Today's question is ‘How long does it take to set up to be a sewing teacher?”
Now this is something that I think can be done relatively quickly. Unlike other businesses where you have to put a lot of time into getting set up. I feel like being a sewing teacher, you can just kind of get in and get going.
So I've opened three sewing studios. One of them was in my home and two of them in commercial spaces and every one of those was about 90 days.
You can do it even a little bit faster than that, but I like to do different things. So we actually renovated all of those spaces, including the one in my home.
First, I set it up in a 20’ by 20’ room. It was right in the front of a colonial home. When you walked in the front door, to the left on the were my sewing studios.
We repainted in all, set up tables, and moved in our old sewing machines. We had all the 1950’s machines. So it was very vintage looking and I made sure to actually get small three quarter sized machines for all of my younger students.
Those were around $75 and they got four because I figured I could handle four students at a time.
We painted the walls green and just gathered together what we had. I went and got supplies and it came together pretty quickly.
It's not something that you have to sit on for months and months and “hum and haw”. If you get in and do it, then you can just get it together really fast.
I would say about 8 to 20 hours a week during that 90 day span, will pretty much do any space. I mean I'm talking even like a thousand square foot space.
I used to have a space next door and I had the same wall that I have behind me with the sewing machines (but I actually I had 6 machines).
We painted it all and the floor was already done. If you have to do a floor, then that takes more time. But you want to make sure that you have good lighting and make sure it's presentable no matter where you are.
Once you do all of that, you really can get it together pretty fast. That's really how long I think that it takes , as long as you already have the skills, then you should be able to do it in about 90 days.
That's what I teach in my 12-Week Start-Up program and do in my “Daydreams to Sewing Teacher in 90 Days” challenge.
I would love to have you join me in that program if you want to follow the exact step-by-step process I go through to open in 90 days.
So that's really it for this topic. I hope that answered your question and I will see you in another Q & A video. All right, see you later. Bye-Bye.
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Hi, I'm Katrina Marie
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