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The fashion industry can be toxic and burn you out. But as a true remote freelancer, you can get the freedom and flexibility you deserve. It’s the only way to earn a fair wage, set your own schedule and have a work-life balance doing projects you love. Whether you want to earn extra money on the side, fund your dream brand, or replace your salary, the SFF podcast will help you get there. Listen in for actionable tips and strategies to kickstart or grow your freelance career, build your confidence, and create the life you want. Hosted by $100k+ fashion freelancer Sew Heidi, the show features interviews and strategy sessions with successful freelancers from around the world. This is the only place to get REAL insights from REAL freelancers who have built REAL careers on their own terms.

Successful Fashion Freelancer Flexibility & freedom doing work you love.

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    • 4.9 • 266 Ratings

The fashion industry can be toxic and burn you out. But as a true remote freelancer, you can get the freedom and flexibility you deserve. It’s the only way to earn a fair wage, set your own schedule and have a work-life balance doing projects you love. Whether you want to earn extra money on the side, fund your dream brand, or replace your salary, the SFF podcast will help you get there. Listen in for actionable tips and strategies to kickstart or grow your freelance career, build your confidence, and create the life you want. Hosted by $100k+ fashion freelancer Sew Heidi, the show features interviews and strategy sessions with successful freelancers from around the world. This is the only place to get REAL insights from REAL freelancers who have built REAL careers on their own terms.

    SFF138 How She Did It: A Fashion Freelancer with No Industry Experience

    SFF138 How She Did It: A Fashion Freelancer with No Industry Experience

    “It’s practically impossible to break into fashion.” If you’ve ever believed this myth, you’re not alone. And that’s how today’s guest, Brittany, felt after she graduated from fashion school. For 15 years, Brittany couldn’t get her break. But within two months of launching her freelance career, Brittany has already landed her first client and completed two projects--her first paid work in the fashion industry. And this is just the beginning. 
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 49 min
    SFF137 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: I feel like I'm losing my skills and confidence...

    SFF137 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: I feel like I'm losing my skills and confidence...

    If you’ve ever felt rusty or worried that you’re losing your edge in your fashion career, this episode is for you. Tina is a freelancer in Germany. Coming from the activewear category, she now exclusively designs workwear, and loves it! But will her workwear clients notice that she’s “lost” her activewear skills? And how can she get them back?
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 45 min
    SFF136 Creating Stability and Fulfillment as a Fashion Freelancer

    SFF136 Creating Stability and Fulfillment as a Fashion Freelancer

    You shouldn’t have to choose between your fashion career and your family. That “9 to 5” (more like 7 AM to 10 PM!) corporate job might feel stable and safe, but sometimes sticking with what you know isn’t worth the trade off. As a freelancer, you CAN build a stable, fulfilling career in fashion--and still have time to spend with your family (and live your life!). 
    I’m not here to judge--if you’re a parent who loves your demanding job and crazy long hours, then you do you! But if you’re craving more balance, you’re not alone. Listen to hear how designer Lori Paradis changed her life through freelancing… and how you can do it, too. 
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SFF135 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: What should my services be? (The skills I have or what I LOVE?)

    SFF135 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: What should my services be? (The skills I have or what I LOVE?)

    As a freelancer in fashion, should you offer the skills you already know how to do well, or learn new skills so you can do what you really love? Some aspiring freelancers get so stuck on this question that they end up doing neither (and putting off their freelance goals yet another year... or two... or ten!).
     
    In this Fashion Freelancer Q&A, we tackle the services you should offer, how to offer a service you haven’t perfected yet, and why doing what you love is a recipe for freelance success.
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SFF134 How to Be a Remote Freelance Patternmaker

    SFF134 How to Be a Remote Freelance Patternmaker

    Freelance patternmaker Alexandra doesn’t have a fashion degree, and she doesn’t live in a fashion hub. Yet with only a couple years of experience, she is now making more in one day as a freelancer than she made in two weeks at her old full-time job. Better yet, she loves the freedom to make her own schedule, choose the best projects for her goals, and actually have a life--all while still working in fashion.
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 57 min
    SFF133 The Fashion Freelancer Who Never Wanted to Be a Freelancer

    SFF133 The Fashion Freelancer Who Never Wanted to Be a Freelancer

    If you’ve never considered freelancing as an option for your fashion career, you’re not alone. Today’s guest, Amy, liked working in-house and was never interested in becoming a freelancer. But when she became a mom and needed just a little more work-life balance, she came face to face with how inflexible this industry can be. She started freelancing as a temporary fix while her son was young, and always intended to go back to in-house. But once she experienced the flexibility, freedom of choice, and better hourly wage she now has, she fell in love with freelancing. 
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

trishieep ,

I love it!

This is an amazing podcast that I’ve been recommending to all of my fellow fashion entrepreneurs! I love hearing all of the stories and experiences people have working in the industry. I recently left my corporate fashion job to start my own business and this podcast has been incredibly helpful. Thank so much Heidi!

padmanyc ,

SFD Rocks! Heidi gives away so much value!

This podcast is godsent for independent designers in Fashion industry. SewHeidi presents such an amazing podcasts with a Industryspecalists & professionals and asks such important and valuble questions and gets them to answer! Basically spill the beans which is so hard to find in Fashn industry which is mostly secretive...

Ronydevnyc ,

FREE INFORMATION

I’m so glad I found this lol. Even though I’m only a student as of now, this is already helping me prepare for the future!

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