Wow! This morning I started crocheting Bootie Soles in quantity and I couldn’t help but notice the enormous size difference between the smallest and the largest sizes that came with my new favorite pattern.
It made me realize that if I want this new venture to be cost-effective, I need to make a couple of important decisions.
I’ve either got to reduce the availability of sizes for my booties.
Or sell them at separate prices.
For now, I’m going with the first option. I’m only going to advertise them in the three smallest sizes which are, 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 12 months.
If someone asks me nicely, I can always do a custom order for the largest size.
I’m also now rethinking my yarn brand choice. The brand I chose is definitely cost-effective but I’m not sure they have all of the colors I’d like to eventually offer.
What about you? If you keep an Etsy shop, have you ever had to make decisions like this? How do you decide what does or does not go into your shop?
And… do you have a go-to brand of yarn? Since I started crocheting, I’ve been through so many different types and yarn brands it would make your head spin. I’m seriously thinking I’d like to choose one brand and then just stock up on all of their colors. And that would be that!
Leaving me with another question… if you could choose only one type and/or brand of yarn, what would you choose?
Please feel free to share your thoughts on these topics in the comments. I really could use some good advice!