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From Consult to Finished Product: Working with a Client from Start to Finish


At a glance

This web seminar recording will give you the tools you need to make interacting with your client a success from start to finish.

Learn how to create an easy and effective business policy/procedure for working with your clients

Learn how to get paid what you’re worth!

Learn excellent communication and negotiation skills


Sewing for others is a rewarding experience, but a very involved one. It requires professionalism, great technical skills and good people skills. It starts with a consultation in which ideas are discussed. Work is then initiated and executed to yield a wonderfully finished product. It’s about teamwork between you and your clients.

With so many steps in the process, there’s no wonder why sewing for clients can oftentimes be very challenging.  Truth be told, there’s potential for a lot to go wrong along the way. This web seminar recording will give you the tools you need to make interacting with your client a success from start to finish. This presentation will address the various tasks and challenges involved and give invaluable advice and information on how to properly interact with clients to create and execute a wonderful product. This is a must-see presentation for sewers starting their own custom sewing business!

What you’ll learn:

  • How to get the most out of client consultations by outlining an effective plan of action.
  • The benefits of including a work quote and work agreement for your clients.
  • How to confidently discuss your fees and how to charge for extra services. Get paid what you’re worth!!!!
  • How to keep yourself from “getting in over your head” by being clear about your skill level and what you can or can’t deliver.
  • Examine how implementing a good and strong business policy cuts down on problems.
  • Pinpoint the most common challenges faced when working with a client and how to create resolutions for them.
  • Tips on how to confidently and calmly interact with clients.
  • How to create a reasonable timeline for work completion.
  • Learn the art of negotiation that will work in the best interest of both you and your client.
  • Assist clients in picking clothing designs that flatter them and fine tune their design choices. 

Who Should Attend:

  • This web seminar recording is for anyone interested in starting a business sewing for others.
  • Anyone that currently has a business and would like to gain more helpful perspective and insight.

About the Instructor:

Victoria Baylor began sewing in Home Ec but her passion was ignited when she inherited her Grandmother-In-Law’s sewing machine in 2004 after her passing. Looking for a way to commemorate her life and legacy she decided to take up sewing again. That’s when her true obsession was born and she hasn’t looked back since. Nine years later she’s still sewing like a maniac, started her custom sewing business in 2006 and is on a journey to obtain expert sewing status as documented on her blog Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing (tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com). Sewing is indeed one of her greatest passions! Predominantly self taught, she considers herself a lifelong student. She’s currently interning with a Master Tailor and hopes to master that discipline as well

This is a recording of a previously presented, powerpoint-style live-streamed web seminar.

BurdaStyle does not offer any refunds for web seminar recordings. All sales are final. Please contact answers@burdastyle.com if you have any questions about the content of the recording.