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Old 03-30-2011, 10:12
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Default Cheer bows - Part 2

So I had started a thread yesterday about making cheer bows for a colleague of mine for her cheerleading squad. Never ever done one before but that is another thread... I had a comment on that thread....

"Good Luck, that is where it all starts" - You know my sister said the same thing to me yesterday and it got me thinking.


I would love to hear some stories about how you first got started. Maybe there is a situation like mine where one team wanted your bows and it spread from there. I keep day dreaming about the mom's of the cheerleaders seeing my other bows and flower clips and want to buy my stuff. So ladies, tell me your stories....
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:15
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Not with cheer bows but with my other stuff. I just had my DD wearing it and it has blossomed from there. Not a lot of business but just enough to help feed my addiction Wishing you lots of success!
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:30
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Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. I started selling bows here at work for Christmas and the girls here and some guys, ate it up. I got sells of about $ 200. I thought that was an OK start. Especially off just basic bows, no fancy stacked ones. Which one day I really hope to make but that is another thread. LOL. The sales however did feed my addiction and I still need to recoup a couple of hundred to get out of the red but I'm certain if I keep going and don't quit I will get there. Thanks for sharing your story.

Any other success stories?
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:47
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I got started making bows, because I always wanted to make them. When my cousin opened a boutique I just jumped in and started making them and it has just grown up from there.
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Wow I bet that was exciting! I'd love to hear more...
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Well, cheer bows are all I make. I got started as a Team Parent for my DD's Pop Warner team. I saw how much it cost to purchase bows and decided that I was crafty enough that I could probably save her team some money and make them myself. The rest is history....

I purchased the NBNG instructions, made a few samples for the team for their competition. I was able to make their bows for less than 1/4 of the purchase cost.

The following year, I was making the entire program's bows, plus another program's as well. My DD moved to HS and I started making their bows too.

During the Pop Warner football season and competitive cheer season, I make bows now for three local Pop Warner Programs, and two local high school teams of three squads each!

Love what I do now, minus the full-time job!
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:39
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Wow that is great! Thanks for sharing.

Now I have another delimma ...my colleague's current bows are $2.50 she says and she wants to keep at $5 - 10. She is aware she is getting better quality but doesn't want to raise the bows too much. I had these ideas of two ribbon bows, or maybe a sequined layer on top, but I don't know if I can pull it off for $5. I know $10 but not sure about $5. Also, I have no idea how to charge for bows...I've seen other threads so I guess I do have a lil idea but my head really is starting to spin. But it's ok...I love a challenge.

Does anybody know what kind of bow I could give within the rage of $5 - $10 and still make a decent profit.
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Default Re: Cheer bows - Part 2

I don't do cheer bows (yet-but who knows) but I got started making bows to raise some money for a friend. I made bows for my own daughters already and thought I could help her out. She is adopting two special needs children from China. I was going to send her the bows, but took them to school to show a friend who had been asking about bows. Word got out that I had bows and I sold everything I had. Made more. Sold out again. Started getting special orders and could barely keep up.

Finally made enough stock to do my first show and did great there. I sold to two boutiques after that. It really rolling now.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:31
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Wow that is great! Thanks for sharing.

Now I have another delimma ...my colleague's current bows are $2.50 she says and she wants to keep at $5 - 10. She is aware she is getting better quality but doesn't want to raise the bows too much. I had these ideas of two ribbon bows, or maybe a sequined layer on top, but I don't know if I can pull it off for $5. I know $10 but not sure about $5. Also, I have no idea how to charge for bows...I've seen other threads so I guess I do have a lil idea but my head really is starting to spin. But it's ok...I love a challenge.

Does anybody know what kind of bow I could give within the rage of $5 - $10 and still make a decent profit.
If you are looking to provide a bow with a sequin layer, you could possibly provide a solid sequin 2 1/4" bow or a two layer (one with sequin) for about $10.

Personally, I find that if I do not charge at least $10 for bows with sequins or spandex, it is really not worth my time or the payment. I love making bows, but there are additional materials involved and time as well.

I posted a couple of pics, to give you an idea of what I would sell for $10.

HTH!
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Default Re: Cheer bows - Part 2

Gmcks2001 you are heaven sent and a wealth of information. Thank you so much for the pictures. I was able to get an idea of what I could do. I am expecting my ribbon to come in today so I'll get playing with it. I will keep you all posted.

Thank you so much everyone!!
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