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Time for us to feature another hard working local business.

Time for us to feature another hard working local business. We have known Lisa for a little while, as she has supported us in helping with local charity events, so we have seen her fabulous creations first hand and they truly are gorgeous !

Hi, I’m Lisa from Tailored with Love.

I’m based in Warton, Carnforth and I started creating printed clothing for my (now) nearly 5 year old daughter just over 4 years ago while on my maternity leave.

I was searching high and low for a suitable 1st birthday outfit for her but found everything I liked was just so expensive or made in the USA with crazy shipping costs and really long wait times. So, being quite creative myself, I decided to try making something! I cut just a simple “one” out of a sheet of heat transfer vinyl I had found online, and used my iron to apply it to a bodysuit.

I was really happy with it, and the day of her birthday I had lots of questions about where her vest was from - it was such an amazing feeling! So the next week, I created a few other designs for friends and family and tried printing them onto different materials. I took photographs and set myself up a small website to showcase my makes, and the rest is history!

Before all this, I had studied graphic design at the University of Central Lancashire and had a previous job working in advertising, All which helped me massively. I have now upgraded from an iron to a heat press, my scissors to a cutting machine and purchase all my clothing in bulk from a couple of reliable wholesale companies.

Over the past 4 years I have printed all sorts of items: headbands, cosmetic bags, high vis jackets, hen party T-shirt’s, hoodies, caps, wine bags, book bags, pyjamas, pencil cases, leotards, shorts, sweatshirts and gift bags

I print mainly onto fabric and I’m always introducing new items, most recently I released a printed swim costume and next on my list to try is cushion covers!

Being self employed can be really stressful at times and in some ways it’s so much harder than being employed, but I still have such a passion for what I do, it’s my hobby and my job, and being able to fit it around my daughters sports day and making sure I’m around to make tea and bed times - makes it all worthwhile!

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