Meet Lori from Custom Touch Sewing
|BABY CRIB BEDDING $238|
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs? My main business has been decorative sewing for the home but when the economy slowed down I decided to create some fun baby items and open an Etsy shop. It's fun to mix things up and have a variety of projects I'm working on.
How long have you been practicing your art/craft? I've been sewing for over 40 years and have done it professionally for over 25 years.
What training have you had or are you self-taught? I am mainly self taught. I did get decorative sewing experience while working for a company that allowed me to bring work home, which allowed me to stay home with my kids.
|CHAMBRAY STRIPE DRESS $30|
What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business? The hardest part of the Etsy shop is learning the marketing and technical end of the business. I'd rather be sewing and don't have a lot of time on computer stuff.
Any advice for other Etsy sellers? Be patient. It takes time to build up a network of people looking at (and hopefully buying) from your shop. Take the time to look around and favorite other shops and items and try and gain exposure.
|RUFFLED CAPRI LEGGINGS $20|
What do you enjoy doing in your off time? I like to read, travel, work on home projects, go to lunch with friends, go to movies with my husband, and spend time with my kids and grand kids.
Describe a typical day in your life. Wake up, walk my dog, check e-mails and reply, sew, go to the gym, veg on the couch.
Where can we find your products online? Custom Touch Sewing