“Would you like to make money sewing in your home? I’ve done it for more than 30 years, and very successfully- that’s why I wrote this book. I know what it’s like to worry about not having enough customers, to work day and night and not make a dime because I didn’t know what to charge, and to try to juggle my business and still have a fulfilling personal life. Even though I got a college degree in Clothing & Textiles, I really learned how to run a lucrative business in the School of Hard Knocks. I don’t want you to waste valuable time and lose money the way I did in the beginning, so I have given you my best advice all written out in perfect order from start to finish.” -Mary Roehr
5 1/4” x 8 1/4”, 144 pages
Sewing As A Home Business tells you how to start and operate any type of sewing business in your home. It includes licensing, taxes, advertising, customer relations, target markets, equipment, bookkeeping, financing, insurance, and much more. Follow the complete price lists which are good nationwide or see how to figure an hourly rate for those one-of-a-kind jobs. Whether you already own a sewing business or are just thinking about starting one, this book is for you!
- What price lists are included? Complete price lists for alterations for men and women as well as custom sewing prices for men and women. Also included is a recommended hourly rate so you can accurately figure prices for any sewn item such as home decorating accessories, crafts, children’s clothes, uniforms, costumes, etc.
- Do I need an industrial machine? Absolutely not- this is one of the advantages. You can start a business with the equipment you have for your own sewing. The only exception would be for heavy draperies or bulky fabrics used in upholstery that would require a heavy duty machine.
- Will anyone sell supplies at a discount to a small, one person operation? Definitely! There is a whole chapter of Wholesale Sources who will sell small amounts at wholesale or greatly reduced prices to individuals.
- Is this information current? Yes. Sewing As A Home Business is revised at every printing- usually every two years!