TAILORING AND SALE OF BED LINEN: PERSONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
With the onset of difficult times, your business became a fix idea not only for me, but also for the whole country. Like most women, I was looking for a way to make money in purely female areas, but I was not interested in nail and eyelash extensions, visage and so on. And then I remembered that in my youth I took courses in cutting and sewing and I even owned a sewing machine.
Getting things started is to collect data.
Having monitored dozens of sites and VC groups, I concluded:
It is real and even profitable to sell our own bed linen, dozens of girls all over the country are already doing it.
It does not require great skill and skill. It is enough to own a sewing machine at the user level, to know the types of seams, how to handle corners and other simple subtleties.
The cost of bed linen is much lower than even the lowest rates in VKontakte groups (and these are my main competitors).
How to make a business plan for sewing bed linen
If there is no money for a marketer (like mine) then you will have to take everything into your own hands.
First you need to decide: you already know how to sew, or you need to sign up for courses. Courses are an extra waste of time and money. At least 6 months of going to class to learn how to sew pillowcases and duvet covers IMHO – unprofitable. I already had this knowledge – because I missed the point.
business selling and sewing bed linen
Sewing machine. Perhaps the biggest expense item itself, since the Chinese version, which I found on 6000 for 6000, is impossible to sew anything. I need a really high-quality thing, I do not recommend saving. In my family was an old “Singer” – which just fit in the tailoring of simple bed linen. If you are interested in – promonitorite sites and see how much a normal sewing machine costs, for many, the desire immediately disappears. But the most persistent go further and are determined with raw materials.
Raw material or material for tailoring. A special point that should be given very close attention. For the uninitiated, I’ll tell you what is: calico, poplin, plush, silk, cotton, viscose, flax. These are only the main, most popular categories. The more expensive the material, the more expensive the original product and the harder it is to sell it. Beginners advise to start with cotton and linen. It is well taken, inexpensive to purchase and easy to tailor. When the business is unwound, you can experiment with silk and poplin, creating linen with color options and gradations.
Who are your customers? This item is very similar to the previous one and in many respects determines what value your final product will be. If you make inexpensive bedding from running, not expensive fabrics, then your target audience is moms, older people, everyone who wants to save, everyone who loves quality and natural materials. How to find the target audience will talk later. Or do you want to create an exclusive bed linen from expensive materials, with the author’s drawing, unique and one of a kind. Also an option, then your target audience is people who love exclusive, special things and these people are willing to pay a lot. The last category is not to find “VKontakte” – to search for such buyers you need to create a website, promote your brand, make a name for yourself. I personally really want to, but so far there is no time and money for this. While focused on the first version.