How To Make Money Sewing

How To Make Money Sewing is a guide that will give you the steps you can follow to start a home based business on something you love to do.

Nowadays more and more people are looking for a way to start making their own garments, home decor and they are also looking for a way to learn to sew, to learn embroidery, and needle art.

How To Make Money Sewing

Gone are the days where most of the people used to think sewing was an activity only for moms, grand mothers or just for old people.

As the way of making money has changed in the last years, with the internet options of running a small business from your own home, activities like sewing are coming back as a good alternative to start a small business that within time can grow as big as you want to.

If you know how to sew, and you’re passioned about this activity and you wish you could quit your regular job just to spend all day sewing and making things with fabric, thread, beads and more.

There’s a big chances that you might want to know what are the first steps to take to create your own sewing business.

How To Start Your Own Sewing Business.

You love to sew and you’re good at it, but not everyone knows how to sew, and many people are eager to learn to sew, this might be your big opportunity to share what you love to do and this way start to make money from it.

Sewing is a wide niche and you need to take some time to know exactly what type of business you want to create.

It’s known today if you want to create a business for everyone who is interested in sewing, you might end with just a few clients or with none at all.

Find Who Is Your Client.

As you learn how to create your own online business, the first thing you need to work on is to find who is your client.

Let’s talk now about what you love to do, as I said before, sewing is a large niche and you might be good at one particular style of sewing.

  • Garment construction
  • Mending
  • Home decor
  • Dolls clothing
  • Making cloth dolls

So now that you have a better idea of what you are good at, lets talk about knowing your niche.

Garment Construction

  • Women clothing
  • Teenagers clothing
  • Children clothing
  • Winter clothing
  • Summer clothing
  • Babies clothing

Now, you have a better idea of what it is you love to do, you might love to sew and you might be good at it, but when you think about starting an online business you need to narrow your niche to find exactly who is your client.

Some women might be interested to learn how to make a summer dress for themselves, other groups of women might be interested in learning to make their children clothing. But you can’t create a product or a service for all of them.

If you think about visiting a mall, you’ll see there are stores for women’s clothes, and there are stores for men and some stores are just for children while other stores are for babies, the same happens on the internet, you need to know what group of people you are interested to work with.

How To Create A Website For Your Sewing Business

The difference between opening a store to sell your sewing products and to create a website where you can share what you do and make money from it is big, for the real store, you might need to get a place, get everything you need for the store and some employees, that is going to cost you some money.

When you create your own website for your sewing business, the cost to create it and keep it open is lower, you’ll need to pay for your domain, for the hosting and you might be interested to pay for an online course to learn how to build up your own website and start making money from it. But the cost of create a website for your business is smaller and it can turn into a good business for you.

So, the next step is to learn how to create your own website and learn how to create content for your website and for your blog.

Once you learn how to build up your website and you create some blog post, you’ll be ready to learn how to get traffic to your website.

This way, you’ll be creating an audience and you’ll know what they are willing to buy from you. As you know more about them, you’ll be ready to know how to monetize your website.

4 Ways to Monetize Your Own Website.

Today, we are so lucky to have the big opportunity to create a website to share what we do and this opportunity can be even bigger when we all have the chance to have some different ways to make money with a website.

Sell Your Own Products.

1 – As you love to sew, you might want to make some products to sell, today with the internet, you can produce your own products and promote them on platforms where you can share photos of your products and people can check on them and buy them from you

  • Etsy
  • Shopyfy
  • Ebay

Selling Patterns Online

2 – Another option to make money from sewing is to create patterns to sell them online. As you make something new for yourself or for your home, you might want to start taking notes to create a pattern later.

As you share what you do on your website, there will be some people interested to make one for them, it doesn’t matter if is a new dress for you or for your daughter or a new pillow or a simple place mat, there will be always someone who would love to make one, or a couple, why not to create a pattern and sell it online.

Online Courses – Teach What You Love To Do

3 – The same happens when you start sharing post on your blog about things you can make, people will find you and they will ask you if you can teach them, so they can also make one for themselves or for their family.

You might need to learn how to create an online course to start selling your own sewing online courses, it might take some time before you start making money from this idea as there’s a learning curve and it might take some time. But if you start today, in one year, you might be surprised about how much you have done!

Affiliate Marketing.

4 – Least but not the last, and from all the methods to start making money online, this one might be the easiest one so you can start making money from your sewing website.

You might not have heard before about Affiliate Marketing, but this is a system where you can create your own website to share with others what you love to do, as your website gets traffic, you can share the tools you use for sewing, embroidering, quilting, and any type of needle art.

When you share the tools you use to make a dress, let’s say you share what type of sewing machine you have, you can link it to an affiliate website, for example to

As people click on that link, and they buy that particular sewing machine that day (within 24 hours) you can get a % of that purchase.

If people click on that link that day, but they don’t buy that sewing machine, but they buy something else, you also get a % of their purchase, this is the way affiliate marketing works.

The trick here is to learn how to write content for your website and start today, it takes time to create and build up a website before it starts making money for you.

The good news is, if you learn how to do it, and you start today, you’ll see some good results from it sooner.

An Affiliate Marketing Website Is A Win Win

How To Make Money SewingCreate and build up a website based on what you love to do, is the cheapest way to start a home based business, and it can result in a good business when you keep working on it and if you take the time to learn how to do it.

If you want an online business that you just click here and there and you can start making money from that, then this is not for you. I’m afraid I need to say it.

Making money on the internet, takes time and lots of work to make a strong website that in time will make money for you, the sooner you start, the sooner you can see some results from it, but you need to think it will take from one year to two or maybe three.

Get The Best Coach To Create Your Own Website.

5 years ago, I signed to Wealthy Affiliate and since that day, I’ve been working on my website learning from Kyle and Carson, first on the FREE 10 lessons online course, and then I signed to the Premium membership and since that day, I’ve been learning and working every single day on my website.

Are you ready to start your home based sewing business? All you need to do is to find a great sewing machine to start!

You like to sew, but you also love to knit? Knitting is also a good niche to start making money from home

Today, I can tell you, my website is doing great, and I am still working on it.

If you want to know more about Wealthy Affiliate, affiliate marketing and from Kyle and Carson, you can click here. If you sign up for your FREE 10 lessons online course (no credit card needed) I’ll be there to help you too.

You can create and build up a profitable online business while you do what you love to do, crafts, sewing, knitting, crochet and many other ideas that people will love to learn from you:

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10 thoughts on “How To Make Money Sewing”

  1. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about How To Make Money Sewing and explanation are given.

    My mother is passionate about sewing. Being quite old this is her only passion so I thought about how she could make money from this … I said it was done on the internet, I read a lot of articles, but this is the best. I will definitely follow in my footsteps and I will help my mother make an income from this.

    Thanks again and keep in touch.

    • Hi Razvanllie

      Thanks for stopping today to read my blog, I’m glad you found my article helpful and it might help your mom to start making some money from home by sharing her sewing tips, I’m sure you can give her a hand as she learn how to blog. 

      I’m sure she will be doing great with your help. 

  2. I’ve just finished reading your valuable article I’ve come across when I was looking for opportunities to make money online, in particular as another source of income. Unfortunately, I can’t sew and I don’t think I would have the patience to learn that and do it for living but I’m thinking my mother could get into this. She is retired but still full of energy and healthy and I think it would give her something to do. We have an electric sewing machine at home as well.
    I think I could set up a website for her and get into affiliate marketing as you are suggesting. Sharing the tools what she would use and have some extra income from that. It is an interesting idea indeed!
    Thank you for this great article full of ideas, I’m glad I found it!

    • Hi Lenka,

      Yes, it will be a good home based idea for your mom to do, if she loves to sew, many people are looking to learn how to sew from people who know the tricks and hacks of the trade!

      That’s an excellent idea to create a website to your mom, and you can help her to learn about blogging and add affiliate links to the tools she use as she shares some tutorials on sewing.

      Let me know how it goes. 

  3. Thanks for posting. I found it to be excellent. If you have been in WA for 5 years and your site is doing great, it means you have learned a lot about affiliate marketing. I am antitrust sewing, but instead I have many hobbies. I built a website, but I still have a lot to learn.

    • Hi Carmen

      Wealthy Affiliate is the place to learn how to create, build up a website and as you keep at it, you’ll see some good results. It takes time and work, just keep at it. 

  4. Your choice of sewing as a niche market certainly makes sense.  I am a man and other than sewing a button back on, sewing is not my cup of coffee.  However, your post is a very good guide on the process of developing a niche market and turning it into a monetized website.  I liked the way you went from the general choice of a niche market to a more specific and narrow target audience.  Your use of examples made this a very useful and instructive article on refining a niche.  Your article is worth reading for anyone getting into affiliate marketing. 

    • Hi Bigteach

      Thanks so much for stopping to read my blog today

      Affiliate marketing is a good option to help anyone who is interested to start making some money with a small home based business, sewing is a hobby many love to do, and as you said, the steps I share on this post, can be followed as a guide on other hobbies as well.

  5. Hello there,thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i must say that there is alot of cash to earn from sewing all you need to do is have a good set up and most importantly have a very nice and update styles list and also good skill to match

    • Hello Feji Ben

      So true, there’s a lot of cash on this niche, everyone who loves to sew, can find a good way to start making money from home while doing what they love to sew

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