Growth, Challenges and Sewing Industry Chats with Kate from The Fold Line // EP07

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The sewing small business world is an amazing place. We're really fortunate to be a part of a new era of sewing that's filled to the brim with entrepreneurship, big ideas, and a strong network of community support. 

One of the sewing small businesses that I believe is leading the industry right now is The Fold Line, an online community run by British sewing duo Kate and Rachel. They've got great business savvy and a deep connection to the needs of our community, and are using this to run an incredible business that's growing, changing, and propelling the industry forward. 

In this episode of Maker Style, we go behind the scenes at The Fold Line to get a better sense of what sewing small business looks like day to day. We talk about the industry, who we admire, and what's tough about working in sewing. This is a must-listen for anyone who likes to sew, full stop. 

But before we get into the episode, here's five fast facts about Kate! 

Coffee or Tea?
As a true Brit it has to be tea! I love coffee too but only one a day or it makes me twitchy.

Android or Apple?
Apple all the way, I’ve used Apple since I was 18 and could never go back.

Knits or Wovens?
I wear a lot of knits but I love sewing with wovens.

 Sew something slow, of finish a project in an afternoon?
 I’m a bit of a speed demon and like to have a project finished and on before the end of the day... Usually sewing up the hem on my way somewhere.
(So grateful to hear I'm not the only one who's guilty of this!)

Sew something new, or a tried and true pattern?
Bit of both, when I’m tired I go to my old favourites as I know they will fit, but I’m always tempted by the new releases.
(With your job I'm sure I would be tempted, too!)


Talking with Kate was so much fun, and I left the conversation feeling like I learnt a lot about the industry. I know you guys are just going to LOVE this episode. 

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Until next time,