Anyone who knows how to sew and enjoys it can put their knowledge and abilities to work. There are many opportunities available to start a seamstress and alteration home business.
The opportunities for this type of home business can range from simple mending of clothing, attaching military patches to their uniforms, attaching patches to varsity jackets, altering school uniforms, costume repair and alterations, prom dress alterations, wedding and attendant dress alterations. There are no limits to the alteration aspect of this business.
There are just as many seamstress opportunities as there are alteration opportunities. There are some seamstress opportunities that could fall under the arts and craft area. Nonetheless, the seamstress’ opportunities can bring in a wide variety of work. With this aspect of the business, you will never be board.
As a seamstress, you can make a plethora of home decor for each room of a home. For any that has windows, there are many window treatments that can be made. There are curtains and different styles of shades that can be made. Each of these types of window treatments can be tailored to suit the client’s home decor.
There are slipcovers, pillows, throws, and various other types of home decor that can be made to complete the finishing touches of a room. There are numerous styles of bedding that can be made as well. Types of bedding that can be made by a seamstress are comforters and quilts. There are also the embellishments that can be added to existing bedding to freshen up an old look and style.
There are tablecloths, table runners, napkins, and chair cushions that can me made for kitchen and dining room tables. The table runners are not limited to just the kitchen and dining room tables. They can be made for other surfaces throughout the home.
A seamstress can make costumes for plays, Halloween, and costume parties. There are pieces of clothing that can be made for special occasions.
A seamstress can make articles of clothing for dolls and pets. The clothing pieces for pets have become a hot industry for pet lovers.
There are items that a seamstress can make to hold items for traveling, craft projects, diaper bags, and to hold jewelry and shoes. The totes can have pockets for holding different items and can be made in a wide array of sizes.
The opportunities are there for seamstresses and alterations. The best form of advertising is through word of mouth. Photos should be taken to show case your work.