Sewing Passion Into Something Profitable
People who are very passionate about sewing know that it is a truly compelling hobby. There are so many intriguing things you can fall in love with when it comes to sewing –like beautiful fabrics, unique designs, exquisite buttons, and that extremely gratifying feeling of satisfaction when you gift your family and friends with something you created yourself!
Indeed, passionate sewers regularly fantasize about the number of beautiful things they can create with their sewing machines. So if you can transform your passion for sewing into something profitable, then you could be in the enviable position of doing something you love and earning money at the same time. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
To Sew or to Commute?
You've probably thought about this whilst stitching a beautiful dress until the wee hours of the morning and had to yank yourself away from the familiar sound of your sewing machine for that noxious morning commute to your office, when the truth of the matter is you wanted to stay home and stitch some more.
Although perhaps the idea of transforming your hobby into a stress causing business is the thing that stops you. You can't imagine yourself spending precious time and resources sewing for people you probably don’t know and having to please them every time with your efforts.
Your worries may be justified and it won’t be nice if you don't enjoy sewing the way you always did. But if you take the time to start it right, you can fulfill your dream of transforming your sewing passion into something profitable and enjoyable too.
So, here are a few ideas that can give you the courage to make this big decision.
Sewing Can Be an Investment
Passionate sewers generally cannot wait to try new techniques and ideas but they stop themselves from doing so because it could cost a lot of money. One of the most wonderful things, however, about embarking on a sewing business is that it gives you all the reasons to spend on sewing materials and equipment so you can try those new techniques and ideas. You see, from this time on, all your sewing projects are moneymaking ventures –so you are actually not wasting money but making an investment. When you know that you are actually going to earn when you buy those expensive fabrics, you won't feel guilty anymore about spending your money. Any amount you spend on sewing is now considered as an investment.
Handmade is Now Chic
Gone are the days when your grandmother was forced to stay home and sew children's clothes as part of her familial duty. Consequently, handmade and handsewn items are increasingly rare. Today, because handmade things are considered special, you can demand better prices for your items. This changing attitude towards handmade crafts has propelled the growth of the industry in the past few years.
Also, if you create handmade items that are designed to last for a long time, they can become heirloom pieces in the future. This makes your products very precious. It does not mean, however, that transforming your sewing hobby into a business is very easy because starting any business needs preparation and a lot of work.
You will also want to figure out what other ways you plan to sell your products or if you want to sell just through your website. Getting exposure in online marketplaces like Zibbet (a website builder and marketplace), Etsy, or Amazon Handmade can help you get additional exposure.
As an example, you can check out our own store on Etsy called PrintOrPlain.
The most important thing here is to get you started. If you are confident about your ability to sew, you can transform your sewing passion into something profitable. Get all the right information and arm yourself with all the confidence you can muster, then go get that expensive sewing machine you have always wanted. Just consider it as your first investment in your new home sewing business!