Friday, September 28, 2012

How To Set Up Your Own Etsy Store

One of the BEST parts of my job is that I get to attend other sewing shows-- because I want to know what's happening out there -- who's hot and what's new.

Recently, I attended the wonderful Wisconsin Quilt Expo in Madison. Of course, it is always a pleasure to see Nancy Zieman -- here she is with Rhonda Pierce of Schmetz Needles. Rhonda and I were in Wisconsin having meetings about the brand new 2013 Schmetz Bloggers Conference (more details to follow)...which is going to take place right BEFORE the 2013 Sewing and Stitchery Expo.

Rhonda was signed up to take a class about setting up YOUR OWN ETSY STORE. Hey -- that's a great idea!! I've been an Etsy customer for years -- maybe I need a store!! I COULD SELL T-SHIRT MAXI DRESSES!!

Angela is the daughter of Char Jorgenson -- Quilting in the Heartland. HEY -- I WONDER IF SHE'LL COME TO PUYALLUP?? What a great class that would be, eh?? I'd better get busy sucking up to her right now...

HEY -- this is Rita Luck if I ever lived it!! Not only is Angela coming to Puyallup -- but I was able to get Ann Sagawa ON THE PHONE -- and she was just putting the finishing touches on the class schedule!! HOLY COW...I AM SO EXCITED. Her class is amazing. She set up an Etsy store because everybody wanted the embroidered hoodies she was making for her daughter's wedding. To make a long (and very interesting) story a little shorter -- she sold over $100,000 worth of merchandise in the next 14 months.....because she CRACKED THE GOOGLE CODE...

AND YES, PEOPLE -- WE HAVE HER. Angela will be a featured teacher at the Schmetz Blogger Conference (more details soon) -- AND she will also be teaching her Etsy class at Sew Expo.


  1. You should sell your maxi dresses.

  2. I would love to sell my t-shirt maxi dresses. But right now, I spend so much time making one darn dress -- the price would be $800...

    Anybody interested??