Over the course of just a few days, Nisha Blackwell went from losing her job to launching her own successful and eco-friendly business making bows and bow ties for kids.
The Pittsburgh resident was laid off right before she was supposed to attend a birthday party for her friend’s daughter. Blackwell, who was also in nursing school, didn’t have enough money to buy a gift, but she did own a brand new sewing machine, still in the box, and fabric. She decided to make the birthday girl several bows, but there was one big problem: she had no idea how to sew.
“I was literally typing into YouTube ‘how to turn a Brother sewing machine on,’ ‘how to thread the bobbin,'” Blackwell told CBS News. After watching tons of videos, she had made enough bows to fill a box. Blackwell held her breath when the girl opened her present, but