Many of these items can be made by a person with only a weekend’s work and the knowledge and tools and time to learn a sewing machine. In this case, I would expect to spend $40 on all materials and $20 to make all the items. Then, I would have to sell them for $1 or less. If I make 50,000 items, that still leaves $30 per item I sell.
My $20 estimate includes everything I have from the first week of class (minus a few small things), plus the tools I have already gotten from the store or the sewing machines I’ve purchased.
How many students are enrolled?
It has been a bit more than a month since this class started and my numbers for the class are as follows:
Student 1: 2
Student 2: 0
Student 3: 0
Student 4: 0
Student 5: 0
Class size: 50 students
Student age range: 16-20
How many weeks does the course last? If I need more time, can I apply?
Once I’ve completed my first batch of sewing, I have plenty of time to continue teaching classes. If I need to hire more volunteers, then I’ll be able to work on this class for longer.
You may want to try getting the class taught at a time when you are having students, if that would be convenient for you. If you have a great event you want the class to attend, it may be a better idea to call them up before class begins so that you can give out the call sheets to all your students.
What did people say about the classes?
I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback so far from my students and I would like to share a few of the things that most of them have to say. Here they are:
“Thank you so much for the incredible class!! You are a wonderful instructor and a wonderful teacher!! I will definitely be buying from you in the future!!” -Kathy “I’m really pleased with your class. I’ll be taking you as a class and looking for a place in my shop where I can learn to sew without spending all my time working around the sewing machine. Your class is a great resource. I’m already practicing for my next sewing event!” -Amber
“I am really glad to hear about the class. It’s super educational and will hopefully help us to sew more often in the future