Creating sewing projects for a living ?
I design hand embossed velvet scarves. I brun the velvet then construct scarves and totes bags. I have done a few artisan shows locally and also had some of my scarves in local retail stores. I am thinking of branching out and maybe gong to NY or Boston to approach more boutiques.
Has anyone here done this and do you have suggerstions on the best way to break into wholesale?
I guess my second question is, how do you find someone to sew for you if you get extra orders you cannot keep up with? I had a woman do some sewing for me last year and I paid her $8 per scarf to sew up the sides , trim and turn right side out. I just have no idea if this is the going rate. She said she could do 4 in an hour so $32 an hour I thought was fair?