Creative Home Business Ideas Using Your Sewing Machine
"They" say once you find out what you enjoy doing, figure out how to make a living
doing it. That idea sounds like a great idea to me so let's explore a few home business
ideas that make use of your love of and ability to sew.
1. Children's Clothing. Create your own line of clothing in standard sizes and feature
your own unique designs or appliqués. Small details in quality can make all the difference
in the world, so be sure to use quality fabric to complement your quality work. The extra
time and care you take will be rewarded with repeat business from loyal customers. Another
option to consider would be to offer clothes for hard to fit kids such as preemies or
children of any age with special needs that require custom fitted clothing. Definitely
follow your heart on this one.
2. Clothes For Dolls. You have several ways to pursue this option. You can make
standard clothes for the dolls available on the market, but in styles not available off
the shelf. Choose either styles not available yet, or styles worn by kids in your area. OR
you can make clothes using ethnic fabrics in classic styles from a variety of homelands.
As more and more people move around the globe in search of education or employment, this
could tap into a new niche be very popular. OR you can make matching outfits for little
girls and their dolls! Remember that sewing small items requires much dexterity but little fabric!
3. Clothes For Dogs. Dogs already wear a fur coat, but many breeds have such short hair
that they still need protection from cold, rain and wind. There is a huge market for dog
sweaters and vests made from a wide variety of materials. Knitted items are also popular.
Owners of pampered pooches love to dress them up for Christmas, Halloween, and other
occasions. You could have a lot of fun with this home business!
4. Drapery and furniture. If you have taken classes in interior design or interior
decorating, this might be a home business for you. Because of the skills, training and
equipment needed, this home business is not for everyone. However that can work to your
advantage because you would have limited competition!
5. Tailoring. We all know that much of the clothing purchased "off the rack" fits OK -
sort of - but could fit a little better with a bit of tailored tweaking. Other times
tailoring needs arise because the owner changed sizes (either way!) and does not want to
discard an otherwise perfectly good garment when some skilled tailoring will extend its
life. If you have tailoring skills, this could be a great niche market for a home business.
6. Wedding gowns and bride's maid dresses. After watching a few "bridezillas" on TV I
almost hesitate to even mention this one. BUT if you are the right combination of
seamstress and psychologist, you could make it work.
Sandi Moses has been involved in internet marketing since November, 2003. For
information on these and more Work-At-Home Business Ideas and Opportunities, visit:
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