I’ve begun a sewing business. Like it or not, planned or not, here we go – for the next month, at least. I envision things quieting down after that.
A few weeks ago I posted a mei tai baby carrier that I’d made on a For-Sale page on Facebook. I’d made it having just barely enough fabric for the carrier, found the same fabric in blue and decided to sell the first to make another in blue this time but with the hood I’d wanted but not had enough fabric to make. I ended up making a different waist style on the blue too.
The sale page blew up. It sold in 10 minutes, and now I have half a dozen specific requests to make more and likely more than that if I responded to all the comments that wanted to buy it. I’m excited and nervous and stressed all at the same time. I’m not sure I signed up for this.
I’ve come to conclude I am not charging enough. Lovely time to conclude that. Some law of economics must state somewhere that where you have more business than time to keep up, higher prices are in order.
It’s a strange and fun predicament to be in. I’ve sewn for a lot of years, learned much, but to sew things to sell is a whole new ball game.