Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Negotiations, and makin' money

The lovely Becky (give-away winner!) and I have been chatting about her bag, and I gave her the option to special order one. This brought up the issue of fabric choices, which brought up the issue of this:
Yes, that is my sewing closet. Not tidied up for a photo, but pretty much as you'll find it any given day. Usually there's one or more girl-child digging through it, actually.
 "Why do I have so much fabric?", you ask. Believe it or not, I do make money sewing. In the interest of full disclosure, I make enough money sewing to support my fabric habit. And maybe a smidge more. If you sew, I encourage you to put it to work for you!

A fews way I make money from sewing:
  • Etsy
  • Hemming/Alterations
  • Special Orders - You'd be surprised at how many people have small projects, or big visions that they are willing to pay someone to execute. i.e.,curtains, table cloths, pillow covers, birthday presents, personalized gifts, etc.
  • Churches/preschools (these typically have special items that require tailoring. Curtains, mini placemats, aprons, etc)
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there to anyone and everyone- in other words, "Hustle!"

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