How Do You Start A Home Sewing Business?
Starting a home sewing business is a great way to earn extra money… or maybe start a whole new career. If you sew your own clothes or find yourself slipcovering every piece of furniture in the house, it’s time to turn that sewing hobby into a sewing business. Get the business of business out of the way first. Check your local business codes to see if you need a business license. Get a Federal tax identification number. Open a business checking account. Have business cards made for yourself. Some Internet services offer reasonably priced cards (or free!) Set up a home sewing workshop. You will need a place for your sewing machine, a large cutting table and plenty of storage for fabrics and sewing accessories. Determine a speciality for your home sewing business. Alternations and mending are always needed, but some types of sewing can make you more money. Here’s some ideas: *Wedding attire (wedding gowns, bridesmaids, flower-girls) *Prom attire & alternations *Costumes (from Halloween