From Project to Passion: Student turns hobby into business
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 20:09
Passion is a powerful emotion, a strong desire to do something you can’t live without. Kaitlin Lee, a junior elementary education major has both this and immaculate skills at designing and making bows.
“I’ve always grown up around my family members wearing bows. I loved how it accessorized my hair and so I started wearing some myself,” said Lee.
She wasn’t happy with any of the bows in the stores so she decided to start designing her own. Kaitlin has been making bows for around a year and a half now. “I love to be able to see people wearing bows I’ve made and constantly asking for new ones to match their outfit,” added Kaitlin.
Her favorite materials to make these bows are grosgrain, which is a crisp fabric, and satin ribbon. She mounts the bows on either alligator clips or French barrettes. She also likes to add tulle to them.
She is currently selling her bows for about $5.00-$8.00 depending on how big they are. She also does packages of five single layer bows for $10.00. Anyone who is interested can email her anytime at Kaitlinemail@example.com. She would be more than happy to make your next bow.