A Question....

I'm wondering if any of you out there have ever purchased fabric by the bolt or wholesale. I know that I would need to get a tax ID number for it, that isn't a huge deal. I am just wondering how much fabric you typically need to buy for an initial order. I am thinking of going this route for my Etsy stuff, but wondering if it would be worth it. My thought is that I could make outfits available in different sizes then, instead of buying just enough for one outfit. I just don't know what's the best route to go.

I haven't even really felt like sewing much this week. The outfit for Etsy was going well, but the sleeves are being a bit of a problem. Nothing I can't fix, I just don't feel like messing with it right now. I think it's because I have to work at the bank late tomorrow (til 7:00) and then Saturday morning as well, and that just doesn't sound like any fun to me right now. Maybe I will feel more like sewing Saturday afternoon. Who knows. It has also been really cold out and when it is cold out, my sewing room is a little chilly, too. I dislike being cold and it is cold in the bank all day, so I don't want to sit in a cold sewing room all evening either.

Sorry for griping, I think I'm just in a gripey mood.
Maybe I'll go find some chocolate...

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

I've never done it before, but I have sold a ton of fabric on etsy. So I would say if you do it and have a ton of fabric left over you should be able to sell that as well. (Maybe in a second shop?) The only problem would be if you can get it wholesale cheap enough to actually make any money if you end up selling some of it. Just my 2 cents!! :)

Mika said...

I buy 99% of my fabric from a coop, where a bunch of members go in together and get wholesale pricing, but not everyone has to have a Tax ID. I love it! I also have a supplies shop on etsy where I sell fabric from too that's "extra".

amandajean said...

I haven't bought any fabric by the bolt...yet. :) I think you would really have to love it in order to do so.