Help! Need some advise on Sewing Kits for childrens clothes

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letsmakecupcakes Wed 06-Jan-16 10:48:42

Hi all, I would really like some advise on whether there is a demand for All Included Sewing Kits. After a career and kids ect I decided to go back to Uni to study Fashion Design. I am now thinking of setting up a business selling sewing kits for childrens clothes that have been beautifully and thoughtfully designed in fantastic considered fabrics for boys and girls. The kits will contain everything for the sewing project including step by step instructions. Im thinking ages 4-9 just to start with. Included will also be surface embellishment that you can sew on with your child to make it really unique. I have had a good look at existing kits on etsy ect and still feel I have something to add because of my design background and I have lots of workable ideas. Does this sound like a good idea or should I jump ship before committing myself to a project that could sink the ship!! Any advise would be most welcome.

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REBeastbourne Thu 18-Feb-16 16:16:06

Kits are great , i wa running sew workshops , offering people pre cut sew projects. i would recommend the younger age group 1-7 . there is not a great deal of demand to mommy made clothes for 9 year old boys !!!

where are you based? have you tried mail order yet .

IrritableBitchSyndrome Wed 06-Apr-16 19:02:41

Clothkits smile v popular in my youth.

FlightofFancy Wed 06-Apr-16 19:13:58

Agree that you could tap in to people who remember clothkits. I'd love something like that but less 'earth mother' in style. Perhaps consider aiming for younger children - I'd love to dress my baby in home sewn outfits but wouldn't put my 6 year old in them - and I remember loving clothkits stuff up to a point but hating it once 8-9 and more fashion concious.

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