Recouping costs of the Viking Designer I
Hello all! I am new to the Gathering but have been sewing on and off for 30 of my 40 years and have tackled many projects including fitted velvet dresses and plaid suits, kilts, etc.. I am in need of a new sewing machine so that I can get back to sewing clothes for myself (I’m 5’11” and the options for finding clothes which fit are depressingly limited.) I am “coveting” the Husqvarna Viking Designer I (ESS?) and would love to be able to justify the expense to my husband and myself. I have some really great ideas for embroidered sweatshirts which I think would sell, though I need to do a bit more research in my area. I don’t go to many craft shows, so don’t really know what I can expect to sell them for and what my profit margin would be, as I’m unsure of how much thread would be needed for many of the patterns. Do any of you have an experience in selling your embroidered creations, esp. clothing? Can I at least recoup the cost of my machine over the course of several years? Can I make a profit? I am currently a full-time homemaker with no children and a large enough home to spread out. I also have a great head for figures and am very organized. A woman who wrote a review for the machine on Epinions.com claimed the machine paid for itself in the course of a year. That sounded too good to be true, considering the cost of the machine.
Thank you and happy sewing/embroidering!