Saturday, January 25, 2014

Turning that Sewing Hobby into a Day Job

There has been  an increase in demand for quality, handmade goods in recent years. And never has it been easier getting those handmade goods to the market of customers hungering for those custom made products.

If you've been wondering if you could make money off of your sewing machine--- the answer is yes you can. And in coming weeks we'll be dishing up tips to get your products sewn, packaged, photographed, marketed and sold. We'll be offering ideas on the kind of products that are in demand and how to price and ship your items.

If you're living in an area where the economy is still weak, selling items that you sew is a wonderful way to supplement an income and make more money so that you can support your sewing hobby. Or maybe you've been dreaming of building a sewing business to replace your day job so that you can spend the day doing the things that you love to do. Or do you need to supplement your income while spending time taking care of young children or an elderly loved one?

In just one average month in 2013 online shop owners on Etsy, the internet's number one retail outlet for handmade crafts,  sold $109.5 million in products. Quilts, sports related products, custom made gadget cases and bags, and personal embroidered items have been top sellers.  Quilting patterns and quilts are in the top 10 products sold on EBay too. So grab that box of stash, some thread, and that sewing machine and let's have some fun being creative and building an exciting business.

And with the exciting new line up of Husqvarna Viking machines it is so easy for the home sewing enthusiast to take that wonderfully creative hobby and turn it into a dream job.


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