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MissRainbow_X
« on: March 26, 2008 04:13:32 PM »

I want to start a small business, and need advice on how to get people interested.
I have ideas, but this is the only thing I've made so far.

http://i29.tinypic.com/jzcvfk.jpg

http://www.freewebs.com/maos/

Also, does anyone know where to buy cheap fabric in the UK?
And I don't have a sewing machine at the moment, so any tutorials or ideas for making clothes that aren't too complicated?
Or even better, anyone have an old sewing machine for sale? Or know where to buy one cheap?
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 09:02:14 AM »

There's so much to learn about opening a business. If you do a search here in the forums for "starting", "how to get started", "advertising", "marketing", etc. you'll find a lot of information to think about.

As far as selling clothing without a sewing machine goes...I don't even know what to say to that. You might try to check out fabric stores for a used machine. I take my sewing machine to the fabric store to get it serviced, and I imagine the folks who do repairs might have a good handle on where to get a used machine.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 05:42:18 AM »

Sewing Machine.... how about ebay?
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MissRainbow_X
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008 11:11:16 AM »

Okay, for now I'm borrowing a sewing machine from my Gran.
I actually managed to make the top I designed and I'm quite proud since I've never made anything like that before. I'll probably have pictures up soon.
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orangefizz
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008 06:47:11 AM »

I got my sewing machine for less than 100 which might not be as cheap as you want but it's the cheapest I could find a new one for.

Also, I looked at your profile and saw you're in Scotland so not sure how helpful this is but I get all my fabric from Barrys Fabric Superstore in Birmingham. There is also a Leon's Fabric Superstore in Manchester {same family}.

They do fabric from 1 a yard {or metre, has to be metre, I'm young but terribly old fashioned lol}

So if you're ever on a trip I'd say stock up  Wink

Other than that, I order fabric online from the States.

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