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    Senior Member SUZAG's Avatar
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    I would love to make things and sell them but I am afraid that the smoke smell would linger. I would pre-wash my fabric and then wash again when finished and put into a large zip lock bag. I've heard storing things in plastic bags isn't a good thing to do either. Should I just give up on my ideas and only do things for myself?

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    Smoke does linger and sensitive noses would be aware of it. Allergy suffers would be able to tell as well. Perhaps the smoker can smoke outside? Hope you work this out (smile).

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    The smell of smoke lingers in fabric. I think I would just make things for myself.

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    can you keep your fabrics/stuff in a room that the smoker is not allowed to smoke in? that would help-
    and washing/sealing up would be ok- it is long term storage that is not recommended in plastic because of the risk of moisture getting in/mildew happening.
    if you take your plastic bags outside-and air them-let the stuff out on occassion- and becareful during really humid times you should be ok.
    another option would be to take to laundramat right before going to where ever you are planning to sell---then everything is fresh and clean for the sale.
    depends i guess on how you are trying to sell- whether its like booths set up at festivals/markets- or if you are trying to direct sell online- if that's the case- wash each item and package it to go when it is sold-
    where there's a will there's always a way :)

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    You know I smoke, and I do smoke inside, its too darn hot outside, but.. I smoke in a completely different room than where I sew. I am sure there are folks that do smoke (although yes I know we should not) that would love to see what you have. As long as your honest and let folks know you do smoke I do not see why you could not try to sell things.

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    I have a smoker in the house, my daughter washes everything i send, i never hear of her doing it more than once.

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    My BIL smokes and when my wife goes to see her sister she comes home and everything reeks of smoke. It just about knocks me over when she walks into the house and opens up her bags. Even the clothes that she did not get out of the suitcase stink up the house so we have to wash everything that she took. He is the only one in the family that has a bad habit left all the others passed away from lung cancer and heart attacks. :roll:

    All I know is if you do not smoke you can pick up on the lingering smells very quickly.

    Billy

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    Well, I hate to say this, but I would not knowingly purchase from a smoker or a pet owner.

    Am allergic to cigarette smoke, dogs, and my DH is allergic to cats.

    No doubt others don't care one way or another. Don't give up your idea to make/sell things until you've tried it to see how it works out for you.

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    people have trouble because I smoke and I have trouble from peoples perfume potpurrie and other scent makers guess each person has to do what they have to do . out law and tax all perfumes!!!!!!

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    I think you should always follow your dreams! Give it a try! Your customers will let you know if they are dissatisfied. Never let someone else tell you not to follow your dream because they dont agree. Do your best to get the smell from the fabrics. good luck!

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