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Top 30 Must-Know Garment Terminology For Fashion Designers (with pictures!)

Get familiar with these must-know list of garment terminology for fashion designers and know exactly what each item looks like with the included pictures.

How to Negotiate a Raise in the Fashion Industry (with word-for-word scripts)

Get the raise you deserve in your fashion career with these tips and techniques. Learn how to negotiate a raise in the fashion industry with confidence.

How to Review a Garment Sample: Step-by-Step Checklist

An important part of the fashion design process is reviewing the garment sample. Learn the steps needed to ensure proper garment samples are made.

How to Work in Fashion Remotely (7 jobs that will surprise you)

You can work remotely in fashion and this article shows what fashion jobs you can do remotely and tips for how to get started.

Common Stitch Defects in Garments (and how to fix them in manufacturing)

It’s important to know stitch defects in garments as a fashion designer. Learn the most common defects, how to identify them, and prevent them.

Free Fashion Croquis Templates + Drawing Tips for Designers of All Levels

Fashion Designers use fashion croquis for many things during designing. Learn when to use fashion croquis and top tips to make the most out of them!

3 Fashion Design Side Hustles You Can Start With No Money

If you love fashion, a fashion design side hustle is a great option to get a balance between your day job and passion while making extra money. Cha-ching!

9 Essential Types of Stitches for Garment Construction (and how to call them out)

These are 9 essential types of stitches for garment construction & manufacturing. (Plus how to call them out in tech packs & spec sheets.)

Learn How to Create a Fashion Design Mood Board

Learn how to create a fashion design mood board, step-by-step. (With 12 mood board examples from fashion industry professionals.)

12 Types of Garment Samples During Apparel Production (which ones do you need?)

What types of garment samples are used during the apparel production process? And which ones do you actually need? Here’s a list.

Measuring Garments and Creating Points of Measure (POM): Ultimate Guide

Learn how to measure a garment & create points of measure (POM) for tech packs. It’s an essential fashion indsutry skill to make sure garments fit right.

Fashion Design Podcasts: Why You Can’t Trust All the “Top 10” Lists

The top Fashion Design Podcast lists have one major flaw. Find out exactly why you can’t trust them, what to do instead, and my top list.

How to Create A Fashion Line Sheet (free template)

Learn how to create a fashion line sheet, why you need one, and all the parts you need to include. Also snag the free fashion line sheet template.

How to Prepare for a Fashion Interview: Beyond Generic Tips

Land your dream fashion job with tips on how to prepare for a fashion interview. Learn what to put in your portfolio, what to wear, what to ask, and more.

Best Freelance Sites for Fashion Designers (from 500+ fashion freelancers)

What are the best freelance sites for fashion designers? I surveyed 500+ fashion freelancers and found the REAL answer. It might surprise you.

Tech Pack Software Comparisons (and the best free option)

Not sure what tech pack software is best for your design project? Or if you even need it? Here are comparisons of the top fashion industry tech pack softwares.

How Much Money do Freelance Fashion Designers Make?

There are a lot of great things about being a freelance fashion designer—like freedom, flexibility, and working on projects you love. But the cherry on the top is that your income potential is limitless. But if you’re curious to know exactly…how much money do freelance fashion designers make? I’m going to tell you exact dollar […]

5 Steps to Become a Freelance Fashion Designer

Becoming a freelance fashion designer comes down to just FIVE steps. The process may seem overwhelming and intimidating, and of course there are nuances, but it’s really simple. Here are the 5 steps to become a freelance fashion designer: Here’s a more detailed look at all five steps to become a freelance fashion designer. Click […]

Protect Yourself: Freelance Fashion Designer Contract (Free Template!)

When it comes to being a freelance fashion designer, you want to make sure you protect yourself and get paid. Luckily, there are some really easy things you can do (without hiring a lawyer) in your invoices and contracts to cover your butt. And yes, I’m going to give you a free contract template just […]

How Do You Make Consistent Income as a Freelance Fashion Designer?

Freelancing can seem like a rollercoaster of making $3k one month and $100 the next. What will your next project be? Where do you find another client? Most importantly, how do you make consistent income as a freelance fashion designer? One of our really successful Freelance Accelerator: from Surviving to Thriving (FAST) grads, PKP,  felt […]


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