Browsing through our tagged photos on Instagram, you may have noticed that there are lots of small businesses using our patterns. Traditionally, most pattern companies do not permit their patterns to be used in this way. However, this is one of the reasons Edgewater Avenue is special!

Yes, you can use our patterns to start a small business!

Because of this, our patterns can actually pay for themselves... A $5-10 investment can turn into hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of dollars. And there's many of our customers who have started businesses and proved this can be done.

As far as what the patterns can and can't be used for, there are some stipulations. Mainly that you can't send the patterns to a third party manufacturer or seamstress. Additionally, if you run a business with more than 3 employees, you will need to use your own patterns. However, if you're making your own swimsuits and selling them, you're in the clear!

It's amazing to see just how many of you have gotten that entrepreneurial bug and turned a pattern and fabric into gorgeous pieces for your customers.

If you have questions on our terms of use, please refer to the following document for a complete breakdown of what is allowed and what is not. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to customer service at

Happy sewing, and we can't wait to see what you create!