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Turn Your Passion For Sewing Into Profit Today

by Lillian Morgan

If you are one of the lucky few that are particularly skilled with a sewing machine, you could be sitting on a gold mine without even realising. Sewing is a skill that can be transferable across many crafts; crafts that people are willing to pay good money for. There are numerous products and services that you can apply your unique touch to, below are just a few. So what are you waiting for? Turn your passion for pins and needles into profit, today. 

1.Offer your services in alterations.

In today's disposable world, many just choose to throw away cheap clothing that no longer fits. However, there is a still a strong market for alterations of investment pieces of clothing and garments that were expensive to purchase or of real sentimental value; think wedding dresses, formal gowns, christening robes etc. If you can guarantee a high quality alteration at a competitive price, there's a huge market just waiting for you to tap into. Advertise your services in local papers or social media and watch the demand for your particular skill set rise.

2.Create bespoke products.

Bespoke products are in high demand. People like to give gifts that are individualised and thoughtful, and what's more is that people who are not gifted in the craft department are willing to pay for these. There are lots of standard products that can be bought cheaply and embellished or up scaled to create a personalised, bespoke creation. Soft toys, for example, are always popular. All you need is a good soft toy distributor and your own individual flare. Add a personal touch by customising standard soft toys and producing a product that cannot be bought in the shops. Maybe add names, clothing, or accessories. The key is to create something unique, something that people want to purchase. You could even offer your services on a made to order basis. Once you have your product and brand established, advertise, advertise advertise! You may find that after the first few purchases, word of mouth will generate a huge demand as well. 

3.Cash in on wedding preparations.

Weddings are huge earning potential if you are able to create custom, high quality product. You can lend your skill to one particular area of wedding merchandise or maybe even offer package deals depending on your individual speciality. The options are endless; custom stitched table cloths and napkins, invitations with sewn embellishments, wedding favours, or for the more ambitious sewer, even wedding gowns and brides maid dresses. Decide on what particular area (or areas) you are going to specialise in and work from there. There are plenty of methods of gaining recognition for your services. Try advertising in newspapers or on social media, and try to attend any local wedding fairs or conventions. Your business will be booming before you can say, 'I do.'

These are but a few of the endless ideas for utilising your skills and making money while pursuing your passion. The options available to you are only limited by your imagination, so get creative, get ideas, and start earning today.