Today I wanted to talk to you about the very first sale I made with my handmade business: Hooded Towels. When Lucas was about 7 months old or so he began to outgrow his baby hooded towels. They were so cute but they wouldn't dry him completely or allow me to cover him up in a bundle like I used to do when he was an itty bitty (they look so cute when they're all bundled up right after a bath...:sigh: they grow up so fast!). I tried shopping for a hooded towel but all I could find were the baby ones or others that were wider but would only reach down to his knees. I was gifted my sewing machine and I decided one of the very first things I wanted to make was a hooded towel for my little man. I found great tutorials online and I got started!
Here he is the first time we used it!
I was so excited to show everyone my sewing project so I shared it with my Facebook friends! I got great feedback and was antsy to make some to sell. A sweet friend of mine contacted me for my very first order. Ever. I was beyond thrilled!!! She has twin boys that were outgrowing their baby towels too so I got to it! She was so awesome about it too. She trusted me to pick out the fabrics and colors. She loved them!! I was so happy I made my very first sale and I had 2 happy, dry, bundled customers!
Since then, hooded towels have been my #1 seller. I've made a few as baby shower gifts, some for a local school auction, and more for babies! I now make the hoods of the towels to fit smaller babies and also toddlers and pre-schoolers. Oh and they are personalized of course!
|This was my FIRST ORDER!|
And then there were more...
|Ready for the auction!|
|Check out the detailed zig-zag stitching on this applique!|
Soooo..don't you think these would also make great Christmas gifts? I think so! (duh, he he). Please keep Tot Sew Shop in mind! You won't be disappointed :). Till next time friends!