Fashion Business Tips from Angela Wolf, Host of PBS’ “It’s Sew Easy”

Creative Living with Jane Monzures - Podcast #5

Creative Living host Jane Monzures welcomes¬†Angela Wolf, women’s apparel designer, sewing expert, and host of the PBS show It’s Sew Easy.¬†Angela reveals how she got started in the fashion business and what advice she would give others looking to get into fashion and sewing.

Podcast Highlights

  • Whether all creative makers have an entrepreneurial spirit (1:22) or is it better to have someone help you with the business side of things.
  • The story behind the first thing Angela ever made (4:35) and her first designing moment (4:51).
  • A great hack to creating basic patterns for yourself (6:52) so you can then create your own custom designs from the basic patterns.
  • Angela tells the story about how her own series on PBS “It’s Sew Easy” came about (9:50)
  • The resurgence of sewing today (13:08) now that sewing machines are so accessible and how the younger generation has a fearless approach toward projects.
  • The benefits of teaching on Facebook live (15:50), how Angela built her audience there and why she goes live every week at the same time even from random places like the airport.

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