Finding supplies when you are just starting out…..
It’s obvious from my postings that I sew handbags, right? I plan on opening my Etsy store in the spring and so, I have been sewing patterns, designing patterns and most importantly gathering supplies. But I’m running into problems. Supply problems.
If you sew handbags and have a successful business going, where do you find your supplies? I have found suppliers for magnets, basic zippers and swivel clips, but may need to order larger amounts in the future. I am looking for brass zippers, thin foam, interfacing in bulk and a few other items. What drives me nuts also is that I’m very visual. I want to see the objects, try them out, touch them before I buy. I know that is often impossible, but I am looking for reasonable suppliers.
If you order in bulk where do you go and how do you keep the costs down? Cindy