September 29, 2012

Knitting as a sideline for a sewing business

I was recently contacted about one of my products that I sell on eBay. The buyer wanted 10 more of what I was selling and wanted the items to be customized with names. I worked out the details with the buyer and put up a private sale on eBay and everything was done - or so I thought. The buyer then had an unusual request. She wanted to know if I also knitted. I said I did but only for personal items, not for things to sell. You see it takes me forever to finish anything I knit. The buyer had bought a coat pattern that she wanted knitted but she did not knit! I had to pass on that project but it brought up a thought.

If she was looking for someone to knit an item, where was she going to look? That might be a whole new business for my adventurous readers. Think about knitting as a sideline to your sewing business.

If it takes you forever to finish a knitted project like me then start off with something small like a dog sweater. In fact this blog post at All the Creatures has some nice photos of doggy sweaters with links to patterns.

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