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Title: I think my business just got a boost!
Post by: WendyW on May 17, 2019, 16:45:30 PM
I sew for a local handmade-goods shop in my town. This summer the store is moving to a new location about 20 miles away, and the owner offered all the vendors an "out" on their contracts if they don't want to make the move. There is only one other seamstress, and she's not making the switch. Yesterday the owner let me know this, and asked if I wanted to take over her product line. YES!! I do! She makes a lot of baby basics- bibs, burp towels, simple blankets, etc. Stuff I can easily whip up. And she ALWAYS gets a check at the end of the month. I mostly make decor and fun stuff- stuff that's cute, but putzy and detailed, and doesn't sell quickly, (and I'm often paying in to meet my minimum consignment fee instead of actually making money.) Keeping my fingers crossed that this pays off for me!
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Post by: annieeg on May 17, 2019, 16:47:04 PM
Congratulations :toast:
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Post by: Lilian on May 17, 2019, 17:12:27 PM
@WendyW It sound good to me  :) Good luck, I'm sure it will work out well for you  :toast:  :vintage:
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Post by: Efemera on May 17, 2019, 18:21:36 PM
Great stuff...I’m sure you’ll do well.
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Post by: jintie on May 17, 2019, 18:25:46 PM
It sounds good, if this ordinary stuff gives you the income to do the more interesting things.
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Post by: s2 on May 18, 2019, 10:22:59 AM
@WendyW well done hope it is the break for you although i do not understand the concept but hope its the begging of a new chapter for you
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Post by: wrenkins on May 18, 2019, 10:32:36 AM
When I was hunting for my discontinued fabric t'other day I ended up on Etsy and there were all sorts of bib type things. Even I thought they were cute!  :o I can see why people would buy lots of them...apart from the drool and that....  0_0
Good luck in your new enterprise.  :flower:
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Post by: Surest1tch on May 18, 2019, 15:24:03 PM
Good luck 👍
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Post by: Ann on May 21, 2019, 11:23:06 AM
How exciting for you @WendyW. Baby items do sell well. Especially basic items. Have fun making and selling them.
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Post by: Nevis5 on May 21, 2019, 12:03:34 PM
Congratulations, @WendyW  and good luck !!
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Post by: Sewcycle on June 22, 2019, 08:38:39 AM
Being relatively new to the grand parenting lark I can see how new baby basics in nice fabrics would be a winner. I’m sure it’ll be the boost you need. Good luck with all the new work. Hope you can keep up.