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7 ways how to earn money by sewing

8th December 2016, Sewing Business

Sewing is a very universal activity, there are many ways how to earn money by it. You are experienced in sewing, but you do not know how to make money from your talent? We show you 7 ways how to earn money by sewing.

7 Ways how to earn money by sewing

Sewing is a very universal activity, there are many ways how to earn money by it. You are experienced in sewing, but you do not know how to make money from your talent? We show you 7 ways how to earn money by sewing. Do you sew just for joy? It does not matter, an additional source of income might be helpful. Does your sewing business slow down? You might try out a different area of sewing business.

1. Recycle and upcycle

If you want to earn more money, you have to know how to save money. Plenty of old stuff can be recycled and it is possible to make a lot of modern and useful things from it. You’d never believe how useful old bed sheets could be or old jeans. The topic of slow or sustainable fashion is very popular and will be more in coming years. A friend of mine started to produce drawstring bacpkacks out of recycled materials and they go like hot cakes.

Recycle and Upcycle

2. Repairs and amendments

Repair or change damaged things – It is another path how to make some money. It could be small repairs as changing a zipper or shortening trousers occasionally. Many people struggle to by clothes that fit, you can prepare special offers to this target group.

Repairs and amendments

 3.Sell your handmade products

Another way how to make money is to sell your handmade products you have already sewed.

  • toys

  • clothes

  • dress accessories

  • houshold decorations

  • kitchen textiles

Teddy bears

Teddy bears

Find something original – Find something what people like or need. Search on discussion forums for mothers. You can find a lot of inspiration there what is in demand. What is difficult to buy. There are platforms as etsy.com that help you to easily set up your shop.

4. Create sewing patterns

You can also make your own patterns and sell them. There are people willing to pay money for good or interesting pattern. Imagine, that some famous mark would start to make your clothes. Where are ambitions, there is also potential, and there is success. It is useful to learn how to create and transfer a pattern into a PDF format.

Sewing patterns

5. Blogging

Make your own blog. Write an e-book. Tips, tricks, or DIY – Do it yourself are really topics number one and many statistics proved that. You will grow very fast and run over your competition, if you are good enough. You need a little patience and you have to educate not only others, but yourself as well. Follow the trends. Find something what people lust for. You can build this way a trust in you as a sewing expert and will find later out how to monetize it.

 Sewing class

6. Teach sewing

Become a sewing lector. Don’t you have a class or more sewing machines? Start making videos at your home. It’s not hard to make a video course and it is very popular nowadays. You can get paid for it or you can upload it on YouTube. Youtube pays for adding advertisements to videos with many views. Another way how to earn money by teaching sewing is providing individual sewing classes at home. More tips on how to earn money by sewing you can find in my ebook: teach to sew.

Sewing machine

7. Find your additional value

A less common way to earn money is to help others with sewing for example as a product manager. Develope new products for others, improve process of sewing or control quality. These are ways of earning money based on your knowledge and experience in the field of sewing. You can help a design studio or a small manufactory utilizing your passion for sewing.

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