Step #6 - Collect Some Sewing Machines
Hey, we are now on step number six. This is going to be collecting some sewing machines.
Hopefully you have all your other steps out of the way. Maybe you've designed your flyer and you know where you're teaching. You know what projects you're teaching, you know what age group, how much you're charging. So you got all those details down.
Now, you have a couple different options here.
#1 - The first option is you can buy sewing machines.
That's what I did. It just was easier and they're all matching so it works great.
But you don't have to buy machine just yet. You can do that later down the road.
Right now we just want to get you started with what is easiest.
#2 - The second option would be to gather up some sewing machines so that you have them there for your students.
So you can ask around, you can ask your mom or a sister or friends if they have any extra sewing machines land around. You can even put an ad in the paper that's asking for people to donate sewing machines for sewing classes or for good cause.
Or maybe you even have some sewing machines of your own that you can use. Now, if you have a really fancy sewing machine that's like all electronic and not ideal for beginners, you probably don't want sewing students on that sewing machine of yours.
You really want to look for a basic simple sewing machine that's easy for a beginner, something that's well-built but simple to use.
#3 - The third option on sewing machines would be to actually have your students bring the sewing machines.
This works best with adult students because they usually have a sewing machine, but with kids students, I find that a lot of times they don't have a sewing machine.
This might not be an option. That's why I kind of mentioned the other two options first.
So just see what you can do. You can always say we have machines available, but if you have one you can bring it and then you cover both bases.
Now we don't need to go down the road of "what's the best sewing machine right now?"
All of that can be done in the future. Right now it's just about gathering some sewing machines together.
Whatever you can get your hands on.
This is like just a first step to try to make this easier for you, and you will discover down the road what machine is ideal, which one is perfect.
You can watch some of my other videos where I talk about it and we can get all of that straight.
But for now, I just want you to find an easy way to get started and not have to be burdened down on thinking, "Oh, it's going to cost me so much to get these machines."
All right, so that is it for step number six.
I want you to go out and collect some some machines ahead of time for your classes that are coming up. Bye bye.