Monday, January 12, 2015

The Business Of Business


Fifteen years ago I slowly began to turn my hobby into a small business.  With years of sewing experience and having worked in a specialty fabric store I knew what sewers were looking for and I had the vision.  I drafted the first two patterns on the kitchen table, tested, and worked countless hours on the directions and illustrations.  With $200 in hand I found a local printer who was willing to print small amounts at a time and I was ready to test the waters at the wholesale market.  I was nervous.  Very, very nervous, but a kind person offered a corner of her booth and walked me through the process.  And the patterns?  They sold out!

Now 15 years later I still work from home, the same local printers have become like family, and I have two great helpers.  We are looking forward to introducing a new updated website along with new patterns, embroidery, and smocking designs in the near future.  And we will continue to produce classic patterns in order to keep the creative art of sewing alive.

Thank you for your support.  You have enabled me to pursue my passion and make a dream come true!

Michie'

6 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad to hear that your business is thriving Michie!!

susan said...

Thankful for your business and your passion!! Look forward to these new patterns!! Love and prayers to you and Rex!!!!

Marie chavez said...

Congrats

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

Your patterns are my favorites! They are so well written. You, in a way, taught me great sewing techniques! Your designs are classic. My girls are getting big (9 and 6) and I find that there isn't much available for my almost 4-year-old son. I would love to see more of your designs in larger sizes. Regardless, your patterns are my favorites and the clothes I have made with your patterns are true heirlooms - treasures I will pass on to my grandchildren someday.

Knit One Smock Too said...

Congratulations and keep the wonderful designs coming! Your patterns are favorites of our customers!

Patrice said...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Can't wait to see what's coming next. :)

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