I’m really trying not to think about how it’s crazy of me to be starting a business at this point in my life. The good thing is that I’m loving the process and it’s way too much fun to allow reality to set in yet.
I’ve gotten almost all of the business side set up. I’ve picked out five products I want to concentrate on and am now trying to figure out the fabric selection.
I did a search on similar items on Etsy and I realized that most of the stuff didn’t appeal to me because of the fabric choices. I think I need to pick out only the fabrics that make me super happy and excited, even if they cost a fortune. And then I have to hope that people will like my style and the patterns I choose.
Right now, this one is by far my favorite fabric. It’s uber expensive though and I can only find one shop online that has 3.5 yards of it left.
I’m loving this scooter pattern too.
And this is a nice one for a less cutesy choice. I know I tend to cute things up a bit too much sometimes.
I’m really concerned with the cost of these fabrics. I’m generally lucky about finding deals, but my gut is telling me that I have to make the fabric, not the price, be a priority. I want to love every piece I make.
So, I looking into buying wholesale. There are two major problems with this. The first being that most of the fabric I like is Japanese and it’s really difficult to figure out how to import Japanese fabric. The second issue is that the average minimum requirement for wholesale purchases are about $500. You know that saying “You have to have money to make money?” I’m realizing just how true that is.
And do I really need 15 yards of ONE fabric? I suppose I could also sell some of the fabric. But really, selling fabric doesn’t really appeal to me. It would certainly be easy though. The only work required being to take out the scissors, measure and cut.