Do you like stitching? Can you spend a few hours every week in a closed room with just a sewing machine by your side? Do you have a creative mind? Would you like to showcase your talent and make money from home? If your answer to all these questions is yes, then you should definitely go for an online stitching business!
Starting a stitching business is not a difficult task. It is comparatively quite easier since all you need is a sewing machine and a few hours every week. You don’t have to quit your job or sacrifice your ongoing work in any way. You can start off with small tasks and projects and once the business grows, you can decide which way to opt for.
So are you ready to turn your stitching skills into cash? Well, continue reading to find out how you can join the club of crafters and sewers.
Let’s have a look!
1) Offer Alterations and Repair Service
For starting up your own stitching business, you should start small. Initially, you can simply offer alterations and repair service since there are people who love a specific jacket or jeans or top but can’t wear it because of it being ripped or torn off. That is where you might be of some help.
There are people with size issues and after buying their favorite outfit they look for someone to alter it for them. You can offer your services and fix the size for them. However, these services are of lesser value and bring in small amounts of cash but it might bring good will and kick start your business. This way you won’t have to put in long hours and you can also move towards your passion.
2) Opt for Home Décor Products
No matter what time of the year it is or which year of the century it is, the love for home décor can never leave anyone! If you have this love for home décor and you find it hard to choose the perfect curtains or cushions or table covers for your rooms, then you can start right away with stitching such products. Not only you can make money that way but also, you can get your desired products custom made.
People these days are looking for such people and there is a potential market for customized home décor products. Once you start decorating your home with your handmade items, you will have a whole lot of stuff to show to customers and huge grounds to market your products.
3) Stitching Garments for Others
With the constant change in fashion trends and the increasing prices of designer dresses, it is getting out of hand to purchase such lavish garments. However, if there are any options available of getting designer look alike in lower rates then what’s bad in that? There are people who replicate designer wears and stitch them in various sizes according to the customer’s needs. If that is what suits you best then I would suggest you should go for it. This will guarantee you long-term relations with your potential customers.
Also, you can try your luck with certain costumes and dresses for special occasions and days. If you get some good will, you will get permanent customers for sure and there won’t be a need to leave your comfy premises.
4) Become a stitching tutor
If you already have hands on experience with stitching and a small extra place at home, you should surely consider becoming a stitching tutor. This is the easiest and literally less time consuming than any other stitching options. You won’t have to spend hours every week and think of unique designs and innovative patterns for your new launch.
All you need is a space for 2 to 3 sewing machines and a few students. You can start off with just 2 or 3 students and then your hard work will surely bring in more! Do give it a try!
5) Selling your crafts online or at local stores
If you are a crafter or embroider, your home must be flooded with your creations by now. Therefore, it is high time now that you should start selling all that you have stitched so far. Stitching and then just giving it to friends or family won’t help in the long run. You need to do something for yourself now!
Gather all you have in store, look up an online marketplace or go to your local vendors; discuss with them what’s in demand and then just go for it!
By now, hopefully, you must have gotten an idea about where to and what to begin with. All the best!