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Wife's new business opportunity

May 11th, 2019 at 10:15 am

My wife has been sewing and quilting for several years. Along the way, she has sold numerous items but just to friends. She set up at a couple of little shows but that never really took off and she hasn't done any more.

A friend who is a big knitter (and has bought several of her bags) told her that local knitting stores often sell bags like hers that people like to use to hold their knitting projects. The friend spoke to one shop owner who said she was interested.

We took a ride over there yesterday. My wife brought along 18 bags of various styles and fabrics. The owner really liked them and took them all to sell in her shop on consignment.

We don't expect her to make a ton of money from this. The bags retail between $22 and $45. Even if all 18 sell, she'll net about $300. But for years she's been accumulating "stock" even though she wasn't doing anything to sell it all. It will be nice to clear some of it out, recoup money she's spent on supplies, and make a few bucks on the deal.

The owner also told her the sorts of patterns that tend to be popular so she can make some bags that may appeal more to the customer base.

Now we just wait to see what sells.

1 Responses to “Wife's new business opportunity”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Wouldn't that be terrific if they all sold! That's cool, and it sure is nice to have her work appreciated.

    We have a couple of friends who crochet and set up at shows. I'm not sure how well they do because every time I check in, she says they barely make booth rent. Not sure I would want to do all that work, then pay to set up, and then do the work and sit all day, and not make anything. I don't think the shows are the way to go, but that is just my take.

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