recurring Revenue Streams For Creative Businesses

At my last count Lisa Johnson was a woman with more than six recurring revenue streams. She is a woman who attracts people to her with her consistent refusal to conform to what the online-business world likes to dictate – in my words: an MLM-like pyramid scheme based on exploitation and a lack of ethics. …

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Accordion Pocket Tutorial {Also Known As A Bellows or Cargo Pocket}

We’re continuing with the pocket tutorial series, and today we’re focusing on the accordion pocket, which is also known as a bellows pocket or a cargo pocket. The tutorial is quite in-depth as this is one of the fiddlier pockets to create so you can either follow along with the photo steps or scroll to …

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The Double Welt: A Jet Pocket Tutorial

Another tutorial in my pocket tutorial series, this jet pocket tutorial will guide you through the process of creating one of my favorite pocket types! Also commonly referred to as a double welt pocket, the jetted pocket is an inset pocket where both edges of the pocket opening are bound. Similar to the way bound …

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