Do you have a knack for sewing? If yes, then you are in for a treat as today I’m going to tell you the ways you can make money out of it. Well, you are going to sew anyway. So, you might as well roll in some money with if it. Moreover, you can make a whole business setup with your sewing machine at your home!
Millions of people are already making money in the sewing business. It’s high time you jump in too! Hence, here I have got for you the ways sewing is going to get you paid. So, without further ado, let’s look at the means for you to make money.
1. Fixing and Alteration of Clothes
Whether someone has torn their clothes or needs a slim size to fit, the sewer is the one who can help. Of course, in return for money. If you are a sewer, you can save yourself some bucks by doing it for yourself.
However, what if you did the alterations and fixes for other people? Then, they ought to give you the money. And why would they do that, you ask?
Usually, people who love their clothes don’t throw them away, even if it has a tear, broken zipper, or a few missing buttons. Moreover, the wardrobe isn’t going to fix itself, and most owners don’t know how to.
Also, there are a lot of people working towards their weight goals. When they get there, they’re going to need their clothes to fit. Nonetheless, even when you buy a new dress, it needs a few tweaks. And that’s where you come in. If you know how to fix and alter clothes, then you can offer your services in return for cash.
2. Designing clothes
Designer clothes have a hefty price tag on them. Therefore, a lot of people don’t get them despite their want. Well, the peeps don’t want to look bland on special occasions.
So, what do they do? They go to designers like you.
Whether it is Halloween, Christmas, proms, or a wedding, you can either bring in your creativity for designing the dresses, or you can go for a knockoff of a pricy one.
Either way, people will be barging in to save their money and give some of it to you. You’ll be giving the corporations a run for their money!
3. Making decorative covers and curtains
No one said that you could sew clothes only. Besides, you can make pillowcases, curtains, and table covers.
For buying such items, some people have to compromise on the colors, patterns, or styles. After all, the covers and curtains have to go with the rest of the house.
Well, not all people find the items to go with their house. Instead, as a tailor, you’d buy the cloth and cut it accordingly. However, not many people do that.
Therefore, you can take orders from the people and fulfill their needs. Now, this is a business that’ll grow on its own. If someone asks you to design a bedsheet, that person would need a pillowcase to go with it too.
4. Teaching people to sew
If you are good at something, then you can always make a living by teaching it. So is the case with sewing.
Although there are many books and videos online, not many know the skill. Not everyone wants to go through the content on their own.
Most people learn better in a classroom or one-on-one from another person like them. Therefore, you can be that person who teaches them.
You can either set up a class at your home or give home tuitions. Moreover, parents would want their children to learn the art as it might come in handy in the future.
5. Making your crafts
There are plenty of things that you can sew. And that too within no time! Whether it be a bookmark, laptop sleeve, a drawstring bag, or anything you can come up with, you can put your sewing skills to use.
Moreover, you can make some money too by selling them.
People are looking for crafts to make their lives easier. Hence, you can make yours better by profiting from your crafting skills.
How to get started?
Now, you know what you can do to make money out of sewing. So, how do you get to do that?
Here are a few ways to get your sewing business running.
Advertising is crucial for any business. How are people going to buy something if they’ve never heard of it? Well, research says the global advertising spending in the year 2019 will be 563 billion U.S dollars (approx.) From the stats, you can guess how important advertising is for a business.
First, spread the word among your family and friends. You might have to give them a discount, but you can ask them to spread the word.
You can tell people about your sewing services by printing a pamphlet and spreading them across the town. I seriously doubt the store owners and dry cleaners will have any issues with it.
Participating in shows:
Keep an eye out for the fashion shows. Especially if they have a contest or allow you to set up your stall, you can showcase your talent.
Also, you can let the audience, your potential clients, and investors know that you are open for business.
Selling to the local market:
You can also cut a deal with your local boutique store. People love handmaid crafts, and the store will be more than happy to sell yours.
This arrangement will be a win-win for you and the store owner. The boutique sells your crafts and gives you your cut.
The online world is an excellent place to sell anything. So, why not use it to sell your sewing crafts?
There are several websites where you can market your skills. Moreover, you can get timely feedback, reviews, and suggestions. Therefore, you can also learn while you earn!
To sell, you can go online on Indiemade, Zibbet, Shopify, Etsy, and other websites. Plenty of people buy handmade items only, and the internet is a marketplace for them.
If you’ve got the skills, then you should have no trouble paying the bills. Moreover, if you can sew, then you can sell it too. The sewing business doesn’t need much investing, besides a sewing machine. You can even start small at your home and expand it later if you have to. You’ll have the customers rolling in no time; all you have to do is start sewing and completing their orders.