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suern | Posted in General Discussion on

I been reading all of the postings regarding home sewing businesses, and I have to say I am quite nervous about this.  I am a nurse working partime, and have been making my own nursing scrub tops for a long time.  I want to start a sewing business selling scrub top and jackets, also stethoscope covers.  I know there is a great need for this.  I have found a supplier for nursing scrub fabrics, if I buy it by the roll it is only about $1.65/yd.  I have transferred all of my patterns onto cardboard so I have a template of every size.  I have a good sewing machine and am considering buying a serger for more professional seams.  I also have an entire sewing area set up in my basement.  Currently I am buying fabric as needed making tops for my coworkers and selling them at craft shows.  So far everyone has said that the workmanship is good, and I am using a good quality fabric.  My goal is to have a web site built, with all of my fabrics that I have available for people can pick their fabric, size and place their order.  My husband is more that willing to help, with ironing, fabric cutting, etc.  My niece is also interested in sewing for me if I get this off the ground  If anyone has any suggestions, comments etc.  I would appreciate it

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  1. needle | | #1

    GO FOR IT GIRL !!...GOOD FOR YOU. NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED. YOU WILL SUCCEED   ....needle

    1. suern | | #2

      Dear needle

       

      A great big (((hug))) to you. Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. mantuamaker | | #3

    I suggest you join The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers (http://www.paccprofessionals.org). Lots of good advice, expertise and moral support!

    Good luck!

  3. mjorymer | | #4

    Good luck to you.  You are way ahead of the game already.  But, do NOT underprice yourself and do join the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers http://www.paccprofessonals.com .  The networking is invaluable.  SInce you are just beginning your business, you can join PACC as an intern for a greatly reduced rate but you will get the advantange of networking through the PACC discussion list.  I can provide more information if you like.  If you will send your phone number, I'll be glad to call you....my nickel.

     

    Marijo Rymer, VP of PR PACC

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