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.
Charlotte Moore says
I am not surprised people are wanting to buy them. I do hope you charge enough to make it worth your while and pay for all the supplies. You are a great seamstress.
Kirsten Pankratz says
Wow, that’s exciting! I get it that it’s stressful though! And where to get the time for all that too. That’s sort of where I am with my soy candle business too. Excited about all the candles I’m selling but I little worried about taking on something else…..like I don’t have enough to keep me busy already. Just pray about it. God will give you the answers you need. Pretty cool you can sew so well and quickly too! (either that or you’re not getting any sleep 😉 )