Delco Daily Times
Tutu business owner’s product line evolves to meet pandemic needs
Pre-pandemic, Margie Wildason of Drexel Hill, owner of Tutu n You, was busy creating tutus for the young and young at heart. When the pandemic hit, she said, all events were cancelled and she figured she would have time to work on her new product line and update her website. She put together DIY Craft Kits for parents and started making craft videos.
“I thought I would be closed for a few months, so I was trying to get creative to bring in sales,” Wildason explained. “I was so wrong.”
The seamstress began making masks with fabric that she had on hand, posting on Facebook and donating them to essential workers. She is still making the masks, but has grown and creatively expanded her inventory.
She also makes button headbands, giving them to the nurses at Riddle Hospital who took care of her father before he passed away from COVID last month. The button headbands help to ease the ear pain from the elastic loops on the masks.
“I have sewn some days from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to keep up with the demand,” Wildason shared.
She recently began selling products to the public through her website, making masks and headbands with logos for businesses and other personalized designs. Tutu n You also makes child size masks as well as matching doll and stuffed animal masks.
“It makes it a little easier for a child to wear one when they can put one on their doll and see it is okay,” Wildason remarked.