Friday, November 6, 2015

Starting At Home: Your Own Dressmaking Business (part 1 of 2)

If you have the sense of fashion and people always comment on how nice the clothes that you have sewn yourself, then that could be a great idea to start earning at home. Right now, there are creative ways on how can you start earning additional money.

When starting a dressmaking or any sewing business, you would also need to be able to follow patterns, pay close attention to details and of course, have a business plan.  So, what exactly would you need to start a dress-making business?

First, you would need to consider what kind of clothes you are going to make.  There are a lot of things you can sew, you can do home decorations and accessories, bags, toys, pet clothes and or commonly, children, men’s and women’s wear.  The options are endless; you can do costumes, repairs, dance wear, and do custom sewing. If you are totally confused with what kind of sewing to do, then you can start identifying your target customers.  Determining your target would help define what you can make and sell.

When starting this kind of home business, of course you would need a reliable sewing machine.  If you have been sewing at home for a long time, then you must have a sewing machine already.  But if you are still planning to buy a new one, then make sure to buy a good equipment.  A sewing machine would normally cost from $129 to $6,000, the price depends on the model, brand and of course the functions that it include.

Aside from a sewing machine, you may also need a serger machine.  A serger machine can close fabrics and create seams similar to what you would see in industrialized shirts.    It would also allow you to create decorative stitches on different kinds of fabrics.  This could cost from $300 to $1600.  Other equipments that you would need would be simple and easy to buy, like measuring tape, rulers, scissors, needles, and dressmaking dummy.

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